5 Most Common Questions about Divorce

Coping with DivorceNot a day goes by without at least one or more of these questions.  We hope this list will help you in your decision.

1) Is my spouse entitled to half of everything I own?

Generally speaking, yes. Most assets acquired during the marriage are considered marital property and are subject to equitable distribution.  Pre-marital assets are usually considered separate property and would not be entitled to the other spouse at the time of divorce. Also, an inheritance that is not co-mingled with marital funds, or real estate inherited that does not include the spouses name on the title, would normally be considered separate property and would not be entitled to the other spouse as well. read more

10 Tips on How to Save Money on Attorneys Fees

Save money with an attorney

A question that pops up quite often is “How Much Does it Cost for Attorney Services”  Quite honestly, the amount a divorce attorney gets paid has a lot to do with how prepared you are and if you are willing to work with your attorney or, if you want your attorney to do all the work.

By reviewing this list and following these tips, it is nearly certain that you can cut down on the time it takes to resolve your case, which will lead to less fees for which you will be responsible.

1. Start with the Right Attorney

The amount of money you spend on your divorce or family related litigation can be significantly minimized by choosing the right attorney. Do your research and choose someone experienced in the area of family law and who is attentive and interested in your situation. Attorney Eric Cheshire’s practice is exclusively in the area of Marital and Family law. He has successfully represented families in the area of Family Law for 25 years and upholds honest, Christian standards as he protects your rights while serving the best interest of the children. read more

Checklist for getting a divorce in Florida

If you live in Florida and have decided to get a divorce, there’s something you should do before doing anything else: gather important paperwork. Nothing can slow down or complicate the process like waiting until much later. For example, gather your documents before telling your spouse about getting a divorce. Otherwise, he or she could end up with most of them, which will put you at a distinct disadvantage. Your divorce attorney will be able to request copies from your spouse’s lawyer, but that will cost extra time and money. read more