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January 2015 Archives

Representing divorce clients with alimony concerns

Not every divorce in Florida involves two spouses who hold full-time jobs. In many marriages, one spouse supports the furtherance of the other spouse's career by staying home to take care of the children. When there is a divorce, the spouse who did not work might request alimony payments to help adjust to their new living situation.

Virtual visitation in Florida

Florida, along with several other states, has enacted laws regarding virtual visitation. Virtual visitation allows non-custodial parents to use electronic forms of communication, including video conferencing and instant messaging, to maintain a relationship with their children.

Gary Oldman files for divorce number 4

Some Florida residents who follow celebrity marriage may be interested in Gary Oldman's pending divorce from his fourth wife after a six-year marriage. The British screen and stage actor and star of 'The Dark Knight Rises" was separated from Alexandra Edenborough for about a year before she filed on Jan. 9. Oldman has yet to respond to her filing, according to reports.

Understanding how getting a divorce could impact a business

Florida entrepreneurs may be interested in some useful tips that might help to protect a business in case of a future divorce. The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia estimated in 2010 that almost half of marriages end in divorce in the United States, and those percentages grow in second marriages. Owners of businesses who have not properly protected their assets may find that their business is affected once a divorce proceeding begins.

Going through divorce in Florida by mediation

Some Florida residents who are contemplating divorce may be apprehensive about reaching agreement on various issues with the other spouse. For some, it is not difficult, while for others it is complex. As the number of divorces has grown nationwide, many courts are turning to the mediation process as an additional step toward divorce. Many couples have seen mediation as a way to settle their differences without undue contention.