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How does simplified marriage dissolution differ from divorce?

To couples preparing for a divorce, the concept of simplifying the process sounds like a dream come true. In Florida, divorce is called dissolution of marriage, but the addition of one word — simplified — can make a huge difference. While a simplified dissolution of marriage is a real possibility for some couples in Florida, it is not a feasible alternative for everyone.

When is supervised visitation ordered in a custody case?

In most cases, a judge will want to give both parents every opportunity possible to spend quality time with their kids. In instances in which a parent has been known to have a substance abuse problem or has been accused of abuse or domestic violence, though, a judge may deem it to be in the child's best interest for him or her to be supervised during visitation.

Protecting your future after a gray divorce

Florida readers know that divorce is complex, and one of the main reasons for this is due to money. It is normal to have serious concerns about your financial future after a divorce is final, and these concerns can be especially grave if you are nearing retirement at the time you decide to end your marriage.

Alimony in today's world warrants careful consideration

In the past, it was almost a given that an ex-wife would receive an alimony award. Of course, this was during a time when most husbands held down secure employment while most wives tended to the home and cared for the children. In today's world, things have changed. Many women have acquired lucrative careers while many men have loosened their hold on the corporate world.

Can a prenuptial agreement be invalidated?

Many people may read the question posed in our title and immediately think that it is impossible to invalidate a prenuptial agreement. This is because it has been ingrained, over many years, that prenups are rock-solid contracts that can't be challenged or changed. However, this is a myth. There are legitimate reasons why someone may challenge a prenup, and those reasons could lead to part or all of the prenup being invalidated.

Dividing unusual assets in divorce

Most assets subject to division in divorce can be fairly easily identified and valued. These include bank accounts, real estate, investment accounts and pensions, though in certain cases these can present complex issues. However, there are some assets and debts that require special attention.

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