Overview of Divorce Laws in Florida

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    Can I Relocate My Kids out of State During Divorce Proceedings 1

    ​Can I Relocate My Kids out of State During Divorce Proceedings?

    Life doesn’t stop, even when you’re going through a divorce. Therefore, moving in the middle of your divorce proceedings may become necessary. While it is possible to relocate with your kids during divorce proceedings, there are certain essential steps to take before you may legally do so. If you’re interested [...]

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    Are Mothers More Likely to Get Child Custody During Divorce

    ​Are Mothers More Likely to Get Child Custody During Divorce?

    Children are the most important—and often the most contentious—consideration in a divorce. Fortunately, Florida law seeks to protect the interests of children at every stage of the proceedings. Previously, this protection included giving default custody to the mother during a divorce in most cases. However, this policy has changed in [...]

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    What Is Time Sharing?

    ​What Is Time Sharing?

    When families with a child (or children) split up, custody of that child becomes perhaps the most important aspect of the divorce proceedings. During these proceedings, Florida judges must contemplate what’s in the best interests of the minors and set a time-sharing schedule based on the evidence presented by both [...]

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    ​How Do I Choose a Divorce Attorney?

    The lawyer you choose for your divorce could make the difference between a fair (or even winning) outcome and a decree you will complain about for the rest of your life. Divorces trigger intense emotions and require fact-intensive investigations. You need someone who can provide steady, objective guidance and fierce [...]

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    ​Do I Need an Attorney to Get a Divorce?

    Yes, You Do! In the American legal system, individuals always have the option of representing themselves. But as Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit points out to anyone appearing in family court without a lawyer, you must follow the same rules and file the same forms as a divorce attorney. The judges [...]

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    Divorce and Gambling Addiction

    ​Divorce and Gambling Addiction

    An occasional day at the races betting on the ponies isn’t a problem. The same is true for an occasional weekend in Atlantic City. But when your spouse is betting on sports or games of chance almost every day, you may need to act. If you are lucky, you can [...]

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    The Psychological Effects of Divorce

    For many married people considering divorce, it will not be a surprise to learn that the process leads to psychological stress. This stress can negatively affect a person’s mental health for years to come. One study found that divorce increases the risk of depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse, among other [...]

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    Abuse Can Affect Your Divorce

    ​How Your Spouse’s Substance Abuse Can Affect Your Divorce

    Substance abuse has become a significant problem throughout the United States. According to the National Center For Drug Abuse Statistics, over 700,000 drug overdose deaths happened in the United States in the past 20 years. Over ten million Americans misuse opioids at least once a year. The National Institute On [...]

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    Codependency and Divorce

    Codependency and Divorce

    In many marriages, one spouse ends up codependent on the other spouse. Codependency refers to a relationship in which one partner needs the other partner, who in turn needs to be needed. Many times, people confuse codependency with being clingy or enamored with your spouse. There’s a common idea that [...]

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    Property Division in Florida Divorce

    How Does Property Division Work in a Florida Divorce?

    Every state has different rules regarding how a married couple divides property in a divorce. In Florida, the law requires an equitable division of property between divorcing spouses. However, equitable division does not necessarily mean equal division, as many people might assume. Rather, equitable division means that property division should [...]

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