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Tips for bringing up a prenuptial agreement

You want to have a prenuptial agreement in place when you marry. You want to protect your assets, and you understand how high the divorce rate is.

At the same time, you're nervous about bringing it up. Is your soon-to-be spouse going to be irate? Here are a few tips that may help make the conversation easier.

4 tricky ways people hide their assets

Hiding assets during divorce can be as simple as withdrawing money and stashing it away in a safety deposit box, but bank records would make that very easy to track down. Even if the money couldn't be located, it'd be clear that it was taken out and never seen again. As such, some people have resorted to more advanced methods to hide their wealth.

For example, some people pay too much on their taxes. If your spouse pays an extra $10,000, he or she may set it up so that the $10,000 gets returned after the split has been finalized.

Joint legal custody and medical decisions

When it comes to medical decisions, it's important to remember that there are two main parts to child custody: legal custody and physical custody. They're very different, and you should never assume that having one means you have the other.

As the name implies, physical custody is tied to the child's living situation. Legal custody connects to life decisions like where the child will go to school or when and where the child will get medical care.

Stay involved with your child's school after divorce

You and your spouse are splitting up, and you're moving out of the house. You're not going to move far, though, so your child is going to stay in the same school, no matter where he or she ends up living.

This is likely a very good thing for the child, as it makes the divorce less disruptive to that child's life. This is especially beneficial for kids who are old enough to have peer groups and to be involved in things like school sports teams.

Rushed weddings lead to a rise in prenups

There's one simple thing that typically makes a prenup more likely: significant assets. At least one person has a lot of money and other assets saved up, and he or she wants to protect them in case a marriage goes south.

Some reports, though, have indicated that timing could also play a big role. Couples who decide to rush their weddings and get married sooner than they originally expected to tie the knot could also be more likely to get a prenup. Since they may not have as much time to think about the union and make sure it's the right decision, they want to have paperwork in place to protect themselves in case it's not.

4 ways the military puts stress on a marriage

How different the military divorce rate is from the civilian divorce rate isn't clear due to differences in reporting and tracking. Some talk about military couples divorcing more, while some studies suggest lower divorce rates.

What is clear, though, is that being in the military can put extra stress on a marriage that civilian couples may not have to deal with. Below are four ways this can happen.

Why use a social media prenup?

Social media just keeps playing a larger role in relationships. Not only is it now a way to connect, meet people and start working toward marriage, but it's often involved in the end of that marriage.

For example, many people are getting social media prenuptial agreements. These can offer incentives for how each partner behaves online and offer payouts when rules are broken.

Should you go on a vacation with your ex?

When it comes to child custody, parents often think mostly about sharing the kids. Each parents has the children for a set amount of time, trading them back and forth. Parents see each other at the swaps, of course, but they're not spending time together.

Some parents take this to the next level, though, especially when it comes to vacations. They'll still travel together, with the kids, even when they're no longer married.

Don't fall for divorce myths that can negatively impact you

There are many different assumptions that people make about getting a divorce. While some of the assumptions that are made are valid, there are some that are pure myths. Nobody going through a divorce should believe in the myths.

One thing that you shouldn't fall for is that you can have the property division settlement changed once it is finalized. The only instances in which this can occur is if there is fraud or some asset that is missing from the settlement. You should make sure that you are working toward a property division option that you are comfortable with if you and your ex are going through mediation.

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