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Family law trends continue to change

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. 

Keeping a handle on finances during the divorce process

It's not easy to get through the process of ending a marriage. The choices that a person makes now will affect him or her for years to come, and it's smart to think carefully before agreeing to a financial or property division settlement. One of the ways that a person can secure his or her future financial interests is to keep a handle on finances during the divorce process. 

Taxes, divorce and pursuing a strong financial future

When a Florida couple decides to end their marriage, there are significant financial decisions they must make or have a court decide for them. The choices made during divorce will have an impact for years to come, and it is prudent for a person to consider how to pursue a strong financial future during this process. There are certain tax strategies that may make it easier to resolve divorce disputes and reach a reasonable settlement.

Important things to consider when facing divorce

Making the choice to end a Florida marriage is not easy. This decision likely comes after careful thought and consideration, and no matter how amicable the two parties may be, divorce is never easy. Before moving forward with divorce, it makes sense to take the time to prepare for what is ahead. Preparation can help a person avoid having unreasonable expectations regarding divorce and avoid unnecessary legal disputes. 

Divorce and how it will impact ownership of the family home

The end of a marriage involves many complex decisions, including addressing valuable assets jointly owned by both spouses. This includes the family home, which can be a difficult and emotional issue for many Florida families. Divorce means that a couple will have to decide who stays and who moves out or whether it is most prudent to sell.

Social media and its impact on how people approach divorce

When a Florida couple decides to end their marriage, it requires that they divide marital property and address other important issues, such as child custody. In the age of social media, however, divorce may also mean an intentional extrication of two digital lives. Through Facebook and other social media platforms, a couple may find their lives entangled through tagged pictures, old status updates and mutual friends. This can add a new level of complexity to the process of divorce.

Emotions can lead to irrational family law decisions

When a Florida couple is walking through the process of divorce, it means they will have to address many important issues, including child custody, visitation schedules and more. These are complicated family law issues, and sometimes, it is difficult to set strong emotions to the side in order to pursue a reasonable agreement. When a person allows his or her emotions to drive the decisions made in a divorce, it can lead to lopsided or irrational agreements.

Could Florida federal workers face child support enforcement?

Many federal workers are happy to be back on the job, but worried that another shutdown might be looming on the horizon. Going without a paycheck is difficult, and workers are coming out of a stressful couple of months. Many have yet to receive their back pay, and some federal contractors may not be paid at all. For Florida parents tasked with making child support payments, this series of events may have placed them at risk of child support enforcement actions. 

Celebrity experience could ease Florida spouses' divorce woes

For a spouse going through a divorce, it can feel as though there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Not only do Florida spouses have an enormous list of items to address as a divorce moves forward, they also have little time to think about anything else. Factor in the many uncertainties that come with such a big life decision, and it's not surprising that divorce is among the most stressful experiences anyone can have. 

Family law: Divorces said to be on the decline

Marriage advocates may be encouraged by recent data showing a marked decline in the rate of divorces in Florida and across the country. In less than a decade, the divorce rate dropped 21 percent. Some family law analysts predict the trend will continue downward in the years to come. However, those same analysts caution that the slowing divorce rate may not mean more couples are madly in love as much as it relates to the fact that more couples are taking their time before taking the plunge.