Florida has long been known as a state that is popular for retirees. The lovely and warm weather all year long understandably brings a lot of people in their 60s or older to the area. Many people in their 50s who may not be retired yet but who are planning to retire in the coming decade or so may also find Florida a good place to relocate to. It seems, however, that many of the people in this age group may also be facing another major life change: divorce.
We often find that people start their divorce with an idea that it will be a dramatic and emotional process. It is half true — emotions do tend to run high for our clients. However, at the office of Michael E. Golub, P.A., we sometimes get some confusion as to when the action should start to happen — when they will have their day in the Florida courts.
When it comes to child custody in Tavares, some parents think they can sweeten their divorce settlement by agreeing to joint/50-50 custody. Though there are many advantages to shared custody, it is not uncommon for some people to use it in an attempt to pay less in child support. When the courts establish child custody and support, one of the most important factors they consider is each parent’s financial profile. In other words, if you are the higher-earning spouse, you will probably end up paying more in child support than you might think or like.
Floridian residents like you who are getting a divorce may want some outside help while you're going through this difficult period. One potential option to look into is divorce mediation, which can offer stability and assistance in a turbulent time.