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November 2013 Archives

What to consider before discussing a prenuptial agreement

We recently discussed the various common mistakes that can be associated with putting together a prenuptial agreement. Before couples get to the point of having to deal with such problems, they have to actually make the big decision of whether or not to get a prenup. When the time comes to bring up the topic with your partner, it's important to consider a few things.

Courtroom etiquette: how to behave during divorce proceedings

It may seem like a no-brainer that behaving appropriately during a divorce court hearing can work in your favor, but sometimes it is easier said than done. It has likely happened to some Florida residents going through a divorce or child custody trial - they come in with the best intentions but end up being controlled by their emotions. While the process is understandably emotional, individuals should do whatever they can to not let those emotions get the best of them.  

Child custody: the consequences of abuse allegations (PART 2)

In our last post, we discussed a case of alleged child abuse involving a father who refused to give in to his child’s demands. The circumstances of that incident may directly impact the child custody case in which the child and parents are involved.

Child custody: the consequences of abuse allegations (PART 1)

The thought of divorcing someone you once hoped to spend the rest of your life with is not easy to come to terms with. It can be that much more difficult when children are involved. In the best-case scenario, the parents may amicably decide on a fair child custody arrangement that benefits the children involved. But as many Florida parents know, this type of scenario is sometimes far from what actually happens.

Technology: both a factor in and a tool for infidelity

Technology has permeated nearly every aspect of our society. Like almost anything else, it has had both a positive and negative impact. The area of family law certainly has not remained immune from the effects. For instance, more and more evidence found on social media is being used in divorce and child custody cases.

Common mistakes made with prenuptial agreements

Couples often put together prenuptial agreements with terms and conditions in the event that a divorce takes place.  These agreements can help protect estates and make certain specific assets remain inside of the family.  However, prenuptial agreements cannot be used to resolve issues concerning child support or time-sharing arrangements.  Also, mistakes can be made when drafting such documents.

Most of man's millions awarded to former wife in divorce

He was once a convenience store magnate and once a viable candidate for governor of his state. Today, however, he's looking over the details of his divorce case in which a judge awarded most of the millions in assets left to the man's former wife.

Custody schedule during the holidays: plan ahead

Right about this time, some Fort Lauderdale residents might notice holiday decorations coming up at their nearby retailers and seasonal music playing over the store speakers. While it may seem a bit premature for some, it might just be the right strategy overall.

Kris, Bruce Jenner announce they are happier being apart

No matter how much some Florida residents might want to avoid hearing about the Kardashian clan, it’s quite hard to avoid these days. Whether it’s the birth of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter, North, or the happenings on an episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” they continue to make headlines. Though many of those headlines come from the Kardashian children, this time around it’s mom and pop that are making news.

Researchers look at popularity, remarriage trends in divorce

Divorce trends can be very interesting to examine, and as we discussed in our last post, a recent study pointed out that divorce may be somewhat contagious. To recap: the study concentrated on seven rounds of interviews of individuals in Framingham, Massachusetts, from 1971 to 2001. The subjects were part of one of the country’s most influential surveys that followed the same group of people over time.

Researchers tackle the epidemiology of divorce

Although divorce is quite common, it also has an air of mystery associated with it. This might be why researchers have tried to delve into the topic for years to try to learn the what, where, when, how and why of the marital split. One research team really invested some time into their research – three decades to be exact – and made some interesting conclusions.

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