Prenuptial Agreements Can Lessen Strain for Some Florida Couples

While virtually half of all American marriages end in divorce, only about five percent of couples heading to the altar or the courthouse do so having executed a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”). Two reasons are often given for avoiding these agreements. First, many couples think that by “negotiating” a prenup, the couple is planning to fail. […]

Appreciation in Value of Nonmarital Real Estate and Business Interests

Enhanced Values During Marriage Can Sometimes Be Subject to Equitable Distribution Generally speaking, when one Florida spouse owns real estate or a business interest, prior to the marriage – or inherits either type of property during the marriage – and leaves the property titled in his or her name, the asset remains nonmarital in nature, […]

Five Life Changes that Can Lead to Divorce

If you are contemplating a divorce, you know all too well the strain that major and unexpected changes can place on a marriage. From the stresses of parenthood to the consequences of infidelity, all types of challenges can push a marriage to the tipping point. As divorce lawyers, we regularly speak with individuals who are […]

Should You Change Your Last Name When Your Divorce is Final?

For many women, deciding whether to revert to their maiden name in connection with a divorce is a deeply personal matter. Often, both options carry their own pros and cons. If you are thinking about changing your name after you get divorced, here are some thoughts to keep in mind. Considerations for Changing Your Name […]

Does Spousal Illness Increase the Likelihood of Divorce?

If you were sick, would it change how you looked at your marriage? A new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior found that serious illnesses among women are linked to an increased likelihood of divorce. Without drawing a causal link between illness and divorce, the study – conducted by researchers at […]

Unreported Income and Your Florida Divorce

If you operate a cash-based business or work for tips, you are still supposed to report all of your income on your tax returns. Income is income, and the IRS expects to receive its share regardless of whether you make your money in cash or deposit checks at the bank. If you have not been […]

Are Our Devices Affecting Our Relationships?

With an app for everything and devices designed for our laps, our hands, and now even our wrists, people are more connected than ever before. But, what does “connected” really mean? Many of us anxiously await work emails, status updates from people we barely know, and hang on the next push notification telling us the […]

Ashley Madison Proves that Adultery Abounds

Back in October, we wrote about the Ashley Madison data hack that resulted in the public disclosure of the names, addresses, and even credit card information of some 32 million subscribers to the website’s service linking people who want to have extramarital affairs. In that article, we discussed research which suggests that the majority of […]

Can Your Disagreements Determine if You Will Get Divorced?

Renowned marriage psychologist John Gottman PhD claims that he can predict whether spouses will get divorced with 90 percent accuracy after speaking with them for just a few minutes. His research and methods have earned him plenty of publicity – including appearances on Anderson Cooper, Oprah, and NPR’s This American Life. To determine whether he […]

Can You Enjoy Life After Your Divorce?

If you are considering or anticipating a divorce, trying to imagine what life will be like once the process is over can be one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the process. Regardless of how long you have been married, getting divorced will change your daily life, and coping with that change can take time […]