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Is Florida a community property state?

If you are a Florida resident contemplating divorce, you undoubtedly have many concerns. Which of you will get custody of your children? Which of you will have visitation and how much? Will the judge allow you and your children to continue to live in your family home? How will (s)he decide to divide all your household property between you and your spouse?

Making an informed decision during mediation

At the Florida Law Office of Philip J. Schipani, we sometimes handle difficult divorces involving heavy emotional charges. Unfortunately for our clients, the court does not make the emotional distress of divorce participants one of its primary concerns. However, we have seen positive changes to the way the law treats family law matters in recent years, most notably the addition of mandatory mediation.

Is divorce seasonal?

Many couples file for divorce in Florida, but is there an external factor that could affect their decision on when to file? There have been suggestions that divorce could be seasonal. Is there proof, though? What could be the reasons why divorce would be seasonal?

How can I deal with a spouse making our divorce difficult?

In Florida, there are couples getting divorced every day. Some of these couples may have an easy time ending their marriages while others may end up in a serious legal battle. If you fall into the last category, the chances are good that your divorce is dragging on because one of you is making things unnessaccarily difficult. 

Is it possible to divorce-proof a marriage?

Whether you are just beginning a marriage or have just filed for divorce in Florida, you may wonder if there is or was anything you could do to save your marriage. Are there certain characteristics that are shared by people who have lasting marriages? If so, could you employ them in your marriage? According to The Atlantic, there are characteristics that are shared by long-lasting marriages. However, these basic characteristics are often a sign of something larger that is actually what helps couples stay together.

What factors go into determining who gets alimony?

If you should happen to seek a divorce settlement in a Florida court of law, you may wonder whether a judge will grant you ailmony. It is true that divorce cases can vary widely, and whether a judge grants ailmony will largely depend on the particulars of the case. According to Florida law, there are several common factors that a court uses to determine if ailmony is warranted. 

Methods spouses use to hide property

Many Florida spouses hide purchases from one another in marriages, but hiding how much you spend on, say, shoes or sporting equipment is not the same as hiding assets so not to split them in divorce. Regrettably, however, many divorces arise because of a breakdown of trust, and if this sounds like your own marriage, you may no longer have complete faith in your partner with regard to finances. At the Law Office of Philip J. Schipani, we have a comprehensive understanding of the methods spouses often use to conceal assets from one another, and we have helped many divorcing parties uncover hidden assets and receive their fair share.

What can you do about vaccination disagreements?

As a divorced parent in Florida, you should understand the importance of working with your child's other parent. Parenting decisions have to be a cooperative effort. What happens, though, when you disagree on an issue? Finding a solution can be very difficult, especially if you are arguing over vaccinating your child. How can you resolve this dispute?

Tips on managing parenting time

While there are many aspects of a divorce in Florida that can be stressful and emotional, splitting the care of your children is considered to be the most difficult by many parents. While it is impossible to control the actions of your ex-spouse, there are things you can do to make your parenting split simpler and more peaceful. We at the Law Office of Philip J. Schipani can not only help you arrange the best schedule for your needs, but also offer tips on how to manage the agreement. 

Should you get a post-nup if you aren't divorcing?

As a couple in Florida who's considering getting a divorce, you may also be looking into a post-nuptial agreement. Fortunately for you, getting a post-nuptial agreement doesn't set your divorce in stone. In fact, it can be a way to help your marriage mend, if that's the route you want to take.

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