Summer is a time when things slow down and kids are out of school, and for many Florida couples, it is a often a time to decide to move forward with divorce. There is much more to ending a marriage than simply making the decision and then filing the papers. It is smart to take each step of this process thoughtfully and carefully, taking the time to prepare for well-informed family law choices down the road.
Alimony is generally one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. One spouse will inevitably fight tooth and nail to avoid paying an excessive amount to an ex. The law constantly changes, such as at the beginning of this year when a new law made it so that alimony payments are no longer tax deductible.
When Florida parents decide to move forward with divorce, one of their main concerns is how their choice will affect the well-being of their children. Many parents choose a joint child custody plan, which means they will share parenting time and the responsibility of making choices on behalf of the child. Even though these arrangements are beneficial for kids, it is not always easy for parents to work together.
The summer months are busy for Florida families. Children are out of school, and they may be busy with things like camp, swim lessons, time with friends and much more. Schedules are hectic, and this can make things complicated for parents who share child custody. When drafting custody orders, it can help to account for potential summertime complications in order to reduce problems and disputes.
Florida couples make the choice to divorce every day, but overall, number of couples making this choice is drastically lower. Divorce rates are changing, and there are several factors that influence family law trends and the choices that people make regarding marriage. It appears that fewer people are getting divorced, but that may be because there are fewer people getting married.