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Documents to Assemble When Preparing for Divorce in Florida

Stay Focused - Organize All Necessary Paperwork While this is a very emotional time, it is important to stay focused during the entire process of divorce. In the early stages, one of the most significant things you can do is to gather and organize all of the necessary paperwork. When you meet with your divorce attorney you should have as many of the critical documents as possible already in order. The exact paperwork you will need for a divorce will depend on whether your divorce is contested or uncontested. More paperwork will be required in a contested divorce, so it is always best to be well-prepared. The attorneys of In Law We Trust, P.A., who specialize in divorce for men, are specifica ...


Retirement Plans and Divorce in Florida

Separate Property vs Marital Property The way in which retirement benefits are divided as part of a divorce settlement in a Florida divorce can be quite complicated. It is important to know that the court only considers retirement or pension funds that were accrued during the marriage as marital property. Any money that either spouse deposited or earned before the marriage, or after the divorce, is considered separate property. Therefore, as separate property, it is not subject to the court’s process for division of marital property.The courts use various methods to arrive at the actual amount of a retirement plan or pension that was earned during the course of the marriage. The factors ...


Dissolution of Marriage in Florida Explained

No-Fault Divorce is the Law in Florida Florida is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that the only reason required for filing for divorce is that the marriage relationship is over, cannot be repaired, and in other words, is “irretrievably broken.” In addition, if a spouse has been mentally incapacitated for three years or longer, that is also grounds for filing for divorce. However, if either you or your spouse objects and denies that the marriage is beyond repair, it is possible for the court to order professional counseling for up to three months beforeEither spouse can file for the dissolution of marriage. When doing so, it must be proved that a marriage exists and that one of the partie ...


Children's Bill of Rights in a Divorce

Don't Take Your Children's Feelings For Granted The Children’s Bill of Rights is something we like to mention during or before a divorce involving children. We feel the issues discussed here are ones that often parents need to be reminded of. Things like not being forced to get involved in grown-up issues and remembering not to treat them like pawns during or after a divorce. After all, kids are people too.For the sake of a child’s education, their daily routine, and to help them better associate with family and/or friends, parents are requested to always remember that children deserve the following:The right not to be asked or expected to choose sides or be put in a situation where I ...


Be a Positive Role Model for Your Children

Even if you are not the primary custodial parent in a divorce, it doesn’t mean that your responsibilities towards your children have ended. Being a positive role model is one of the most important things that you can do for your children. If you're a parent dealing with divorce, try to remember that you are needed now more than ever.Supportive parenting strategies can go a long way to helping children adjust to the changes brought about by divorce. Offering reassurance and a sense of stability can help ease the effects of divorce on children of all ages. The attorneys of In Law We Trust are well-versed in the challenges facing fathers during divorce. We understand not only the legal aspect ...


Minimizing the Effects of Divorce on the Children

When facing divorce, many parents wonder, “Should we stay together for the kids?” Despite the fact that divorce is difficult, staying together for the sake of the children may not be a good option. Children who live in homes with conflict and hostility may actually be at a higher risk for developing their own mental health issues and behavioral problems. Many times parents find divorce is their only option.If you are in the process of divorce or separating from your partner, naturally you are worried about how your children will be impacted. If handled poorly, a divorce will negatively affect your children, but you can significantly reduce this impact by making a concerted effort to avoid ...

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