After divorce…now what?

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

You’ve separated, filed, gone through the divorce process, and now it’s over.  You’re divorced.  What are your options now?

Some couples stay friends.  Some stay business partners.  Intoday’s market, oftentimes couples stay real estate partners until the marital home or other real property sells.    

On the other hand, some couples part ways and go off to live life as it the marriage never happened.   Other couples are joined by the fact that they have children.  Florida Statute Chapter 61 has a provision called shared parental responsibility.  In a nutshell it says that couples who by the mere fact of having children together must co-parent, they need to be able to discuss the children’s issues, take action and come to agreement on major decision making regarding the child, all in the best interests of the child. 

This can be very difficult coming off an acrimonious divorce proceeding where the two spouses are violent, unreasonable, disrespectful or worse.    Court orders are put down to be followed and we all know how that goes sometimes.  Contempt hearings take care of violations but again that makes it very difficult to deal with a spouse. 

Every case and situation is different.  But where parties can get along if only for their children, the atmosphere is more beneficial for everyone.  However, we lawyers are usually busy post dissolution just because in some cases that is impossible.  Then we or the judge ends up micro managing a relationship. 

The conclusion is, post divorce,  the choice is yours.  Do the best you can under the circumstances, and if you need further legal help, get it.  For questions about this subject or any other divorce proceeding, call the attorneys at Robin Roshkind, P.A. at 561-835-9091, or click on the ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. website at for more information.


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