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Mental Illness and Child Custody

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If you’ve been diagnosed with a mental health disorder and are about to face a child custody battle, do you need to be concerned about how the court will view your parenting abilities? According to an article in ProPublica, mental illness can, in certain circumstances, mean that you may not have the same parenting… Read More »

Making Co-Parenting Less Stressful

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When you seek a divorce in Florida and you have children with your spouse, you’ll need to think about issues of time-sharing and co-parenting. Indeed, the court ultimately will approve a parenting plan, which, under Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes, will “describe in adequate detail how the parents will share and be responsible… Read More »

Dividing Military Benefits in Divorce

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What kinds of special issues arise with the division of marital property in a military divorce? In general, military divorces in Florida will be handled much like any other divorce. The court will rely on Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes to determine matters of alimony, the equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities,… Read More »

Should We Have a National Divorce Law?

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In the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry across the country, an article from PBS Newshour posed the question, “is it time for a national divorce law, too?” According to economist Laurence Kotlikoff, “it’s time for our nation to ditch state-specific divorce rules.”… Read More »

Wealth and Prenups: Protecting Assets Without Damaging Your Relationship

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For high-net-worth individuals, signing a premarital agreement should be standard. To be sure, premarital agreements, often described as prenuptial agreements or prenups, can allow you to protect your wealth in the event of divorce. However, according to a recent article from, premarital agreements can put a lot of stress on a committed couple… Read More »

Military Divorce Rates at Record Low

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Military families know all too well the stress and anxiety associated with having a loved one deployed. At the same time, deployment and other military requirements can put substantial strain on a marriage. How common are military divorces? Divorce Rates Among Military Couples Dropping According to an article in, the national rate of… Read More »

Finding the Right Tampa Divorce Attorney

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When you’ve made the decision to file for divorce in Tampa, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is hiring a lawyer. How do you know which attorney’s skills best suit your needs? Have you found an advocate who has experience handling high asset divorces like your own? Or do you need particular… Read More »

Travel Tips for Newly Divorced Parents

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For many Florida residents with children, filing for divorce means that you’ll need to attend to new issues associated with time-sharing and parenting plans, as well as many others. For instance, how do newly divorced parents negotiate summer vacations? While this question might not seem particularly salient when you’re in the middle of a… Read More »

Florida Divorce and Dementia

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A high net worth divorce in Tampa can be complicated, regardless of whether the spouses have come to an agreement about certain factors in the dissolution of marriage. However, these divorces become much more complex when certain health issues are involved, such as one of the parties suffering from dementia. Given that many high… Read More »

Custody Arrangements that Benefit Children

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What types of custody arrangements benefit children the most? A recent article in Yahoo! Parenting discussed a study about child custody published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. According to the study, kids tend to be the happiest and healthiest when they split time equally between their parents, or, in other words,… Read More »

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