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West Palm Beach Florida Family Law Blog

Will this struggle pass, or is your marriage over?

Every marriage goes through rough patches. Sometimes they last a weekend, and other times they can drag on for years. Often, spouses can work through the issues on their own, but some couples benefit from marital counseling to get through the hard times. It's not always easy to know when the marriage is worth saving and when it is beyond repair.

Because you and your spouse seem to be having more bad times than good, you may wonder if you are heading toward the end or if you are just having one of those rough patches. Of course, no two marriages are the same, and the reasons for your challenges are likely very different from those of other couples. Nevertheless, there seem to be common signs that indicate a marriage may be in serious trouble.

How to create a holiday visitation schedule

The holiday season has the potential to be joyous on many fronts, especially if you have children. However, if you're co-parenting with your ex-spouse, it's not always easy to get everyone on the same page.

When it comes to creating a holiday visitation schedule, the first thing you should do is review your parenting agreement.

High asset, high debt divorce: How to approach credit cards

Many divorcing couples find that they have many assets to divide. Along the way, they learn that they have just as many debts that must also be split and paid down.

Joint credit card debt is common, as married couples often use credit cards as a means of making big purchases, managing their finances and maintaining their standard of living.

Answering common questions about alimony

Alimony is still a popular part of going through a divorce in Florida. It is a form of spousal support where one spouse makes payments to the other as part of the terms of the divorce agreement. Today, we will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about alimony so you can have a better understanding of how it works.

I didn't seek alimony during divorce, can I ask for it now? The simple answer here is no. The only time you can ask for alimony is during the divorce process. There's no method available to obtain alimony after finalizing your divorce.

Tips for being a co-parent during the school year

Coming to an agreement as co-parents means that you and the other parent have finally agreed on something. Whether you are divorced or were never married to the other parent, the two of you must be on the same page when it comes to your children, especially when school is in session. Today, we will offer some important tips for being a successful co-parent during the school year.

First and foremost, attend every meeting with a teacher as united parents. This is especially important for parent-teacher conferences and any other meeting you are asked to attend for your child. Trying to prevent the other parent from attending the meeting will only make things worse.

Postnuptial agreements and division of property

A postnuptial agreement is an important legal document that can help any newly married couple protect themselves should they wind up filing for divorce. This document is often created when the couple fails to create a prenuptial agreement prior to getting married. Today, we will take a look at postnuptial agreements and their impact on the division of property.

One of the most important reasons to create a postnuptial agreement is if your spouse has incurred a large amount of debt since the marriage began. This can be through school loans, auto loans or individual credit card debt. The postnuptial agreement can make sure that you are not on the hook for this debt if and when you file for divorce.

Is mediation a good option for your divorce?

You may be going through an onslaught of emotions since you and your spouse decided to divorce. It is the end of one phase of your life, and it may be difficult at this time to think of the positives that may come in the next phase. Perhaps you do not want to enter this new post-divorce life with bitterness and contention between you and your ex, and you are looking for a way to divorce without the drama litigation often brings.

Many Florida couples find that mediation is a more civilized and peaceful process for divorcing than taking your breakup to court. While mediation is not for every couple, many find that it allows them more control over their divorce and leaves them with a more positive relationship than a traditional divorce. If you have kids, this may be especially important to you.

How to find an offshore account in a divorce

Are you preparing to file for divorce in West Palm Beach? If so, you will want to know everything that is required for disclosure. Each spouse will need to sign a financial disclosure that lists all of their joint and individual assets. What if your spouse is hiding assets in an offshore account? Today, we will discuss how you can find hidden offshore accounts, so you are able to share in all of the assets from the marriage.

It is incredibly easy to hide an offshore account, especially with the help of technology and the internet today. These banks are accessible from anywhere in the world, and most of them allow you to access your money from any ATM across the globe. This means that your spouse can withdraw money wherever they are without you knowing about it.

Establishing paternity for the basis of child support

If you are seeking child support payments to help pay the expenses for your child, you will need to establish paternity if you are not married to the other parent or if you were never married to the other parent. This can be a challenging process, especially if you cannot track down the other parent. Let's explore how paternity relates to child support and how you can establish it in today's post.

If the person you believe is the father of your child does not voluntarily offer to undergo a DNA test to establish paternity, you will need to file a lawsuit. The judge can order the person to undergo DNA testing as part of the court case. If it is determined that the subject is the father of your child, the court will then works towards creating a child support order.

How to properly discuss alimony problems with your former spouse

Alimony might not be an easy subject for you and your former spouse. It's possible that the two of you do not agree on the amount being paid, even though it was determined by the court. You might think it's too low and your former spouse, who is making the payments, might think it is too high. Either way, you need to know how to properly discuss alimony problems with your former spouse.

If you believe that the alimony payments you are receiving are too little, you can speak to your former spouse about your concern. Your former spouse likely won't take any action on their own as they will more than likely wait for a judge to issue a change in the alimony order.

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