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What to Do if a Friend or Relative is Heading For a Florida Divorce
Most of us have known relatives or close friends whose marriages are breaking up. During those times they may come to you for moral support. What do you do?
In addition to just listening to them and being someone to lean on, there may be more help that you can provide.
Expert divorce lawyers often meet with friends and relatives of people going through a marriage breakup to answer questions they have about the divorce process. Many times parents of a divorcing spouse will seek advice from Florida divorce attorneys as to how the court system will handle the dispute involving their grandchildren. Other times, friends with intimate knowledge of someone's finances will air their concerns as to the best way to protect assets. Gaining knowledge of the law and the procedure involved in a divorce can make you a valuable asset to your friend or relative when it comes time for that person to plan a strategy for negotiating a settlement.
If an asset is being overlooked or if you have questions as to the difference between what you have heard from a Florida divorce lawyer and what you hear from the divorcing spouse as to how the matter will be resolved, speaking up could save your friend or relative from making a mistake.
Bottom Line: Relatives and friends of people going through a divorce sometimes come to divorce lawyers for advice so they can be of help.
(copyright Stann Givens 2009)
Alimony in Florida can be requested when one spouse needs financial assistance. In order to qualify for alimony, the requesting spouse must prove need and that the paying spouse is financially able to make the payments. Alimony is typically a set amount which is paid monthly for a set period of time or until certain circumstances occur, such as remarriage. Alimony is not as common as one may think. The Florida divorce court can award temporary alimony until the final divorce hearing is held. Then, at the final divorce hearing, the court can order permanent alimony if it is requested and necessary.
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