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July 2016 Archives

How Florida parents should not approach child custody disputes

A recent news story serves as an example to parents across the nation of how not to approach child custody disputes. The case began as a difference of opinion between a 7-year-old girl's parents as to with whom she should reside, and ended with the felony arrest of the child's father. Child custody matters are highly emotional, and while most Florida parents would never go to the same lengths as this man, many will make less dramatic mistakes when fighting for the right to parent and care for their children.

The value of a Florida Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Working through the details of a divorce can be difficult. For many, the financial aspects of the process are daunting, and it can be hard to know which decisions will best support one's future financial goals. That is why hiring the services of a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) on one's divorce team is a wise choice for many Florida spouses.

Maximizing time with your property division lawyer

Going through a divorce can be a hectic time, full of tasks that need to be accomplished and important decisions that must be made. Having access to a good property division lawyer is a crucial part of walking away with a favorable settlement agreement. However, most Florida spouses want to retain as much of their wealth as possible and are looking for ways to minimize their legal expenses during divorce. The following tips are offered to assist spouses in making the most of their partnership with their attorney.

Terminating parental rights of an incarcerated person in Florida

There are many difficult choices a parent must sometimes be willing to make for the good of a child. As hard as it can be, sometimes the best thing for the wellbeing of a child is to pursue the termination of parental rights for a parent who has been incarcerated. Florida joins many other states in allowing for the termination of parental rights for incarcerated individuals when some conditions are met.

Florida Nirvana fans won't believe this divorce twist

Many readers are aware that Francis Bean Cobain (daughter of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain) is heading for divorce court. What some Florida residents may be shocked to learn is the extent to which the young woman's husband of not even two years feels should be his as part of the divorce. The case serves as an example of the importance of having a solid prenuptial agreement in place and of taking an aggressive legal stance in protecting one's interests during a divorce.