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Mistakes couples make regarding prenuptial agreements

Engaged couples in Florida often spend a lot of time planning the wedding and honeymoon, but one area they should also be focusing their energies on is writing a prenuptial agreement. Many couples avoid talking about it because it may seem awkward or unromantic, but it is important for long-term protection. There are a number of mistakes couples make in regard to prenups.

Changing your mind about divorce

For some people, the decision to file for a divorce is a result of many years of bitterness and resentment, as well as the certainty that the marriage must come to an end. For others, divorce may be the result of a recent challenge that a couple has gone through (such as an affair), even though everything else seemed fine for many years. When it comes to divorce, people sometimes change their mind for a number of reasons. Some people may decide to move forward with divorce even though they backed down from one in the past, or they may come to the conclusion that staying in the marriage is best even though they were preparing to split up with their spouse.

When bad habits lead to divorce court

A marriage may be called off for any number of reasons, but some people decide that the time has come to move on as a result of their partner’s bad habits. From gambling and sex addictions to drug use, alcoholism and even failing to “act one’s age,” there are all sorts of reasons why people decide to end their marriage with their spouse as a result of undesirable behavior. Whether your spouse has said that they do not want to remain married to you because of certain habits you have, or you are sick and tired of the way your spouse behaves, it is imperative to approach your divorce from the right angle.

Pushing off your divorce because of an illness

Couples facing a divorce may be going through a number of hurdles that are unique to their personal situation, from challenges involving children or other family members to financial hardship. Moreover, there are unique circumstances that can make it even tougher for someone to split up with their spouse, such as a serious illness. If you are struggling with any type of serious illness or health problem, such as a cancer diagnosis, you may come to the conclusion that it is best to push off your divorce for now.

Establishing paternity to outline rights and responsibilities

Paternity is a complex legal issue that affects every member of a Florida family. There likely are various reasons why paternity is not immediately clear or legally recognized, but either the mother or father may move to do so at any time. Once established, this would outline both the rights and responsibilities of both parents.

Will you have to separate from your property during divorce?

The end of your marriage signals many significant changes for your life, and you may be wondering what this means for your possessions. Property division is one of the most complicated aspects of a divorce, and you will find it beneficial to know what to expect and how you can protect your interests during this time. 

A show of support: awarding alimony during a divorce

When a marriage comes to an end in the state of Florida through divorce court, the time has come for the "Great Divide" -- the distribution of marital assets. Assets are divided equitably, which means the court presumes a 50/50 split of the marital assets is a fair division, but from there may consider an uneven distribution if that is deemed to be more appropriate to the individual financial situations. Unfortunately, sometimes an equitable division does not leave one spouse with enough to support him or herself.

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