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Get a legal separation to separate yourself from your spouse

You and your spouse have been having more fights lately, and you've decided that a trial separation may be a good idea. This trial separation could be the date you use to show the court when you separated if you later decide to divorce, so it is important that you remember the date that you or your spouse move out of your home.

Children can make your divorce complex: Get help

When it comes to your family, you'd do anything to make sure you stay together. Unfortunately, your spouse is the one who came to you seeking a divorce. Now, your children have already been informed and have been crying over what they don't understand, all while you're trying to cope with the shock of the situation.

What are some common time-sharing plans?

Getting the right time-sharing agreement for your child after a separation or divorce is essential to helping them feel comfortable after you separate from your spouse. Even though you're no longer together, you and your estranged spouse should work together to create a time-sharing agreement that works in the best interests of your child.

Children should be involved in divorce discussions: Here's why

Children often have a difficult time understanding why their parents no longer want to be together. In some cases, they may believe that it's their fault that their parents argue or don't want to be in a relationship any longer, especially if the child has problems in school or problematic behaviors.

How can you improve communication following divorce?

If you and your ex-spouse have children together, one of the things you may be interested in doing is improving communication. It was one thing to have breakdowns in communication when you lived together, but without that connection, you know it's important to get your communication channels working correctly.

What kinds of marriages are illegal in Florida?

There are certain times when marriages are not legal in the state of Florida. For example, did you know that you are not able to marry if you are closely related to the person you want to be with? There is no legal marriage that can take place between people who are related by lineal consanguinity. That means sisters, brothers, uncles, nephews, nieces, and aunts are unable to marry one another if they are of the same bloodline.

Keep down the costs of divorce with negotiation

Financially, you will notice the difference before and after a divorce. In some cases, you might be better off, but in the majority of cases, people find they're spending more to support themselves since they don't have their spouses to help with household costs and other expenses.

Florida couples rushing to get divorces finalized before 2019

With the new tax laws in 2019 coming up quickly, you might be in a rush to get your divorce filed. If your divorce is finalized after the start of the new year, you'll be held to new tax laws that you may or may not want to have affect your case.

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