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    Why Are Baby Boomer Divorces Surging As Overall Divorce Rates Decline?

    There is good news and bad news in the world of marriage and divorce. The good news: the divorce rate in the U.S. has fallen to just above 40 percent after years of a 50 percent plateau. The bad: that overall decline has taken place in spite of a huge surge in divorces among baby […]

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014. Filed under Divorce.

    In Many Divorces, Hiring Experts is Key

    If you think divorce may be in your future, you probably understand the difference that hiring an experienced attorney will make for your case. The process will almost certainly be faster and easier, will produce a better end result, and may even save you money. This difference is not made because attorneys are smarter than […]

    Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. Filed under Divorce.

    How to Protect your Finances When Considering Divorce

    When you and your spouse are contemplating separation or divorce, it is important to consider specific actions to safeguard your assets from dissipation by your spouse. The likelihood of your spouse taking actions against which you must protect yourself must be weighed against the likelihood that taking those protections will anger or alienate your spouse, […]

    Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013. Filed under Divorce, News & Press.

    When Divorce and Bankruptcy are On the Table, Consider Both Together

    Money is a factor in many divorces, and often at least one party is contemplating filing bankruptcy at the same time the couple are considering divorce. Both spouses are equally responsible for debts incurred during a marriage. A divorce settlement will divide the debts between the two parties, but creditors can still attempt to collect […]

    Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013. Filed under Bankruptcy, Divorce.

    Vacation Homes a Tricky Matter in Divorce Process

    Dividing assets in a divorce is often a delicate and complex process. Married couples’ finances are usually tightly interwoven. To make a clean split, couples need to either sell jointly-owned assets or completely transfer ownership to one party. Second homes, or vacation homes, are no exception. Of course, not every couple is fortunate enough to […]

    Posted on Saturday, November 17th, 2012. Filed under Divorce.

    Tampa Court Provides Guidance on Collaborative Divorce

    The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida recently issued an order giving guidance for the practice of collaborative family law in Hillsborough County. Chief Judge Manual Menendez, Jr., signed the order codifying procedures for the relatively new method of settling divorce issues. Collaborative divorce focuses on resolving disputes outside the courtroom, the open exchange of pertinent […]

    Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012. Filed under Divorce.

    Mediation May Be a Faster Approach to Divorce Proceedings

    Many couples looking to divorce envision a courtroom setting where they can air out their grievances and emotional baggage and show the judge why they deserve to get more. Litigating some divorce cases may be beneficial; however, for many people it ends up being a costly endeavor that just leads to more heartache. Individuals lose […]

    Posted on Sunday, October 28th, 2012. Filed under Divorce, Family Law.

    Mediation Provides a More Civil Approach to a Florida Divorce

    Florida residents have alternative choices when it comes to getting divorced. There is the traditional method of hiring attorneys and litigating every issue, which can be very costly. Or residents may decide to try alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, which generally reduces the monetary cost, time, and stress. A family law mediator can […]

    Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012. Filed under Divorce, Family Law.

    Florida Court Settles Distance Measurement in Relocating Children of Divorce

    Complicated legal issues may arise when, as is often the case, a divorced parent wishes to relocate with his or her child. Florida law strictly regulates the relocation of a child’s primary residence in order to protect children’s well-being. But a recent case demonstrates that even well-established laws can allow for very different interpretations. “Relocation […]

    Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012. Filed under Divorce, News & Press.

    Watch Out for Health Insurance Changes and Costs During a Divorce

    During a divorce, most people are not thinking about what could happen to their health insurance benefits. With rising costs and many insurers to choose from, individuals will want to consult their divorce lawyer to get advice on how this could financially affect them and their children. If one spouse is currently covered through the […]

    Posted on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012. Filed under Divorce.