FLORIDA LEGISLATURE CONSIDERS SUBSTANTIAL SHAKEUP OF ALIMONY LAW

 

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Reasons Why You Should Hire A Divorce Attorney

 

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HOW TO GET THE THOUGHTS OF YOUR EX TO "QUIT BUGGING YOU" ON VALENTINE'S DAY

 

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SIX WAYS TO REINVIGORATE YOURSELF AS A PARENT DURING YOUR DIVORCE

It is the beginning of a new year.  For each new year comes our best intentions in the form of New Year's resolutions.  Among those resolutions are the ones that deal with self-care and self-help.

            This is a busy, hurly-burly world where parents have increasing demands and pressures placed upon them.  Those pressures increase when you are going through a divorce.  The Verywell Family magazine recently provided a number of ways in which parents may reinvigorate and refresh themselves.  They include:

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WHY IS JANUARY CONSIDERED AN ACTIVE DIVORCE MONTH?

On January 1st of each year, the majority of people wish each other a Happy New Year.  However, among divorce attorneys, January 1 commences an upsurge in the filings and potential clients seeking to file for divorce.  Divorce attorneys are kept busy after the holidays.  While it is not an official designation the way that Women's History Month is, January has earned this nickname in the legal circles.

            Among the many reasons for the increase in divorce filings in January are the following:

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FOUR WAYS A FACILITATOR CAN ASSIST IN YOUR COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE

 

The collaborative divorce facilitator (CDF) is a neutral professional who is often utilized as a collaborative divorce team leader and communication specialist within the collaborative divorce process.  A facilitator generally has been educated and is licensed in the areas of marriage and family counseling, mental health therapy, social work, psychology, or psychiatry.  However, a CDF does not engage in therapy during the collaborative divorce process.  Instead he or she will usually take on the following roles.

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Four Ways to Protect your Privacy During your divorce

  A divorce can create havoc on a family regarding its finances, it can also exact an emotional and psychological toll upon its members.  Nonetheless, 90 to 95 percent of all divorce cases settle.  After legal costs, privacy concerns are probably one of the biggest reasons why divorcing couples settle.  No one wants their financial history laid out, or their dirty laundry aired out for public consideration.  However, because a divorce proceeding is a public proceeding all information within, you’re a divorce court file is available to the public.  It is rather inexpensive to obtain copies of court filings from the courthouse and in some states, they are even available to be downloaded online.  The following are some tips regarding protecting your privacy during a divorce:

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FOUR THINGS THAT MOST DIVORCE ATTORNEYS DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW

You finally made the difficult decision that the marriage is over and you need to proceed with a divorce.  However, you feel some trepidation by proceeding forward.  Understandably, there are stories of divorce cases that have bankrupt families, have lasted for years and years in court with high levels of animosity frequently appear in the news. I’m sure you are asking yourself, “Is our divorce going to end up that?”. 

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How to Select the Best Collaborative Divorce Attorney

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.

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July 2017 Is Collaborative Divorce Month in Florida

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: 

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