Drafting Marriage Contracts in Florida

A Florida guide to premarital and marital settlement agreements, this volume has standards, tips, and forms for writing and defending these agreements.

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This invaluable work guides the practitioner through the delicate process of drafting premarital and marital settlement agreements designed to reflect the intent of both parties, as well as withstand future efforts to modify the contracts. Coverage includes general standards for drafting and review, tax consequences of alimony, support, and property settlement provisions, use of agreements in estate planning, guidance for challenging, modifying, and enforcing agreements, and more. Updates include:

  • Instructions to Form 5405 updated with November 2020 revisions related to homes purchased in 2008 that were disposed of or are no longer the main home
  • IRC § 7508A(d) enacted under the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, to include a mandatory 60-day extension
  • Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, enacted to deal with hardships caused by the coronavirus
  • American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 increases the child tax credit to $3,000 for dependents ages 6–17 and $3,600 for dependents ages 5 and under
  • Annual gift tax exclusion remains the same through 2021 ($15,000)
  • Exclusions amounts for estates of those dying in 2021 set at $11,700,000

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The 12th Edition ISBN was 9781522160182.

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Table of contents

 Chapter 1  Overview
Susan W. Savard

Chapter 2  Premarital Agreements
Mary Lou Miller Wagstaff

Chapter 3  Marital Settlement Agreements
Martin Deptula

Chapter 4  Tax Consequences of Dissolution, Separation, and Property Settlements
Jennifer E. Murphy and Matthew Lundy

Chapter 5  Estate Planning
Jeffrey A. Baskies

Chapter 6  Challenging, Modifying, and Enforcing Agreements
Mary Lou Cuellar-Stilo and Ashley Elizabeth Taylor

INDEXES
Citation Index
Case Index
Subject Index