In the past, it was widely accepted that fathers would be relegated only to every-other-weekend visits with their children. Those days, however, are moving well into the past. Dads nowadays want to be part of their children's lives. They want to be there for more than just a few days per month. For fathers in Florida, divorce reform is something they are actively crying out for.
When most people decide to divorce, the process is fairly clear-cut. Your spouse has to be served with the divorce papers so they can answer them and know what is going on. While that is easy in most cases, there are some cases in which that isn't so simple. A recent case in Florida shows how life's circumstances can sometimes make getting a divorce rather complex.
"When life gives you lemons, make lemon cake" was the sentiment behind the lemon cake that was served at a divorce party. Just in case you are wondering exactly what a divorce party is, you are in luck because you are about to find out. Many people who are going through a divorce have discovered that divorcing doesn't necessarily have to be laced with hate and conflict.
Going through a divorce brings out the worst in some people, but those instances can serve as a reminder for everyone else going through a divorce to keep things as civil as possible. In the case of Bethenny Frankel and her estranged husband, it is the child custody battle that is seemingly turning very ugly.
Going through a public divorce isn't easy. For that reason, some people who are public figures tend to keep quiet as the divorce proceedings move forward. That is exactly what Elin Nordegren did when she and Tiger Woods were going through their high-asset divorce in the midst of a scandal. Now, she has decided to open up about some of the specifics about how she is coping with being a divorced woman.
When people who aren't married have a child together, some of the desires the parents agree to become part of a parenting plan. A parenting plan can be used by parents who have divorced or parents who were never married. This plan is used to dictate how specific situations will be handled. A recent case in Florida has shed light on how issues can creep up between the parents even if there is a parenting plan on file.
Divorce is often a contentious process, and when there are children involved, the conflict between estranged Florida spouses is often exacerbated. The stakes in a child custody battle are high, but these disputes often end up hurting the children the couple is fighting over. In cases like these a parenting coordinator may be able to help.
When people who are in the public eye go through a divorce, the claims made during the process can sometimes turn ugly. In the case of U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, claims of spousal abuse, battery, slander and defamation have all been made. In the most recent event, the representative is claiming that his wife is guilty of bigamy because she was married to another man when she married him.
When parents get divorced, it is no secret that the children are affected by the split. Some parents try to protect their children from the things going on in the divorce, but other parents like to involve the children so they know what is going on. Regardless of how parents choose to relay the happenings of the divorce to the children, there are often things the children think about but are too scared or worried to say to their parents. Florida parents might be interested in learning what some of these thoughts might be so they can use the information to make the divorce as smooth as possible for the children.
Dealing with a divorce is difficult for almost everyone who has to go through it. Knowing the applicable laws that govern divorces in Florida might prove to be a challenge for some people. That challenge is often complicated when one of the parties who is divorcing tries to bring foreign laws, such as Sharia, into the already complex divorce proceedings. The Florida Senate Rules Committee currently has a statute that might change the way that divorce cases involving foreign laws are handled. SB 368, which has been approved by other committees, is based on similar bills in other states.