Month: September 2014

Tips For Anticipating A Divorce

A divorce is a difficult time, no matter how agreeable the involved parties may be. You were committed to a relationship that has not worked out – that’s never easy to deal with. Most people know when divorce is a real possibility. If you have not experienced a divorce before, here are some tips to consider so that you will be prepared for some of the more trying aspects. 1. Prepare for tough conversations. Communication with your spouse is a key to lessening the tension surrounding divorce, and in reaching a quicker, and more harmonious settlement of the issues in your relationship that must...

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How Long Does a Divorce Take?

One of the first questions many clients ask of a divorce lawyer is “how long is this going to take?” This is typically a major concern – many clients fear a long, drawn out process. No lawyer can tell you exactly how long your divorce will take, but he or she can reasonably respond to your inquiry by first asking you the following: Are you and your partner in agreement on most if not all issues? If you have children, have you decided on custody and visitation? How much marital property is there and what is its value? How long have you been married? {Do you both have sources of income? Are both...

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Why Keeping Records Matters When Going Through a Divorce

Divorce can be a complex process if children are involved, or there are substantial assets to allocate. If the parties are unable to agree regarding child custody, visitation issues, alimony, or the division of assets – the keeping of accurate records can be vital for the court to issue orders that are fair and reasonable. Distribution of the Marital Assets & Debts It is always essential to keep accurate and comprehensive records of your finances, assets, and debts. If you are going through a divorce, you will need to draft, or at least attempt to draft, a settlement agreement to...

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Common Misconceptions Concerning Divorce

People enter divorce proceedings with preconceived notions of their rights, or lack of them, and of what happens regarding assets, debts, alimony, child custody and child support. Three of the more common misconceptions are discussed here. 1. Mothers by default get full custody rights to the children. Years ago, the courts did tend to favor mothers when determining custody. However, in recent years, there has been a growing movement of awarding fathers more and more custody. In fact, many judges believe it is in the children’s best interest that the parties have equal custody. In Florida, the...

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