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High court: Non-military spouse loses if ex waives retirement pay

"The question is complicated, but the answer is not," explained Justice Stephen Breyer in a recent appeal of a divorce issue. The case before the U.S. Supreme Court is indeed a bit complicated to explain, but basically stands for the principle that federal law trumps state law where they disagree.

What does mediation have to offer in divorce? Privacy, creativity

If you're going through a divorce in Florida, the judge assigned to your case may urge you -- or require you -- to try to settle your issues of disagreement through mediation before you ask the judge to decide them. The reason is that the Florida courts encourage the use of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation and ADR not only save court time and money, but they can also provide a more positive way forward from divorce.

Divorce, retirement and QDROs

Dissolving a marriage is never an easy or simple process. Because of this, divorces tend to demand immediate attention, which can make it hard to find the time to thoroughly consider the impact it could have on your future. However, some planning now could make life significantly easier down the road.

Is it strategic to file a motion with your divorce petition?

Although a divorce case begins with the filing of a divorce petition in court, that doesn’t mean the case has to stay there. Indeed, our family law firm works to save our clients both time and emotional headaches by negotiating as many issues as possible outside of the court. Such negotiations, although informal, are still attended by the parties’ attorneys. That way, a party can be assured that his or her best interests are still being protected, and that no issues have been overlooked.

A divorce attorney must understand both cooperation and advocacy

Our Orlando law firm has been helping families going through dissolution of marriage, or divorce, in central Florida for over 35 years. That experience is a testament not only to our knowledge of the legal issues that may arise in a divorce, but also our passion to our work. We find it very rewarding to help families through a potentially difficult transition, doing our best to protect their interests and minimize conflicts.

Is divorce mediation worth it?

Divorce mediation is becoming a popular method of resolving the issues of Florida couples without a courtroom battle. Highly skilled mediators keep a couple's emotions at bay and help them create a settlement that allows each party to walk away feeling as though he or she was treated fairly.

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