Going through a divorce can impact your entire life -- including your personal health. The longer, more bitter the divorce battle is, often the more impact it can have on short-term health. Those short-term changes can have long-term consequences, though, which is one reason you might want to consider divorce mediation in Florida.
When most people reflect on distributing assets during divorce, physical items like homes, retirement accounts, artwork or stock portfolios may immediately come to mind. With so many Americans tied to the internet, however, digital assets should also be considered. While many people may not market wares on Ebay or Etsy, their online presence on multiplayer online games, Facebook or iTunes will result in the accumulation of digital goods over time.
If you have been following our blog, you are familiar with the gray area surrounding the legality of surreptitiously recording conversations for obtaining evidence in divorce proceedings. In particularly contentious divorces in which parties may be fighting over assets or child support, the idea of secretly documenting a conversation may seem to be a viable option for those desiring an edge in negotiations. When problems arise regarding consent of the recording, any missteps can create issues during the proceedings.
In a recent study on happiness that included a look at divorce rates, authors found that Florida was in the top three states for divorce. None of the states reached the level of divorce that occurs in the nation's capital, though, which was stated as 31 percent.
Child custody matters are extremely complex, and that complexity never really goes away. Even after you hash out the details and put them down in a custody agreement, you'll likely deal with custody issues in some form or other for years. This is because at the heart of the matter are the relationships between people, which grow and evolve constantly over time.
Gone are the days when couples routinely stay married for 50 or 60 years. While those couples still exist out there, they are the exception and not the rule.
As you go through a divorce, you'll be faced with many questions. At some point, you may wonder if you're in position to receive alimony from your former spouse. While spousal support is not required by law in Florida, you may find that you are in position to fight for this type of payment.