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February 2012 Archives

Fighting for Fido: pet disputes rising in divorce cases

It could be Spike the dog, Garfield the cat or Polly the parrot; but no matter which animal you consider part of the family, attorneys are finding that custody of pets is an increasingly common factor in divorce cases.

Fighting for Fido: pet disputes rising in divorce cases

It could be Spike the dog, Garfield the cat or Polly the parrot; but no matter which animal you consider part of the family, attorneys are finding that custody of pets is an increasingly common factor in divorce cases.

Work performance and health of relationship affected by stress

New information coming out of Florida State University shows that couples who let work stress invade their personal lives are less productive on the job - and could be headed for divorce. A study was done by the school's College of Business that questioned 400 working couples on the health of their relationship and how stressful their daily life was.

Work performance and health of relationship affected by stress

New information coming out of Florida State University shows that couples who let work stress invade their personal lives are less productive on the job - and could be headed for divorce. A study was done by the school's College of Business that questioned 400 working couples on the health of their relationship and how stressful their daily life was.

Have no fear: prenuptial agreements are meant to help couples

It may not be the most romantic topic as we wave goodbye to Valentine's Day, but today let's discuss the merits of prenuptial agreements. Many people dread the phrase, but the reality is that a prenuptial agreement provides the legal means for a married couple to designate which assets go where when the marriage ends.

Have no fear: prenuptial agreements are meant to help couples

It may not be the most romantic topic as we wave goodbye to Valentine's Day, but today let's discuss the merits of prenuptial agreements. Many people dread the phrase, but the reality is that a prenuptial agreement provides the legal means for a married couple to designate which assets go where when the marriage ends.

Florida alimony reform bill moves forward despite revisions

We talked about Florida's attempt to change its spousal maintenance laws in early January and how, along with other states, there is a steady-building movement regarding alimony laws across the country. Last week, that Florida bill continued through the state's House and Senate committees.

Florida alimony reform bill moves forward despite revisions

We talked about Florida's attempt to change its spousal maintenance laws in early January and how, along with other states, there is a steady-building movement regarding alimony laws across the country. Last week, that Florida bill continued through the state's House and Senate committees.

"Smart divorce" - keep the legal and emotional sides apart

It is rare to come across a divorce where every issue is easily dealt with, and even rarer to find two parties who know the exact legal implications of dissolving their marriage. This arises from the complex emotional elements at play in a divorce and a lack of understanding towards the whole process. The splitting parties are upset and often heartbroken when filing for divorce, and it is difficult to achieve a harmonious atmosphere that promotes negotiation on the issues at hand.

"Smart divorce" - keep the legal and emotional sides apart

It is rare to come across a divorce where every issue is easily dealt with, and even rarer to find two parties who know the exact legal implications of dissolving their marriage. This arises from the complex emotional elements at play in a divorce and a lack of understanding towards the whole process. The splitting parties are upset and often heartbroken when filing for divorce, and it is difficult to achieve a harmonious atmosphere that promotes negotiation on the issues at hand.

"Gray divorce" has doubled since 1990 and growth could continue

There is an intensifying trend amongst members of the baby boomer generation to file for divorce. Dubbed "gray divorce," many people who are eclipsing the age of 50 are dissolving their marriage at a rate that has never been seen before.

"Gray divorce" has doubled since 1990 and growth could continue

There is an intensifying trend amongst members of the baby boomer generation to file for divorce. Dubbed "gray divorce," many people who are eclipsing the age of 50 are dissolving their marriage at a rate that has never been seen before.

Three things to consider about your children during a divorce

As two splitting spouses enter a divorce, one of the most difficult and emotional issues on the table is child custody. Navigating such a complex matter is critical - not just for you and your ex-spouse, but most importantly for the well-being of your child.

Three things to consider about your children during a divorce

As two splitting spouses enter a divorce, one of the most difficult and emotional issues on the table is child custody. Navigating such a complex matter is critical - not just for you and your ex-spouse, but most importantly for the well-being of your child.

High divorce rates and household creation tied to economic growth

New statistical research shows that the U.S. divorce rate has dropped during the currently tumultuous economic climate. According to data from the federal government, there were 3.6 divorces per 1,000 people in 2007. Two years later, that rate dropped to 3.4 divorces per 1,000 people. A researcher at the Roosevelt Institute also found that between 2005 and 2009, states experienced a dip in their divorce rate when unemployment increased.

High divorce rates and household creation tied to economic growth

New statistical research shows that the U.S. divorce rate has dropped during the currently tumultuous economic climate. According to data from the federal government, there were 3.6 divorces per 1,000 people in 2007. Two years later, that rate dropped to 3.4 divorces per 1,000 people. A researcher at the Roosevelt Institute also found that between 2005 and 2009, states experienced a dip in their divorce rate when unemployment increased.

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