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- Where Goes the House in a Divorce?
The home that the family lived in during the marriage is often the most valuable asset that a couple owns. Therefore, this asset may receive much attention during the divorce proceedings. What happens to a house after divorce depends on state laws, circumstances involving the house and the parties’ actions.
- How Is Spousal Support Determined?
Like many issues involving family law, state law largely dictates spousal support matters. This includes whether or not to award spousal support and in what amount.
- The First Divorce Conversation to Have
The first and most vital decision that divorcing couples need to make is what process they’re going to use to accomplish their divorce. That’s right - it’s not about who will keep the house, what will happen with the retirement accounts or even how you’re going to share time with your children.
- Basics of Collaborative Law
Collaboration means to work together to achieve a common goal. The collaborative process involves the spouses, their attorneys and any other involved professionals engaging in non-confrontational sessions to discuss the issues and goals of the involved individuals. The issues may include divorce, support of a spouse and/or children, how to divide the marital assets, co-parenting plans and anything else that spouses need to decide.
- New Technology, New Definition of “Family” May Change Florida’s Child Custody Law
Many Florida families look at the new technologies by which children can be conceived and wonder how best to interpret the meaning of the word “family.”
- Florida Couples Should Keep Debts in Mind During Divorce Mediation
So many issues come up during divorce mediation that couples often become overwhelmed with all of them. Child custody, alimony, and child support are only a small part of the items that should be covered.
- For a Friendly Divorce, Florida Couples Find Help in Divorce Mediation
If couples can put their differences aside to create an atmosphere of teamwork, they can work with a divorce mediator to help them achieve a friendly divorce.
- How Long Does a Divorce Take?
As with most questions in the legal realm, the answer to this seemingly simple question is “It depends.” A simple, no-fault divorce with both parties consenting and promptly filing all the necessary paperwork can be done in about 120 days from filing the divorce complaint to the date of the divorce decree. On the other end of the spectrum, some divorce cases can drag out for 4, 5 or even 10 years. The timeframe for most divorces falls between those two extremes.
- The Divorce Process: Decide or Have the Decision Made for You
Decide or have the decision made for you. This phrase applies to pretty much everything in the area of family law. You can’t make any decisions for anyone else, but you can decide how you’re going to approach these challenges. If you don’t decide how you’re going to approach these difficulties, the decision will be made for you.
- Important Differences Between Enforcement of Spousal Support Orders and Enforcement of Civil Judgments in California
Spousal support refers to an ongoing series of payments payable to one spouse over a specified duration of time after a divorce. For spousal support to be enforceable under California law, a judgment must first be entered by the court.