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October 2015 Archives

Basic income tax rules still apply after a divorce

There are several important and fairly common tax consequences of a divorce. For one thing, the recent divorcee may want to keep in mind that if the divorce is finalized at any time prior to the end of the year, the IRS views the taxpayer's status as single for the whole year. This means that a Florida resident who has been granted a divorce prior to the end of the year may file his or her personal income tax return by the April 15 deadline in the status of either single or head of household.

Healing process after divorce invokes grieving and rebuilding

Whether you live in Florida or another state, one thing that most people agree on is that divorce presents one of the greatest and most difficult challenges in life. As a general rule, there are two major stages that one may often experience: the first is the grieving process and the second is the rebuilding process. Despite the varieties of human experience, most people who have gone through a difficult divorce agree that there is a cyclical rise and fall of bouts of depression, sadness and grief. This dynamic repeats itself after the divorce until it is completely played out.

Brevard County teenager alleges sexual assault by school vendor

In May of this year, a 14-year-old Florida girl reported an incident to her school and later told police she was struck by a car that was driven by an unknown man. She claimed the man forced her into the vehicle and sexually assaulted her after driving to a remote location. In August, police were reportedly called by the girl's mother who informed them that her daughter had seen the man who allegedly committed the sexual assault.

March fatal crash leads to arrest and DUI manslaughter charge

Drinking and driving is never a good idea, and it can lead to a drunk driver being held responsible for injuries or even deaths of others. One night's fun may turn out to be nothing compared to the lifelong consequences if a DUI allegation turns into a conviction. When a person is convicted on DUI manslaughter charges in Florida, there is a mandatory minimum four-year sentence.

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