Dwayne Wade might star on a Miami basketball court by night. By day, though, he's been the leading man in a Florida family law court, and his assets have been threatened as a result. His case has highlighted some of the difficulties associated with high-asset divorce, as he and his estranged wife have disputed over asset division and custody issues since filing for divorce in 2007.
Many people here in Fort Meyers are following what has become known as the Baby Veronica case. The controversial and complicated child custody dispute has gone on for four years, and after making it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, it appears that it is now drawing to a close.
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.
There is no question that going through a divorce can be both painful and anxiety provoking as you will more than likely find yourself having to adjust to new living arrangements, increased support obligations and, most significantly, less time with your children.
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.
Now that the economy is finally improving, you may feel more confident about securing that promotion or embarking down a new career path. You may also feel more confident about selling your home, investing in the stock market or making that long awaited major purchase. Finally, you may even feel more confident about the idea of securing a divorce.