Divorce and Separation in Florida is a commonsense guide to divorce in Florida.
You decided your marriage cannot be fixed. So where do you go from here? The end of a relationship can be painful, scary, complicated, and confusing. Lives are turned upside down. Emotions run high. Nothing is the same. So what do you do next? If you have children, you will need to make a plan for them. Child support and possibly alimony need to be determined. Decisions need to be made about property and debts. It can seem overwhelming and impossible. You need help, you need information, and you need Divorce and Separation in Florida. It’s the one book about divorce designed to give you information you need to make your own decisions and choices. After all, who knows your family and what is best what’s right for you? A friend who’s been through divorce, a judge, or you? The goal of Divorce and Separation is to help couples make smart and practical decisions about their next steps. Divorce and Separation is NOT pop-psychology. It does NOT offer pre-packaged answers or one-size-fits-all solutions. And, it will NOT offer advice on how to beat your spouse in court. Divorce and Separation WILL point you to the topics you will need to discuss. It WILL point you to sources where you can find materials and information you will need. It WILL provide forms to help you organize information. It WILL point to a number of helpful options. And, it WILL offer practical tips on negotiation and problem solving to help you and your spouse decide what is best for your family. There is no road map to a successful divorce. There is no easy fix. There are no solutions that work for every family. What’s right for one family won’t work for another. Divorce and Separation shows you how to take control of decisions and manage your divorce. It’s your marriage; it’s your divorce; it’s your life! Divorce and Separation will give you tips for "mutual problem solving." Using these methods, even couples who are really angry with one another can develop smart decisions about separation, children and finances. Confusion, doubt, fear and uncertainty can make it difficult to know what to do. You’re not sure where to turn or who to trust. You want to know what is fair, what decisions need to be made and how the divorce process works. Anyone who is thinking about separation and divorce needs level-headed and practical advice. They need accurate and reliable information. Divorce and Separation is all of that. Divorce and Separation in Florida is a practical book with many hands-on tips and resources to help couples find their way through the jungle of divorce. Included is a guide for handling direct talks, called “kitchen table” negotiations, including tools for making financial decisions. You will learn about mediation, litigation and other methods for resolving differences; and help for knowing how to use professional help. The authors provide useful guidelines for talking with children about divorce, and with family members who are also worried and upset. There are forms for creating budgets and parenting plans and for understanding pensions and retirement plans. In the Tool Box, there are links to more than 70 web sites with information, court forms, and other helpful tools and resources in Florida. Together, Michael Lang and Fiona McAuslan have more than 70 years’ experience helping people who are separating and divorcing. They have seen it all. They are familiar with the pain, anger, fear, and uncertainty that come with divorce. They know the process can be confusing and frustrating. They understand how to help couples make smart decisions. They have written this book to help couples deal with the uncertainty and complexity of divorce. Read the book at your own pace, when you need advice or help making decisions. It won’t make the pain or hurt go away. It will help you find ways to deal with every situation you may find your self in.