The Importance of Forgiveness After Divorce

We’ve all heard the old saying that it’s best to forgive and forget. Virtually every religion and culture around the world encourages and sometimes even requires forgiveness of those who trespass against us, both in Eastern and Western cultures. What does science have to say about this, especially in the context of divorce and co-parenting?

Guardian Ad Litem in Florida

What is a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), and why are they essential in family law? We attempt to answer this question in today’s article.   In Florida, the court will appoint a Guardian Ad Litem to represent the child’s best interest as a neutral third party when a dispute concerning children arises in a divorce.

The History of Prenuptial Agreements

As a follow-up to our recently published article on nuptial agreements in Florida, here’s a look into the history of what many erroneously believe is a modern invention.   Marital contracts, also referred to as prenuptial agreements, date back to ancient Egypt. One of the earliest known prenups is over 2,000 years old. These written

Legal Separation in Florida

No one enters into a marriage with the expectation that it will end. However, people and circumstances change over time, and a once-thriving marriage may find itself in turmoil. When this occurs, often couples will decide to pursue separation before filing for divorce. Legal separation in Florida occurs when a married couple ends cohabitation and

Divorce Book Recommendations: Finances

In today’s post, we’re sharing a list of books designed to help men and women navigate complicated financial challenges that arise throughout the divorce process. If you’re concerned about your finances, each of the following books should be added to your reading list right away! Divorce and Your Money: How to Avoid Costly Divorce Mistakes

Divorce Book Recommendations For Men

“Divorce is a process, not an event.”   – Unknown In the third post of our divorce book recommendations series, we’re sharing books written specifically for men who are considering, or currently going through, a divorce or separation. Let’s get started! The Real Man’s Guide To Divorce by James Brien     Why this book: 

Divorce Book Recommendations For Women

“I used to hope that you’d bring me flowers. Now I plant my own.”  Rachel Wolchin In the second of a series of divorce book recommendations, today’s article focuses on books written for women who are going through a divorce. If you’re a woman going through a divorce we recommend you add the following five

Divorce Book Recommendations: Considering Divorce

“In a time of turbulence and change, it is more true than ever that knowledge is power.” — John F. Kennedy. There’s no arguing; divorce is a time ripe with turbulence and change. Preparing for turbulence and change by arming yourself with professional information, warnings, guidance, and first-hand knowledge will empower you to make intelligent

Protecting Children From Conflict in Divorce

Co-Parenting post-divorce is no easy task. Whenever possible, we recommend parents carefully develop a parenting plan together to reduce tension and conflict in the family. Parental conflict hurts children. Parents need to establish a safe and healthy co-parenting relationship.   The best way to avoid conflicts is to develop a parenting plan that spells out

Common Law Marriage in Florida

Common Law Marriage in Florida Prior to January 1, 1968 Common-law marriage in Florida is a union never formally registered with the State. In simple terms, no official ceremony occurred, or no marriage certificate was issued. Instead, parties agree to be married and would be a married couple by all outward appearances. It’s important to

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