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August 2016 Archives

Why spouses should not share a divorce attorney

For many Florida spouses, the end of their marriage is not expected to be a bitter or highly contentious affair. Plenty of couples are content to simply go their separate ways and want to process their divorce with as little acrimony and stress as possible. To that end, some will consider using one attorney to complete the entire divorce process, in the belief that this will further reduce tension and also lead to lower legal bills. In reality, however, there are plenty of reasons why spouses should retain separate legal counsel, no matter how cooperative the divorce might be.

Addressing retirement division during a Florida divorce

For those in Florida who are faced with the need to divide their retirement savings, the sheer volume of available choices can be overwhelming. There are many different ways to approach this common divorce topic, all with a unique set of pros and cons. When handling the division of retirement assets, spouses must take care to make choices that are well-informed to ensure that the actual division follows the prescribed set of rules for each investment.

Arson charges follow couple's heated divorce

As a Florida marriage is coming to an end, it is not uncommon for one or both spouses to become incredibly angry. Negotiations can be difficult, and couples who share children often cannot see eye-to-eye on how to divide parenting time. In some cases, spouses lash out from places of anger rather than reason. When those divorce choices exceed the bounds of normalcy, the matter can become a national news story.

Preparing for a new school year after divorce

Summer is almost over, and for many Florida parents, this year's back to school routine will be a bit different from those of the past. For parents who have gone through a divorce, the well-being of their children is a top priority. For many, ensuring the well-being of their children means making the transitions into new school years with altered living arrangements as easy as possible.

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