Almost everyone who is going through a divorce has likely heard the advice that you should protect your own interests in the divorce settlement. For women who are going through a divorce, there are two ways that they might get hurt in the divorce settlement without even realizing it. Florida women who are facing the dissolution of their marriage should keep these in mind.
For some people, determining how to divide property during a divorce isn't difficult. The two parties work together to come up with an agreement. The divorce settlement is signed by both parties, the judge accepts the settlement, and the couple is able to divorce. Unfortunately, that isn't always what happens. One same-sex couple in Florida is learning just how difficult it is to divorce in the state since it has banned same-sex marriages.
When you get married, you likely think that the union will last forever. You probably aren't thinking about what will happen if the marriage doesn't work out. When the marriage ends, dealing with the financial aspects of the divorce can prove to be a challenge. There are, however, some basic points to consider if you are getting a divorce.
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.
For many pet owners living in Florida, a couple going to court over custody of a dog may not be particularly surprising. Many individuals consider their pets to a be a member of their family. As a result of two women's attachment to their 2-year-old pet dog, the New York couple is litigating who will end up with the canine.
Florida residents may have heard about Rupert Murdoch's complex property division that is part of finalizing his divorce and 14-year marriage to Wendi Deng Murdoch. The settlement is waiting to be finalized by a New York judge.
Florida residents who are planning to divorce may wonder what happens if the other spouse continues to accumulate joint debt on a credit card that is still in both of their names. Problems can arise if a spouse continues to use joint accounts that were granted to the other spouse as part of the property division agreement without making payments.
Couples in Florida and elsewhere who are going through a divorce often have difficulties in valuing even visible assets such as financial holdings and real estate. They are advised to remember that some less-obvious items can play an equally important part when it comes to a division of marital property . As property division is often just as important a matter in a divorce as spousal support and child custody, care needs to be taken to ensure that all assets are accounted for.
Florida residents may be interested in the findings of a recent survey by a market research firm which showed that secret credit card purchases can play a significant role in divorce. Ten percent of the survey's 1,000 respondents said that hidden credit card charges had been a factor in their separation or divorce. The survey also showed that 36 percent of respondents had kept charges secret because they knew their spouse would be angry. Another 35 percent hid charges because they knew their partner would not approve.
Dividing property in a divorce can be a stressful and painstaking process. Even when the property division is amicable, there can be some unseen obstacles and traps, especially when the asset in question is the home that was acquired during the marriage.