If life has taken you down an unexpected path, you don’t have to walk it alone. How does alimony affect your Divorce? The two big concepts that most people think about are how much and for how long. States like Colorado have a formula that can be utilized, but there are a lot of factors […]
Signs a Marriage Won’t Last
Unfortunately, not all marriages are destined to last. In the beginning, no one imagines themselves getting a divorce, or having a short marriage; they think they will beat all the odds. But sadly, some of the marriages come to an end for different reasons. Issues and disagreements are normal in any relationship, but there are […]
How to Handle Finances During a Divorce
For the most part, divorce isn’t an easy process to go through. One aspect that truly can add stress to divorce is finances. No matter your age or financial situation, divorce can surely shake things up and disrupt the current flow of your finances. During a divorce, both parties are trying to protect the financial […]
What Can Happen Without a Prenup?
Talk of a prenuptial agreement, or “prenup”, can be a very touchy subject with a significant other. Often when one party has a substantial amount of money more than his or her partner, this topic is brought up. It is worth the conversation. Some people find prenups insulting and unromantic, while others think just think […]
How is Alimony Determined in a Florida Divorce?
Are you getting a divorce in Florida? If so, you may wonder how alimony is determined. Who pays ? How much will it be? How do the courts figure out the amount? And so on. Well, alimony in Florida is basically determined by what the need is and the ability for the other party to […]
Parenting Class is Required for Couples Divorcing in Florida
Are you getting a divorce? Do you have children from your marriage? Did you know that to obtain a divorce in the state of Florida, you and your spouse are required to take a four-hour parenting class? Florida Statute 61.21 says that divorcing couples with children under the age of 18 years old are to […]
Changes in divorce law coming?
SB 250 filed to change the way divorce law and divorces are handled in Florida courts State Senator Tom Lee has filed a bill (SB 250) to amend Florida divorce law which rules on alimony and child custody. To be considered in the 2016 regular session, the bill – 41 pages in length – would change the […]
Appellate case centers on length of marriage and alimony
When it comes to awarding alimony, there are several things the court must take into consideration. And, when it comes to awarding permanent alimony, one of the key issues centers on how long a couple has been married. In Banks v. Banks (Case No.2D 14-962), the Second District Court of Appeal in Tampa recently found […]
Military divorce requirements differ from civilian divorce
With Memorial Day here, what better time than now to take a look at how those either in the military, or those who have retired from the military, are impacted by divorce. The good news is that according to statistics released earlier this year by the Defense Department, the military divorce rate has actually been […]
The path to an amicable divorce starts with you
Divorce is one of the most contentious life events anyone will go through. There are hard feelings, feelings of loss, perhaps betrayal and anger. As a result, many soon-to-be ex-spouses seem to go out of their way to make the process as difficult as possible. Some clients will fight tooth and nail to get every […]