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Is divorce mediation right for you?

Mediation is a form of dispute resolution recommended and often mandated by Florida judges. While mediation offers many benefits for divorcing couples, it is not a productive approach for everyone. Learning about how mediation works and consulting your attorney can help you determine whether mediation is worthwhile for you.

What is a Florida Qualified Domestic Relations Order?

When you think of property division in a divorce, assets such as houses, cars, bank accounts and valuables may come to mind first. Another asset you will want to claim your rights to is your spouse's retirement plan. You need to remember to consider not only your financial standing immediately after your divorce but also well into the future. That money would go to your benefit if you and your spouse were still married, and some of it still can even with the dissolution of your marriage. You can receive retirement benefits through a Qualified Domestic Relations Order.

How to emotionally survive a divorce

Divorce in most circumstances is a painful, emotionally charged event. It can easily become overwhelming and lead to depression, anxiety and even physical illness. It's important to take the following proactive steps in nurturing your emotional health to lead to a better outcome and quicker recovery so you can start your new stage of life with as much peace and happiness as possible. Divorce is difficult, but you can survive it not only financially, but also emotionally.

The 4 elements of a parenting plan

As you plan your Florida divorce with minor children involved, one thing you will need to accomplish is a written parenting plan. This plan will outline such things as parental responsibilities, scheduling and decision-making to create as smooth and cooperative a transition as possible for your children. The best plans will have these four elements, though your individual circumstances may require others.

What exactly does "best interests of the child" mean?

Child custody is one of the most contentious issues involved in any divorce. Who will get custody? If I'm the father, will I get to see my kids? Who will have a say in how the child is raised? What if I believe the child is in a dangerous environment?

Rumored tax concerns lead to settlement for Pamela Anderson

Florida residents likely have some familiarity with former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, and the actress recently divorced husband Rick Saloman after marrying him in 2013 and filing for divorce in 2014. Aside from it being the couple's second attempt at marriage after a 2007 coupling that ended two months later in an annulment, this divorce also made headlines because of reported tax drama between the former spouses.

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