On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
Divorce is so common that isn’t a social stigma anymore. This is a good thing, though. People who don’t belong together shouldn’t feel the need to stay together. People who are together in the public’s eye shouldn’t feel compelled to stay together either. Instead, couples who are not supposed to be together should find their way to exit as quietly or loudly as they like. Our Fort Lauderdale Divorce Attorneys at The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances understand what it is like to go through a public divorce. For years we have represented clients who are well known in the community. They may not be national celebrities, but in a town where your kids grow up, everyone gets to know one another.
Seeing a marriage fall apart is no fun, especially if you know the person. Being a couple who is known for something specific in the community could put an unlikely spotlight on your relationship. This was the case for the Hyatt family in South Florida. The Hyatt family lived in Plantation and was known for the excessive Christmas holiday light extravaganza. Every winter they would display near 200,000 lights to display scenes such as Santa’s workshop or a giant Ferris wheel. The family took part in this tradition every year and every year a crowd would drive by to see the lights.
Mark and Kathy Hyatt were married for 27 years. In January 2017, Mark left the marriage. He told Kathy it was over a disagreement of where their son should go to school, but Kathy was suspicious. Shortly after Mark left, Kathy discovered a subpoena in the mail asking Mark and her to show up to court in Miami. She discovered that Mark had been signing documents in her name and representing her in court. Kathy states that she knows nothing of these signatures or debts. Mark has kept quiet about the whole situation; pleading the 5th whenever he needs to. Kathy feels as if he was living a double life in which he would use her signature to get money from loans that he could not pay back.
These shady dealings may be why Mark is choosing to divorce Kathy, but who knows. During the divorce proceedings, Mark has claimed poverty and wants alimony from Kathy. There has been no update on whether this was approved by the courts or not.
Full Of Surprises
Going through a divorce can uncover a lot of unknown truths. Are you ready to learn new things about your spouse? Are you ready to feel some pain of betrayal? Not all divorces are that dramatic, but it starts to unravel this way then know that our Fort Lauderdale Divorce Attorneys at The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances are here to help you every step of the way. We believe in engaging with our clients with empathy and sincerity. We understand this is a very hard time in your life and we are ready to guide you through it. Call 954-533-2756 or click here to start your conversation with our professional attorneys at The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances in Fort Lauderdale.