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Going through a marital breakup in Florida can understandably be confusing for both emotional and financial reasons. This is true whether a couple has been married for only a few years or for a few decades. However, a couple of tips may help with navigating a divorce proceeding with confidence in Florida.

Children can be emotionally impacted by divorce

The dissolution of a marriage in Florida can understandably be tumultuous from a financial standpoint. However, the emotional consequences of divorce can be just as damaging, if not worse. This goes for both the adults getting divorced and the children who have to experience it with them.

Cringe at a prenuptial agreement? You're looking at it wrong

Getting engaged is an exciting life event for Florida couples, and most are eager to begin planning their nuptials as quickly as possible. However, between choosing venues, designing centerpieces and selecting the perfect outfits, couples tend to overlook an essential marital planning tool -- the prenuptial agreement. When done correctly, this document can be a powerful tool for both marriage and divorce, should one occur subsequently.

Who keeps the show dog after divorce?

While any animal can become a point of contention during divorce, show dogs are more than a typical pet. A show dog can cost you thousands of dollars and become a major focus of your life. Losing a show dog to your ex-spouse would be more than losing a companion; it would be losing a valuable asset. Do you know how Florida's courts would determine ownership?

Is adopting a stepchild possible under Florida law?

The short answer to that question is, yes, Florida does allow it. However, a process must be followed before officially adopting a stepchild and considering him or her to be your own. Most people find that the most challenging part of the process is obtaining the consent of the other biological parent. 

Who gets the dog post-divorce?

The process of getting divorced is trying and challenging for families. Two lives are being disassembled, and if children are involved, that number increases.If you are considering divorce, you have certainly thought about custody of your children, the division of your assets and how matters for the entire family will be handled in the future.

The benefits of collaborative law in a Florida divorce

There is enough trepidation surrounding getting a divorce without being wary of the process as well. When Florida couples consider divorce, they often envision a lengthy and costly process filled with arguments, delays and heartache. Using collaborative law to resolve divorce issues is designed to remove that contention in lieu of a more amicable atmosphere.

Keeping your divorce friendly has its benefits

Was there an issue of infidelity in your marriage? Did one of you make poor financial decisions or lie about the marital assets and other finances? Were there other issues in your marriage that would make it difficult to keep your divorce friendly? If you answered "no" to these questions, then you may be able to have an amicable divorce as many other Florida couples have.

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