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June 2016 Archives

Protecting a business without a prenuptial agreement

For those in Florida who own or who are planning to start a business, it is important to understand how that asset would be treated in the event of a divorce. The best way to protect business interests is to draft a comprehensive prenuptial agreement. Another good option is to create a postnuptial agreement after the marriage has begun. However, for those who were unable to secure either of these sources of protection, there are still steps that can be taken to minimize the loss that would occur if the marriage should end in divorce.

Improving communication after a child custody case

Once a custody battle has ended, it is not uncommon for both sides to emerge the worse for wear. In many cases, neither parent achieves an outcome that is ideal, although many Florida parents fight bitterly to retain the greatest possible share of child custody. Once the dust has settled, it is important for both parents to shake off their armor and begin building a new relationship as co-parents. This can be easier said than done, and the following advice is offered in the hopes of giving newly divorced parents a roadmap for forging this new relationship.

Case highlights challenges of international child custody

A highly disturbing case has led to widespread attention toward the issue of international custody matters. An American mother has been fighting a seven-year battle for the return of her son, who is caught in the middle of a child custody matter between his mother and his paternal family. The case is heartbreaking, but it serves to shed a light on what many feel is a lack of rights for parents in Florida and elsewhere who are faced with similar challenges.

The challenges of divorce for your kids

Divorce has a big impact on children, and can affect them in a lot of different ways. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that can be done to make it easier for children to get through their parents' divorce. The more ways you can help your children the easier it will be for them, but just understanding that they are struggling or that they might have questions or concerns can be a big first step. 

New lending product could help after property division

For many Florida spouses, keeping the family home in a divorce is a top priority. However, doing so is not always an easy property division feat to accomplish. This is especially true in a case in which there is a significant amount of equity in a home, requiring one spouse to buy out the other's interest in the property. A new lending product that could hit the market soon may offer a solution.

Actor Johnny Depp facing domestic violence charges

Few Florida residents are unaware of the work of actor Johnny Depp. He has starred in many movies over the years, including the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. Depp is currently making headlines not for a new film project but due to domestic violence claims made by his wife, Amber Heard. Those allegations have led many people to debate whether the actor is capable of causing his wife physical harm, and the issue is not likely to go away as Heard has filed for divorce.