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July 2016 Archives

Property division tips for women over the age of 50

When preparing to end a marriage, each Florida resident will have his or her own set of needs, goals and concerns. For those who are both female and over the age of 50, there are some particular challenges that can arise. Understanding how divorce will impact one's future financial stability is key to devising a property division plan to reach the best possible settlement.

Three reasons to have a Prenup

No one gets married with divorce in mind. When we decide to settle down with someone, we are usually thinking it is for life. However, the reality of the situation is that divorce is always a possibility. Divorce doesn't have to be someone's fault. Sometimes there are simply irreconcilable differences that cannot be worked out.

Child custody ruling establishes "de facto" parenthood

When most custody cases come before a court of law in Florida or elsewhere, the parties include a mother and father who cannot come to terms on the care and custody of their shared child or children. There are cases, however, that do not fit this norm. An example is found in a recent child custody case that has led to the establishment of a controversial doctrine in one East Coast state.

Child custody case leads to findings of judicial misconduct

When Florida parents go before a court of law to determine issues of custody, they expect for the process to move forward in a manner that is professional, courteous and in line with the spirit of state law. In the vast majority of child custody cases, that is exactly what happens, and the issue is resolved in a way that is fair and just, with the best interests of the children at the center of the process. In some cases, however, parents do not receive the treatment that they expect in family court. An example is found in a high profile case that has led to a finding of judicial misconduct on the part of the family court judge.

The importance of compromise to avoid child custody battles

When children are involved in a divorce, issues regarding their futures may be complicated. Divorcing parents are advised to do their best to compromise, avoiding obstinance and contentious debates that often lead to child custody battles. One family outside of Florida has been going through a custody fight, and the court recently issued a ruling that left many shocked and upset.