What Should Senior Citizens Know About Divorce?

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Most people think that divorce happens only in young couples. However, “silver divorces” are incredibly common, especially in a state like Florida that has a large senior citizen population. Divorced is complicated for any couple, however it can be particularly tricky for senior citizens. One of the trickiest problems divorcing senior citizens face is how to determine spousal support and divide their assets. Read More

Are There Legal Consequences to Moving Out of Your Home Before Your Divorce is Finalized?

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If you’ve made the decision to seek a divorce, you probably have plenty of questions. One that our Florida divorce clients often ask us is whether there are legal consequences to moving out of their marital home before their divorce is finalized. Once one partner files for a divorce, it is common for at least one partner to want to leave the marital home to mitigate further conflict or for their emotional or mental health. However, leaving the marital home is a decision that should be undertaken only after you have carefully considered its potential implications upon your divorce. Read More

What Happens to Your Property and Children While You Are Waiting for Your Divorce to be Finalized?

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If you are interested in seeking or are currently seeking a divorce, you have probably fantasized about your post-divorce life. You likely have a vision for your home, things you will do with your children, and things you will do to improve your quality of life. While most people seeking a divorce have an idea of what their new life will look like, they usually have no idea what their life looks like while they are waiting for their divorce to be finalized? Who gets the house? Who has custody of the children? Read on to learn more about these and other important questions. Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Think of Divorce as a Failure

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Divorce is emotionally, mentally, financially, and sometimes physically difficult. No one gets a divorce because their marriage has gone the way they expected it to, and it can be hard to see your divorce as anything but a failure. However, there are plenty of reasons you should reframe the way you think about your divorce! Read on to learn why a divorce is anything but a failure. Read More

Can Your Former Spouse Inherit From Your Estate?

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One aspect of divorce many couples do not give much thought to is what happens to their estates after the divorce. Once a divorce is complete, many people suddenly realize their spouse is provided for in their will, or begin to worry about whether their ex will receive any assets from their estate after they pass. An experienced Florida divorce attorney can help you prevent these problems in the first place! Read on to learn more about how Florida handles this situation, as well has how the knowledgeable family law attorneys at Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC can help you prevent this problem from happening in the first place. Read More

Who Gets Custody of Pets in a Divorce?

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For many of us, pets are more than just cute animals, and are rather part of the family. They bring so much into our lives and many of us truly couldn’t imagine life without them. That is exactly what pet owners going through a divorce have to do, however, and the thought of never seeing your beloved pet again, let alone them living with someone who may have caused you significant emotional pain, can be an especially difficult one. When a couple with pets gets a divorce, who gets custody of the pets can be an extremely difficult conversation. Read on to learn more about custody of pets. Read More

How to Deal With a Difficult Spouse During a Divorce

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Divorce is a difficult enough process on its own, as separating spouses find themselves dealing with feelings of failure, anger, and sadness. Unfortunately, it is all too common for one divorcing spouse to take their feelings out on the other spouse, and this can make an already tough situation even harder. What can you do when your soon-to-be-ex makes your divorce hostile or as hard for you as possible? Read More