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Category Archives: Divorce

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Questions to Ask Before Getting a Divorce

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When we walk down the aisle and say “I do,” divorce is the last thing on our minds. However, the passage of time can lead to marital strife. People change. Some develop addictions or abuse their partners. Couples fight over money. Frustrated by their marriage, many seek love and affection elsewhere. Nearly half of… Read More »

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How to Co-Parent Successfully

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

After a divorce has been finalized, the spouses go their separate ways. If there are no children, they get a clean break. The parties never have to see each other again. When children are involved, though, things are more complicated. Florida assumes shared child custody, unless there are extreme situations such as abuse or… Read More »

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed to Get Divorced

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Decades ago, hardly anyone got divorced. When couples got married, they stayed married “‘til death do you part.” In good times and bad times, they stuck together. After all, divorce was considered shameful to a person. It was frowned upon and even against some religions. While divorce is more common nowadays—affecting 40-50% of marriages—it… Read More »

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Divorce Statistics: Fact vs. Fiction

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

You may think you’re well aware of the divorce statistics. Half of all marriages end in divorce. Most divorces occur later in life. Children of divorce are more likely to divorce. While these statements may seem true, they’re actually not. Whether or not you’re married, you’re likely to hear many statistics about divorce and… Read More »

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Pros and Cons of Mediation in Divorce

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Sometimes marriages end for a variety of reasons. While nobody wants to go through the stress of a divorce, the good news is that there are options. Not every divorce has to go through the long, arduous court process. You don’t have to have a judge decide your fate. Many couples opt for mediation…. Read More »

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Telling Your Spouse You Want a Divorce

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Your marriage has been on the rocks for quite some time now. You have put so much effort into the relationship and you have expressed your desires, but things never change. You’re tired of crying over your failing marriage. You don’t want to subject the kids to any more arguments. It’s not fair to… Read More »

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Getting Married? Own a Business? Consider a Prenup

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

The good news is that the divorce rate is declining. The bad news? Divorce can wreak havoc on all aspects of your life. If you don’t have a prenuptial agreement in place, a divorce can cause you to lose your money, your house, your vehicles and even your business. This is why you need… Read More »

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Will a Law Help Reduce Florida’s Divorce Rates?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Florida is known for its theme parks, beautiful weather and gorgeous beaches. Unfortunately, it is also known for its divorce rates. Between 2013 and 2017, for every 1,000 married people in the United States, about 11.67 individuals divorced each year. In the United States, the divorce rate per capita is 10.9%.  In Florida, that… Read More »

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Preparing for Divorce—Before the Wedding Takes Place

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

If there was a 50% chance that you could die of a hereditary disease, wouldn’t you take action to lower your risk? You probably would. So why do those who plan to get married fail to adequately prepare for the future, knowing that there is statistically a 50% chance that their marriage could end… Read More »

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How Reports of Abuse or Alienation Can Affect Child Custody

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When child custody comes to mind, you probably think that the women are the ones who always get custody of the children in a divorce. This is actually a common misconception. Things have changed on the child custody front in recent years because judges and courts are tired of dealing with false allegations from… Read More »

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