Divorce is not only an emotionally trying experience, but it can be a financially devastating one, as well

The financial aspect of divorce is crucial for the parties and the children. When financial experts look at building wealth, marriage may be one of the most important components. While there are many social and psychological impacts of divorce, it is not surprising that finances are by far the biggest worry for most people at the crossroads of divorce. The reason is that divorce is not only an emotionally trying experience, but it can be a financially devastating one, as well. The average cost of a divorce in the United States now runs about $20,000. From legal fees and alimony...Read More

Children of Divorce and the Holidays

The holidays can be tough for children of divorce. Children are the real victims of conflict between their parents in divorced families. Like everyone involved, they are going through pain, grief, anger, and fear. Adults, however, are better equipped to check such emotions and work side-by-side. The courts encourage a system of shared parenting, which fosters the concept of putting the child's best interests ahead of the parents’ needs. With this goal in mind, following a parenting plan that allows both parents some quality family time over the holidays can help children grow into healthy, happy, whole people. Divorce doesn't...Read More

Financial Affidavits May Have to be Adjusted for Higher Social Security Taxes in 2017

According to the Social Security Administration, the income that is subject to social security tax will increase 7.3% from $118,500 to $127,200 in 2017. Family attorneys and pro se divorcing couples may have to adjust the figures on their financial affidavits. Completing a financial affidavit accurately can get complicated for individuals and for some attorneys. Attorneys may not have the time to dedicate to the client's financial affidavit. Feel free to contact me in my Boca Raton Office for divorce mediation services or for divorce financial support. If you require some assistance. https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/factsheets/colafacts2017.pdfRead More

Top Five Reasons for Hiring Deborah Beylus as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® During the Divorce Process

Financial analysis conducted early in the divorce process can save time. Deborah Beylus helps clients save money during the divorce process. Deborah Beylus helps your clients avoid long-term financial pitfalls related to divorce agreements. Deborah Beylus assists with developing detailed household budgets to help avoid post-divorce financial struggles. Deborah Beylus reduces the amount of apprehension and misunderstanding by eliminating false expectations. Contact Deborah Beylus at 561-789-0710 for more information. http://www.southfloridamediationservices.com/certified-divorce-financial-analyst/Read More

Determining Divorce in Florida Costs 

The “divorce in Florida” cost is not a stagnant number.  Each South Florida divorce involves different issues, complexities and factors than other cases.  When consulting with a lawyer regarding the cost of divorce in Florida, a lawyer may explain that the following factors can affect the cost: Agreement of the Issues  A primary indicator of how expensive a divorce will be is whether the parties agree on the core issues of the divorce or not.  Some parties are immediately amicable and simply want a fast and simple divorce.  Others may initially disagree on some issues but come to an agreement at a later...Read More