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3 important considerations when getting a late-in-life divorce

Divorcing is difficult at any age, but there are unique concerns when you separate in your senior years. Ending your marriage later in life, often referred to as a gray divorce, has specific implications on your emotions, finances and property.

Should you keep the marital home in a divorce?

If you and your spouse are in a stalemate in your divorce, it is probably because you cannot decide on who should get the house. The marital home is arguably one of the biggest marital assets that many divorcing couples in the Punta Gorda area must split. It has more than just financial value. It is full of memories, and you have invested a lot of time, money and effort into it. 

How alimony works in Florida

When preparing for a Florida divorce, alimony ranks among the important issues couples need to consider. Many people harbor misconceptions about alimony which may prevent them from understanding what to expect.

Establishing paternity in Florida

If you believe you fathered a child but the child’s mother was not your wife at the time of the birth, you do not have any rights to that child until you establish legal paternity. Establishing paternity can have tremendous benefits not only for your child, but for you, and every child deserves to know his or her parentage.

How will your divorce affect your adult children?

When you have grown children living independently, you may not consider as much how you and your spouse getting a divorce will affect them. However, the rise in gray divorce has highlighted this question as more adults are experiencing the end of their parents' marriages.

What happens to retirement accounts in a divorce?

Florida couples preparing for a divorce know they can expect to divide the assets they gathered throughout their marriage. Retirement accounts number among the larger assets, so it is worth taking a closer look at how Florida law addresses their division.

Research shows fathers should get overnight visits with infants

If you and your wife have or will have a baby together and you are considering a divorce, it should not be an accepted fact that the parenting plan limits your visits to two or three hours during the day. In fact, as the baby’s father, it is just as important for you to have overnight visits as it is for the mother.

Things to consider before moving out of your marital home

One thing that is probably on your mind as you file for divorce in Florida is moving out of the home you share with your family. This solution may provide you with some much-needed space away from your spouse to help keep disagreements and conflict at bay. But that move could have some serious ramifications that can result in an undesirable outcome.