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Options For Fairly Dividing the Home Value During a Divorce

Dividing the House Value During Divorce In Florida, as an equitable distribution state, assets are divided during divorce based on their value. Before you decide how you will split up the home, you will need to have its value determined. While it is possible for you to calculate your home’s worth based on comparable properties in your area, it is a better idea to hire the services of a professional appraisal. Once you have a fair market value or appraisal of your home, you can then better evaluate your options as to how to move forward. In Law We Trust Divorce and Family Lawyers, the top attorneys in Tampa for representing men in family law matters, can’t stress enough the importance of pr ...


Factors That Affect the Best Interest of Your Children

Parenting Plan and “The Best Interests of the Children” If you are preparing for divorce and children are involved, no doubt you have heard a lot about the importance of a Parenting Plan. The Parenting Plan states how you and the other parent will share in parental responsibilities and time-sharing, and is of critical importance to the well-being of the children. The court has no partiality toward either a mother or a father, and will make its decision by approving a parenting plan that is in the best interest of the child. Determining what will be best for the children isn’t always easy. Many factors will be considered by the court before a plan is accepted. It is important for you to ta ...


What is the Required Parenting Class for Divorce in Florida?

What is the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course? Co-parenting can be challenging at times, but there are many things that you can do to make it more productive and easier for all concerned. Taking a parenting class can be the first step in helping ensure a smoother transition for you and your children as you transition through the divorce process. Florida Statute 61.21 requires that both parents involved in a divorce take and complete the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course if they have children under 18 years old. This course usually takes four hours, can be done on-line or in a physical classroom, and must be approved by the Florida Department of Children and ...


How Long Does a Divorce Take in Florida?

How Long is the Divorce Process in Florida? The amount of time it takes to get divorced in the state of Florida depends on a variety of things including the judge who is responsible for your case, the county you file in, and whether the divorce is contested or uncontested. The best decision you can make in the beginning of the divorce process is to hire the firm of In Law We Trust Divorce and Family Lawyers We dedicate ourselves specifically to the practice of family law for men and are highly experienced and knowledgeable about all of the potential issues you may be facing. As specialists, we will help guide you through the intricacies of divorce and to its best conclusion. Uncontested ...


What's the Difference Between Divorce and Annulment?

How is an Annulment Different? In the state of Florida, a marriage can be ended either by a divorce or an annulment. An annulment differs from a divorce in that an annulment is a decree that a legal marriage never existed. While most times it is preferable to seek a divorce rather than an annulment, there are certain times and certain situations when an annulment may be appropriate. In Florida it is more difficult to obtain an annulment rather than a divorce due to the necessary court proceedings and burdens of proof. The court procedure and end-effect of a divorce is quite different from an annulment. A divorce declares that a marriage existed, has come to an end, and may have provisi ...


Premarital Agreements in Divorce Explained

What Is a Premarital Agreement? In Florida, prenuptial agreements are called premarital agreements. Many couples decide on premarital agreements to protect their assets and their financial futures. These agreements are contracts that were made between prospective spouses before marriage, cover each of their financial rights and obligations during the marriage, and define how certain issues such as alimony and property division will be treated if the marriage ends in divorce. If you have a premarital agreement and are considering divorce, this is one of the first things that should be discussed with your attorney. Is My Premarital Agreement Enforceable? Yes, in most cases you are obligat ...


Estate Planning in Divorce

Don't Forget About Estate Planning It’s always a good idea to start planning ahead for things that will need to be altered due to the changes in relationships that occur with divorce. Many people forget the important step of estate planning during pre-divorce and post-divorce activities. Most likely, you will not want your ex-spouse’s name on documents that relate to your future finances or your healthcare directives. If you are contemplating or going through a divorce, be proactive in your approach and get legal advice about estate planning as soon as possible. What Documents are Related to My Estate? Some of the key documents that deal with your estate include: Life Insurance Poli ...

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