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January 2019 Archives

Signs it may be time to modify your child custody arrangement

When you file for divorce in Florida, the judge presiding over the case will issue a child custody order in the final divorce settlement. Whether you came to a parenting agreement amicably through mediation or the judge determined the custody schedule for you, you are bound to the orders presented in the settlement. The situation, however, may change through the years and your child custody arrangement may need to be altered to adapt to life circumstances. How do you know when it is time to modify your child custody agreement?

What constitutes marital property?

Going through a divorce or legal separation can be overwhelming. Not only are there strong emotions involved, but you may find it difficult to face certain tasks while creating the final divorce settlement. One of the most trying issues to tackle may be that of property division. Distributing all of the marital items you accumulated throughout your marriage may be difficult. In Florida, and in many other states across the nation, all marital property amassed during the marriage is divided according to what the judge deems fair and equitable. In order to ensure you get everything you are entitled to in the divorce settlement, it is important to understand what constitutes marital property.

Your co-parenting New Year’s resolutions

Almost everyone in Florida and elsewhere makes a New Year’s resolution at the beginning of each year. Whether your goal this year is to get fit, to become more productive or something else, there is nothing wrong with making improvements in your life. At the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., we also know that it can benefit you and your loved ones to make positive goals after a divorce.

What makes for a fair and equitable property settlement?

As you and your spouse go through the divorce process in Florida, your property settlement negotiations likely will play a huge part. You probably already know that Florida is a “fair and equitable” state, meaning that the property settlement agreement you and your spouse arrive at must, in fact, treat both of you fairly and equitably.

After a divorce, don't forget to change your will

Any divorce can turn up unexpected complications, especially for couples who have spent a significant portion of their lives together when their marriage ends. For many people, it is not always easy to know when a divorce is finally over and done with, because the process can affect so many areas of a person's life.

What must I do to move my child out of state after my divorce?

If you are a Florida parent looking forward to your post-divorce life, be aware that you cannot just pick up and leave if you decide to move somewhere else. Per Section 61.13001 of the Florida Statutes, you cannot move more than 50 miles from your current residence without court approval.