When a federal judge overturned Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages in 2015, it also opened the door for couples wishing to be apart. Many couples had married in other states, and as divorce statistics don’t discriminate, there were couples here in Florida waiting to divorce.
Couples divorcing in Florida have a new state law to take into consideration as they proceed with their plan to dissolve a marriage. The goal of the 2018 family law mandates is to bring unified decision making based on the best interest of the child. The law will impact time-sharing (custody) agreements, as well as revising the payment process for child support. These changes come as a result of years of deliberation within the area of family law. The plan put forth expects to help legally separated or divorcing parents, manage the new changes ahead.
We have all seen that movie where we cannot wait to see the cheating spouse get caught. The Hollywood portrayal of divorce often showcases infidelity as one of the leading explanations as to why marriages come to an end. While reasons can vary from couple to couple, communication breakdown is the most common cause of divorce--and is a widely prevalent theme in most of the other reasons that lead a marriage to end.
You and your fiancé just got engaged or are finalizing the wedding details. Like many Millennials or young adults, you might not consider yourself in need of a prenuptial agreement.
Children are better adjusted if they have parenting time with each parent. If your ex-spouse states discouragement that visits aren't going so well, brainstorm together about what could be done to improve the situation. Toys and entertaining activities may pacify a child for a time, but continuity between both houses can give your children the structure they need to feel secure. It is hard work to craft a visitation routine that works, but the effort will benefit your children immensely.
While overall divorce rates have remained relatively stable for years now, the dissolution rate for one demographic group has steadily risen – people over 50. Pew Research reports that the divorce rate for that age group has doubled since 1990 (now there are an average of 10 divorcing couples for every 1,000 married people, up from just five in 1990).
Shelly had had enough. Her husband was always late on mortgage payments, was bouncing checks, and creditors were calling constantly.
A number of people in happy relationships are interested in setting up a prenuptial agreement, but are worried how their partner will react. Wanting a prenuptial agreement does not mean that you are planning on divorce; instead, it removes uncertainty, and can protect both of your interests.
Having the divorce talk is not easy. Kids will have a very different perspective of the situation than you do. You need to understand what your kids might be thinking or feeling about this news so you can help them come to terms with what’s ahead.