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FL Courts And Determining The Best Interests Of A Child

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Families with children are often able to reach a custody agreement when a marriage ends. While there is typically a period of negotiation, establishing a parenting plan that outlines parental responsibilities and rights can be incredibly helpful to everyone involved, providing each parent with clear expectations and kids with stability as they transition from… Read More »

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Are You Considering Divorce?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

It is normal to have a period of time in which you are deciding if you want to pursue ending your marriage or not. This could happen in tandem with going to marriage counseling, or you may be weighing the pros and cons of separating because it is clear you and your spouse have… Read More »

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What If My Spouse Wants To Share A Divorce Attorney?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

In some situations, spouses who are moving forward with an uncontested divorce consider using one divorce lawyer, to save money and streamline the process. While a divorce that is uncontested is often in the best interests of both parties as they are able to agree on divorce terms, the reality is having your own… Read More »

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Divorce And Florida Small Business Owners

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Florida small business owners work hard to be sure their businesses are healthy year after year, so they can earn their own income and provide for their employees. Because running a small business can consume an individual’s time and energy, it is natural for people to feel a strong sense of ownership when it… Read More »

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Should I Explore A Florida Annulment?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

If you are interested in having your marriage annulled in the state of Florida, know there are specific requirements for doing so. If you do not qualify for an annulment, a divorce could be an option. Both an annulment and a divorce end a marriage, but an annulment is a complete void of the… Read More »

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Talk To An Attorney About Parenting Time Issues

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Spending time with your kids, passing down traditions you love, and creating family memories can be incredibly rewarding. But it is a parenting reality that the process of raising children is not always easy. If you are co-parenting with your ex-spouse, or you are separated from your spouse, and they are not following an… Read More »

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Pet Ownership And Florida Divorce

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Many American families have furry companions, including dogs and cats. Often these animals are viewed as members of the family. With such strong emotional bonds to our animals, it can become complicated to determine who will take ownership of family pets when a marriage ends. Pet ownership is one of the many items that… Read More »

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Unmarried Parents And Custody Concerns

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Florida laws connected to child custody can be complicated, particularly for unmarried parents. Mothers obtain legal parent rates when their children are born, but fathers may need to take a DNA test or fill out official forms to establish paternity. Once all the correct steps have been taken, unmarried parents can go through a… Read More »

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Divorce Issues And PAS

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

While Parent Alienation Syndrome (PAS) was a more popular diagnosis decades ago, there are still some situations in which PAS will come up during the divorce process. An idea that was introduced in the 80s by Richard Gardner, a child psychologist, PAS is a group of behaviors kids exhibit when one of their parents… Read More »

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Divorce And Kids Witnessing Domestic Violence

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Domestic violence has an effect on every member of a family, including small children, teens, and grown kids who have witnessed violence throughout their lives. This makes sense, when you consider that kids turn to their parents at every development point to learn what adulthood looks like. From basics such as learning to talk… Read More »

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Divorce Agreements And Palm Beach County Dads

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

There are many misconceptions about what fathers can achieve when they divorce. Too often, individuals believe they know what is possible but are relying on information from their own childhoods. But in the past couple of generations, custody assumptions have changed. It used to be mothers typically were the primary custodial parent and the… Read More »

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Top Reasons Why Child Support Payments Stop

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

There are legal consequences when a person fails to make court ordered child support payments. That said, it happens. While there are a range of reasons why parents stop paying support, it is important to recognize that you need to go through the appropriate legal channels to modify or stop a child support award…. Read More »

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Assessing Your Budget, Debts, And Insurance When Divorcing

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Because separating and divorcing is such an emotional process, many find themselves not taking the time to assess the financial impact. But taking the time to carefully look over what your budget is today, and assessing what funds you need to live the life you want once a divorce is finalized, is essential. You… Read More »

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What If My Spouse Is Hiding Assets?

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

Asset division can be complicated when a person is not forthright with all of their financial numbers. For instance, if your spouse shares their salary with your West Palm Beach family attorney during the divorce process but fails to mention their yearly bonus and dividend paying investments, they are hiding assets. If you do… Read More »

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Florida Grandparents Rights

By Bruce S. Rosenwater |

When a marriage ends, there are often family members beyond the two spouses who experience impacts from the divorce. For example, grandparents who were accustomed to visiting with their grandkids on a regular basis may no longer have the same access to the children when custody agreements are put in place. It is important… Read More »

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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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