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Spousal neglect and divorce

Relationships fall apart for a myriad of reasons, but some can be especially painful from an emotional angle. For example, when someone is neglected by their spouse, they may reach the conclusion that divorce is necessary, even though the divorce process may seem like one of the last things they want to deal with. If you are in a marital relationship and you want to move on because your spouse has been neglecting you, it is vital to make sure that you approach your divorce correctly in order to avoid additional hardships such as unmanageable stress or even depression.

What benefits do prenuptial & postnuptial agreements offer?

Most people cringe at the thought of a prenuptial agreement. After all, during the lead up to marriage, the last thing you want to think about is divorce. The truth is that many couples' marriages will end in divorce and being prepared for the possibility might even strengthen your union in the long run. Forbes offers a few basics on pre and postnuptial agreements and why you should consider implementing one. 

Newlyweds and contentious family law issues

Divorce is often difficult for a lot of reasons, whether kids are involved, or a married couple is unsure how their finances will be affected by this major decision. However, some people find themselves involved in particularly difficult divorces, especially when contentious family law matters such as custody disputes, property division, child support or alimony are at the center of heated debates. Moreover, some people may think that newlyweds are more or less immune to these challenges since their marriage has not lasted very long, but this is certainly not always the case.

How can I improve my co-parenting strategy?

As a parent, you want to ensure that your child is properly nurtured and supported on his journey through life. This can be somewhat difficult after a divorce since you'll probably need to make important parenting decisions with your ex's input. According to Parents Magazine, devising a sound parenting strategy is possible, provided you following these helpful tips. 

Discussing family law matters with family members

There are many different family law matters which can create a great deal of uncertainty and stress, from difficult disputes over how custody will be split up to property division and even the divorce process in general. Sometimes, people turn to family members for support while they are dealing with these hurdles, while others may have difficulty speaking to others about their circumstances. It can be very helpful to discuss family law issues you are facing with those you love, but there are a number of things to keep in mind as well.

Dealing with family law issues as a single parent

Family law matters can be complicated for anyone, but parents (especially single parents) may have an especially difficult time dealing with various issues. From a former partner’s refusal or inability to pay child support to custody, parenting, property division and adjusting to life as a single parent, there are many different concerns that women and men may have to deal with while trying to raise a child by themselves. By taking the correct approach to family law matters, single parents may be able to make their lives easier (which can benefit their kids, as well).

Does social media have a negative impact on marriage?

People use social media for all sorts of reasons, from staying in touch with friends and family to pursuing hobbies and interests they hold dear. Along with these positive uses, some couples also complain about the negative impact that social media, including platforms like Facebook and Instagram, have on their marriages. Thrive Global explains a few of the ways social media use can harm a relationship. 

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.

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