April 2018 Archives

Shifting gender roles can change spousal support outlook

For many Florida women, the hard work and dedication they've poured into their careers is paying off in the form of increased pay and job responsibilities. That's creating changes at home, as well. For those who are navigating shifting gender roles, it's important to consider how those changes could affect spousal support in the event of a divorce. 

Get an attorney who understands military divorce

You and your spouse have decided to end your marriage. It is okay -- it happens to a lot of couples in Florida and elsewhere. There is light at the end of the tunnel; you can get through it. If you or your spouse is a member of the armed forces, you may find some aspects of divorce a little different than a traditional marital dissolution. Getting an attorney who gets military divorce may help. 

Charitable contributions follow Heard's high asset divorce

Some Florida readers will remember the highly contentious divorce between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The couple made headlines amid accusations of domestic violence and blackmail. After a brief period of very public turmoil, the parties reached a settlement in their high asset divorce. After multiple accusations that she was trying to profit from her brief marriage, Amber Heard announced that she would be donating the proceeds from her settlement to charity. 

Is bird nesting a viable option for you?

Some people adapt to change quite easily. As a member of the U.S. military, you are likely used to rearranging your schedule or changing situations on a dime. The ability to quickly adapt to unexpected change may come in handy as you help your children through divorce. While you've already explained to your kids that some things will change, you also want to try to help them maintain a sense of routine and structure in their daily lives, also common attributes of military life.

Child custody case focuses on rights of Florida Native tribe

From time to time, a custody fight involving a Native American tribe makes headlines across the nation. Tribes have their own courts and law enforcement, but their jurisdiction is strictly limited to tribal lands. When a child custody fight involves a child of Native American descent, a legal battle sometimes erupts between parties, tribal courts and state courts. An example is found in a current case in Kendall, Florida.

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