Divorce

Navigating a Military Divorce in Florida

- Gary E. Williams

It may seem difficult to navigate a divorce when an individual is in the military, but it does not have to be. Here are a couple of helpful tips to consider when facing a military divorce. There Are Multiple Places Where You Can File for Divorce Unlike traditional divorces, where you typically need to prove residency in order to file for divorce, a military divorce opens up the possibility of […]

High-Conflict Divorce and the Impact on Children

- Gary E. Williams

It has long been a common assumption that children of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced at some point in their own lives. For the most part, this assumption has been affirmed through psychological studies. However, a recent study published in Marriage & Family Review exploring the impact of divorce on individuals later in life pointed to an increasingly volatile factor influencing divorce today – high-conflict. Specifically, the […]

High Conflict Divorce

- Gary E. Williams

For many, divorce is an emotionally trying time, often made more complex by high-conflict couples. Long and drawn out court battles often arise when separating couples are unable to set aside their personal differences and accept any type of agreement for the sake of their children, or to move forward with their lives. Many high-conflict divorce proceedings are often dead-locked on issues affecting marital assets and the couple’s children. Negotiation […]

Divorce Rate Linked to Bigger Economic Cycles

- Gary E. Williams

Most divorcing couples end their marriages because the relationship is no longer satisfying or supportive. They fall out of love. Certain interpersonal patterns finally become unbearable. One of the spouses cheats on the other. Once they start divorce proceedings, many people discover the large — and often contentious — role that family finances play in any marriage. New research suggests that the national economy may affect the decision to file […]

How Much Should You Tell Your Kids About the Divorce?

- Gary E. Williams

As any divorced parent can tell you, there is no easy way to break the news to the kids. It can be easier if the announcement comes from both parents. And it helps if both parties are calm and focused on the needs of the children. However, children often have other questions once the news has sunk in. How much information should you give if they ask why you decided […]

Three Reasons to Hire a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

- Gary E. Williams

Many people do not realize how complicated their finances are until they start divorce proceedings. Assets such as stock options, real estate, business interests or an executive-level compensation package can involve significant financial resources. To ensure that your divorce settlement is fair, you may want the services of a professional.

Identifying All Marital Assets

- Gary E. Williams

Both parties in a Florida divorce proceeding are required to disclose their financial records preliminary to a decision on equitable distribution of marital property. In some cases, a spouse may fail to make a full report, either through honest error or, in a contested divorce situation, in an attempt to hide marital assets from the other spouse.

Divorce Over 50: Is it for You?

- Gary E. Williams

Born between 1946 and 1964, the Baby Boomers continue to redefine American culture. Currently, couples over 50 are initiating divorce in record numbers for reasons all their own. In 2012, a study from Bowling Green University discussed factors behind the rise in couples divorcing in middle and older age. Findings included:

Military Divorce: Protection During Active Duty

- Gary E. Williams

If you are in the military, or married to a service member, it is important to understand valuable protections provided by federal law to those actively engaged in service to our country. Reaching a decision to divorce is a difficult process. Oftentimes when that point is reached, one spouse or the other may want to move forward without delay. The sooner a divorce begins, the sooner it will end. Not […]

Understanding Residency Requirements for Military Divorce

- Gary E. Williams

In many ways a military divorce is similar to a civilian divorce — a couple splits because they’ve grown apart. But the stress on a military family is much different than that on a civilian family, and the process of divorce encompasses both state and federal law. Even knowing where to file for divorce can be difficult for those in the service.