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January 2018 Archives

How to handle the emotions of divorce

The most devastating words your spouse can say in a marriage are, "I want a divorce." The words are so final. It means that the marriage is over and there's no turning back. Maybe you are resigned to the fact that the marriage has to come to an end. Maybe you would rather fight for the marriage as much as possible. Whatever your situation, divorce can be difficult to think about and discuss. Here's how you can handle the emotions associated with divorce.

New law could require marriage guide prior to nuptials

A potential new law in Florida would require couples wishing to marry read a guide prior to saying their nuptials. Many people ask advice from friends and family members before they get married. Well, this new marital guide could be a requirement in Florida if you wish to obtain a marriage license. Lawmakers in the Sunshine State believe that if this becomes a requirement, it could help to reduce the rate of divorce.

What cannot be included in your prenuptial agreement?

If you are preparing to get married in Fort Lauderdale you should take a long look at signing a prenuptial agreement. The agreement must be signed by both parties entering into the marriage. As you prepare for the marriage you should sit down and speak with your future spouse about this important document. So, what cannot be included in your prenuptial agreement?

Custody battles could forever change with co-parenting bills

Lawmakers in more than 20 states across the country will consider bills this year that would either make it legally required to share parenting after divorce or encourage this parenting option. These bills, if passed into law, would require parents to co-parent even if they disagreed with the situation.

New family laws in effect in Florida

A couple of new family laws went into effect on January 1 in the state of Florida. The laws cover both shared parenting time and divorce in the state, according to a news report. These laws went into effect when the clock hit 12:01 a.m., on January 1. We will take a look at these new laws in today's post so you are informed should you ever face a situation like divorce or shared parenting in Fort Lauderdale.

Can mediation work in high-asset divorces?

Many people believe that high-asset couples who divorce will inevitably "battle it out" in court. However, this is not necessarily the case. Although the financial stakes are clearly higher in a divorce where there are significant assets, this fact does not absolutely determine whether a couple will contend with a litigious divorce.

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