Understanding Custody Agreements & Parenting Plans

What is “parental responsibility”? “Parental responsibility” is used to talk about who has the power to make decisions for the child.  Florida law does not use the term “custody.” The court wants both parents to share the responsibility for making decisions about the child and will order this unless it is not in the child’s […]

Divorce in Florida

Despite the sunny weather and boundless leisure activities, Florida is not insulated from the high divorce rate across the country. The following article provides the basics of divorce for Florida residents. Grounds for Divorce Florida calls divorce a “dissolution of marriage.” Florida is a “no fault” divorce state, which means that spouses only need to […]

10 Things You Should Know About Divorce

These ten tips will help you ensure you have the right expectations to make your divorce as successful as possible. When a marriage ends, spouses and their children often face a perfect storm of stressful events: new living arrangements, parenting schedules, and of course, decisions about property and money. The emotions caused by these changes […]

Child Custody: Relocation Or Move Away Cases – How Difficult Are They?

Before March 2020: Family law and child custody in particular seeks to preserve the rights of the children to have ongoing meaningful relationships with their parents and values the parenting time or custodial time or visitation time of both parents with the children. Court custody orders or custody agreements include an ongoing schedule, often alternating […]

Divorce Choose Your Own Adventure: Exploring Alternative Dispute Resolution Options

There are very few certainties in the divorce process. Even though you can draw generalizations from the law or experience, no two divorce matters will ever be exactly the same. For divorce practitioners, the variability from one case to the next is what makes matrimonial law a dynamic area of practice. One thing is for […]

Social Security and divorce: 7 myths about claiming your ex’s benefits

Even if it’s been decades since the ink dried on your divorce decree, those marital vows you took can pay off in the form of higher Social Security benefits. As long as you haven’t remarried, your marriage lasted at least 10 years, and two years have passed since your divorce was finalized, you can qualify […]

Top 10 Things NOT to Do When You Divorce

The divorce process can be a particularly emotional and vulnerable time. Don’t make these common mistakes. As anyone who’s gone through a divorce can tell you, the process is rarely easy. Tensions run high, and couples often make poor decisions in the heat of the moment. Given the mountain of financial, practical and emotional details […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced or Divorcing People

New Years is traditionally a time to resolve to do something new or to do something differently.  However, the new year can be a time of sadness for a loss or separation, which makes it hard coming up with New Year’s resolutions for divorced or divorcing people. On the other hand, it is also a […]