Divorce

Recent Posts in Divorce

  • 19-Mar-2018

    Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce

    Every divorce is different, and a successful divorce is unique to each and every couple. For some people, a successful divorce is one which doesn’t take longer than a few months. For others, it is one which is as inexpensive as possible or ...
  • 5-Mar-2018

    Is it Less Expensive to Stay Married?

    Many people fear divorce as an incredibly expensive experience, one which will leave them in debt for years to come. This prevents many people from getting divorced, even if it may be the right decision for them. Though some divorces are expensive ...
  • 21-Feb-2018

    How the "Best Interests of the Child" Are Determined

    When divorcing spouses share children, one of the most contentious and emotional issues endured will involve who is awarded custody of the children. In Florida, if a divorce goes through litigation, and this decision falls into the hands of a judge, ...
  • 7-Feb-2018

    The 6 Stages of Mediation & How to Prepare for Them

    Many divorcing spouses opt for mediation instead of enduring a potentially lengthy and costly court battle. It is a method that is often much less costly than litigation, allows both parties to have greater control over their future, and paves the ...
  • 9-Jan-2018

    What Are My Parental Rights If I Live Out of State?

    Most states have a statute known as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. This act outlines standards for courts when making custody determinations and guidelines for when a court must defer to an existing determination made in ...
  • 1-Jan-2018

    What Not to Do During Divorce

    So often, we hear of divorce horror stories which leave all involved scarred for life. This is best prevented by heeding the advice of your Orlando divorce lawyer, as well as by remaining as cautious as possible in any and all decisions you make. ...
  • 26-Dec-2017

    3 Tips to Help Fight Against Parental Alienation

    Parental alienation is the process, and the result, of the psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect, or hostility towards a parent or other family members. This can be a serious problem for parents who are ...
  • 12-Dec-2017

    Ways Palimony Can Help Your Family

    Palimony, a term coined to describe the continued support given by one person to another once the non-marital supportive relationship has ended, does not exist in the state of Florida. Of course, this means you cannot sue for support in family court ...
  • 1-Dec-2017

    How to Avoid Going to Court when Divorcing

    If you and your spouse have decided to move forward with a divorce, you might be concerned about the process and having to go to court. Considering how often divorce is portrayed in television and in movies as a grueling and nasty court battle that ...
  • 13-Nov-2017

    Divorce and Children with Special Needs

    Divorce is difficult for any family to endure, but it can be particularly harrowing for parents of children with special needs. Being able to cooperate with your soon-to-be ex-spouse is a must in these circumstances and the best time to begin ...
  • 12-Oct-2017

    When Is My Divorce Final?

    No one wants their divorce to last longer than it should. If you and your spouse recently called it quits on your marriage, you might be wondering how long it will be before your divorce is officially final, so you can move on with this new chapter ...
  • 27-Sep-2017

    Who Gets Custody of Pets After a Divorce?

    Our furry friends are often seen as family members, but they don’t have the same protection during a divorce. If your marriage is ending, you will need to come up with custody arrangements for your children, or a judge will make the decision in ...
  • 13-Sep-2017

    Mistakes in High Asset Divorces

    Divorces can be painful and costly, no matter how many assets you own. High asset divorces, however, often come with an extra layer of complexity. Navigating the divorce process is a challenge, but these common mistakes can cost you dearly during ...
  • 24-Aug-2017

    Do Grandparents Have Visitation or Custody Rights in Florida?

    The impact of divorce goes well beyond the immediate members of the family. For some grandparents, divorce means it will be more difficult to consistently see their grandchildren. Although other states allow grandparents to seek visitation or child ...
  • 21-Aug-2017

    How Can Dating Affect My Divorce Settlement?

    Divorces can be a painful, emotional process. A new relationship may seem like just the thing to ease the frustration and heartbreak you may be feeling, but can a new partner affect your divorce proceedings? If you are contemplating a new ...
  • 9-Aug-2017

    I Paid Too Much Child Support - What Can I Do?

    Child support payments are something that should be carefully considered by the court. If you are paying support for your children, your needs and circumstances should also be considered when the payment amount is decided. The court weighs a number ...
  • 25-Jul-2017

    Divorce: Do's & Don'ts

    Getting a divorce can be extremely stressful. Emotions like anger, fear, or grief can easily take hold of you. However, to help the proceedings run as smoothly as possible, divorce should be treated as a business transaction, not an emotional ...
  • 7-Jul-2017

    Child Custody Agreements: Summer Break

    For many divorced parents, summer vacation plans can sometimes lead to a fight about your child custody agreement. This is no fun for you, your former spouse, or your children. Making a summer break custody agreement can help ease this potential ...
  • 10-Jun-2017

    How Do I Protect My Assets?

    Are you contemplating divorce or concerned about how your property and money might be divided? When you have a large amount of wealth, it can be tempting to try and hide it from your spouse. This is especially true when both parties feel entitled to ...
  • 25-May-2017

    Discovering Hidden Assets During Divorce

    If you are in the midst of a high net worth divorce, or are about to embark on one, chances are you are worried about what your spouse might do to deny you your share of marital assets or property. It is certainly not an unreasonable fear given that ...
  • 9-May-2017

    What Is "Wasteful Dissipation" of Marital Assets?

    In a divorce, one of the biggest issues relates to marital assets and, in a particularly nasty battle, one spouse might choose to employ tactics to reduce the settlement their soon-to-be ex-spouse will receive. One way to do this is by deliberately ...
  • 20-Apr-2017

    How Do I Get an Annulment in Florida?

    An annulment essentially decrees that your marriage is void or never actually happened. Before you can get an annulment though, you’ll need to meet the criteria specified by Florida law. We break down the criteria for you below. Divorce or ...
  • 23-Dec-2016

    7 Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

    While co-parenting with your ex in an amicable manner can be a great gift to your children and provide them with a sense of stability, doing so is rarely easy. Learning to put aside past relationship issues and differences can be a major struggle and ...
  • 22-Dec-2016

    Factors that Influence the Division of Property

    When a marriage comes to an end, couples will be faced with numerous emotional and financial decisions including how assets, property, and debt should be distributed. During a divorce, the division of assets can often be a central point of contention ...
  • 24-Oct-2016

    Telling Young Children About Divorce

    Once your divorce becomes official, you should probably start telling everyone in your family that needs to know. This includes your young children who might have the most difficult time understanding and coping with what is happening to your ...
  • 17-Oct-2016

    How to Fight for Joint Custody in Florida

    If you want to spend time with your children after your divorce finalizes, you need to start thinking about child custody. Since many parents in the heat of a contested divorce can only see the flaws of their spouses and not all the things that ...
  • 30-Sep-2016

    Is Divorcing Before or After the Holidays the Right Choice?

    The holiday season is once again a stone’s throw away. If you blink, it will be here. Perhaps it has snuck up on you because you are preoccupied with thoughts of getting a divorce ? Now you are stuck with the dilemma that leaves a lot of people ...
  • 23-Sep-2016

    How to Help Older Children Cope with Divorce

    Are you planning on divorcing your spouse with whom you share teenage children? While your main focus is probably on yourself, which is completely understandable, it is important not to overlook how the divorce is impacting your son or daughter. As ...
  • 10-Aug-2016

    How to Pursue Full Custody of Your Children in Florida

    Child custody can be an especially contentious issue in Florida divorces and separations. In many cases, parents may threaten to pursue sole custody of their children in order to gain the upper hand in negotiations. But what exactly is ...
  • 4-Aug-2016

    Factors to Consider Before Filing for Divorce

    Relationships of the strongest sort can still be incredibly difficult at times to maintain. Unforeseen hardships, day-to-day stresses, wandering curiosities, and more can all put pressure on marriages old and new. It is not uncommon for it all to ...
  • 28-Jul-2016

    Types of Alimony in Florida

    Florida legislation expects divorcing couples to more or less be able to sort their spousal support or alimony issues themselves, as there is no official guideline that people must follow. While there is clearly some benefit to having free reign over ...
  • 7-Jul-2016

    Top Reasons for Divorce in the United States

    Divorce throughout the 50 States is based on a “no-fault” system, which means that people can end their marriages whenever they want and for whatever reason they want. The open ambiguity of the legal side of divorcing does not mean that ...
  • 23-May-2016

    Factors Considered When Determining Alimony

    Alimony can be one of the most hotly contested issues during divorce. Also referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance, alimony is money that a higher-earning spouse pays to support the other during the process of divorce or for a certain ...
  • 19-Apr-2016

    Can You Be Held Accountable for Your Ex-Spouse's Debt?

    Property division during a divorce is the process of deciding who gets what portion of marital or shared assets, and why. Most people will want to hold onto the family home or automobile, for example, but not many are hopping up to claim the right to ...
  • 13-Apr-2016

    Common Signs of Parental Alienation Syndrome

    It is not uncommon for children to feel as if they are choosing sides when their parents go through a divorce. This is especially true if the divorce involves heated arguments and the child is a young teenager in their formative years. When the ...
  • 28-Mar-2016

    What Documents Do I Need for My Divorce in FL?

    One of the main stages in the process of divorce is known as “discovery.” During discovery, both spouses are required to disclose certain information to their attorneys for the purposes of determining who gets what when negotiating a ...
  • 10-Mar-2016

    Using Social Media Before, During, and After a Divorce

    Going through a divorce ? If so, it is important you watch what you post on social media. In a world where the internet has become an integral part of everyday life, it is important that we remember the impact that posting online can have on a ...
  • 25-Feb-2016

    How Does Divorce Affect Your Taxes?

    Divorce is a major life event, and as such, it comes with a number of tax consequences. If you and your spouse are looking to separate or have recently separated, it is important you remain aware of the effects that your divorce may have on your tax ...
  • 10-Dec-2015

    Kids and Divorce During the Holidays

    For children whose parents have recently split, the holidays are likely to be an emotionally tumultuous time. As routines changes and traveling between separate households becomes the new norm, this once joyous time of year can prove to be ...
  • 18-Nov-2015

    Fathers Seeking Custody of Their Children

    Did you know that in the past, courts were actually encouraged to reward child custody rights to mothers whenever it involved a child aged five years or younger? This did not take into account any other determining factors that are undoubtedly ...
  • 11-Nov-2015

    What to Expect During a Divorce

    Whether you were the one who decided to file for divorce or it was due to your spouse’s actions, you are probably in for a bumpy ride. Even uncontested divorces started by both spouses can turn quickly into a swirling sea of turmoil and ...

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