Regardless of how much money you have when you start the divorce process, no one wants to come out the other side broke or worrying about how they will support themselves and any children. No matter what your financial state is before you enter the divorce process, it's critical to understand it fully so you can make the best decisions during it.
Many couples look at separation and divorce as almost interchangeable words. "I'm separated," is seen by many to mean, "I'm getting divorced, but we haven't got that far with the legal paperwork yet." In reality, however, separation is a very different matter from divorce both legally and emotionally.
So you're getting divorced, and you're trying to divide up assets. One of your largest assets is your bank account, and you're happy because you opened it and only put your name on the account. That means you get to keep all of the money yourself, right, rather than splitting it with your spouse?
The state of Florida requires that some people going through a divorce attend an approved course regarding the impact of divorce on children. The goal of the program is to help parents understand what type of affect divorce decisions have on children so they can make the most educated decisions as they navigate custody, support and other negotiations.