Did this year's holiday season with family match your definition of "happy?" If not, you're probably not alone. In fact, the divorce rate spikes at the beginning of every year. Family law attorneys around the country report that rates of filing are nearly one-third higher beginning in January and continuing through March.
If you are going through a divorce, one of your biggest logistical concerns will probably be the division of your property. Since couples tend to accumulate assets over the course of their relationship, the process of dividing those assets is often a complicated one. Each state has its own rules and regulations concerning property division and Florida is no exception. However, before you can reasonably consider how property will be divided, you must first understand the different types of property.
In between dividing assets, planning to relocate, and deciding on a parenting plan it is easy to forget to take a moment and breathe. Divorce can leave adults with natural feelings of loss and depression. As a parent it is important to consider that mental health after divorce will have a major impact on children.
When parties divorce, they branch off to lead separate lives. A remarriage, job change or other opportunity could trigger the need for one party to move away from the other spouse.
Property division is often one of the most contentious issues in a Florida divorce-particularly when significant assets are involved.
According to one study conducted by researchers from Bowling Green State University, divorces among older individuals age 55-64, doubled between the 22 year period from 1990-2012. For those aged 65 and older, divorces tripled.
On January 12th, 2016, the Florida State Legislature heard a reading of HB 455, seeking changes to the way judges calculate the terms and conditions of alimony in a divorce proceeding. The bill is sponsored by Republican State Representative Colleen Burton of Lakeland. The Florida Legislature has unsuccessfully tried twice in the past three years to modify Florida's existing laws regarding spousal maintenance. Perhaps this time will be different.
The month of January is all about having a fresh start. With a new year comes the opportunity to set goals and let go of the negative things in your life. If you are reading this, then your marriage may be one thing that you may be ready to let go of in 2016.
Today's 21st century society operates on a global scale. Many people are much more mobile than they have been in years past. Some are moving across the country; others are relocating clear across the globe.