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Remarriage And Shielding A Child’s Inheritance

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Many parents want to leave their children an inheritance as it is a way to provide support for family after an individual passes away. Parents find joy in knowing their children or grandchildren will be able to access an education or pay for a home to raise their families with these assets, for example…. Read More »

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Are Common Goals Possible?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

It is typically easy to list a lot of disagreements when you are divorcing, but taking a moment to consider if there are common goals can be helpful when creating a divorce agreement. And if you and your spouse are open to negotiating the terms of your divorce, it can save you time and… Read More »

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3 Ways To Improve Your Divorce Process

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Many who have gone through the divorce process point to it as one of the most difficult times of their lives. With so much change happening at once, it is common to feel overwhelmed, but there are things you can do to make the process easier. For example, an alternative resolution, such as arbitration… Read More »

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Is An Uncontested Divorce An Option For Me?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Uncontested divorces are amicable splits, they are an option when both parties agree to terms and there are not a lot of issues that are being actively fought over. Obviously, both individuals need to be open to discussion and negotiation in order to make an uncontested divorce a possibility. Because it can be a… Read More »

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Who Claims A Child As A Dependent?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Claiming your children as dependents is likely something you and your spouse have been doing for years as you filed your joint taxes as a married couple. Because there are tax benefits, claiming kids is standard. But if you are divorcing, you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse could be questioning who will claim children on… Read More »

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I Lost My Job, Do I Still Need To Pay Child Support?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Job loss, whether it is unexpected or you knew it was coming but had a difficult time putting money away in preparation, can be incredibly stressful. Getting by on unemployment may mean you have more bills than income. If this is the case for you, you may be wondering if you can put a… Read More »

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Kids And Family Stress During The Divorce Process

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Ending a marriage is not only stressful for the individuals choosing to separate and divorce, kids and other family members may have trouble accepting the marriage is ending and experience elevated levels of stress. Support systems are available to help kids and their parents navigate huge life changes, such as a divorce. Even when… Read More »

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How Do I Know If I Need A Premarital Agreement Or Not?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Often referred to as a prenup, a prenuptial agreement is a type of legal contract. It is a written document that is created by two individuals who are moving toward marriage. Often these documents will list the assets and debts that each person currently owns and who will retain those should the marriage end…. Read More »

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Florida Divorce And Social Media Use

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

If you scroll through your social media accounts every day and post on a regular basis you are not alone. Many, many people in Florida and around the country use social media platforms to stay up on the news, share funny content with friends and family, and connect with things to do around town…. Read More »

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Supports For Grief And Emotional Distress During Divorce

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Ending a marriage can turn your life upside down. This is true if you are moving toward divorce because of infidelity or irreconcilable differences. It is normal to feel hurt, sad, and anxious. Grieving the marriage is part of the process when going through such a huge life change. Because there are a lot… Read More »

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Infidelity, Emotional Cheating, And Betrayal

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Troubles in a marriage can be very upsetting with discomfort and pain rippling into all areas of an individual’s life. When people feel betrayed, hurt, and do not feel comfortable or at rest within their own homes, it can be difficult to perform well at work or pay attention to other areas of life… Read More »

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Parenting Plans And Special Situations

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

If you are divorcing and transitioning from parenting under one roof to establishing a co-parent relationship that will take place within two homes, explore the benefits of a detailed parenting plan. When you work with a legal expert to create a parenting plan, you can negotiate with your child’s other parent and have custody… Read More »

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Will My Divorce End Up In Court?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

If you are hoping to get your divorce resolved quickly and smoothly, you are likely hoping to have a divorce finalized without going to court. Mediations and negotiations are possible when spouses are in agreement on key issues. But if there are ongoing arguments with no agreement in sight, having a court settle disputes… Read More »

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What Will A Florida Divorce Lawyer Ask Me?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Delaying a first meeting with a lawyer when considering divorce is common. There are many reasons why this happens, some people are unsure if they are ready to launch the divorce process and others are unsure how to prepare for initial conversations. It is important to know that first meetings are simply an opportunity… Read More »

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Rights For Florida Fathers

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Florida has laws in place so both parents can have a healthy relationship with their kids, even if the parents themselves are no longer in a relationship. While it is more common for dads to share custody than it was in past decades, if you are a father you should not assume you will… Read More »

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Compassionate Attorneys And Coping During A Divorce

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Every life change brings with it the possibility of personal upheaval, and divorce is no exception. Whether you feel your divorce is happening out of nowhere or ending the marriage has been on the table for years, making the final decision to divorce is not easy. Seeing to your own personal needs is essential,… Read More »

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Modifying FL Child Support

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

When a couple divorces, there are terms, agreements, and parenting plans. It is possible the court will award one parent child support, a set amount they will receive from the other parent each month. A child support payment amount is often connected to the incomes and resources of the parents. But if the circumstances… Read More »

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Do We Need A FL Premarital Agreement?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Premarital agreements, which are also called prenuptial agreements, are contracts between two individuals who are planning to marry. Essentially, it is a legal contract that illustrates how financial concerns would be handled if the marriage does not last. Financial terms could include property division guidelines or how alimony would be calculated, for instance. To… Read More »

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Helping Florida Teenagers When Parents Divorce

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

The teenage years are a time of transition, when a child grows and establishes their own individual identity. It can be a difficult time no matter if the teenager’s parents are married, separated, or navigating a divorce. Some kids have a hard time processing the break up of their parent’s marriage, leading to negative… Read More »

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Healing After A Florida Marriage Ends

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

There are a range of reasons why marriages end. Sometimes the split is amicable as the individuals realize they have different long term goals. In other situations there has been infidelity and one person wants to pursue a divorce and the other would rather work to save the marriage. But whether your situation is… Read More »

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