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.
It should come as no surprise to Florida residents that celebrities often run into the same kinds of marital difficulties as anyone else. Celebrity divorces, of course, are often fodder for media outlets, so even if the reasons for a split are similar to everyday people, the actual divorce is often played out in front of a wide audience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.