Is Florida a No-Fault Divorce State?

The state of Florida does not have “fault-based” divorce. Florida only accepts no-fault divorces, therefore, there is no need to prove fault by a party. Florida only requires that you state that the marriage is irretrievably broken, or that a spouse has been mentally incapacitated for three or more years. Either party may seek a

4 Divorce Stats & Facts That Might Surprise You

If you think 50% of marriages end in divorce, you would be wrong. According to the most recent census data, the number of marriages that end in divorce is closer to 39%! In today’s blog post, we explore 4 divorce stats and facts that will probably take you by surprise. 39% of Marriages Ended in

Understanding The Division of Marital Property in Florida

Are you considering, or going through, a divorce? Understanding how your marital property will be divided is an important step in the divorce process. In today’s article, we discuss what marital property is and how it is divided when divorcing in Florida. Under Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes, Florida is an equitable distribution state,

How To Choose a Florida Divorce Mediator

Mediation, negotiation, and settlement are part and parcel of high asset divorce and an integral aspect of our practice here at Brodie Friedman. Virtually every aspect of a high asset divorce is susceptible to negotiation. Choosing the correct mediator is essential. Keep in mind that both parties must agree on a mediator.   Here are

4 Steps To Reinventing Yourself Post Divorce

The end of a marriage is the beginning of your new life. This transition from marriage to divorce is a difficult one. But there is life after divorce. In this post, we share 4 critical steps to reinventing yourself post-divorce. 1: Mourn Before you can begin a new chapter, you must first end a chapter.

11 Uplifting Quotes About Divorce

The decision to end a marriage can be traumatic, chaotic, and stressful. People feel a range of emotions. While it is easy to list the negative aspects of divorce, it isn’t all bad. Divorce can be liberating and the beginning of a bright, new journey. We share some of our favorite inspirational quotes about divorce

5 Things You Learn Going Through a Divorce

Divorce is a difficult experience for everyone. But, there are positives that can come out of the end of a marriage. In today’s blog post, we share five important lessons you’ll learn through the divorce process. 1. How to Mourn Many find the end of a marriage feels similar to experiencing a loved one’s death.

8 Tips For Preparing for a Divorce

You have made perhaps the most difficult decision in your life – to divorce. What do you do next? Here are some tips to help you prepare for your divorce. 1. Focus on the Future. No one has to tell you how difficult and painful divorce is. Fear, anger, resentment and frustration are common emotions

5 Common Misconceptions About Divorce

1: Only Women Get Spousal Support Either parent can receive spousal support under Florida law if they qualify under the statute. There are many factors involved in the decision of whether or not to award alimony to a spouse. These include: The standard of living established during the marriage The length of the marriage (7

Service Animals and Emotional Support Dogs in Florida

In a previous article, we discussed what happens to pets in divorce. Because divorces can result in relocation for one or both parties, we believe that our clients and followers would benefit from an article concerning service dogs and emotional support animals (ESA) in Florida. SERVICE ANIMALS The state of Florida as well as federal

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