Florida divorce law calls for the “equitable” distribution of marital assets and liabilities. While this sounds fair, the keyword in the law is “equitable,” which doesn’t necessarily mean a right-down-the-middle 50/50 split. In fact, the law provides judges with significant subjective discretion to determine what might constitute an equitable distribution in each divorce case.
When marital bliss morphs into prolonged marital strife, divorce often follows. On par with a death in the family, tax audits, and moving, divorce can be one of the most stressful and difficult times of a person’s life. Few people are ever prepared for divorce, and emotions can cloud rational thinking. This can make divorcing spouses prone to making mistakes before and during the process, impacting outcomes and their long-term future.
When marital bliss turns into sustained marital turmoil, one or both spouses often start contemplating divorce. Likewise, when either marital partner seeks bliss in the arms of a third party, and sometimes when the wedded bliss evaporates and leaves a spouse wondering how they ever ended up married in the first place. Whether due to strife, infidelity, or loss of affection, anyone thinking about ending a marriage wonders how long it might take to get a divorce. And, depending on the reasons driving end-of-marriage contemplation, some people yearn for a quick divorce.
Undergoing a divorce can become one of the most stressful periods of a person’s life. The emotional turmoil of ending a marriage is compounded by the legal complexities inherent in property division, child custody, child support, and alimony. An experienced divorce lawyer can help ease some of the stress by addressing these legal complexities on your behalf.
When a Tallahassee-area resident seeks out the divorce services of the marital and family law specialist at Cowhey + Ward Attorneys at Law, they tend to have many questions. Florida divorce laws shape the answers to most questions, but the laws do not cover every situation. One question that can prove particularly vexing is: “Can I date other people while getting my divorce?”