FORMER NAME RESTORATION IN DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

Lizbeth Potts, P.A.Family Laws

Divorce

FORMER NAME RESTORATION IN DISOLUTION OF MARRIAGE During divorce proceedings, someone who has taken the last name of their spouse may have their former name restored. It is a simple process, especially when going through dissolution of marriage. Lizbeth Potts, a Family Law Attorney in Tampa, can help you with the restoration of your name during your divorce proceedings. In … Read More

New Tax Law and Alimony

Lizbeth Potts, P.A.Family Laws

Depressed woman and husband

NEW TAX LAW AND ALIMONY Since the new tax law came into being, individuals who are getting divorced may be in for a rude awakening. Once a coveted deduction, alimony and support maintenance payments by the payor spouse can no longer be relied upon.  The new tax law eliminates this deduction completely.  It also eliminates such payments to the payee … Read More

Tampa Child Custody Lawyer

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child custody

Tampa Child Custody LawyerWhether you are going through a contested or uncontested divorce, if children are involved, you are going to fill out a Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act Affidavit.  We call this form the UCCJEA form for short.  Regardless of whether you and your spouse agree on parental responsibility, time-sharing/visitation, or custody, this form is required.  The … Read More

Marital Settlement Agreement

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Marital Settlement

Marital Settlement Agreement IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE MARRIED GET DIVORCED: Many people believe that once a Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) is signed, they are “legally separated”.  Here in Florida, there is no such thing as “legal separation”.  In order to be rid of your spouse, you must get DIVORCED.What is a Marital Settlement Agreement A Marital Settlement Agreement is a contract between you … Read More

Letter of Instructions

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Tampa Letter of Instructions

Letter of Instructions For WillsMany people have certain ideas about what they want done after they pass away. In most cases, the individual’s will does not give any idea about funeral arrangements: which funeral home to use, whether cremation is an option, certain rituals or religious beliefs to be followed. That is where a Letter of Instruction could be key … Read More

Prenuptial Agreement

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Tampa Letter of Instructions

Prenuptial AgreementA Prenuptial Agreement is an agreement between individuals in contemplation of marriage that becomes effective upon marriage. In essence, the premarital agreement, called a prenup for short, provides both monetary and emotional security to the parties. The parties have the ability to address all of the issues that they have determined are important to them and their relationship. Financial … Read More