Divorce can be complicated, as you have to deal with different emotions while trying to keep up with legal processes. Nonetheless, if you and your spouse have decided to go separate ways due to irreconcilable reasons, you should be prepared for anything you may encounter.
One of the things you should be ready for is fear. Divorce comes with its concerns. And here are three of them.
Losing the house
Most divorcing couples are worried about losing the house. However, the court won’t make an unfair decision. For instance, it may award one spouse the home, provided they buy the other party’s share. They may also suggest selling the house and splitting the proceeds. Further, if you have minor children and will be the primary caregiver, the court may also let you remain in the family home.
Florida is an equitable distribution state – marital property is divided between parties, but not necessarily equally. The court will not subject non-marital property, any asset or liability acquired before marriage, to property division. And even when distributing marital property, it will consider different factors, including child support, alimony awards and child custody. With legal guidance, you can estimate how much you can walk away with.
Losing parental rights
Divorcing parents are always worried about losing parental rights. Child custody is a sensitive part of a divorce. You and the other parent can choose co-parenting and develop a reliable parenting plan that will help you raise your kids in the two homes.
However, if you are worried about the safety of your kids based on the other parent’s past behavior, you can fight for sole custody.
Most divorce fears can be solved with practical solutions. You could get legal help sooner to avoid costly mistakes.