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Collaborative divorce may be better option than litigation

Divorce is often a painful and sad process for families, even when it is the best choice for everyone involved. People considering divorce may feel discouraged at the potential for a long legal battle when they are anxious to just start their new life. However, for many people in Florida, there are other options besides fighting out every detail in a courtroom. Some experts recommend mediation or a collaborative divorce as these alternative dispute resolution options can achieve the same end in a much easier process.

Was your divorce upended by a domestic violence accusation?

Ending a marriage can be an emotionally difficult period of your life, which can be complicated by extenuating circumstances. If your soon-to-be ex has accused you of domestic violence, you have more than just your divorce to worry about. These accusations are often accompanied by restraining orders, and it is very important that you handle these in the correct manner.

Are you prepared for a military divorce?

As an active duty member of the military you already have enough to worry about without adding family law issues into the mix. However, if you are going through a divorce, you probably have some serious concerns that need to be addressed. Will your military benefits be affected? What will you do about child custody? With the right help, you can come out on the other side of a divorce with an agreeable solution to these issues and more. 

Are millennials better prepared for divorce?

Asking for a prenuptial agreement is not exactly the most romantic thing in the world, but the negative stigma attached to these documents appears to be fading. More and more young couples in Florida are saying "I do" to the prenup. Although it does not appear as if millennials are going into marriage with the intention of getting divorced, it does indicate that they have more worth protecting. 

Fortnite now a common reason for divorce

Avoiding distractions in a technological world is not just difficult, it may be impossible. Although virtually anything can become a distraction, some couples may be struggling with an issue that is not isolated to Florida or even the United States. Increasingly, Fortnite and other popular online multi-player games are popping up in divorce filings. 

Does having student loans lead to divorce?

Teenagers across Florida the rest of the United States usually all hear some version of the same story -- if they want a good career, they need to go to college. Every year young adults take out more and more student loans to afford their college degrees, and although most realize it is a large sum to pay back, few realize how many facets of their life the debt might affect. Experts are now realizing that student loans can even lead to divorce. 

Prenuptial agreements minimize fighting in divorce

Worth more than $5 million? One family law expert says that this is the financial threshold where fighting during divorce takes a nosedive. What about the upper middle class, who typically have anywhere from $1 to $5 million at their disposal? Well, he recently nicknamed them the fighting class. 

Divorce and the military -- what you need to know

Military families deal with uniquely trying circumstances. From frequent moves to long periods of separation and demanding jobs, the pressure on marriages is tremendous, and it shows. Florida military members divorce at much higher rates than their civilian peers and must also handle more difficult issues during the process. 

Ask questions and avoid trying to "win" during divorce

Many of the challenges that come with divorce are due to a misunderstanding of the legal, financial and emotional realities. Some people can be too focused on "winning" in a divorce. However, the better approach may be to ask the right questions to your Florida divorce professionals, like a lawyer and financial planner, to avoid making a mistake or not covering all bases. Being proactive and careful rather than treating it like a competition is a less aggressive and often more effective way of behaving in a divorce.

Advice for financial advisors seeing clients through divorce

Financial advisors often work with families and couples to plan for their future. But what should a Florida financial advisor do when a couple he or she is advising decide to divorce? Not only is financial advising through a divorce a unique challenge, but dealing with both parties professionally can be difficult for an advisor. There are a few options professionals should consider in these situations.

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