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Changing your name back to your premarital surname

When you decide to get a divorce in Florida, many things go through your mind. Something that people often want to do right away is to change their names back to what they were before they got married. This isn't always easy, especially if your name has been changed for many years.

Do you have to respond to the divorce petition?

When you or your spouse files for divorce, one of you will receive the divorce petition. You or your spouse will be served the documents and be required to respond to them. You'll have to respond within around 30 days or you lose the right to argue for your preferences to do with child custody or property division.

Divorcing in Florida: No fault required

You thought long and hard about your options, but in the end, you've decided that a divorce is the right choice for your situation. You and many others have made the same decisions, but there are still some things to think about before you can move forward.

Divorce's tragedy and the loss you feel

It is hard to deal with a divorce. You may not have known your spouse felt so negatively about your marriage, or you may have been committed to making it work out when he or she just didn't want to any longer. Whatever your situation is, the truth remains that it's difficult to deal with and extremely frustrating.

Spousal abuse: not just a problem for women

When it comes to domestic violence, women and children are most often the ones who are affected. However, women can also abuse their partners physically and emotionally. The issue of domestic violence against men is not as widely discussed in Florida and elsewhere, but that does not mean it is any less grave of a problem.

Support is necessary during any divorce

When you get a divorce in Florida, it's called a dissolution of marriage. A dissolution of marriage does not require a fault. That means that you can get a divorce at any time as long as you meet the current requirements within the state. For example, you'll need to show that either you or your spouse have lived as residents in Florida for six months at the time of filing.

Handling divorce: A business decision to handle with grace

Going through a divorce is hard no matter who you are, but for women, it can take extra strength just to get through the process. Many women who turn to their attorneys worry that they won't be financially stable after a divorce. Fortunately, women who take time to work with an attorney and to detail their expenses and assets have a better chance of coming out with a stable financial outlook.

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.

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