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April 2014 Archives

New study may show a clearer picture of divorce PART 1

Half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. Everyone in Florida knows that, right? It's what we've been hearing over and over for years. It's hard to really pinpoint where these statistics are coming from, but the idea appears to be based on pretty 'shaky data.'

Is student debt divided in divorce?

Spring is here and with it comes graduation season. For some Florida college students, this will be the year they finally receive their degree. With a degree comes the hope of one day having a successful career, but undoubtedly, for many students, a degree also comes with massive debt.

Children and divorce: the importance of discussing feelings

In our last post we discussed the important part that communication plays in summer activity planning after divorce. While communication might not have worked between two spouses, leading to a breakup, it still certainly plays an important role in your relationship with your child.

Parents need to communicate when planning summer activities

As summer creeps up, this week we are concentrating on the topic of kids. Divorce can bring many challenges when it comes to parenting that can be hard to anticipate. If a Florida resident is newly divorced with young children, they might not have thought about how they will spend their first summer break. The long break is usually the time parents schedule summer camps or trips to see relatives. When divorce is brought into the mix, these plans can often get very complicated.

High-asset divorce and business: is it premarital property? PART 2

In our last post we discussed a divorce case that is getting a lot of media attention. The founder of an oil company is in the process of divorcing his wife of 25 years. Among other things, on the line is almost $3.5 billion, which is about half of the increase in value of the company’s stock during a five-year period preceding the divorce.

High-asset divorce and business: is it premarital property? PART 1

Although any divorce can be difficult when it comes to property division, it can undoubtedly be complicated when one or both of the spouses own a business. That, combined with many years of marriage, can lead to very complex property division issues for Fort Lauderdale residents.

Should there be a law to limit dating during divorce?

No matter how emotional a divorce may be, it’s important to remember that divorce, on the most basic level, is a legal matter. That’s why many lawyers will point out that the way you act during those proceedings could have an effect on the outcome of the divorce.

Is 'conscious uncoupling' the new divorce?

If you follow celebrity news, you may have heard that actress Gwyneth Paltrow has announced her divorce from her husband Chris Martin, a British rock musician. Interestingly enough, it is not the divorce that is making headlines, but more so what she called the divorce: ‘conscious uncoupling.’

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