America is a country where we all like to "do it ourselves". On any weekend, you can go to Home Depot, Lowe's, True Value Hardware, or any other small or big home repair stores and observe thousands of people taking classes or buying items. They then go back to their homes and attempt to do home repairs, improvements, or remodeling on their own. In doing so, they have the satisfaction of saving money, having the job done more quickly, and the satisfaction of having done it themselves. We see that spirit also in the area of divorce cases. More and more, people are attempting to begin and conclude their divorce all on their own. While doing it yourself for a home repair job may be a good idea for a handyman, it is not a great idea to do it in a highly technical area such as divorce law. A person attempting to represent themselves in a divorce case does not have the training, experience or talent to know what to do, how to do it, and when to do it.
Amicable divorce in Florida? It may sound like an oxymoron, but it is actually a concept that more and more Florida divorce couples are embracing and reaping the benefits from. Take these tips from an experienced West Palm Beach Marital and Family Law Firm.
Many people consider representing themselves in their Florida divorce case to be a good idea. They believe that it saves them money; they can do it faster; and they don't believe that a lawyer offers them much value. However, this analysis is more than just a bit short-sighted. Oftentimes, the expense of representing oneself in their Florida divorce is more costly than paying for a West Palm Beach attorney. As in life, things rarely work out for someone representing themselves in a divorce as they might have initially hoped. Protecting yourself and your interests in a divorce case is much more complicated than most people think.
As local parents ourselves in the West Palm Beach area, we understand that Parenting children is never easy. Problems of parenthood become compounded when you add the stress and emotional upset of a divorce or separation. Nevertheless, there are a number of steps that you can take to make sure that your children hear your instructions and be more likely to follow them the first time you speak them to them. Those suggestions include:
In Florida, as in most states, the courts and the legislature have recognized that a parent’s legal obligation to support his or her children ordinarily ceases at the age of majority (18). However, Florida statutes have carved out two exceptions to this general rule. Those exceptions are:
In many cases, the financial situation after divorce can necessitate that a man or woman who was previously unemployed or a “stay-at-home” parent, return to the workplace. This decision involves a variety of different issues to consider and steps that should be taken to ensure that this new path is successful.
While divorce means the end of marriage, it is often far from the end of parenting responsibilities and the concerns that you may have for your children and their future. There are a myriad of decisions (and expenditures) related to your children that need to be considered for the years that follow divorce.
While dividing up what you own during a divorce can be cumbersome, so can dividing up what you owe. Your new, separate lives mean all debt obligations must be assigned. Learn what happens to your existing debt when you divorce in Florida.
Parental alienation is a circumstance or dynamic in which a child allies himself or herself strongly and completely with an isolating parent, and rejects a relationship with the "target" parent without legitimate justification.
Is your ex wife or ex husband causing your children to behave differently with you or isolate the children from you by keep you from having a healthy relationship with your children in the Palm Beach County area?
This is the period of time in your child’s life where they want to spend more time with their peers than with you; they are asserting their independence and attempt to push away from any interactions with their parents; and sometimes they’re just plain ornery. Nevertheless, here are some suggested activities that you can offer to your teen, which will promote your older child’s continued interaction with their family and a better relationship with you.