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 …

Parenting During COVID

Parenting is no easy task. It is hard enough when there are not any lockdowns or quarantines. Now that we are in the middle of a pandemic, parenting has gotten much harder. Parents are now expected to not only raise their children, but make sure they attend online school and keep them busy. This may mean looking for activities to …

Embracing Life After Divorce

Going through a divorce can be devastating, especially if you have been married for quite some time. Transitioning back to the single life can be scary. Being married may have been all you have ever known in your adult life. How will you live on your own? Your identity may be tied to your ex-spouse. You need to let that …

Should You Remarry Your Ex?

Many people struggle with their marriages, but they refuse to get divorced because they think they may regret it. You may think they are crazy, but regret is real. Of those who divorce, as many as 15% end up remarrying each other. With all the fish in the sea, why remarry an ex? They clearly had major problems the first …

How Does Substance Abuse Affect Child Custody?

When the courts determine child custody in a divorce, they look at many factors. Which party has taken on the primary role of parent? Can each parent provide the children with a stable home environment? Can they pay for basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter and medical care? Where does the child attend school? What is their daily routine? …

Benefits of Divorcing During a Pandemic

Divorce filings have been on the rise since the coronavirus pandemic started. Couples have been quarantined off and on since last March, and it is causing great distress within many marriages. While some couples have seen their marriages get better from the increased amount of time they have been spending together, many are experiencing the opposite effect. Couples are sick …