Some Florida residents who follow celebrity marriage may be interested in Gary Oldman's pending divorce from his fourth wife after a six-year marriage. The British screen and stage actor and star of 'The Dark Knight Rises" was separated from Alexandra Edenborough for about a year before she filed on Jan. 9. Oldman has yet to respond to her filing, according to reports.
Florida entrepreneurs may be interested in some useful tips that might help to protect a business in case of a future divorce. The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia estimated in 2010 that almost half of marriages end in divorce in the United States, and those percentages grow in second marriages. Owners of businesses who have not properly protected their assets may find that their business is affected once a divorce proceeding begins.
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.
Florida residents who are seeking a divorce may wish to know more about how retirement accounts are handled during the split. If the account is considered marital property, it could end up being evenly split between the couple.
A Florida couple may face financial challenges as they are considering a divorce, and in making a fresh start, there may be an interest in exploring bankruptcy to deal with unmanageable marital debt. A divorce does not necessarily terminate financial ties to your spouse, making it important to have reliable advice both during the settlement process and as bankruptcy is considered.
Generally speaking, if spouses in Florida individually inherit assets while married, as long as they follow certain rules their inheritance will not be subject to division if their marriage is dissolved. However, if spouses commit actions that by state law render an inheritance no longer immune to asset division in a divorce, divorcing spouses could claim a share.
As a couple in Florida deals with the dissolution of a marriage, the issue of alimony may be considered to mitigate economic conditions deemed to be unfair to one of the parties. Common situations include stay-at-home parents who have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time. Alimony may be helpful for enabling that individual to seek education and other training for reentering the workforce. However, alternatives to alimony might be considered in certain situations.
A divorce can create challenges for all family members, and grandparents may worry about being able to spend time with grandchildren if a contentious divorce and child custody case has occurred. While an amicable custody arrangement might not require any court action for grandparents seeking the opportunity to continue to have interaction and visits with a child, a grandparent may be able to seek court assistance if a grandchild's parents object to nurturing this relationship.
In some Florida divorce cases, alimony may be ordered in order to provide financial assistance to one spouse, either for a specified time period or on a permanent basis. In order to obtain alimony, the spouse who wants the court to issue an order for it must first request it from the court during the divorce.
After Florida parents divorce, each will likely have the right to spend time with or have partial custody of their child. Before a child is moved more than 50 miles away from the principal residence, the parent who wishes to relocate with the child must file a petition that includes where the child will be moved and why a move is necessary, unless the other parent agrees to the move. All parties who have rights to the child may object to the petition in writing within 20 days of receiving it.