People who file for divorce in Florida, must face a myriad of issues, including child custody, alimony and child support. One of the most difficult may be that of property division, as people may develop an emotional attachment to the items accumulated during the course of the marriage. During a divorce, however, all marital property is subject to division and both parties must disclose all property. While family homes, vehicles, electronics and furniture are obvious components of marital property, there are other less common items that may not be considered.
If you had the hindsight to devise and sign a prenuptial agreement prior to legalizing your Florida marriage, you may feel comfortable in the knowledge that you and your assets are protected in the event of a divorce. However, while premarital agreements do protect both parties’ interests in a separation, they are not always valid. If you signed your prenup under certain circumstances, or if you or your spouse withheld certain information at the time you created your prenup, the courts may deem your premarital contract null and void.
Florida has one of the highest divorce rates in the United States. As of 2017, there were approximately 4 divorcees out of every 1,000 residents.
The holiday season can be stressful for most Florida residents, regarding of their family circumstances. If you divide parenting time with your ex-spouse, the holidays may be the time of year you dread the most. Can you and your ex ever find harmony and build positive holiday memories with your kids?
Divorce in Florida is complicated. It is complex enough to challenge educated adults. In fact, even some of our lawyers here at the Law Office of Philip J. Schipani had to go through extra certification and training to fully comprehend the process — even after they got their law degrees.