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3 considerations for protecting real estate during your divorce

If you know your divorce is inevitable, you are probably already feeling unpleasant. Along with all the emotional difficulties come financial pains. Marital separation can have a huge impact on your real estate assets. If you are worrying about how your divorce will affect your home or other property, you should learn some ways to mitigate the damage.

What can you accomplish with a prenuptial agreement?

If you are getting ready to marry in Florida, congratulations! Marriage can change your life dramatically, but it is not always easy, and it is not always without disagreement. One way to minimize marital disagreements and possibly prevent them before they arise is to create a prenuptial agreement, which is a legally binding contract that applies to you and your future spouse and takes effect once you marry.

Tips for preventing international child abduction amid divorce

If you have ever gone through a divorce, you probably know that it is rarely an easy process, but the transition into life on your own may prove far more difficult if you and your spouse were in an international relationship. International family law matters are difficult for many reasons, and this is due at least in part to the fact that there are often questions about what governing body has jurisdiction over such matters.

What is the Hague Convention

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, simply called the Hague Convention, is an international treaty that deals with cases of international child abduction. The most typical cases involve one parent taking a child out of the country and failing to return. While Florida courts may deal with situations when parents move away with the child, dealing with other countries may limit their reach.

Do I need a prenuptial agreement?

In the days leading up to your wedding date, you may find yourself wondering if you need a prenuptial agreement. Everything may seem like it is perfect for you and your partner now, but you cannot predict the future. Not everyone who gets married in Florida stays together. It may not seem like the most romantic idea to think about, but doing so can make it easier for you and your partner to divide marital assets in a divorce. No matter how much or little you may bring to the table in your marriage, a prenuptial agreement can help you to protect yourself financially. 

Be careful what you post on social media during divorce

Posting on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram during a family law proceeding can be a mistake.  Divorce and child custody are adversarial proceedings, and the other side will gather information to undermine your position.  One of the ways they will do this is by seeing what you post on social media. 

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