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Reasons why a collaborative law divorce might not be successful

If you and your spouse are planning to divorce, you are probably researching ways to get the job done. The law today offers more options than ever before for couples to end a marriage. Collaborative law is one such method that can be less stressful for couples divorcing in Florida, but it might not work for everyone.

Study: Most children of divorce still have happy lives

Parents often worry about getting divorced -- not because they want to save the marriage or some romantic relationship -- but because they do not want the split to have a negative impact on the children. You may have heard the old cliche about "staying together for the kids." This is exactly what it refers to.

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 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.

Using collaborative law in dividing property

Finding out that your spouse wants to get divorced is never easy to hear. This can be on the most difficult things you will go through during your lifetime. The minute you are told that divorce is imminent you should begin preparing by finding a divorce attorney who can help you divide property using collaborative law in Fort Lauderdale.

How do we make divorce as smooth as we can?

Going through a divorce can be a traumatic experience for anyone. It can be very difficult to endure a divorce when there are children from the marriage that is now coming to an end. Finding different ways to successfully navigate a divorce is important. That's why collaborative law has become so popular in Florida. So, what can you do to make divorce as smooth as possible?

Using collaborative law in child custody cases

Collaborative law is a hot topic in the Sunshine State as new laws took effect recently that make it a viable option for handling a host of family law matters. Couples working through child custody cases now have an important method to use when trying to create an agreement.

Using collaborative law in child support cases

Child support cases are never one in the same. Each one is different from top to bottom, so it's never a good idea to listen to what your friends or family went through as you prepare for your own. There will likely be few similarities between the cases. Here's how you can use collaborative law in your child support case in Fort Lauderdale.

Divorced couple still fighting over division of assets

A divorced couple from Florida continues to fight over the division of their assets, according to a ruling from earlier this month by the Fourth District Court of Appeals. The former wife filed the appeal with the court when a lower court failed to award her with permanent alimony, dismissed a request for the payment of attorney's fees, did not properly categorize stocks named as assets and much more.

New Florida collaborative divorce law goes into effect July 1

A brand new, groundbreaking, collaborative divorce law in the state of Florida goes into effect beginning July 1. The new law, called the Collaborative Law Process Act. It creates an alternative to litigation for the divorce process in the state of Florida, known as collaborative law or the collaborative process.

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