You are going through a divorce, and it is tempting to vent all your anger and frustration to your friends and colleagues on Facebook, or to take subtle digs at your soon-to-be-ex-spouse on Twitter or Instagram. With a keyboard right at your fingertips and no way for your spouse to respond or lash back out, it may seem like the perfect way to get it all out there.
Divorce proceedings can sometimes last months, stretching from the time you start through some very important events, like the holiday season. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or any other holiday, here are some tips to get you through your first season following a divorce.
If one spouse owns a business or the couple owns a business together, divorce can quickly become very complicated. In many cases, double dipping occurs. According to a recent article in Divorce Magazine, this is when the business is counted as a piece of property for the purposes of asset division and then counted again for determination of spousal support. Care must be taken to avoid this.
There is a great deal of misinformation about how divorce works in Florida. This can cause people undue stress or lead to problems during the divorce process. Here are 7 of the most persistent myths about Florida divorce and the truth behind them:
Going through the dissolution of a marriage can be a difficult time. For many spouses, fears about their financial stability, child custody matters and other issues can create a significant burden of stress. Few Florida residents, however, fear losing their job based on the fact that they are going through a divorce. That issue was recently addressed by one state's Supreme Court, and the resulting ruling could provide a sense of relief to some Florida workers.
Moving from married to single is a process, one that has a distinct beginning, middle and end. While it can feel as though this process is never-ending, most divorce cases will eventually reach a conclusion. Florida spouses have a great deal of control over how that process will go and should take a proactive role in partnering with their attorney to handle various divorce issues as they arise.
The family home has both sentimental and financial value. For many couples in Florida, it is their largest shared asset. They likely invest a great deal of money into their home and, in many cases, time and effort spent on its upkeep. When couples are dividing property during the divorce process, they must decide how to handle splitting the couple's interest in the house.
A recent piece of legislation calling for dramatic changes to Florida alimony and child custody rules was recently shut down by Governor Rick Scott, despite having passed the Senate and the House. So where does that leave Florida residents going through a divorce or child custody dispute?
When most Florida couples end their unions, any retirement savings that have been earned or accumulated by either spouse are subject to division. For some couples, negotiating that division is a significant portion of the property division process. Once the terms have been reached and the divorce made final, any retirement savings that will be divided are usually removed from one party's account and rolled over into the other's.