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High Asset Divorce Archives

Muskrat divorce? The Captain and Tennille plan to end marriage

If there's anything our Fort Myers readers have learned from celebrity divorces in the news, it's that couples who seem claim to be committed to each other forever often end up splitting up almost immediately. Because some well-documented celebrity marriages don't last very long, it's noteworthy when one makes it almost four decades before coming to an end.

Try thinking of your divorce as a new beginning, not a bitter end

It's easy to look at getting divorced as the end: the end of a marriage, the end of living in a particular house, even the end of having a certain last name. But in many ways, divorce is a beginning -- a way to shake off the dust, pick yourself up, and move on to bigger and better things that you felt you couldn't do before.

When does it make sense to say 'I do' to a prenuptial agreement?

Many Florida residents might have a negative reaction to drawing up a prenuptial agreement. After all, doesn't a prenup seem to indicate that a couple expects their marriage to end in divorce? It might be useful to consider the fact that having a prenup can make going through a divorce more clear-cut in terms of asset distribution -- but in no way does it predict that a couple will split up.

High-asset divorce held up by asset valuation dispute

What's true here in Fort Myers is apparently true all over the globe: high asset divorce is never easy, especially not when there's a dispute about exactly how many assets the divorcing parties actually have.

Delaying divorce could short-change women in asset distribution

It is not uncommon for couples facing complex asset division to enter into informal long-term separations instead of pursuing lengthy, often contentious divorce negotiations. For couples with adequate financial resources, living apart might seem like the least unpleasant solution, especially if both parties have a satisfactory standard of living. Delaying a formal agreement, however, can lead to disaster for unprotected spouses.

Florida state representative struggles with high-profile divorce

Divorce can be difficult enough without the added scrutiny that comes with working in politics. One Florida state representative has found this out, as his long-fought divorce battle is still not over in the state’s courts. He originally reached an agreement with his wife, but even after a protracted legal battle, the representative has had trouble claiming his portion of the proceeds from a complex real estate sale.

Could having more siblings make divorce less likely?

There are many theories about what might make people more or less prone to divorce. Many studies have examined the upbringing of children and how that might affect their relationships later in life. One study that has looked at a 40-year window has concluded that people who have more siblings are less likely to see their marriages end in divorce.

Florida counselor discusses sexting and divorce

Although we are in Florida, you don't have to look very far to find news of New York's mayoral campaign. Candidate Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal has made national news. Sexting is a broad term that refers to the sending of sexually explicit texts or messages as well as photos over digital media--usually a cell phone. 

High asset divorce likely for Pasco County commissioner

News seems to spread fast along the Gulf Coast – especially when a politician is involved. In Pasco County, for example, a county commissioner is embroiled in a messy divorce complete with criminal domestic battery charges, although those charges were later dropped. According to an article in The Tampa Tribune, this divorce has the potential to get costly. The commissioner's net worth was listed as $4.4 million in 2012, and it likely that the commissioner and his wife also have significant assets, including real estate, business assets, pensions, and property interests.

Will excessive Facebook use end your marriage?

It's safe to say that social media is no longer something enjoyed solely by college students or those with an exceptional level of computer savvy. These days, people of all ages regularly communicate with one another via online mediums like Facebook, where they can chat with friends and family, post photos and share ideas.

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