3949 Evans Avenue, Suite 206, Ft. Meyers, Florida 33901 | Toll Free: 888-550-6071 | Local: 239-243-9297 | Thompson Family Law | relationships redefined
Toll Free: 888-550-6071
Local: 239-243-9297

May 2014 Archives

Mediating child custody

Florida parents who are in the process of divorce may wonder how to come up with a parenting plan without unnecessary strife. For parents who are interested in a cooperative divorce, negotiation and cooperation are essential steps. More spouses are turning to mediation and dispute resolution rather than court in order to make the process of dividing one family into two households as low-stress as possible. Knowing what to expect when going into mediation is one way to help make things easier.

Shielding non-marital assets during a divorce

For Florida residents seeking to protect their assets before getting married, a Domestic Asset Protection Trust may be the answer. Although this type of trust is only available in just over a dozen states, it can provide big advantages over other asset protection methods.

Protect children traveling internationally with exes

Divorced parents in Florida may have heard about international abductions and felt anxious about allowing their children to travel internationally with their ex-spouses. This may be particularly true if the exes have families or other ties abroad. However, there are a number of things parents can do to keep their children safer.

Things to know when divorcing after 50

Florida couples that plan to divorce later in life might wonder how to do it without jeopardizing their retirement. This issue has become more prevalent as the divorce rate rises among baby boomers. The rate among couples over the age of 50 used to be approximately 10 percent. Over the past 20 years, however, that number has increased to nearly 25 percent. It is now more important than ever that baby boomers learn how to protect their finances.