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Mediation vs. Litigation: Choosing the Right Approach for Your Divorce

Divorce can be a challenging and emotionally charged process, and it's natural to feel overwhelmed by the decisions that must be made. One of the most important decisions you'll need to make is whether to pursue mediation or litigation. Both options have their pros and cons, and it's essential to understand the differences between the two approaches before making a decision. Mediation Mediation is a collaborative process that involves working with a neutral third-party mediator to reach an agreement on the terms of your divorce. The mediator does not make decisions for you but instead helps you and your spouse communicate effectively...

A Guide to Dividing Marital Assets During Divorce

When it comes to a divorce, few things are as important as dividing marital assets. The division of marital assets can significantly affect a couple’s financial future and can be a source of contention in a divorce. To ensure a fair division of assets, it is important for divorcing couples to understand the process and how assets are typically divided. What Are Marital Assets? Marital assets are items that are acquired or accumulated during the course of the marriage. This includes assets acquired through gifts, inheritances, or premarital agreements. Marital assets may include items such as bank accounts, real estate, investments, vehicles,...

The Impact of Divorce on Children and How to Help Them Cope

Divorce is a difficult and emotional experience for all involved, especially children. Divorce can have an overwhelming impact on children, leaving them feeling scared, confused, helpless, and sometimes blaming themselves for causing the divorce. Although it is a difficult situation, it is important to remember that with the right guidance and support, children can develop the skills to cope with the changes. When a couple makes the decision to divorce, children may feel abandoned and betrayed by their parents. They may also feel overwhelmed with guilt and blame themselves for the divorce. It is important that parents explain the situation in...

How Long Does Spousal Support in Florida Last

Spousal support in Florida is a somewhat new term used in a divorce to take the place of the word alimony. For many years alimony was almost always awarded to a woman, but that has changed. With the rise of women in the workplace, sometimes earning more than their husbands, support after a divorce can, and often does, go to either the husband or the wife. For this reason, the term spousal support is used in place of alimony. In Florida, there are six types of spousal support, each with its time factor determining the length of the support. The six...

How does Alimony Work? Do I still Pay Alimony With 50/50 Timesharing?

How does alimony work with timesharing The quick answer to do I pay alimony with 50/50 timesharing is yes if alimony is ordered. Occasionally, however, the requirements for alimony are not met, and alimony will not be awarded at the same time a 50/50 timesharing will be awarded. In legal fact, the awarding of timesharing and the awarding of alimony are two very different facets of Family Law. Each has its own set of laws., rules, requirements, and guidelines. Also, it is important to understand that each state will have its own, sometimes very different, Statutes regarding the arranging of parental...

DONT WAIT – If You’re Headed for a Divorce, Don’t Wait to Retain an Attorney

If you are headed for a divorce, it is in your best interest to retain an attorney before deciding on the finality of your decision. Even if you think you can “go it alone” in the divorce process, it is wise to at least seek professional legal advice to help you think through the process to make sure you understand how the process works. There are so many twists and turns in seeking a divorce with the outcome in your best interest that it is highly unlikely you will know the right twists and turns to take. While legal advice...

Why it is Imperative to Follow Your Lawyers Advice

To begin with, you have likely taken time to investigate several lawyers before you settled on the lawyer who will be handling your case. Such considerations as education, mission statements, years in practice, extra credentials such as Licensed Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator, and in Florida, Bar Board Certified all make for a legal professional well qualified to litigate on your behalf. If the lawyer you choose offered a free, initial, in-office consultation, you will have an idea of his or her personality and an understanding of the fee schedule. Taking all this into consideration, you should have little trouble...

Why Phone Consultations Are a Bad Idea

It is very likely that sometime during your life, you will need to use the advice and perhaps the representation of an attorney. For many years the Yellow Pages were where you would look for an attorney in your community along with asking for suggestions from family and friends. Not any more. Today the way to look for an attorney involves not only asking family and friends but using the internet and researching several websites. Once you have narrowed your search to, say, three possibilities, you will want to arrange a consultation for the final comparison. Attorneys will offer an...

What is the Role of a Forensic Psychologist in Child Custody Cases?

Before looking at the role of a forensic psychologist in child custody cases, it makes sense to look at the definition of a forensic psychologist and what their role is. As defined by the American Psychology Association, it is “the application of clinical specialties to the legal arena.” In other words, according to author Jane Tyler Ward, Ph.D., forensic psychology is “the physiological assessment of individuals who are involved in one way or another with the legal system.” She goes on to say the most important skills a forensic psychologist must have are solid clinic skills that include “clinical assessment,...

The Importance of Choosing the Right Mediator During Litigation

Mediation is the agreeing of two parties to solving a legal issue such as a divorce or child support modification by the process of compromise. Each party is usually represented by their attorney, who helps the party look at all offers and consider if a compromise can be reached, and the issue solved. Reaching an agreement in mediation is less expensive than going to court, both in legal fees and court costs. Additionally, In mediation, the parties have control over the outcome of their litigation rather than a judge deciding for them. The mediation transcripts are private and cannot be...

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