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Protecting assets after marriage with a postnuptial agreement

Engaged couples in Florida usually spend much of their time dreaming and planning their wedding and honeymoon, but do not spend much time talking about finances and future situations. In fact, the thought of drafting a prenuptial agreement seems laughable for many, especially in the happy months leading up to saying 'I do.' However, once the honeymoon phase has passed and real life kicks in, thinking about the future may become more of a focus. It is in these times when a postnuptial agreement may be discussed.

How to Help You Child Understand Divorce

When it comes to divorce, many kids hold out hope that their parents will one day reunite. This hope can be emotionally damaging, especially when both parents begin pursuing relationships with other people. While you can take away the hurt your child is experiencing as a result of you divorce, you can help him or her to understand that the process is truly final (which is the first step to accepting the new family dynamic). Parenting Magazine offers advice on how to explain this to your kids. 

The importance of honesty in prenuptial agreements

The act of composing a Florida prenuptial agreement should be an open and honest process for both spouses-to-be, which includes making sure that the prenup lists whatever assets that are owned by the spouses. A CNBC piece recommends that spouses reveal on their prenups what they currently possess and what they may acquire if they know about it. Trouble can arise when one or both individuals do not list their assets accurately.

Estate considerations following divorce

There are certain activities in life that Davie residents likely plan on only having to do once. Getting married and writing one's will would like fall on that list. However, divorce may often rend moot the former; indeed, information shared by the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics shows that as recently as 2016, 79,677 divorces occurred in the state. The question then becomes what affect (if any) does divorce have on the latter? 

Working past the speed bumps of same-sex divorce

Even with the major progress of same-sex marriage legalization in 2015, countless Americans face speed bumps when attempting to separate. For many, laws surrounding divorce were never clearly laid out from the start; for others, living in different states alone has caused issues. As for Florida's laws, same-sex couples who marry also have the rights to divorce. 

What does an adoptive parent look like?

Adoptive parents look no different than anyone else you see every day in Florida. They come from all races and every corner of the world. They might be doctors, teachers or construction workers. Perhaps they live on a ranch. Perhaps they live in a bustling city. While every state does have certain requirements of adoptive parents, such as a steady income and stable home, there are no certain characteristics that you must have to be considered a good match for adopting a child. So what do adoptive parents look like?

Supporting equal rights for all marriages

While it is unfortunate that same-sex couples still occasionally fight against discrimination in our South Florida communities, these attitudes are changing at a national level. While this might not help our clients in their daily struggles, federal law has empowered our attorneys at The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC to help with many of the legal hardships and challenges facing same-sex partners and their families.

The familiar struggle of alienated grandparents

Depending on the family situation, the role of grandparent can take on many different meanings. For some, it can mean taking full custody of grandchildren, while for others the main pursuit is simply spending more quality time together. Although grandparent rights have long existed in Florida, some grandparents in the state nevertheless struggle to see their own family members.

Maintaining that special grandparent/grandchild bond

Whether they live near you in Florida, in the same house or across the nation, the bonds between grandparents and their grandchildren are special. If you are a grandparent, you already know this and you probably anticipated your first grandchild as much as you did your own first child.

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