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Rebecca Zung

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Rebecca Zung, Esq. is the founding partner of the Law Office of Rebecca Zung-Clough, PLLC, a marital and family law firm in southwest Florida. She is the author of “Breaking Free: A Step-by-Step Divorce Guide to Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom.” You can find out more on www.rebeccazung.com.

How to Stay Together While Keeping Your Money Separate

Personal Finance

How to Stay Together While Keeping Your Money Separate

How to Stay Together While Keeping Your Money Separate

“Sign here. I love you, but you can’t have my money.” Are those not the most romantic words you’ve ever heard? Prenuptial agreements are one way to ensure that your money stays separate while you are married, but can definitely be a killjoy when it comes to the relationship. So what if you really want... Read More

4 Things That Can Make a Divorce Drag On

Personal Finance

4 Things That Can Make a Divorce Drag On

4 Things That Can Make a Divorce Drag On

One question new clients almost always ask is “how long will my divorce take?” And the answer is almost always the same; “It depends!”  Your attorney can only control his or her portion of the process, which can cause frustrating (and expensive) delays.  Here are some of the most common things that can make a... Read More

A Divorce Lawyer’s 10 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

Personal Finance

A Divorce Lawyer’s 10 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

A Divorce Lawyer’s 10 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

If you are going to allow someone to get married to you, your finances, your children and your personal space, you’ll want to know as much as you can about them. By reducing the unknowns, you reduce the risk of divorce (and any financial damage it may do). Asking smart (and sometimes tough questions) during... Read More

How Retirement Plans Get Divided in a Divorce

Personal Finance

How Retirement Plans Get Divided in a Divorce

How Retirement Plans Get Divided in a Divorce

When a client first appears in my office for an initial consultation regarding their divorce, one of the first questions they want an answer to is “what am I (or what is my spouse) entitled to?” After getting information about the marriage history, the parties’ assets, income and their children, I give them what I... Read More

How to Protect Your Alimony

Personal Finance

How to Protect Your Alimony

How to Protect Your Alimony

Oftentimes, during a divorce mediation or settlement conference, soon-to-be ex-spouses negotiate for payments to be paid from one to the other. These payments are generally for three different purposes. The first might be to resolve issues around marital property. Sometimes, the parties may acknowledge that an asset has a certain value, but that asset is... Read More

What Happens to My Business in a Divorce?

Managing Debt

What Happens to My Business in a Divorce?

What Happens to My Business in a Divorce?

Divorce can be stressful enough. Trying to figure out who gets what can make it even more stressful. And thinking about dividing an asset that isn’t readily divisible can sometimes scare people into staying in bad marriages, or maybe crawl into a cave somewhere. While divorce is never fun, the good news is that if... Read More

Help! I’m Marrying Someone Who Has a Ton of Debt

Managing Debt

Help! I’m Marrying Someone Who Has a Ton of Debt

Help! I’m Marrying Someone Who Has a Ton of Debt

You finally found the right person! You both love to do the same things, have the same dreams and have lots in common. You want to get married and share everything with each other…. Well maybe not everything. You just found out that your sweetie comes with something not so sweet: debt. Ugh. Combining living... Read More

Prenup vs. Postnup: Which Is Better?

Personal Finance

Prenup vs. Postnup: Which Is Better?

Prenup vs. Postnup: Which Is Better?

Hearts, flowers, love, prenuptial agreement. Remember the old Sesame Street song that went “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn’t belong.” That’s the feeling of dread that often accompanies a discussion about a prenuptial agreement. But what if you wait? Maybe have that nasty talk after you... Read More

How Much Does Divorce Really Cost?

Personal Finance

How Much Does Divorce Really Cost?

How Much Does Divorce Really Cost?

Fear is the universal emotion everyone starts off with in divorce, and one of the biggest and most scary fears, is “How much is this divorce going to cost me?” Divorce is already painful, so the financial costs involved in a divorce are really like salt in an already gaping wound. I had one client... Read More

5 Ways to Protect Your Money Without a Prenup

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Protect Your Money Without a Prenup

5 Ways to Protect Your Money Without a Prenup

Prenuptial agreements can be a great tool for protecting assets for married couples who ultimately end up divorcing. But what happens when you don’t have a prenup? Or if you wanted one but your spouse refused to sign and you decided it wasn’t worth the aggravation? Can you still protect your assets? The answer, as... Read More

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