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Do I need a reason to get a divorce?

After being married to your spouse for so long, you may feel your relationship is just not working out. You may feel you have exhausted all options for reconciliation and you are ready to start over on your own. Before you file for a divorce, carefully assess your feelings and situation to make sure you are really ready to take the next step. 

The benefits of a collaborative divorce

It might seem odd seeing the words "collaborative" and "divorce" in the same sentence, but many couples are finding that working together in a divorce offers many benefits. You may not be husband and wife any longer, but if you have children, you will always be mom and dad. There will be many times when you have to attend the same ceremony or graduation and share the children for birthdays or holidays, even after they turn 18. Learn more about mediation and how you can benefit.

When is the best time for a woman to file for divorce?

If you are a woman who has been considering divorce in Florida, timing is likely one of the factors weighing on your mind. For example, you could be worried about filing near a child's birthday or too close to your anniversary date. The reality is that you should file when you are ready, but many women prefer the months of January, February or March.

5 ways to improve your listening skills

When a couple is facing a divorce and all the hard steps that come with it, communication is key to avoid misunderstandings and speed the process along. Good communication isn't just about how you relay information, but also about how actively you listen to others when they are talking. Do you hear what you think they are going to say or what they are actually saying? There are three types of listening skills; active, reflective and critical. They are each important for everyone involved in the divorce, including your children, your family and your friends.

Infidelity and no-fault divorce in Florida

Although Florida's no-fault divorce laws means either spouse may file for divorce based on a marriage that is "irretrievably broken," that does not mean that a judge may not take bad marital behavior into account when making decisions about the judgment.

When You Thought You Had Agreed To Everything

Marriage is a legal contract between two parties in Florida. Divorce, therefore, requires a Florida court order for both parties to break the contract. Many couples filing for divorce knew it was coming months or even years before filing the paperwork to start the process. Often, the divorce starts out amicably, with both parties sitting down together to work out the details about who keeps the house, custody and parenting time.

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