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February 2014 Archives

Florida couple finally files for divorce citing improving economy

The economic decline that occurred a few years ago had an effect on almost every aspect of life. One place in which the effects of the downturn were noticed was divorce. When the economy was at its low point, the number of divorces was low. In 2009, the divorce rate was at a 40-year low. Now that the economy is improving, the number of divorces is going up again.

George Zimmerman asks court to decide debt and property division

When you are going through a divorce, the last thing you need is other circumstances adding more stress to the already stressful divorce. For the now famous -- or infamous -- George Zimmerman, dealing with his divorce while he was incarcerated on a domestic violence charge has caused him some trouble. That charge has now been dropped.

Woman alleges Florida judge awarded excessive alimony

When you go through a divorce, you want to make sure that the settlement is a fair one for you. There are a lot of things that come into play to make sure that you do get a fair settlement. At the trial, you and the other person have to present evidence to the judge that will show the judge that you should get what you are asking for. It is then up to the judge to decide what you will receive.

Shared parenting growing trend in child custody agreements

When most people think of child custody, they probably automatically assume that the mother has custody of the children and that the father sees the children every other weekend or some sort of similar arrangement. While that might be the typical stereotype of child custody, the tides might be changing. Last year, Governor Scott vetoed a bill in Florida that included shared parenting. However, the concept of shared parenting seems to be increasing in popularity with lawmakers in some states.