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Author Archives: Timothy Terry

Why Some Parents Are Opting for “Birdnesting” Custody Arrangements

Traditionally when parents have divorced, child custody arrangements required their sons and daughters to shuttle between two separate homes. However, a unique alternative has been gaining traction in Florida and elsewhere: birdnesting custody arrangements. For many, this innovative approach offers a solution that prioritizes stability and the well-being of the children amidst the dissolution of […]

Dividing Pension and Retirement Benefits in a Florida Divorce

Going through a divorce is usually one of the most challenging experiences someone faces. Emotions can run high, decisions might seem overwhelming and the future appears uncertain. While there are numerous present-time concerns, you should not overlook how the end of your end of your marriage will affect retirement savings and pension benefits accrued by […]

Protecting Your Business in the Event of a Divorce

If you are a business owner, the challenges that come with a divorce become even more intricate, as dissolving the marriage can have an impact on your hard-earned assets. There are several ways to protect your business if you get a divorce. They include: Documenting your business finances — Start by ensuring that your business […]

How a History of Drug or Alcohol Abuse Could Affect a Custody Order

Divorce can be an emotionally charged journey, and when children are involved, the stakes are undeniably higher. Custody battles add another layer of complexity to an already challenging situation. One significant factor that can heavily influence custody decisions is a parent’s history of drug or alcohol abuse. Courts will not automatically deny custody to parents […]

Divorcing a Spouse with a Personality Disorder

Divorcing a spouse is inherently challenging, but when a personality disorder is in the mix, the complexities can make an already difficult situation feel impossible. Two personality disorders that frequently present unique challenges during divorce proceedings are Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Individuals with BPD often experience intense and unpredictable mood […]

How You Can Benefit from a Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement, also known as an antenuptial agreement, is a contract between parties who intend on getting legally married. While some may believe that these agreements are only necessary for the wealthy who have many assets, prenups can benefit any couple. A prenup details each spouse’s financial responsibilities and property rights during the marriage […]

Enforcing a Child Support Order When Your Ex Won’t Pay

Parents, whether married or not, have a legal duty to provide financial support for their biological and adopted children. When a couple’s relationship ends by divorce or legal separation, the family court issues child support orders, where one spouse makes payments to help the other parent with child-rearing expenses. The state of Florida has an […]

What Is Pet Custody and How Is it Decided?

Ownership and custody of pets is an evolving issue in divorce law. Historically, pets have been treated strictly as personal property. The family court would place a nominal economic value on the pet and ownership would be given to one spouse. Also, a family member’s attachment to the pet and the animal’s well-being were not […]

Why You Should Still Use an Attorney for an Uncontested Divorce

While some divorce cases are lengthy and intense battles, dissolving a marriage need not always be so contentious. The state of Florida recognizes uncontested divorces in which both parties agree to dissolving the marriage. Further, the parties also agree on the reason(s) that the marriage must end and are in accord as to the financial […]

Can You Modify a Parenting Plan After it Has Been Approved?

When a couple with minor children divorces in Florida, the parties must submit a parenting plan to the court. The plan contains detailed information on who has what decision-making authority over minor children and the child time-sharing/visitation schedules. Once the parenting plan is accepted and approved by the court, it becomes part of the divorce […]

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