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January 2016 Archives

Understanding how retirement savings are divided during divorce

Florida spouses who are preparing to divorce are usually concerned about how that process will impact their financial standing. In particular, individuals who have amassed considerable retirement savings worry that their nest egg will be lost during the divorce process. In preparing for negotiations, it is helpful to understand how retirement savings are handled during a Florida divorce.

Tips for reducing the final cost of a divorce

Heading into a divorce can be a stressful time in the life of a Florida resident. Concerns about the cost of transitioning from married to single can make an already challenging situation even more difficult. Fortunately, there are ways that spouses can control the cost of their divorce, and also play an active role in shaping the outcome of the divorce process. The following tips may seem like basic advice, but they are items that many divorcing spouses fail to address.

Judge withdraws from controversial child custody case

Many Florida readers will recall media coverage of an unusual custody battle in which three children were placed in juvenile detention. The matter received widespread attention, as holding a child accountable for adhering to a child custody order is an approach that is virtually never taken in the family court setting. In a recent turn of events, the judge who made that call has taken action to remove herself from the case.

How to kickstart a divorce that is dragging on

As 2016 opens, many Florida spouses are stuck in divorce cases that seem to have no forward momentum. This can be frustrating for a number of reasons, both practical and emotional. Simply put, a divorce that drags on for too long keeps both spouses from moving on with their lives, which can be a significant source of stress. There are a number of things that spouses can do to kickstart their divorce and bring the matter to a conclusion in 2016.

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