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Types Of Marital Debt To Divide

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

According to one report, the average credit card balance in the state of Florida is $6,460. If you combine this with mortgages, auto loans, and student loans, the final amount of household debt can be high. If a lot of your debt was gathered during the course of your marriage, your marital debt will… Read More »

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Understanding Bankruptcy And Your Credit Report

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Filing for bankruptcy could be a good option if debt and financial problems are putting a strain on you and your family. While bankruptcy can bring a fresh start, your credit report will be impacted. It is important you understand the advantages of bankruptcy and what you can do to repair your credit score… Read More »

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Moving Forward With Future Plans While Divorcing

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

When you make the decision to divorce, you may be overwhelmed by emotions. After all, you need to think about how you will live your life and what your plans are for the future. It is natural to feel unmoored when your life is disrupted, but it can also be a time to make… Read More »

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Financial Disagreements And Florida Divorces

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Many couples fight about money. The financial disagreements could be about debts, spending habits, or investment decisions. According to one report, approximately half of marital fights are connected to money. Because of this high percentage of couples arguing about finances, it makes sense that when a marriage is ending there may be financial disagreements…. Read More »

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Reduce Legal Expenses With Planning And Preparation

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

If you are moving toward divorce, you may have told friends and family members of your plan. It is possible a few of them have experienced the dissolution of a marriage in the past themselves. If so, they may share with you that divorce can be expensive. While this can be true, there are… Read More »

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Parenting Plans Make Arrangements Clear

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

When children are part of a family, divorcing couples often opt to create a parenting plan. A well-designed plan can reduce the possibility of future arguments and maintain a consistent environment for the kids. The plan is a guideline to follow, one negotiated through the divorce process. Later, if a co-parent breaks rules, there… Read More »

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Tips For Florida Co-Parents

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

When kids are part of a family it can be difficult to completely cut ties with your ex-spouse after a divorce is finalized. When co-parenting is possible, it can be a good solution for all involved, but there should be a parenting agreement in place in the event a dispute develops. Believing you can… Read More »

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Should You Sell The House When You Divorce?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

For many, selling the family home is the best path forward when going through a divorce. When divorce is inevitable, selling the house means both individuals can move toward the future in separate homes and assets from the house sale can be clearly divided. But putting a Florida home up for sale is not… Read More »

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What To Do When A Florida Parent Avoids Paying Child Support

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

When a couple decides to divorce and children are part of the family, it is common for child support to be part of a divorce settlement. Essentially, a child support agreement means one parent will make monthly payments to the other parent. Typically the payments are made to the custodial parent, where the child… Read More »

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Is Divorce Mediation An Option For Me?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

For many, a divorce is an emotional period of their lives. Life goals are changed, individuals move, and there can be a big financial shift. This can result in long arguments and heated disputes. But there are times when guidelines can be agreed upon. If you and your soon to be former ex agree… Read More »

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Preparing For A Divorce Includes Organizing Financial Documents

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Considering and then pursuing divorce can be a stressful process. After all, dissolving your marriage will impact many areas of your life. One area that will be assessed is your finances. When you are organized throughout the process, it can help you to determine exactly what you want to prioritize moving forward. For example,… Read More »

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Divorce Hearings In Florida

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

A divorce hearing is often part of the divorce process, it is not a court trial. Instead, it is a time to clear up issues that need to be established. When a divorce is complex, there may be multiple hearings. It can be stressful to think about going to a divorce hearing, but it… Read More »

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Study Indicates Divorced Parents More Likely To Disengage, Engage Too Much

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

A recent survey conducted in China that studied the responses of 681 adolescents appears to show that parents in recent divorces have a propensity toward extremes. While some parents were said to disengage from their child’s life, others went to the opposite extreme and became excessively controlling and harsh in their parenting style. The… Read More »

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Children Of Rape And Parental Rights

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

In 30 states in the country, evidence of rape can be used to terminate a claimant’s parental rights. In other states, restrictions are put in place, and in some other states, parental rights can only be terminated after a conviction. According to sexual assault survivors, this creates a situation where the federal government requires… Read More »

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My Wife Divorced Me Because My Investment Strategy Is Too Aggressive

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

In the list of things you’ll never hear in a divorce court, “my wife divorced me because my investment strategy was too aggressive” is way down the list when it comes to frequency. Nonetheless, a recent study showed that couples that disagree over investment strategy, savings, and other financial choices are twice as likely… Read More »

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Study Finds That TBI Is Less Of A Risk Factor For Divorce Than Previously Thought

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Those who suffer traumatic brain injuries in car accidents, sports, work-related injuries, and elsewhere were thought to have a more difficult time sustaining their marriages after the injury. While it’s true that those who suffer from TBI tend to have symptoms like a reduced ability to regulate their emotions, mood disturbances, cognitive deficits, difficulty… Read More »

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Do Divorced Men Die Earlier?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Every single day, there is a new study on divorce that tells us something we could have figured out on our own just by using basic common sense. While these studies are important because they give us a quantifiable basis to form scientific conclusions, they are also funny because they seem to “prove” things… Read More »

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“Breadwinner Stress” May Increase Chances Of Relationship Failure

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

The University of Pennsylvania studied how men’s status as “breadwinners” can cause the breakup of relationships that value men as the primary earners for their families. In fact, cultural values that position men as primary breadwinners can have a profound impact on whether or not a relationship survives periods of unemployment or difficult financial… Read More »

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New Harvard Study Shows Impact Of Divorce On Low-Income Families

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Divorce attorneys often advertise our services to “high-income” couples. In truth, these are exactly the clients we want because they have the most elaborate estates. Our job is to ensure the equitable distribution of the marital estate. This requires appraisals, accounting, and inside expert knowledge. The more complicated the estate, the more costly the… Read More »

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Study: Self-Esteem Declines As Divorce Approaches

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

A new study indicates that while there are fluctuations in self-esteem during divorce, the majority of those facing divorce (both men and women) tend to report lower self-confidence while in the midst of a divorce. This is slightly counterintuitive as men seem more likely to blame themselves for the failure of their marriage while… Read More »

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