How Domestic Violence Affects Divorce

If you are the victim of domestic violence, this can affect your divorce in a number of ways. Often, when domestic violence is involved in a marriage, the couple should not try to have a mediated divorce because this would … Continue reading

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Does a Mediator Take Sides in a Divorce?

When you are getting a divorce, you must make some decisions on how property is going to be divided. You’ll also have to decide if either spouse is going to get alimony or support, and how your time with your … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Legal Separation Before a Divorce?

When you decide you no longer wish to be married, you may go through a trial separation before a divorce or you may go through a separation as you wait for the details of the divorce to be hammered out … Continue reading

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Can You Get Alimony While You Go Back to School?

If a couple divorces and one spouse makes more money than the other spouse, alimony or spousal support may be appropriate. Essentially, alimony means the higher-earning spouse with a greater income has to pay maintenance to the lower-earner so that … Continue reading

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Can You Get Sole Custody Of Your Kids?

If you are separating or divorcing and you have children, your first priority is probably making sure you get to raise your kids the way you want. In some cases, you may wish to prevent the other parent from having … Continue reading

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Why You Should Try to Avoid a Litigated Divorce

Divorce is always going to be a stressful process, but it is far less stressful when you can work out the issues associated with ending your marriage on your own. If you and your spouse are not able to agree … Continue reading

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Getting Divorced Doesn’t Mean You’ve Failed as a Parent

Divorce is never easy, but for married couples who have children, the decision to end a marriage is especially tough. Everyone knows that divorce can be really tough on kids of all ages, and for parents, watching their kids go … Continue reading

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Can Illness Lead to Divorce?

When couples exchange their wedding vows, one of the things they typically promise to do is to love and care for each other “in sickness and in health.” The notion that two people will be there for one another in … Continue reading

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3 Important Steps for Protecting Your Marriage

Because this blog is devoted to Florida divorce law, we tend to only focus on the divorce process, the laws surrounding it, the fallout from divorce, and so on. But today, let’s change the conversation to something a bit more … Continue reading

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Is Counseling Helpful through the Divorce Process?

When you heard the word “counseling,” you might think it’s only for couples who are committed to saving the marriage. However, even if you’ve already decided to get a divorce, going to counseling with your spouse could be helpful, especially … Continue reading

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