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August 2019 Archives

Summer is almost over, but divorce rates are rising

As summer comes to a close, many Florida children are already back in school and their parents are trying to adjust to a new schedule. For many families, it is also a time of significant transition as many people choose during this particular time of year to move forward with divorce. While there are many reasons for divorce, summer break is often a time when it becomes clear that a marriage is no longer working.

Adoption as a stepparent

Providing a two-parent household can prove beneficial to the healthy growth of a child. When a stepparent desires to adopt his or her spouse's child, it is a beautiful thing that may help enhance the family bond.

Income structure affects how property division will work

Divorce is a remarkably complicated process of untangling two financial lives. This process can be emotionally challenging and there is a lot at stake, as the terms of the final property division order will impact a Florida resident for years to come. One important factor to consider during divorce is how the pay structure of each party could affect financial support and other aspects of the final settlement.

Financial security during and after divorce

It is common to have concerns regarding what the end of a marriage will mean for one's finances. Divorce will bring financial changes for both spouses, and sometimes, these changes can have a negative impact on long-term savings, retirement, lifestyle and more. It's worthwhile to take steps to protect one's well-being during and after a Florida divorce is final.

The reasons why many people choose divorce

When people choose to move forward with the process of ending their marriage, they may feel a sense of shame or embarrassment. While every situation is different, there are a few common reasons that play a role in a significant number of Florida divorces. A reader may feel alone during this process, but understanding frequently cited reasons for divorce can help a person to feel more confident in his or her choice to pursue future happiness and security.