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January 2016 Archives

Divorce without telling the other spouse is likely null and void

When an affluent person wants to block a prospective spouse from obtaining an interest in his or her assets, the common legal device in Florida is to use is a prenuptial agreement. These are enforceable contracts in the event of a later divorce, especially when they are drawn up properly and when full disclosure of assets is provided to the less wealthy person. But what happens if a marriage is entered into without a prenuptial agreement?

It pays to be fully informed and act decisively during a divorce

Whether one lives in Florida or another state, there may be more to a divorce than the participants thought possible. When people start to think about all of the issues and related side issues, they may be surprised by the many decisions and actions that need to be taken. That fact makes it often better to proceed judiciously through a divorce rather than racing to the finish line as though seeking a grand prize that waits there.

Child-centered divorce is being commemorated in January

January sees more divorce filings than any other month. In light of this, one divorce and parenting coach is recognizing January as International Child-Centered Divorce Month. The goal of the special child-centered month is to educate parents in Florida and across the country in parenting skills that will increase the positive influences on their children and hopefully prevent the negative consequences both during and after divorce proceedings.

Innovative methods may spark improved child support collections

Although child support proceedings in Florida and every other state can involve fathers or mothers who callously choose to elude paying support for their children, such cases are fortunately a small minority of the large number of parents who pay support or who sincerely strive to keep up with the payments. There are some parents who in good faith want to pay reasonable child support, but who are blocked by economic and social factors. In one state, an innovative program has been developed to assist those who are truly struggling in paying their support obligations.

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