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How to decide if divorce is right for you

If for any reason you begin to ponder divorce, you need to take a step back to better understand what is going on. Even if you opt against moving forward, there's a reason why you're thinking about this.

Here are several ways to decide if divorce is right for you:

  • Put yourself in the other person's shoes. Remember this: The marriage has to work for both individuals in order for it to be successful.
  • Be patient. Divorce isn't something you want to rush. Take the time to review your situation and learn more before you move forward.
  • Try to find a solution. Before opting for divorce, try to find a solution that allows you to keep your marriage alive. For example, counseling may be the answer.
  • Focus on your health and well-being. If you are unable to live a healthy life as a married couple, it may be time to move on. Your health is more important than anything else.
  • Consider what's best for your children. Is your marriage taking a toll on your children? If so, you have to strongly consider a change.

How should you prepare for divorce court?

If you are unable to resolve your issues through mediation, there will come a day when you need to spend time in divorce court. There is no way around this, as it's the only option left.

While no two people are the same, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you are prepared for your day in divorce court. Here are some top tips:

  • Know what to expect. This is based largely on your personal situation and the state in which you live, but it's a good idea to have a clear understanding of how the process will unfold.
  • Be prepared with the necessary information. If you think something will work in your favor, it's best to take it along with you.
  • Choose the right attorney. It's a good idea to have a qualified family law attorney by your side, as this person can keep you on track and help you make the right decisions.
  • Keep a level head. As frustrated as you may be, you don't want to lose your cool in court.
  • Keep an open mind. You have an idea of what you want to accomplish, but things don't always work out that way. When you keep an open mind, you'll find it much easier to put your divorce in the past.

Important things to include in a parenting agreement

Did you know that many child custody cases can be worked out before it goes to court? This is something you should strive for as you move through the divorce process.

Although it can be a challenge to negotiate with the other parent, especially if you are not getting along, remember this: You need to do whatever is in the best interest of your child.

Questions to help you decide if you need a prenuptial agreement

Many people believe that a prenuptial agreement is only for wealthy individuals. This is a myth, as anyone can use this legal document to protect his or her current and/or future assets.

If you are unsure if a prenuptial agreement makes sense, here are some of the questions that can help you understand if it's something to consider:

Mediation can help put your divorce in the past

When it comes time to work through a divorce, there are times when a couple has no choice but to "battle" in court. Known as litigation, many people go down this path because they are unable to work together to find a common ground.

Conversely, divorce mediation is something you should absolutely consider. This allows you to work closely with the other party to solve a variety of problems, such as those related to child custody and property division.

Understanding alimony to get what you deserve

Going through a divorce will change your life in many ways, including your financial situation.

Depending on the circumstances and details surrounding your split, there is a chance that you may be in position to receive alimony from your former spouse. While there is no guarantee of this happening, it's something that could come into play.

The stay-at-home parent's guide to divorce

As a stay-at-home parent, you're in a precarious position when your spouse decides to get a divorce. You currently don't work, because you take care of your children. Your spouse has a high-paying job and has always provided for you, but now that income will no longer be open to you.

How can you survive? That's a question many people in your position ask. Fortunately, there is an easy answer, and it's called alimony. Additionally, you'll have a right to a certain amount of assets from your marriage.

Child custody concerns can be complex and challenging

When it comes to matters of child custody and divorce, you can expect to run into a variety of complications and challenges. If this doesn't happen, consider yourself lucky.

On one side of things, you always need to do what is best for your child. This is the approach the court will take, so you need to do the same.

What do you know about parenting coordination?

It wasn't that long ago (2016) when the Florida State Legislature passed a law regarding parenting coordination. This statute was passed to help ensure that both parents always have the best interests of their child in mind.

Parenting coordination is a method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) with a focus on resolving conflicts regarding visitation schedules, custody and other related problems.

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