Category Archives: Divorce Law

UK Courts May Do Away With Fault-Based Divorces

From Metro News: Fault-based divorces could be scrapped in a major shake-up of family laws as ministers look to simplify the process. A consultation is set to be launched on plans for divorce law reform after Justice Secretary David Gauke….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Differences Between Same-Sex Divorce and Straight Divorce, By the Numbers

The legalization of same-sex marriage came with a major caveat: same-sex couples can now pursue both marriage and divorce. Now that same-sex marriage has been legal for over a decade in some states, we're beginning to gain a better sense of how often LGBT couples divorce—and how this process plays out. Read on to learn what the latest research says about same-sex and straight divorces:  .. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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What Happens to Marital Assets that Were Diminished or Spent Completely During the Course of Your Florida Divorce Litigation?

Going through the divorce process can be, and often is, a difficult time, both emotionally and, in many situations, financially. Divorcing spouses may be forced to deplete financial accounts or sell assets to pay for necessary things like living expenses and legal fees. When you do, the expenditure of those assets may impact the outcome of your case with regard to equitable distribution. In any equitable distribution outcome, your goals certainly include not being penalized for depleting assets for legitimate reasons. To make sure you get a genuinely fair equitable distribution, make certain you have the services of an experienced South Florida family law attorney on your side. For an illustration of the rules regarding the dissipation of marital assets, there’s the very recent case of T.M. and H.M. from Palm Beach County. Each spouse petitioned for divorce in 2016 after nearly 25 years of marriage. The couple’s divorce case covered several important issues,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Pros and Cons of Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is an alternative to battling out your divorce agreements through the court system. This is a good choice for those who find that they can talk their divorce through in a peaceful and non-argumentative manner. Couples who decide that mediation is best for them are not those going through a divorce because they have personal issues with their spouse, but rather it is for couples who amicably agree that their marriage is no longer the best option. Selecting mediation as your divorce method forces both partners to put emotions aside and be mature about every aspect of the ending to their marriage. It is done in a neutral setting with a lawyer present and encourages both parties to talk out their differences rather than arguing in front of a judge. While divorce mediation does have benefits, it can also result badly for some couples. Advantages of Mediation Less expensive: Divorce mediation is often less costly. Usually one attorney will be present throughout….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Effective Co-Parenting Starts Here

When children are involved in a difficult divorce, co-parenting can be extremely challenging but following a few simple steps can make all the difference. When parents put their differences aside, practice flexibility, and make their children their top priority, children of divorce have better outcomes. Want What is Best for the Children When parents are fighting, children are the ones that suffer. Both parents need to approach the co-parenting situation with good intentions toward their children and each other. This might seem easier said than done, but it is possible even when parents have different parenting styles or hurt feelings from the divorce. Both parents should keep an open line of communication. Parenting decisions should be calmly discussed instead of arguing just for the sake of giving the other parent a hard time. Occasionally, compromises will need to be made for the sake of maintaining the peace for the children. Keep Fights Away from Children Children should….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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