Considering Divorce: Three Questions to Consider Before Making a Decision

Seeking divorce is a big decision, maybe one of the most consequential decisions you’ll ever make. A divorce will have a major impact on the rest of your life and on the lives of your children if you’re a parent. (Note that sometimes the impact is overwhelmingly positive! Nobody benefits when you stay in a bad marriage.) Is it the right choice? Only you can truly make that decision - but here are three questions to Read More

It’s Time to Move On: Three Tips to Help You Move Past Your Divorce

Everyone expects a divorce to be upsetting, but many people are taken by surprise by just how devastating it really is. It’s all too easy for our lives to become narrower after a divorce. Obviously, the house can seem empty, but if you’re accustomed to being part of a couple, going out after a divorce can be even more depressing than staying at home. Who wants to go to a movie alone? But it doesn’t have to be this Read More

You May be in Love, But You Still Need a Prenup!

Statistics say that about half of all US couples divorce, but we’re all convinced it won’t happen to us. It’s part of the reason why so many of us don’t get prenups. The fact is, most couples should consider creating such an agreement. Here’s why. Even if you aren’t rich, you probably have possessions you very much value. This in and of itself is a good reason for a prenup. You don’t want to lose Grandma’s Civil War Read More

Going Through Divorce? Here are Five Mistakes to Avoid

A divorce is stressful in the best of circumstances. Your financial and emotional future hangs in the balance, as the terms of the divorce settlement will often impact your life for decades to come. In order to help the process go as smoothly as possible, and to give yourself the best chance of obtaining a favorable settlement, here are five common mistakes to avoid: Losing your cool in public. Writing nasty or even Read More

Filing for Divorce? Here Are Four Important Ways to Protect Yourself Financially

Divorce can be overwhelming, and certainly the financial complexity of most divorces can add to the feeling of “too many decisions and too little time.” If you think there might be a divorce in your future, it’s important to start thinking about protecting yourself financially. These are some things you can do right now to make your financial future more secure. If you don’t have a financial identity separate from Read More

Preparing for Divorce? Here are Five Steps to Take Immediately

If you’ve decided that you are going to pursue divorce, it’s important that you take immediate steps to secure your future. The process of divorce can be long, complicated, and contentious - so it’s important that you take steps today to ensure the best possible outcome. Below are several steps that I recommend in most cases - but please contact me immediately if you’d like to discuss your case further! Get a post Read More

Florida Divorce: What Is a Simplified Dissolution?

There are two options for divorce in Florida: regular dissolution of marriage and simplified dissolution. Simplified dissolution can be simpler and less expensive than regular dissolution, though there are qualifications that have to be met. In this blog entry, we’re going to break down these conditions and walk through the process. In order to qualify for a simplified dissolution... Either you or your spouse (or Read More

Florida Divorce Basics: Understanding the Process

Divorce is never a fun process, but for many people it represents an opportunity to leave a difficult past behind and move on to a brighter future. Because it can be a complicated legal process, and because it may have repercussions on your life for years to come, it can be very intimidating. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at some of the basics. If you’re contemplating divorce, we highly recommend that Read More

Adult Name Changes in Florida

When a person is seeking to change their name due to any reasons other than a divorce, the family courts are the place to seek relief. The process itself is fairly simple and involves filing a Petition for Name Change, together with electronic fingerprints. If there are no problems with the background check, the petition goes before a judge in family court that signs a final judgment effectively changing a person's Read More

How to modify a divorce final judgment.

1 Try to negotiate with the other party. It is always best to approach the former spouse or the other parent and give them an opportunity to work with you on changes to the prior agreement or final judgment. Sometimes the parties can agree and no lawyers or courts need to become involved. 2 If negotiating does not work, determine whether you qualify for a modification. In the State of Florida a child support Read More