Separated Couples: How to Survive the Holidays

The holidays are already a time for inherent stress. Stir in an impending divorce and the resultant mixture can be less than delightful. If you are a separated couple, try these ways for putting some joy back in your season.

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What Will Happen to Your Assets without a Prenuptial Agreement?

Florida law requires an equitable, or fair, division of property between spouses when divorcing. All marital assets and debts (those acquired/taken on both separately and together during the marriage regardless whose name in which the asset is titled in) will be divided.  In Florida, the law presumes the marital assets will be divided equally between the divorcing parties.

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Can I Press Charges for Parental Alienation?

Parental Alienation is an extremely serious issue that can have long-lasting effects on your children including low self-esteem, self-hatred, lack of trust, depression, substance abuse and other forms of addiction. It is imperative, as a divorcing parent in Florida, that you recognize the signs of Parental Alienation and know what legal recourse you have if it is occurring. 

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Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Collaborative Divorce If You’re Over 50​

Divorces are never easy. Divorcing after 50 can certainly complicate an already difficult process. Couples who are older in age and who have been married for a long period of time accumulate more marital assets and liabilities and higher incomes. This does not mean, however, that the process can’t be cooperative. Let’s look at a few reasons why Collaborative Divorce benefits older couples.

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REASONS TO BE THANKFUL FOR YOUR DIVORCE

If someone asks you “are you thankful for your divorce?” you might think they are crazy or, at the very least, impertinently rude. It might seem odd to give thanks for your divorce on Thanksgiving Day. But many people have experienced the heartbreak and emotional trauma of a divorce and come out stronger because of it. For them, there are few life events worthy of a toast at Thanksgiving than their divorce. Nevertheless, you're still probably asking who could ever be thankful that their life was turned upside down, their dreams devastated, their children's lives dislocated, and their financial existence devastated. How could anyone be thankful under these circumstances?

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Is Parental Alienation a Form of Child Abuse?

Parental alienation can be one of the most damaging aspects of a difficult, highly contested divorce in Florida and elsewhere, but can it be of form of child abuse?

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​Collaborative Divorce and Holiday Timesharing (Visitation) ​

Going through any type of divorce is traumatic. But going through a divorce with children is even more exponentially nerve racking and carries with it its own set of issues. Major issues in parenting during and after a divorce, occur around decision-making and timesharing (visitation) or contacts scheduled with your children. Among the timesharing issues are holidays.

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How Does Collaborative Divorce Work in Florida?

These days, more and more couples are exploring alternatives to traditional divorce. One of those alternatives, growing in popularity, is Collaborative Divorce. Thanks to its unique approach of handling disputes and conflicts, this option speaks to many couples looking to end their marriage in a non-adversarial way. What is it and how does it work in Florida? Read on to find out. 

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7 Tricks to Keep Your Children's Halloween a Treat Before & After Your Divorce

Halloween is a very exciting event. Show me one person who doesn't love dressing up and getting free candy. Most people at least like one or both of these options. Children and, in particular young children, really enjoy Halloween.They get to dress up, pretend to be something that they are not and get treats for doing so. So don't let a rocky marriage or divorce ruin the Halloween experience for your children.

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What happens next in the Brangelina Family Divorce? Probably not litigation.

The recent announcement that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and is seeking sole physical custody of their children based on alleged abuse by Mr. Pitt has triggered a media frenzy about the ugly fight that is expected to develop. But knowledgeable family law commentators and experts doubt that there will be a grisly public courtroom showdown/spectacle.

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What to do when your ex begins badmouthing you to your kids