Divorcing When Your Spouse is Disabled

People can become disabled due to a variety of causes. They may suffer paralysis in a car accident. They may have been crushed by machinery at work. Some suffer from medical conditions that cause them to suffer physical disabilities. A botched surgical procedure can cause disabilities. Old age and wear and tear on the body can cause a person to …

Why Do Women Initiate Most Divorces?

Who initiates divorce most often? If you said men, you would be wrong. While it may seem as though men are more dissatisfied with their marriages than women, women are the ones who initiate divorces most of the time. In fact, they do it 69% of the time, according to a study that looked at data from 2,262 married adults …

A Typical Divorce Timeline

You may be considering divorce, but you do not want to spend years battling things out with your spouse. That has been the case for many couples who decided to divorce during the pandemic. With courts closed and law firms having to change up their processes due to COVID-19 safety issues, the courts have been slow to finalize divorces. So …

How Relocation is Defined in a Florida Divorce

If you are divorcing with kids, you may want to move to a new city. Sometimes parents with children have to move for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you want to move closer to family. Maybe you got a job offer that you cannot pass up. In some cases, people move simply because they desire a change in scenery. They …

How Working Too Much Can Ruin Your Marriage

Almost all of us want to find a partner who is ambitious and values hard work. After all, who wants to be with someone who is lazy and has no motivation to do anything? Be careful what you wish for. While many people feel the need to pour themselves into their careers, they should do this while they are young …

How to Avoid a COVID Divorce

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all Americans to some degree. Millions of people have lost their jobs. Businesses have shut down. Many are struggling financially. Children are unable to attend school in person. Relationships are also suffering. The quarantine has forced more people to work at home. This means couples are pretty much in each other’s faces constantly. People are …

Divorce FAQs: What You Need to Know

Going through a divorce can be a scary situation. Even the thought of one can cause a person to shudder in fear. Ending a marriage is a major life decision. It is a complicated life event that can impact a person for many years. While there is a general process in place, no two divorces are the same. Therefore, you …

Equitable distribution – Marital v. Nonmarital

EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION – MARITAL v. NONMARITAL ROTH v. ROTH So. 3d (Fla. 2d DCA 2021) 46 FLW D473 (3/3/2021) The personal injury award received during the marriage as a result of the husband’s accident was improperly classified as the husband’s non-marital asset where neither party presented any evidence showing the components that made up the award pursuant to the weisfeld …

How to Separate in Florida

When you are ready to move on from a marriage, there are usually two main options — divorce and separation. Most states offer both, but Florida is one of just a few states that does not. In Florida, you primarily have two options — divorce or separate, but on your own terms. So while you can technically separate from your …

What is a Final Divorce Decree?

If you are in the throes of a divorce, you may be wondering: when will it all be over? No two divorces are the same. There are different assets and debts involved in each one. In many cases, there are children involved, which can complicate matters. If your marriage has been anything but amicable and it has dragged on for …