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The importance of custody and parenting plans

Many Florida parents on the verge of a divorce may believe that dads may not be involved with the children as much as when the parents were married. However, many dads are actually interested in maintaining a strong relationship with their children. The main challenge with this is dealing with child custody, visitation rights and learning how to co-parent successfully.

Studies identify factors that could lead to divorce

Florida couples whose biological parents were divorced may also be more likely to get a divorce. This one of the findings of multiple studies that have looked at factors that may signal that a couple is more likely to end their marriage. Another factor that may increase the chance of divorce is if the couple has dissimilar levels of alcohol consumption.

When spouses attempt to hide assets during divorce proceedings

A grievous and litigious divorce is the last thing married Florida couples would want to go through; unfortunately, these situations tend to happen more often than people think. Even though family court divisions in the Sunshine State try to offer couples options to avoid the unpleasantness of a divorce trial, Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes give afflicted spouses an opportunity to muddle the process with litigation and obfuscation.

Shared custody gains support for raising kids post-divorce

Florida parents considering divorce might also be getting ready for a fight for custody with their ex-spouse. In the past, many courts have awarded physical custody to one parent, with the other usually seeing their children one night a week and every other weekend. However, this might be changing as evidence is gathered that supports the concept of shared custody as the most beneficial arrangement for children.

Property division dilemmas

There are many important financial decisions Florida couples must make when they divorce. Asset division is a major part of the process, and couples who can reach an agreement have a great degree of control over how it will work. As long as the division is equitable and it is approved by the court, assets can be divided however the couple wants. The marital home is often one of the most important assets in the division process, but people should think twice before arguing to keep it.