by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
I often have clients come into my office seeking a divorce settlement. They tell me that their spouse agrees to “everything” and that they want to settle their case. You would be surprised at how quickly this turns into a contested divorce. The reason is that a husband or wife cannot agree to something if they don’t know their rights. Once they know their rights, they certainly can waive them. But until that time, any agreement is not an agreement at all, as it is garnered under false pretense, bad advice or both.
Areas of contention in divorce cases abound in terms of things like: what is one’s TRUE income; appraised values of real estate, art collections, jewelry, antiques etc.; what is best for the children; who should pay for what debts.
In order for a divorce to settle, BOTH the husband AND the wife have to want to settle. If then they can’t agree, there is no possibility of settlement. For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com for more information.