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6 Tips Every Parent Struggling with Divorce Should Address Early

By Paul E. Riffel |

Divorce, even when amicable, is difficult for everyone. It can be especially difficult for children. Have you worried about the impact your divorce may have on your kids? Let us discuss 6 tips you can start using today to help your child process your divorce.  1. Help kids manage their feelings. It can be… Read More »

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3 Ways to Recognize It May Be Time to Divorce

By Paul E. Riffel |

Marriages do not necessarily break, they often erode over time. There are numerous sources of erosion, and sometimes the erosion can be so slow that one partner has not realized that divorce may be imminent. Let us take some time to review three signs that it may be time to divorce. 1. No Conflict… Read More »

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5 Post-Holiday Mistakes Divorced Parents Can Make

By Paul E. Riffel |

Are you and your child’s other parent divorced? If so, the holidays might have been a tough time. Having to spend time away from your child during this season may not ever be easy and can often leads to arguments. Still, it may be best to avoid making these 5 post-holiday mistakes for divorced… Read More »

What if you want to appeal your divorce?

By Paul E. Riffel |

If the judge in your case renders a Final Judgment that you do not think follows Florida law, you have the right to appeal. This must be done within 30 days from the entry of the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage. A notice of appeal is filed, and a filing fee must be… Read More »

The types of alimony that a judge can award

By Paul E. Riffel |

There are four different types of periodic alimony that are available for the trial court to award: Bridge the gap alimony: Bridge the gap alimony is limited to fewer than two years and terminates upon the death of either party or upon the remarriage of the party receiving alimony. Such alimony may not be… Read More »

What happens to your pension in a divorce?

By Paul E. Riffel |

Pensions are also subject to equitable distribution. The pension earned during the marriage is a marital asset and the pension earned prior to marriage would be considered a non-marital asset. Therefore, one generally needs to look at the value of the pension at or about the date of marriage to determine what is the… Read More »

Parenting during and after divorce: time-sharing and shared parental responsibility

By Paul E. Riffel |

It is Florida policy to encourage both parents to have “frequent and continuing contact” with their children and to “share the rights and responsibilities, enjoys, of child rearing” after divorce. Florida law refers to this as “parental responsibility,” and most parties have shared parental responsibility. Florida law creates a preference for this so that… Read More »

Mediation: An important step in a divorce

By Paul E. Riffel |

In a divorce, before a hearing can be held before a judge, the parties must attend mediation. It’s an important step in the divorce process and will be the subject of this three-part blog series. Florida law defines mediation as “a process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and… Read More »

A clearer financial picture during divorce

By Paul E. Riffel |

During a divorce, it’s very important to have a clear picture of each party’s financial status, and in addition to the Financial Affidavit, there are other ways to ensure the other party produces all financial documentation. For one, there are written questions, called “interrogatories,” which ask questions about a party’s education, assets and liabilities…. Read More »

An important document in divorce: the Financial Affidavit

By Paul E. Riffel |

During a divorce, each party must provide a Financial Affidavit. There are two different forms of this affidavit. One is for people with income less than $50,000 and one is for people in excess of $50,000 per year. A Financial Affidavit provides the court with information about each party’s financial status, including income and… Read More »

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