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January 2016 Archives

Complex property division common issue in celebrity divorce

Married couples in Florida may agree that marriage is a wonderful experience that can be adversely affected by the challenges and struggles of daily life. Even for those who live relatively quiet, private lifestyles, the lifetime commitment of marriage can sometimes become unstable, leading to divorce. When the stakes are high, as is often the case for high-profile, celebrity couples, complex property division matters or other financial disputes may seem difficult to resolve without legal intervention.

How to keep a business thriving after divorce (PART 1)

Data from the Census Bureau's Survey of Business Owners in 2007 shows there are some 1.4 million businesses in the United States that are jointly owned and equally operated by both wife and husband. There are also some 1.7 million businesses that are jointly owned but primarily run by the husband. On the other hand, some 0.6 million businesses are jointly owned but primarily run by the wife.

Finding legal help regarding child custody of special needs children

Florida parents who divorce typically face a number of challenges as their families strive to adapt to new lifestyles. When a situation involves children with special needs, the legal challenges particular to child custody issues and other matters may seem daunting. Those facing such issues may find experienced legal advice key to achieving a positive outcome.

Florida grandmother fighting for child custody

It is difficult to imagine the grief experienced by those who suffer the untimely death of a loved one. The sorrow of such a tragedy is intensified when a young child loses a parent. In the aftermath of such incidents, some families face tremendous legal challenges involving child custody. Such is the case for a Florida grandmother who is currently fighting to gain custody of her granddaughter after her own daughter's tragic death.

Some say prenuptial agreements help avoid contention

Getting married is an exciting event and marks a milestone in a person's life. Those in Florida who are planning to get married are no doubt hoping the union will last a lifetime. However, the unfortunate reality is that not all marriages last, and some estimates place the rate of divorce around 50 percent. In light of this, some say that prenuptial agreements can help couples avoid contention in the future by protecting each party's assets and defining each individual's rights and responsibilities. On the other hand, others claim that using a prenuptial agreement shows a lack of trust and creates a sense of foreboding that the marriage will fail.

Reach out to a divorce attorney early in the process

Divorce is not an easy topic to consider and many individuals in Florida and across the country try to avoid it at all costs. But in some cases, it is the only step that a couple can take in order to work toward a better future. In many cases, one spouse starts contemplating divorce as things start to hit rough patches throughout the marriage.

What documents do I need to collect for my divorce?

When filing for divorce, the amount of paperwork that may be involved can seem daunting. If you aren’t sure what paperwork you need to collect in order to file, reach out to your attorney. An experienced attorney will walk you through the process and help you understand what documents will be important to your case.

Judge finalized Florida State University football coach’s divorce

We often hear about celebrity divorces and how contentious they can be, but once in a while a divorce case can pick up speed and finish with fewer problems than expected. That appears to be the case in the divorce of Florida State University football coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife.

Times have changed regarding child custody in Florida and beyond

In decades past, it was typical for the average Florida family to consist of a mother who stayed home, full-time, to raise her children and a father who worked full-time to provide for the temporal needs of his family. In today's world, some households follow the traditional path with the father as primary breadwinner and mother as homemaker, while others include both parents working outside the home to earn full-time salaries. Such changes in family dynamics have also led to changes in the way the courts view child custody issues.

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