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December 2018 Archives

What is the gray divorce phenomenon?

Divorce at any age can be emotional. Not only are you faced with the task of dividing marital property you have accumulated during the marriage, but there are financial issues that must be addressed before the final settlement is approved. This can be especially difficult if you are over the age of 50 years. Although you may believe that the longer you stay married, the less likely you are to file for divorce, a study initiated by Bowling Green University shows differently. According to researchers, the rate of people over the age of 50 who are filing for divorce is steadily increasing. While only one in ten people in this age bracket filed for divorce in 1990, one in four filed in 2009 and the numbers have risen. It is predicted that the number of post 50-year-old divorces could reach 800,000 by 2030.

What constitutes a fair and equitable property settlement?

When you and your spouse get a Florida divorce, the law requires that you divide your marital property fairly and equitably between you. But what exactly does “fair and equitable” mean? Unfortunately, no clear-cut definition exists. What may be fair and equitable for one couple could be completely unfair and inequitable for another.

Recognizing signs of parental alienation

Separating from your one-time partner is almost never easy or seamless, but it can prove even more complicated when the two of you share children. While some couples are able to easily navigate co-parenting relationships, others have a tough time doing so, and in extreme cases, one parent may make efforts to try and turn a child against the other parent.

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