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Divorce – Your New Reality

Divorce can be one of the most difficult events a person may go through in their entire life. Knowing what to expect, what is ahead of you and the steps you can take to make the process easier is imperative to the divorce process being a positive and not a devastating life event.

Florida Alimony Reform Gains Momentum

The Florida legislature is once again deciding whether to reform Florida’s alimony laws. The proposed alimony reform includes removing permanent alimony except in extreme cases, and establishing guidelines for alimony awards.

Important Information About Estate Planning

Basic information about the benefits of a good estate planning attorney and why you should have a plan. The benefits of creating a will and have a plan for your estate are put out in an easy to understand format.

A Non-Contested Divorce: Do It Yourself?

Just like it sounds, an uncontested divorce is a divorce which is aimed at avoiding much of what makes many divorces the subject of nightmares: hostility, anger, and lengthy court battles usually associated with a difficult divorce. However; in an uncontested divorce, the issues are agreed upon ahead of time by the spouses.

Coming Out of the Conundrum Unscathed

Whether it is a thought out choice or a decision made out of circumstantial compulsion, divorces are certainly not easy on either party. Past and present emotions and feelings of disillusionment and anger, can greatly cloud your decisions and sense of judgment. It is not only the spouses that suffer through the separation process, but the children who feel the loss of a stronghold, as their entire world starts crumbling around them.

Ways to Discover an Excellent Family Attorney

To discover an excellent family attorney there are few better ways than by word of mouth. Most attorneys that are reliable and have been well established in the community are usually ones that will be recommended to you by someone. These recommendations are invaluable as an insight into how an attorney treats his/her clients.

Considering Surrogacy to Start or Expand Your Family? Discover What You Should Know Before You Start

For couples struggling with infertility where the woman is not able to carry a child, surrogacy is a wonderful option to build a family. However before starting your surrogacy journey, it is important to have a basic understanding of the process and the legal consequences of surrogacy.

De Facto Law on Recognized Agreements for Property Settlement

People in a de facto marriage or those involved in domestic or companion relationships have applied for orders at court for resolution of property disputes. Unlike a domestic or companion partnership, however, de facto couples are entitled to the same rights and privileges as legally married couples under the Family Law Act of 1975. This means property settlement issues are handled the same way as in a divorce wherein an FDR practitioner and a family lawyer guide the couple through mediation.

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in New York

The difference between Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be an important one once you decided to file. Each chapter has upsides and downsides that you should weigh before choosing one to file under.

What Is the Difference Between a Contested Divorce and an Uncontested Divorce?

When you and your spouse are seriously considering divorce, you’ll find that there are several options for dissolution of marriage for you to consider, depending on your situation. In many states the two most common types of divorce are contested divorce and uncontested divorce.

How to Act Civil Through the Divorce Process

Divorce can be a very long and arduous process that tends to wear most people down. Aside from the already aggravating details of the broken relationship, the process can add extra stress to the already-stressful situation. This is why a few helpful hints at dealing with the stress can prove to be extremely beneficial.

Best Interest of the Children In Divorce

The best interest of the children involved considering, among other things, 1) the health safety and welfare of each child, 2) any history of child abuse, 3) the nature and amount of contact with both parents, and 4) drug or alcohol abuse by either parent. In mediation, couples are encouraged to consider not only legal, but developmental and emotional factors as well.

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