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August 2016 Archives

Cordiality in child custody cases can work wonders

When you and your ex don't see eye-to-eye about how to raise your children, the situation might get heated. It is important for you to keep your wits about you when that happens and make sure that you aren't doing anything that runs afoul of the law. The fact remains that Florida laws apply to all aspects of life, even child custody matters.

Can you record conversations with your ex?

It's not at all uncommon for parents to behave on way in front of witnesses or the courts and act totally differently when they are only dealing with their ex-spouse. This can be very difficult for the other person to deal with. How do you get the courts to understand that the person your ex presents in the courts isn't really what you are dealing with? While you may be tempted to record your conversations for proof, it's important to fully understand the laws before attempting this.

Should we sell the house?

What to do with the marital home is a major consideration in many divorce proceedings. Sometimes it's a simple matter of both parties agreeing for one person to stay in the house. However, even if it's not something you are fighting over, there still may need to be some changes, such as getting the mortgage in the name of only the person who's retaining the home.

Unemployment status increases divorce risk

Every couple has financial issues that come up from time to time, and disagreements about money and budgeting are common in most marriages. When there is significant financial strain, it can raise the stress levels of both parties, decreasing marital satisfaction and increasing the chance of divorce. However, a study set to be published in the American Sociological Review found that it may not be the actual lack of money that's the problem.