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How to avoid unnecessary legal fees while getting divorced

Divorce is often a complicated and expensive process for many couples. By fighting about child custody, alimony and property division issues, some end up spending exorbitant amounts of money on legal fees. Fortunately, by avoiding a few common mistakes, couples in Florida can go their separate ways without breaking the bank.

Going through divorce in Florida by mediation

Some Florida residents who are contemplating divorce may be apprehensive about reaching agreement on various issues with the other spouse. For some, it is not difficult, while for others it is complex. As the number of divorces has grown nationwide, many courts are turning to the mediation process as an additional step toward divorce. Many couples have seen mediation as a way to settle their differences without undue contention.

Resolving issues of divorce through mediation

As many couples in Florida may know, there is a litany of issues to resolve when partners opt to dissolve their marriage. Some of these issues are vital, such as child custody, spousal support and property division, and the successful resolution of a divorce may hinge upon them. If any one of these issues is contested, the state recommends that couples engage in mediation.

What are the advantages of divorce mediation?

Florida couples who are thinking about divorce may be interested in ways to save time and money while ending a marriage. Through the process of mediation, a lengthy court battle may be avoided. Many couples are now turning to divorce mediation to resolve their differences.

Mediating child custody

Florida parents who are in the process of divorce may wonder how to come up with a parenting plan without unnecessary strife. For parents who are interested in a cooperative divorce, negotiation and cooperation are essential steps. More spouses are turning to mediation and dispute resolution rather than court in order to make the process of dividing one family into two households as low-stress as possible. Knowing what to expect when going into mediation is one way to help make things easier.

What's your unconscious saying about your marriage?

Couples in Fort Myers probably won't find it surprising that researchers are studying what makes marriage successful or what may increase the chance of divorce. A recent study, however, goes beyond common considerations such as finances and shared interests to find out what you think, or what you say you think, you feel is not only important to your relationship. It could help with dispute resolution during a divorce.

Florida couple's 'happy' divorce draws attention

A recent report tells the story of what can happen when a Florida couple decides to end a relationship amicably. It is the story of a seemingly rare happy break-up, where two people decide to divorce but do not spend years fighting it out in court. It is because they engaged in collaborative divorce, a process designed to work out details like child support and spousal support without the undue influence of the courts.

George Zimmerman's wife files for divorce in Florida

Just weeks after George Zimmerman’s murder trial acquittal and the ensuing media circus, the man’s 26-year-old wife has filed for divorce, according to a news report. She officially filed papers in a Central Florida court, citing the high-profile murder trial as a primary reason for the couple’s strained relationship. According to one report, the woman felt abandoned as her husband left town in the wake of his not guilty verdict. Now, she’s seeking an equitable division of the property the couple obtained during the marriage.

Divorce in Florida presents complications for same sex couples

When a couple decides to close the door on the chapter of their lives spent as a married couple, there is plenty of pain to go around.  In many cases the last thing either party wants is a long, drawn out legal battle.  However, even when same sex couples wish to pursue a collaborative divorce, they often find that the law prevents them from doing so.

Is divorce mediation right for you?

When you or your former spouse have made the difficult decision to end your marriage, you will probably experience a multitude of emotions ranging from relief and happiness to sadness and anxiety. However, once everything settles down, you may ask yourself how exactly you want to proceed with the divorce.

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