The “Embarassment” of Divorce.

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

A long time ago, divorce used to be a vehicle for the glamourous movie stars of the 1940s and 1950s.  Today it occurs throughout every socioeconomic level.   People tend to view divorce differently, depending upon their upbringing, religion, spirituality, culture and whether or not they are liberal or conservative.

Some see divorce as a vehicle for growth, self awareness, independence, and freedom.

Some see divorce as a failure, a shame, something not to be talked about.

Whatever your individual perspective, keep in mind that marriage is a legal institution, a legal relationship.  Along with it come rights, obligations and privileges.  The same holds true for divorce.  It is a legal entity or remedy.

As in any legal relationship, the parties are bound by contract, in this case the marriage contract.  If there is a breach, the remedy is divorce.

The sub issues are children of the marriage, money of the marriage, mental health, domestic violence and the like.  All are considered in the family court, which is a court of equity, or fairness.  In Florida, there is no right or wrong, only a husband and a wife who wish to not be married any more.  What happens to their relationship is usually up to them if they settle their divorce, or up to the judge if they can’t settle.  For more information call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at


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