January 2019 Archives

Why parents pay child support

When a child's parents have divorced, the noncustodial parent will typically make support payments to the custodial parent. The goal is to ensure that the needs of Florida children are taken care of. Generally speaking, the amount of a child support payment is based on state guidelines that take several factors into account.

Business owners may face difficult decisions during divorce

No two divorces are exactly alike, and each spouse faces unique challenges in order to reach a fair divorce settlement. For some couples with complex assets, divorce may affect many more people than themselves or their children, especially if one spouse is a business owner.

When wives become ill, marriages are more likely to fail

When Florida couples get married, they often vow to remain married through sickness and in health. However, studies have found that serious illness can increase the risk for divorce. Furthermore, studies have shown that women have an increased chance of divorce if they become ill than if men become ill.

How the super-rich split their fortunes after divorce

When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that he was divorcing his wife of 25 years, the news appeared in many media outlets. Many Florida residents may be wondering what will happen to Bezos' massive fortune. Once the divorce is through, he may no longer be considered the richest man in the world.

How a couple's attractiveness could affect their future

When people in Florida get into the dating scene, physical attraction may be one significant factor bringing them together. According to surveys, people are likely to approach individuals they consider up to 25 percent more attractive than themselves on most online dating sites. While people may have widely varying views on which physical traits are most beautiful or appealing, social standards of beauty play a major role in individual tastes as well as general perceptions of how well a couple is matched. Several studies aimed to determine how couples perceived to have an appearance gap were affected by the difference.

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