Divorce

Factors that affect distribution of marital property in Florida

Dividing marital assets can be one of the most difficult issues in a Florida divorce. State law requires the court to begin with the premise that “the distribution should be equal, unless there is a justification for an unequal distribution based on all relevant...

The advantages of mediation in a Florida divorce

Most Floridians view divorce with the same enthusiasm as a trip to a dentist who does not use novocaine. However, the divorce process in Florida has an option that helps relieve most of the stress and anxiety that infects many if not all divorces. The option is called...

Do I need a post-nuptial agreement?

When you got married, you may have felt that a pre-nuptial agreement was unnecessary, either because you didn’t plan to divorce, or you didn’t have enough property to justify drafting one. However, it is common to accumulate more property with your spouse over your...

How can same-sex divorces differ?

Recently, there has been a renewed interest in same-sex marriage and its counterpart, divorce. And, while marriage equality has existed for many years now, same-sex and opposite-sex couples may have different Coral Springs, Florida, divorce experiences. Social...

Why are so many Baby Boomers divorcing?

Research dating from 2014 found that over the past two decades the divorce rate for those ages 50 and older has gone up two-fold. And this trend in divorce rates does not seem to be going away. A report published by the U.S. Census Department in 2021 revealed that...

Date of separation and property division in Florida

The end of the relationship is often messy, and there’s certain to be some messiness in any divorce. When spouses in Florida decide to untangle their property and part ways through dissolution, it is likely that they will encounter issues, disagreements and even...

Navigating the alimony vs. property decision

In divorce, as in life, rarely do you get to have it all. Parties must make multiple difficult decisions throughout the separation process. For many spouses, one of the most confounding ultimatums they are faced with is alimony or property. Dependent spouses are...

If I get a divorce, will I be able to collect Social Security?

Going through a divorce brings up a lot of questions you may have never before considered. Issues like property division, child custody and spousal support are things you’ll likely learn a lot about. But one question that doesn’t get asked as much is about Social...

A guide to understanding Florida divorce laws

In Florida, divorce cases are usually no fault-based. In such cases, one spouse does not prove their partner is at fault for the marriage failure. Frequent conflict, for example, is appropriate grounds for no-fault divorces. Below are some of the main criteria to...

What to do if your former spouse violates a court order

You’ve worked hard to resolve your divorce, whether through settlement negotiations or litigation. But now your former spouse isn’t abiding by the court orders that are in place. Depending on which specific orders that are being violated, your finances or you’re your...