Getting a divorce is never easy. These days, there are friendly divorces and one of the ways this happens is by divorce mediation. Of course, the paperwork needs to be filed by one of you. Mediation is a more peaceful path to separating and, while it isn't for everyone, it can be a good idea if you and your spouse can work out the details without court intervention.
Getting a divorce in and of itself is hard enough. Adding the stress of trying to divide up the property that you both own can be even more distressing and can cause emotional responses that you thought would never happen. The best way to divide property is to get together with your ex-spouse and decide between yourselves. This doesn't happen often, so the next best idea is to get an experienced attorney who can assist you in getting what is rightfully yours.
When you are in a divorce situation, the question of alimony may come up. This is money paid to a spouse for support and maintenance after the divorce is finalized. It can come in many different forms, such as payments over a short period in which the payee gets job training to support him or herself. It can mean long term payments throughout a lifetime so that the person receiving the payments is well taken care of. It can be a lump-sum payment that quickly takes care of the person who is being given the funds.
When getting a divorce in Florida, there are statutes that govern how and even the reason for the separation. You have to understand that Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes covers divorce in this state. Reading through the first section can be a real eye-opener.