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Divorce

Will the court make a custody plan for your pet?

You and your spouse bought a dog together when you first got married. You are very excited to welcome this lovable little creature into your lives. Now that you're getting divorced, you're not sure what to do with the dog. Both of you would like to still see your pet,...

If your spouse doesn’t want a divorce, can they stop you?

There are many cases where both adults decide that they want to end their marriage and get divorced. They may not be happy with each other, but they're both at least on the same page that this is the direction they want to take. However, there are many other cases...

Divorce could be a chance to start again

Far too often, divorce is looked at in a negative light. Spouses may spend too much time dwelling on how they could have saved the marriage. This can result in a burden of guilt that makes it difficult to move forward with life. The reality is that divorce may be the...

Must you split everything you own in a Florida divorce?

Disagreements about what to do with your personal property can quickly complicate a Florida divorce. Spouses often have trouble seeing eye-to-eye about what to do with their retirement account, houses and other major assets. It is common for spouses to intensely...

Why do kids think they caused the divorce?

If you’re looking for divorce advice for parents, one thing you’ll consistently find is that you should tell the children that the divorce is not their fault. Telling them just once may not be enough. They may not believe it. You need to reassure them often. Some...

Is sole custody still the norm?

If you asked someone in the 1960s who would get the children in a divorce, they would almost undoubtedly say that the kids would live with their mother. The father would likely have to provide child support, and he may have the right to see the kids on the weekends or...

Who keeps the marital home in a Florida divorce?

Married couples share ownership of most of their property. Of all the assets you own together, your marital home is probably the most valuable.  The financial value and emotional significance of your home might mean that it is the focal point of your property division...

Separation anxiety and parental divorce

Most children experience separation anxiety at some point – such as when they first start school, go to their first sleepover or when their parents take their first weekend away from them and leave them with a caregiver. Is it any wonder, then, that divorce can also...