The overwhelming majority of divorces result in parties agreeing to shared parental decision-making subsequent to their divorce. Shared parental decision-making is defined as parents discussing and agreeing upon major issues in their children's lives including, but not limited to education, non‑emergency healthcare (for example orthodontics/braces), and extracurricular activities which would occur on both parents' (both parents' timesharing/visitation).
We’re all familiar with couples who've decided to stay together in a dysfunctional marriage until their children have graduated from high school. They do so in order to provide a stable life for their children. Based on the belief that after graduating from high school their children will be adult enough to finally do without the parents' marriage. For some reason, they consider a child entering college as mature and independent enough and that their marriage has served its purpose. Unfortunately, this perspective is flawed.
Social media is all prevalent in our lives now. Almost everyone has some form of social media account be it Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or one of the many professional-oriented social media sites such as LinkedIn, Alignable, Avvo, etcetera. Consequently, social media clauses are appearing in divorce cases under the following circumstances:
Most couples, planning to get married in today's society, should have a prenup. This is particularly true for those couples bringing significant assets into their marriage. In that case, a prenuptial is like an insurance policy. No one ever intends to have an emergency, but it's very good to have insurance to minimize the damage if an emergency does occur.
There is no denying that President Trump's presidency has not created lukewarm responses from anyone in Florida or Palm Beach County. In fact, there seems to be a clear division between those individuals who support Trump ardently, and those who are vocally opposing him. However, politicians and people interested in politics are not the only ones who are having difficulty coming to terms with the Trump presidency and his views and actions. Not surprisingly, married couples are now more than ever feuding over politics and over Trump's presidential policies and actions. These arguments over Trump's presidency views and actions are increasing the divorce rate. A recent study conducted by Wakefield Research, located in Arlington, Virginia, found that one in ten couples, whether married or unmarried, had terminated their relationship/marriages due to disagreements over the presidential politics. Even more shocking, millennial couples had ended their relationships far more frequently (22 percent of the time). According to the results of the study, 22 percent of Americans know a couple whose relationship has been negatively affected by Trump's election and subsequent political actions. An example of a divorce caused by Trump politics has recently occurred in Palm Beach County, Florida. Lynn Aronberg, the wife of Palm Beach County state attorney Dave Aronberg, recently filed for divorce. Lynn Aronberg stated that she is "a staunch Republican and supporter of President Trump," while her husband is not. She believes that fact led her to feel "increasingly isolated in the marriage". The couple publicly stated that they are divorcing amicably. Even though they may be divorcing amicably, the acrimony that occurred over their disagreement of President Trump contributed to their divorce.
It is summertime and the last thing our kids want to think about is schoolwork. Most of our children deserve a rest or break from regular school assignments and projects.
Most men groan when they think of having to watch a "chick flick" with their female significant other/spouse. For some men, it's like pulling nails. However, such reluctance may become less frequent based on the results of a recent study from Rochester University.
You commence your search for an experienced collaborative law attorney like you do any professional. You check with your friends and your professional acquaintances and try to find personal referrals. Remember that the facts of their case, their personalities, the size of their marital estate, and their personalities often factor significantly into the results that they have received and these factors will not be the factors in your case. Nevertheless, you want to ask friends, acquaintances, or professionals for recommendations.
As of July 31, 2017, Florida's collaborative law statute and collaborative law rules of procedure and ethics will be official.
Collaborative divorce is a process in which each party has their own specially trained collaborative attorney. The parties and their attorneys meet jointly and negotiate the resolution of issues in a divorce case with the assistance of a neutral financial professional and the assistance of a mental health facilitator (who is usually a mental health professional). Advantages of collaborative divorce are:
For a variety of reasons including health insurance concerns, religious concerns, social security and pension benefits, and even a desire to eventually reconcile, couples in troubled relationships may opt for legal separation rather than divorce. In Florida, there are a number of surprising facts about legal separation that you should consider before deciding on that option.