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Determining your property is important to your divorce settlement

Before a divorce, you have to determine who owns what property. When you were married, you may not have thought much about who owned what, because everything was shared. Now, it's time to divide those assets, so you can focus on moving on with your life.

Woman suffers attack after saying she wants to get a divorce

When you're going through a divorce, your safety is important. If you decide to get a divorce and fear your spouse may abuse you or become violent, you do have options, like seeking a protective order. That's something you'll want to talk to your attorney about as soon as possible, and even before you decide to let your spouse know you want a divorce, depending on your situation.

Divorce rates are high and stressful in Florida

There is a high rate of divorce in Florida, but why? There are some things that can explain it. For example, the stress of employment and expenses plays a role in families' lives, and that stress can push a marriage over the edge. Americans feel anxiety about the political climate and a fear of violence, too, both of which can cause problems among spouses.

Alimony concerns: The basics of an age-old system

Whether you're looking to gain alimony or may be the one to pay it, it's important that you know the purpose it has. Alimony is designed to help a lower-earning spouse or a spouse who is not working be financially stable following a divorce. It's paid by the higher-earning spouse and is meant to give the other a boost in income until he or she is remarried or can support oneself.

How can you help children with a divorce?

In a divorce, you have many things to think about. If you have children, the main thought on your mind might be how to talk to your children about the impending divorce. How can you explain what's happening, especially if you have children of different ages?

Struggling with pet custody issues? Your attorney can help

You love your pet more than anything, and now that you're getting a divorce, you want to make sure you're the one who takes your pet home with you. In some relationships, that's an easy decision. Maybe you purchased the pet and your husband never wanted it. Maybe your wife bought a pet and decided she didn't bond with it, or you bonded with it more than she did. Maybe you have more time than your spouse to care for a pet, so he or she thinks it's a good idea for you to keep it.

How can you make your divorce go smoothly?

An amicable divorce doesn't have to be a pipe dream. In fact, there are many things you can do to help make your divorce more amicable. There's no reason to have a divorce that is contentious, because a contentious divorce only takes longer and costs more. A divorce that has two people working together to negotiate has a better outcome in most cases.

Warning signs your spouse is hiding assets during divorce

While financial secrecy is often cause for trouble during marriage, it can be even more problematic when divorce is imminent, especially when there is valuable personal property or the couple has numerous bank and retirement accounts. If you are drawing up papers and are concerned about the potential for shady practices regarding your marital property, be aware of these common tactics used to hide assets.

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