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March 2017 Archives

Approach your prenuptial agreement honestly for best results

Prenuptial agreements can be a lifesaver when things don't go as planned in a marriage. They can even help create a stronger marriage that goes the distance by relieving the relationship of many areas of stress. However, these agreements still hold bad social stigma in some circles, and broaching the subject with your partner may be easier said than done.

Women doctors are more likely to divorce than their male counterparts

For decades, it was presumed that doctors divorced at higher rates than the general public. As detailed on the Harvard Medical School news site, many speculated that physicians were "more likely to be divorced...because of the long hours they keep and the stress associated with the job."

Florida lawmakers eye alimony do-over

Florida lawmakers are gearing up to spar over one of their most perennially contentious issues — permanent alimony. Currently, bills are introduced to both the house and senate to re-examine the standards for determining permanent alimony, with very strong supporters on both sides of the issue. If the bills are successful, the guidelines for when to assign permanent alimony and how much one must pay will be tightened.

Woman claims husband hid assets, sues charitable recipient

When a couple with a great many assets decide to divorce, one spouse or another may choose to drain their accounts in surprising ways. The emotions at the heart of a divorce often express themselves in spouses trying to punish each other by doing anything they can to keep their spouse from getting a large chunk of the marital property. A Florida woman is accusing her husband of doing just during their divorce. The woman has gone so far as to sue the recipient of a large charitable donation from her husband, claiming that she is entitled to much of the gift herself.

Celebrity child support is still contentious

Just because you're a celebrity doesn't mean that you are immune from child support laws that effect the rest of us. Recently, singer and actor Marc Anthony lost a legal battle over increasing child support payments to his former wife and Miss Universe winner Dayanara Torres. Under the terms of the case, the former beauty queen sought significant increases to her children's already robust support payments, claiming that the disparity in the quality of her home and Anthony's was upsetting to her children.

Former governor faces divorce but has a prenuptial agreement

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has filed for divorce from his second wife, telling a Florida newspaper, "I think the world of Carole. She's an amazing person. It just didn't work out for us." The two were a surprising pair who often operated at opposite ends of the political spectrum. Crist was elected to governor as a Republican, while his wife was an outspoken democrat socialite. Despite their political and personal differences, the two anticipate settling their divorce in a straightforward manner using collaborative law.