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10 Famous People Who Needed a Prenuptial Agreement
10 Famous People Who Needed a Prenuptial Agreement

Most people who get married expect their union to last forever and don’t want to believe that their relationship could ever end messily. This is why so many shun "prenups", or prenuptial agreements, which establish a contract for the division of property and the distribution...

Short-Term Marriage: Does Length of Marriage Affect Divorce?
Does the Length of Marriage Affect Divorce Proceedings?

Maybe you’ve been married for years, but the spark is gone, and you and your partner have talked about separating.  Maybe you’ve only been married a month and have quickly realized that you made a mistake and rushed into things too quickly.  Whatever your reason...

After a Ruling: What You Can Do to Improve Your Situation
After a Ruling: What You Can Do to Improve Your Situation

Fighting for your rights in divorce court isn’t easy. You and your attorneys might work as hard as possible to collect evidence, present your case and convince a judge, but in the end, the chances are that you may not receive a ruling that you...

"Grounds for Divorce": The Evolution of the No-Fault Divorce
“Grounds for Divorce”: The Evolution of No-Fault Divorce

In the hundreds of years of American history leading up to 1969, the term “grounds for divorce” was widely used. The term, of course, refers to the reason that one spouse is divorcing the other. This is due to the fact that in order to obtain...

Preparing a Parenting Plan in Florida
Preparing a Parenting Plan in Florida

When going through divorce proceedings, parents are almost always tasked with creating a parenting plan - a time-sharing schedule that will determine each parent’s interactions with their child or children. When parents or courts decide that the parents will have joint custody, they are required...

Stay or Go: When Is the Right Time to Move Out in a Divorce?
Stay or Go: When Is the Right Time to Move Out?

If you and your divorcing spouse own a residence, it’s just about a guarantee that only one of you will be able to live there when divorce proceedings complete.  Occasionally, if agreements can’t be reached, courts will decree that assets like homes get liquidated, and...

The Relationship Between Alimony Payments and Cohabitation in Florida
The Relationship Between Alimony Payments and Cohabitation

The state of Florida will often award alimony payments to a financially dependent spouse after a divorce. When the spouse who is receiving the alimony payments has a change in financial situation, it can affect the alimony payments. One factor that can affect these payments is...

How to Protect Your Parental Visitation Rights in Miami, Florida
How to Protect Your Parental Visitation Rights

For many parents, one of the priorities during a divorce is obtaining child custody (aka parental time-sharing) rights. Having physical custody of your child or children makes you a caregiver, with all of the accompanying responsibilities including housing, feeding, and medical care and attention. If you...

Divorce and Credit Card Debt
Divorce and Credit Card Debt

Throughout the course of a marriage, two people build a life together. If that marriage ever comes to an end, this one life separates into two.  That’s where a much of the stress of divorce comes from -  everything that was once shared between two...