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When mediation is a poor fit for divorce

Florida couples whose marriages are coming to an end often have some mutual understanding of desired child custody and property division outcomes. At the least, they may be able to settle some issues in mediation without requiring a judge to rule on every dispute. However, this is not always the case, and some divorcing couples are best served by the adversarial nature of litigation. The first rule of mediation lends some insight into why it is inappropriate in certain cases.

Why women may have more difficulties after divorce

Although going through a divorce can be emotionally difficult, the financial part of dissolving a marriage can actually be more complex. For some Florida couples, a divorce can have a serious impact on both parties' budget and retirement. However, divorce tends to have a larger impact on women.

The upside of a prenuptial agreement

While not everyone may understand what a prenuptial agreement is, it can be beneficial to Florida couples who are thinking about getting married. In some cases, just the process of talking about the issues may be worth going through because it forces each person to be open and honest about their finances. It also forces couples to communicate in an open and honest manner, which may strengthen their relationship.

Addressing a joint account after a divorce

Florida couples who are going through a divorce will need to negotiate the separation of assets as part of the process. For many people, the idea of separating assets is associated with wealth and property. However, even couples who might only have a joint account will have to go through the division process.

Child relocation involving divorced military service members

In Florida, while military members and their families are subject to military rules and regulations, they are also bound by the laws of Florida regarding divorce, custody of children and relocation. As always, the primary concern remains the best interests of the children, while also considering the needs and wants of the parents.

How to determine an adequate child support amount

When Florida parents of minor children divorce, the non-custodial parent will generally be ordered by the court to pay child support to the custodial parent. To determine how much support should be provided, parents may use a child support calculator. However, what the calculator says and what a judge may ultimately order may differ significantly. However, this doesn't mean that the calculator is not accurate.

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