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Could these financial lies be part of your Florida divorce?

Most spouses like to think that they know their partner as well as they know themselves. They believe that, over the years, every personality trait, both good and bad, has been revealed, and that every step their spouse makes will fall among a predictable path. Imagine the shock and surprise that comes when a Florida spouse discovers that his or her partner has been telling financial lies for many years. Divorce tends to draw back the curtain on these issues, and it is not uncommon for spouses to be blindsided by what is revealed.

How to address a Florida home during a divorce

When homeowners decide to go their separate ways, they must first decide what to do with their home. This is an area of contention for many couples, as there are several different ways to handle the disposition of a piece of Florida real estate. The following tips can help couples consider their options, and make a decision that is in line with their best interests.

The reason why some happy Florida couples seek a divorce

When a marriage comes to an end, it is usually because two people are unable to work through their differences, or when the actions of one have rendered the marriage irretrievably broken. There are cases, however, when a Florida couple will seek to divorce even when both spouses are happy with their relationship. Those cases may be few in number, but the issues facing the couples involved deserve the attention of many.

Could no-fault divorce be eliminated in Florida?

When a marriage encounters trouble, most spouses will bend over backwards to do whatever it takes to get things back on track. In some cases, those efforts will pay off. For other couples, however, things will deteriorate, and the marriage will eventually end in divorce. Having access to no-fault divorce is a privilege that many Florida residents do not recognize until they have reason to make use of it. One state is considering the elimination of this path to divorce.

A property division lawyer can advise on home sales

For couples who been fortunate enough to purchase their own home, understanding how to best divide the value of that asset in a divorce can be a difficult task. Even when both parties agree on selling the home and dividing the proceeds, that process is not always as simple as it sounds. In areas in Florida where the real estate market is down, a property division lawyer can help guide clients toward the most advantageous choices.

Florida spouses won't believe this divorce demand

When a couple decides to end their marriage, one of the primary areas of focus is how to divide marital wealth. Some couples have a more complicated mix of assets than others, but every now and then a divorce case will contain details that are shocking to many people, in Florida and across the nation. An example is found in a recent case involving a man's multi-million dollar legal settlement, and his wife's bid for a portion of that money.

Divorce tips for Florida spouses nearing retirement

Ending a marriage is never a simple or easy matter, and for those who are at or nearing retirement age, the changes that accompany divorce can be even more challenging. It is important for older spouses to have a plan of action for both their divorce itself and the years that will follow. The following tips are offered in the hopes of assisting Florida residents in creating their plan.

Could Punta Gorda homeowners benefit from divorce mortgage?

A new lending product may be on the horizon, one that could be helpful to divorcing homeowners. Known as the "divorce mortgage," this is a financial tool that could give older homeowners additional options as they move through the property division process. While these loans are not yet available to Punta Gorda homeowners, a great deal of buzz on the topic merits and examination of these unusual loans.

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.