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July 2018 Archives

Can mediation help my children through our divorce?

You and your spouse have decided to file for divorce, but you are both concerned about the effect your split will have on the children. As you know, a divorce can be devastating for kids. They may be heartbroken to learn that their parents no longer love each other, and they might feel like they have to take sides. It can also profoundly affect children if their parents fight during and after the divorce. Like other Florida parents going through the same challenges, you might wonder if there is a better way to end your marriage without it being so traumatic for your children.

A spousal support law firm can ensure a fair outcome

Negotiating spousal support can be one of the most difficult parts of a divorce. For many Florida spouses, the assistance of a spousal support law firm not only leads to a more favorable outcome, it also provides invaluable peace of mind. As alimony negotiations begin, the following tips can make the process easier. 

Florida readers aware of change in approach to frozen embryos

In most cases in which one party wishes to use frozen embryos to have a child and the other does not, the opposing party is favored in court. That could change, however, based on a law recently passed in another state. The new law gives parties who want to use frozen embryos to have a child the right to do so, even if the other party strongly opposes that outcome. That has many Florida readers concerned. 

Florida millennials make good use of prenuptial agreements

Unlike past generations, the young adults of today have vastly different concepts about marriage. One way in which they differ is in their opinion of the importance of prenuptial agreements. Their parents and grandparents may have reserved these contracts for the very wealthy or those with considerable assets to inherit. In contrast, millennials in Florida and across the country are using prenups more frequently because of changes in their circumstances and in their overall view of marriage.

Actress continuing child custody battle over frozen embryos

Many Florida readers are familiar with the work of Sofia Vergara, one of the stars of "Modern Family." The actress has been fighting a child custody battle for some time now as she and her former partner argue over what to do with two frozen embryos created during their relationship. Vergara's ex, Nick Loeb, wants to use the embryos to have children, a move Vergara strongly opposes.