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Preparing for contentious property division negotiations

Bringing a marriage to a close is never an easy matter. Many Florida spouses are prepared for an unpleasant experience as they prepare to broach the subject of divorce. For some, however, their spouse's reaction far exceeds anything they could have imagined. When a divorce shows signs of being especially contentious, spouses must prepare for a rocky property division and child custody process.

Dispute over pet-related property division issues

During the course of a Florida divorce, many couples find themselves at odds over matters pertaining to their pets. People often feel a close connection to the animals in their care, and are concerned about their ability to take their pets with them when a marriage comes to an end. In some cases, pets are specifically addressed during the property division process, and an agreement is reached concerning their care. One couple is currently fighting a legal battle over costs related to pet care.

Consider refinancing requirements during property division

When going through a divorce, many Florida residents place keeping the family home at or near the top of their priority list. Staying in one's home is often more about emotions than financial planning, which is why so many spouses make critical mistakes in their property division negotiations. It is important for spouses to consider their refinancing options before they agree to keep the family home.

Handling property division with a narcissist spouse

Being married to a narcissist is never an easy road, but divorcing one can be an absolute nightmare. For many Florida spouses, the reality of their partner's personality disorder was not made apparent until after the wedding bells faded. Once married, many people feel compelled to adjust to their partner's behavior, even when that behavior is nearly intolerable. When divorce inevitably becomes a pressing need, working through child custody or property division with a narcissist can be incredibly stressful.

Supreme Court weighs in on military divorce property division

For Florida servicemembers, going through a divorce is a challenging time. Determining how to divide marital wealth is one of the most difficult aspects of the process, and the outcome will shape the financial futures of both parties. A recent case that went before the United States Supreme Court has led to clarification on property division issues that affect military families.

Making the most out of property division proceeds

Once a divorce is concluded, most Florida spouses will walk away with a share of the wealth that was accumulated during their marriage. The proceeds of the property division process should be dealt with very carefully, so that the wealth is preserved and available for use for many years to come. In order to reach those goals, it may be necessary to make financial adjustments in the months or years following a divorce.

Potential property division issues for spouses to consider

Dividing marital wealth can seem like a straightforward process, but that is not always the case. Pointedly, there are issues that can arise long after the paperwork has been signed, and an inability to reach an agreement on those matters can bring former spouses back to a Florida court. An example is found in the area of real estate and property division. While not a common concern, one couple's story serves as an illustration of how things can turn into a problem years down the road.

Can political disagreement lead to divorce, property division?

Even healthy Florida marriages go through periods of difficulty. In some cases, tensions arise over the shared responsibilities of household management, such as raising kids and paying the bills. For other families, however, disagreement centers on more ideological matters, including politics. According to a recent survey, discord over the new Trump administration may be leading to an increase in divorce and subsequent property division.

Separation could complicate property division for seniors

Much has been written about the uptick in the number of older Americans who are seeking divorce. For many, that decision comes after years of ambivalence about the marriage. For some Florida couples, the transition from married to single takes a long time to complete. A lengthy separation is not unusual among couples in their 50s and beyond. It is important to understand, however, the impact that a separation could have on property division and other divorce matters.

Addressing credit card debt during property division

Plenty of Florida couples place the bulk of their divorce efforts on dividing marital wealth, and rightfully so. The outcome of property division negotiations can have a lasting impact on both spouses for many years to come. However, it is a mistake to overlook the importance of addressing issues of debt during the larger property division process.

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