If you're getting a divorce and are worried about child custody, you may be concerned that the courts rule in favor of mothers receiving custody over fathers. Are custody decisions really made that way, though? Is a bias still in existence?
Prenuptial agreements may not seem appealing when you're considering getting married, but even though they may not feel romantic, they can be a way to protect yourself and your soon-to-be spouse. These agreements work in both parties' favor, which is why it's important to consider one before marriage.
Alimony, which is paid to a spouse following a divorce, has been in Florida's news over the last several years as the laws have been changing and amended. For those with high-asset divorces, any changes made to alimony rules can have a major impact. For instance, if alimony used to be allowed for a lifetime and then suddenly is limited to 10 years, one spouse could lose out on the income that he or she requires.
Alimony isn't just for women. In the past, maybe that was true much of the time, but now, since 40 percent of all breadwinners are women, it seems right that more men should be in on the alimony side of divorce. Actually, only 3 percent of men who were married are receiving payments from their ex-wives. Hundreds of thousands of men are seemingly eligible for alimony but are not receiving it.
When you're planning to get a divorce but have children together, you may think that you're going to have a fight for custody on your hands. That doesn't need to happen, though. One of the things you can try is child custody mediation.