If you think your spouse might be squirreling away money to keep it from you in a divorce, there's one place you can look for a number of clues: your tax returns.
You're getting married soon. Amid all the planning - the venue, the guest list, even the color of napkins at the reception - don't forget one thing: An agreement that will protect your thriving Florida business.
Typically, we use this space to discuss various topics related to divorces of high-earning spouses. However, there is a family law case pending in the Florida courts that involves a multimillionaire athlete and the woman whose two children he fathered that has elements involved in many divorces.
If this is your first experience asking for a divorce, you may feel intense dread. After all, the unknown is frightening territory. Even if you are in your second or third marriage, asking for a divorce can still be daunting. Each experience is unique to the situation and the couple.
You're working really hard to build your business from the ground up in Florida. You're putting in long days and sweat equity to make it a successful venture. Your spouse doesn't want anything to do with the business, so you have been on your own.
Marriages don't have to end the way divorce is portrayed in the movies. There doesn't have to be one partner throwing the other's stuff out the window. Or worse yet, threatening to withhold the children from the other. There are ways to split-up under civil circumstances and move on without litigation.