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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...