Grab 2018 by the Horns: 5 Ways to Get Your Life Back on Track After a Divorce

If you went through a divorce in 2017, or are currently in the middle of a divorce, it can be hard to have a positive outlook on the immediate future. The fact is, however, that millions of people have described the years following a divorce as some of the best in their life. Finding effective ways to thrive after a divorce is critical, and the following ideas can help get your 2018 off on the right track. Take Read More

Florida Family Law 101: The Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce

Once everything is said and done in a divorce, two people who have been sharing everything through their marriage will be legally separated. This can often be a complex and difficult process. In the state of Florida, there are two options available: uncontested and contested divorce. Take some time to learn the basics about each of these options to see which one is right for your unique situation. What is an Read More

5 Tips on Parenting After a Divorce

When a divorce has been finalized, many people expect to experience a major sense of relief and even happiness. While this can occur sometimes, it is quite common for newly divorced parents to be left with more questions than answers. The most important question is how to help yourself heal, while providing the children with the love and support they need from you. The following five tips on parenting after a divorce Read More

4 Key Situations Where You May Need to Modify Your Original Divorce Agreement

Whether your divorce is difficult or relatively easy, it is always a relief to finally get your divorce order from the courts, and finally be done with it. While an original divorce agreement will likely establish the terms for quite some time going forward, there are situations where it will be necessary to make adjustments. Fortunately, modifying your original divorce agreement is not nearly as difficult as getting Read More

How Is Alimony Determined in Florida?

In generations past, alimony (also called maintenance or spousal support) was an amount of money that the husband would have to pay the wife after a divorce because of the common law understanding that it was the husband’s responsibility to provide for the wife. Since most women at the time did not work outside the home, this was necessary. Today, however, alimony can be paid by either the husband or the wife Read More

Adjusting To Life Without Your Spouse’s Income

Getting a divorce will change a great many things about your life, but your finances will probably be one of the biggest. You have likely spent most of your marriage becoming used to a certain lifestyle based on your spouse’s income, whether it was combined with your own or you had no personal income to speak of. Adjusting to the removal of your spouse’s income from your life can be a difficult proposition. You may Read More

The 3 Keys to Financial Divorce Preparation

If you ask just about anyone who has been through the divorce process, they will likely tell you that ending your marriage is not cheap. Getting divorced is very likely to put a serious financial strain on your life, and it is vital that you appropriately prepare. It’s simple economics, really. Your expenses will increase as a result of the costs inherent in the legal dissolution process (court fees, attorney fees, Read More

6 Things Divorcing Couples Should Know About Florida Property Division

One of the most significant issues in any divorce is deciding who gets to keep what. Who gets the house? Who gets the car? Most married couples accumulate a wide variety of assets during their lives together, and it can be extremely difficult to figure out how to divide that property between them. Disputes over the division of property can lead to a severely contentious divorce, and it is vital that any couple Read More

Are You Prepared? The Three Major Facets of Personal Divorce Readiness

When the end of your marriage is imminent, the road ahead can seem incredibly overwhelming. Throughout your life you probably never imagined having to prepare yourself for a divorce, much less educate yourself on the specific steps you need to take in advance of divorce proceedings. Few people are ever truly ready for the rigors of a complex or particularly contentious divorce, but effective preparation can Read More

Florida Divorce: 6 Benefits of Signing a Marital Settlement Agreement

When a couple in Florida seeks to get a divorce, they have the option to create and sign a Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA). This contract details specific terms and conditions of the divorce settlement. The provisions detailed within the MSA will vary from couple to couple based on their circumstances, however it will usually include any division of assets, division of debts, any support obligations (financial or Read More