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Divorce

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...

What will your kids learn from your divorce?

Marriage and divorce will teach you things about yourself, other people and relationships. Yet you are not the only one who will take away learning -- your kids will, too. Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, once said, “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do...

How will divorce affect your teenage children?

As parents, you might assume that your youngest children will suffer most during divorce because they cannot understand it. You might think your older kids know that relationships do not always work out, especially if they have started dating themselves. Research...

Signs your spouse is preparing for divorce

Many spouses may say that their marriage is going great, then be completely shocked when they receive divorce papers. Often, once a spouse files for divorce, there is very little the other can do to repair things. Divorce rates have been increasing for some time, and...

It’s time to put together your school-year custody schedule

Determining how you’re going to divide child custody during the school year can be tough, especially if you and your ex-spouse are in the middle of a divorce and will need to raise your child as single parents. Trying to split time with your child during the school...

Florida alimony reform measures fail again

Permanent alimony (typically paid to an ex-spouse until they remarry or die) remains an option for Florida family law courts and divorcing couples for now, despite continued efforts to do away with it. Florida state legislators adjourned the 2021 session without...

Should you worry about the 7-year itch?

If you’re married, you’ve probably heard of the seven-year itch -- that point in your marriage where you or your spouse may suddenly wonder what it would be like to reclaim your freedom and be single again. Is it really something to worry about? Is the seven-year itch...

3 warning signs that you face emotional abuse in your marriage

Physical abuse is obvious. There is pain and possibly lasting injuries to remind you of the abuser's actions. Emotional abuse can be hard for people to cope with in part because it can be so hard to recognize. You may have been in a marriage for years that you thought...