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There can be a silver lining with divorce

If you are going through a divorce in South Florida, you may be only thinking about the negative aspects of it. While dividing assets, determining child custody and figuring out support, it can be a stressful and sad time. However, there are some benefits after you finalize the divorce, and these may help you get through the process a little easier. 

Prenuptial agreements may benefit same-sex couples

With same-sex marriage now legal in Florida, many people are choosing to commit to their domestic partners through a marriage ceremony. Prenuptial agreements are fairly common for heterosexual couples, and they may also provide many benefits for homosexual couples. While these documents often help divide assets in the event of a divorce, they may also help clarify certain legal issues, such as powers of attorney. Crafting a thorough prenuptial agreement may help both potential spouses communicate their expectations of the marriage.

Splitting marital property in a divorce

In Florida, and in many other states in the country, marital property is split in a fair and equitable fashion. Whether a judge presiding over the case determines who is entitled to what in the divorce settlement or the couple negotiates the terms of the divorce through mediation, dividing marital property can be daunting. Both parties are responsible for disclosing all marital property they have in their possession. However, this includes more than the family home, vehicles, furniture and belongings.

Establishing paternity as an unwed dad

Florida dads play an important role throughout their child’s life. For unwed fathers who wish to have a relationship with their child, but have split with the mother, it is challenging. At The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC, we have experience representing clients who want visitation rights or joint custody of their child.

How can I tell whether my partner is cheating?

Even the suspicion of infidelity can be enough to ruin a marriage. That’s why spouses want to get to the bottom of the issue as soon as possible, both for their well-being as well as that of their families. While the situation is not always cut and dry, Psychology Today recommends looking out for the following signs if you’re concerned your partner is being unfaithful.

How can I prepare for an adoption home study?

Adopting a child in Florida is a very exciting time for your entire family. However, you may have anxiety about the home study portion of the process, which entails a social worker visiting your home and interviewing your family. Adoption.org offers the following information on home studies so you can be properly prepared for yours.

What should I not do during a divorce?

Divorce is rarely easy, even when both parties agree on major issues like custody and asset division. That’s why it’s important for couples in Florida to take the proper steps during the uncoupling process. Live About offers the following tips on how you can successfully navigate your divorce.

Experts provide support for people recovering from divorce

When people decide to go through with divorcing their spouse in Florida, it can be overwhelming as they face the challenge of separating their life from their spouse and moving toward independence once again. For many people, a change as significant as getting a divorce can rock the foundation of their life from their finances to their social circle. Overcoming the difficulties that are part of a divorce and moving forward with life is a task that usually requires people to seek help and support from people who have been through a similar situation.

Vigilance can keep a divorce from hurting a person's credit score

When a couple is going through a divorce in Florida, it is inevitable that there will be periods where they are so distracted by the drastic changes to their familial relationships that they risk missing important details. Because divorce is such a complicated process, it is imperative that couples stay vigilant throughout their separation to prevent prolonging the process or compromising their financial future. 

Challenges of same-sex divorce

Same-sex couples in Florida are now able to enjoy the same benefits of marriage as their heterosexual counterparts. Unfortunately, with marriage there also comes the possibility of divorce. While gay couples are free to divorce as well as marry, there are some complications that couples may encounter once they start the process. 

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