January 2018 Archives

Divorce and college savings: a good marriage?

Divorce has a number of personal and social benefits for you, such as allowing you freedom and the ability to move on from a relationship that wasn’t working. You likely did not know that when it comes to your children’s prospects in regards to paying for college, your divorce may have helped them out, too.

Good parent, bad parent: Co-parenting and discipline

When your kids get in trouble, you have to realize the decisions your children make have nothing to do with how you handled your divorce. The important thing is making sure you and your co-parenting partner work together to build a strategy for consistency in disciplining children.

Push back against a texting while driving ticket in Florida

There is no doubt that distracted driving is a serious issue. Every day across the United States and Florida, people end up in serious motor vehicle crashes and collisions as a result of distracted driving. In order to reduce the risk on the road, Florida enacted a law that prohibits texting while driving. Law enforcement often takes steps to enforce this statute, but sometimes innocent people end up facing a serious ticket.

How shared parenting is changing child custody

In 2016, the Florida legislature voted in favor of a bill that would make shared parenting the default in child custody cases. However, the governor vetoed the bill. A number of states are moving toward encouraging shared parenting although legislating it remains somewhat controversial. 

Steps to take when ending a marriage

Statistically speaking, the first full week of January is the time in which a person is most likely to file for divorce. Divorce rates tend to be higher in the period from January through March. August is also a prime month for divorce, according to research analyzing divorce records over a 15-year period in Washington State. Florida residents that are planning on getting divorced may want to start by learning about state divorce laws. 

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