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July 2016 Archives

Mediation can help decide child custody issues during a divorce

One of the most difficult things about getting a divorce if you have children is determining what is in the best interests of the children. As a parent, you have to put your own wishes aside and focus solely on the children. In Florida, you and your child's other parent have the option of going through mediation to determine what is going to happen with custody.

Why you still need an attorney for uncontested divorce

Believe it or not, but an uncontested divorce is possible when both spouses can agree to settle all issues between themselves, including debt and asset division, insurance benefits, spousal maintenance, and child custody and visitation. Geared toward efficiently settling all marital matters, an uncontested divorce can seem like the optimal solution for those who just want to get on with their lives.

Will I keep my inheritance in a Florida divorce?

Generally speaking, you will get to keep an inheritance if it's given to you when you are married and then you later get divorced. While standard income is typically thought of as belonging to the couple -- making it marital property -- inheritance money is typically thought of as belonging to just one person: The person to whom it was left.

Prenuptial agreements can strengthen high asset marriages

When one or both members of a couple entering marriage are bringing significant assets to the table, a prenuptial agreement is always a wise consideration. There is unwarranted public stigma surrounding prenuptial agreements, stemming from an incomplete understanding of all the things that a prenuptial agreement can cover. A well-crafted prenuptial agreement can truly strengthen your marriage by predefining some boundaries that can simplify many of the problem areas married couples encounter.