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Florida – The No-Fault Divorce State

No-fault divorce is now a reality in all states except Illinois and South Dakota. For many years there needed to be a reason, such as adultery or extreme cruelty, for a couple to divorce. Not anymore. If you want a divorce and follow the proper state guidelines to obtain a divorce, you can, without the other person’s consent, obtain one.  For a detailed description of what a no-fault divorce means, the following quote is from the online Legal Dictionary | “(dissolution) in which neither spouse is required to prove “fault” or marital misconduct on the part of the other. To...

How Grey Divorce Differs from a Typical Divorce

Grey divorce, what is it? The term grey divorce emerged several years ago when research began to show that while the divorce rate in the United States was finally beginning to move below 50 percent, what was slowing this drop was the significant increase in divorces among those with grey hair, that is generally the over 65 years of age group. At present, statistics show couples divorcing after the age of 50 are responsible for one-quarter of divorces overall, and many of these couples are over the age of 65. What does research show are the main reasons for this...

Sunset Clause – Should You Add One to Your Prenuptial Agreement?

Sunset clause, what is it, and why would a couple put one in their prenuptial agreement? Before answering that question, it is important to examine what a prenuptial agreement is, as this will help explain the possible need for a sunset clause. Prenuptial agreement: sometimes, before a marriage takes place, the couple will have concerns about such issues as a business, minor children from a former relationship, large debts belonging to one party, real estate property belonging to one party, alimony (should it be needed), certain special personal belongings like a family heirloom, and valuable collections and jewelry. Each party wants...

Who Pays the Attorney Fees in Child Custody Cases

Child custody in Florida is mainly concerned with the concept of parental timesharing, which includes the equal care and nurturing of children (a minor child is from birth to l8 years of age unless the child is unable to support and care for themselves due to physical and mental reasons). Included in the care and nurturing are terms of overnights, sharing responsibility for educational, spiritual, medical, and discipline concerns, and for following the parenting plan created for their minor child. The term custody is used when one or both parents cannot parent appropriately, including being in jail, having a drug...

Can Child Support Be in a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial Agreement, a legally binding agreement between the two parties before marriage, is usually drawn up by a prenuptial agreement attorney. While it is not required to have an attorney or legal professional help parties draw up a prenuptial agreement, it is wise to do so as providing the agreement is acceptable to the court, should a divorce become necessary, the terms of the prenuptial agreement will be used to help write the final order. Most Family Law attorneys are experienced in helping write prenuptial agreements and can be considered a prenuptial agreement attorney. There are several requirements that must...

What Should I Wear to Court?

What to wear to court is a question most people ask, especially if it will be their first time as a witness or having their case heard by a judge and or a jury. While individual states will often have different laws and guidelines for legal matters, what to wear to court is basically the same, no matter the state. To begin with, the word “conservative” is best used to describe the overall dress code for court. In the present world of fashion, with holes in clothing and often cut or very tight with little left to the imagination, most courts...

Going to Court in Florida for the First Time – Here’s What to Expect

Going to court is not the same as going to a job interview, although there are some similarities. You will be the center of attention when it is your turn to take the stand, and you will be asked a number of questions. Even if you are not taking the stand, you will be expected to follow the dress code and etiquette required by the Florida Court’s rules. Additionally, if this is your first time in court, you will need to be aware of several facts that can help make or break your day. A judge expects a certain level...

Why You Need a Good Attorney to Help with a Divorce Mediation

A divorce mediation attorney who is knowledgeable and supportive in helping you navigate a mediation can make a tremendous difference in the positive or negative outcome of your divorce. Each state has its own rules and guidelines regarding divorce and mediation, so this blog will look at Florida, where mediation, before a divorce can be scheduled in court, is a requirement for almost every jurisdiction. First, what is mediation? Mediation is a meeting between the two divorcing persons, each with their attorney and a court-trained and licensed mediator. In Florida, a mediator licensed to mediate is given the title of Licensed...

Bankruptcy and Divorce – How Do They Affect Each Other?

Bankruptcy and divorce are both difficult decisions to consider, and considering them at the same time raises some concerns and questions. Financial concerns are often the focal point of divorce. Research has shown that how to divide marital property, both personal and real estate, has caused more stress and frayed nerves than other aspects of a divorce, with the exception of the ongoing care and nurturing of minor children. As many states, including Florida, use equitable distribution rather than equal distribution, the job of determining what is non-marital and what is marital becomes vital to the process of division of...

What Happens in Divorce Mediation in Florida

Divorce mediation in Florida is extremely common as most jurisdictions require a couple to attend mediation for a divorce before a court date can be set. Mediation is a meeting of both parties and their legal professional(s) with a mediator who will guide the proceedings by helping to keep emotions calm and finding ways to a possible resolution or compromising of the issues regarding the divorce or dissolution of marriage as it is now termed. If all areas of the divorce, including alimony, child support, parental timesharing, parenting plan, and equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities, are agreed upon,...

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