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August 2018 Archives

Communication tips for Punta Gorda parents after a divorce

A new school year is challenging for many families, but for those who've recently gone through a divorce, things can quickly grow even more complicated. Figuring out how to navigate a child's school schedule can be hard, especially when nerves are still raw and Punta Gorda parents are trying to settle into a new child custody arrangement. Good communication is essential and can help stave off resentments and contention. 

Divorcing a high-conflict spouse: Here’s what you should know

If you are getting ready to go through a divorce in the Punta Gorda area, it may seem like you are losing everything you have worked so hard to have. The stress, frustration and arguing might have you losing sleep and missing meals. Your partner may be argumentative and confrontational, but that does not mean you have to stick around and put up with that behavior to get what you want out of the divorce. 

Student loan debt can complicate property division

For Florida couples who are in the middle of negotiating a divorce, student loan debt can play a role. Many people assume that the individual who took out student loans will automatically be obligated to pay the remaining debt. In reality, however, that isn't always the case. Understanding how student loans are handled during divorce can ease the property division process. 

Is divorce contagious among Punta Gorda social circles?

When someone gets a divorce, it often creates ripples through their social circle. Many Punta Gorda residents have noticed a kind of "divorce contagion" that happens among groups of friends. As it turns out, researchers looking into the matter have found evidence to support the concept that divorce can be contagious

Some Florida parents want child custody records sealed

There are some custody cases that contain salacious or disturbing details. For Florida parents involved in those cases, having all of the records in the case sealed can be an important consideration. That is the current focus of Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley. She's currently asking a court to seal the records related to her ongoing child custody fight with her estranged husband. 

Is a Punta Gorda prenuptial agreement always ironclad?

Protecting wealth is an important consideration for many men and women as they prepare to marry, and a prenuptial agreement is part of that process. Many in Punta Gorda believe that prenuptial agreements are ironclad, and will serve to protect against loss of assets in the event of a divorce. It's important to understand that these contracts can be thrown out of court in certain circumstances, as evidenced by a recent court action in a different state.