There is a lot to go over during a divorce process. Divorcing couples will need to sort out property and debt division; alimony and child support; child custody and visitation which can each lead to their own sets of anxieties, concerns and acrimonies. Fortunately, the family law system is available to help divorcing couples through the process.
Divorcing couples are always encouraged to reach settlements related to their divorce-related concerns on their own and by working together, however, when they are unable to do so, the family law court can help guide them and ultimately will make decisions when necessary. It is helpful for divorcing couples to know what to anticipate and what will be considered related to each of their divorce-related concerns.
Property division is guided by equitable property division rules in Florida. In addition, alimony, or spousal support, is determined by a variety of factors that will be considered by the family law court. Child support is determined with the help of child support guidelines and some other considerations as well and child custody and visitation are determined based on what is in the best interests of the child.
In general, there are 6 primary areas of negotiation and settlement that divorcing couples will need to address during their divorce. Each situation and set of circumstances is different which is why the family law process provides flexible tools to help divorcing couples with their divorce-related concerns and to resolve property division, alimony, child support and child custody concerns so they more forward in a way that is best for their family.