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Five divorce myths debunked

When contemplating a divorce, it's natural to feel confused and anxious. You are likely to turn to friends and family members for advice and information. But, unless your associates are skilled and experienced divorce lawyers, chances are good that you'll get some bad information, much like the following five prevalent myths surrounding divorce in Florida.

Divorcing a 'complicated' spouse

Divorce is rarely an easy decision. It can be stressful, painful and exhausting even under the best of circumstances. It makes you worry about your future and your children. How will you make ends meet? What will custody look like? How much will this whole ordeal cost you?

Mediation has its benefits in a divorce

Divorce can be a very strenuous and stressful time - for both parties involved. Having mediation during divorce proceedings can bring down the levels of stress greatly for a number of factors. It is a good resource to have in place, even if you do wind up having to go to trial to end the marriage.

Florida alimony bill vetoed by governor

Gov. Scott recently vetoed an alimony reform bill that in Florida for reasons that many people found to be significant and important for divorced and divorcing couples. The bill's intent was to make changes to the alimony laws that many people find outdated, which may not fully take into account societal changes, wage-earner status, and other factors.

Divorce: Why 'irretrievably broken' is a good phrase

You do not choose to end your marriage because everything in your relationship is perfect. You choose to get a divorce because something between you and your spouse is not working. Something has caused one or both of you to make the decision to separate, to no longer share life together as husband and wife.

Is Florida alimony reform bill in the best interest of children?

Florida residents may be aware of a bill that would make significant changes to the state's current alimony law and custody-sharing agreements and is headed to the governor for signature. Given some new language regarding custody-sharing, this bill could impact child support payments.

The pitfalls of do-it-yourself divorces in Florida

In a marriage where irreconcilable differences develop, divorce may be the only solution. When children are involved the matter may get complicated with child custody and visitation issues. Getting expert legal advice is advisable, but some people facing divorces may not have the resources to hire an attorney.

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