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Divorce and Mental Health: Strategies for Coping With Emotional Stress

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Divorce is a significant life event that can bring about a range of intense emotions, from sadness and anger to anxiety and uncertainty. No matter the reason for the divorce, the process of ending a marriage can significantly impact your mental health. At the end of the day, you are dealing with a loss,… Read More »

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How an Attorney Can Help Protect Your Right to Equitable Distribution of Property

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

When a couple files for divorce, complex issues need to be addressed, including property division. Property division is one of the most contentious and emotionally charged aspects of divorce proceedings. It is not uncommon for couples to disagree about who gets what. Such disputes can prolong divorce proceedings. Property division is one of the… Read More »

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Situations When Divorce Mediation May Not Work

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Divorce mediation has become a popular option among many divorcing couples. Mediation entails working with a neutral third party, called a mediator, whose work is to facilitate communication between the divorcing spouses and help them reach a mutually agreeable and beneficial agreement. More and more people are opting for divorce mediation, as this option… Read More »

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When Can a Florida Court Order an Unequal Division of Marital Property?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

In a Florida divorce, assets are categorized as separate or marital property. Only marital property is subject to distribution in a Florida divorce. Generally, marital property is any property acquired by spouses during their marriage. This is true regardless of which name is indicated on the property title. However, even property acquired before a… Read More »

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Equitable Distribution FAQs

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

In Florida, family courts follow the principle of equitable distribution when distributing property between divorcing spouses. Equitable distribution laws can be complex. As divorce attorneys, we get a lot of questions about equitable distribution. This is why we decided to summarize Florida’s equitable distribution laws by answering some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs)… Read More »

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Four Tips to Help You Work Towards an Amicable Divorce in Lakeland, FL

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Divorce is a part of life for many people. An estimated 40 to 50 percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce (American Psychological Association (APA)). Virtually, every person has heard horror stories about divorce. The good news is that it does not have to be that way. With the right mindset and a proactive… Read More »

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Custody Exchange? There’s An App For That

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Today, there’s an app for everything and that includes custody exchange, also called timesharing in Florida. There are several apps available on the market right now, but they all essentially perform the same task. Ultimately, both parents are connected through the app and can use it as a reference point for their visitation schedule…. Read More »

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Using mediation in a Florida divorce

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

Many Floridians expect that the process of obtaining a divorce means hours and days spent arguing with the other spouse about child custody, child support, alimony and asset division. While such arguments frequently occur, Florida lawyers and the courts have devised a process for resolving the issues in a divorce without the chronic anger… Read More »

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Mistakes to avoid that could lengthen your divorce

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

It can take time to get a divorce. Florida, like other states, has residency requirements stating how long you or your spouse need to reside in the state before you can complete your divorce. Many states also require spouses seeking a divorce to go through a waiting period and a mandatory separation period wherein… Read More »

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How is debt divided in a Florida divorce?

By Darla K. Snead, P.L. |

When people think of the word “division” in a Florida divorce, they might automatically be referring to property and who will get what as part of the divorce. The court will use equitable distribution to come to what it believes is a fair outcome with dividing property. That is also true for dividing debt…. Read More »

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