How to inform the children about your divorce

Telling your children about the decision to end your marriage may be one of the more difficult parts of the divorce process. However, it is important to let them know as soon as you are sure, as they should not hear the news from anyone else. Telling them should not


Child custody determinations

When parents divorce or split up, deciding how to care for their child is a top priority. There are many factors that determine child custody, known as parental responsibility in Florida. According to FindLaw, the parents can come up with a parental responsibility agreement on their own. However, if they


A closer look at passport denial due to back child support

If you fall behind on child support, you could face many different penalties, including the possibility of passport denial. However, it is important to understand how passport denial works and take steps to restore your passport privileges if the government rejected your passport application. Whether you want to renew your


Late-in-life divorces on the rise

Making life-changing decisions when it comes to ending a marriage is no longer the exclusive purview of couples in their 30s and 40s. Their older contemporaries in the 50, 60, and even 70-year-old demographic are more pulling the plug on their long-term unions than ever. In reality, marital dissolutions overall


Tips for successful mediation

Despite the reputation for being contentious and hostile, divorce proceedings do not have to be difficult. When both parties agree to mediation in good faith, a settlement agreement may result without litigation. There are a few things to consider when you are looking to make mediation as successful as possible.


What does divorce mediation teach your kids?

Divorce mediation is the answer to a contested, combative divorce. Through mediation, you work with your former spouse to divide property, create a parenting plan and discuss your children’s future. While you may try to shield your kids from the divorce, your choices throughout the process will impact them. The


3 Things to know about divorce

When your marriage ends, you will face a flood of stressful events. Naturally, you will feel a surge of emotions, and you will probably feel overwhelmed. However, knowing a few critical things ahead of time can make the process much easier. Here are the top things you should know to


Are child custody and support connected?

Child custody and child support seem to have a connection. In some ways, they do, but in an important way, they do not. As a parent, it is important for you to understand how they relate and how they are different. You could find yourself in a bad situation if


Will mediation work for your divorce?

When you decide to seek a divorce, you have various options for how to go about the process. You can fight it out in court, but if you want a less combative approach, you may want to consider mediation. The Florida Courts explain the mediation process is a way to


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