As unfortunately as it may be, alcohol use has played a role in many divorces here in Florida and across the country. While most readers can likely understand how alcohol use, especially in excess, can lead to marital problems, there hasn’t been a lot of research to back up this idea – until now.
While some life events, such as having children or buying a retirement home, are often tied to certain age ranges, divorce doesn’t discriminate. It’s a life event that can happen to basically any adults at any stage of their marriage. Is it harder to divorce at 25 or 65? It’s hard to really say. For both old and young, divorce sometimes feels like the end of a certain expectation or dream that a person had for their life.
As we discussed in our last post, sometimes parents fear bringing up the topic of divorce, especially during the holiday season, because they don't want to disappoint their children. Although divorce can undoubtedly be difficult for children, it can also lead to a lot of positive life lessons.
The beginning of the year brings a rush of divorces, but typically it's not because a spouse suddenly had a change of heart. In a lot of cases, an individual has been planning to divorce for quite a while and may just be waiting out the holiday season to do so.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Whoever came up with the marketing slogan "one size fits all" was wrong. No matter what the product or service, there is no single size that fits all people in all circumstances. It simply can't be done.