HowTo Decide To Get A Divorce

by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

Deciding to divorce is a life changing decision… it is like deciding to change careers, quit a job, move away to another state, having a baby, getting remarried.  It is a decision that changes the course of one’s life.  In some cases it is necessary, in some cases it is for the better.  Deciding to divorce is not to be taken lightly.

Certainly, if there is domestic violence in the marriage, that is a no brainer.  You will be better off alone.  In cases where there is financial ruin caused by your spouse, that, too, is a no brainer.  You will be better off alone.  In cases where there are constantly sleepless nights, that, too, is a no brainer.  You will be better off alone. 

In other marriages, whether to divorce or not, is not so clear.  There are people out there who can help you decide whether to leave or stay.  One such team member is a therapist, psychologist, or marriage counselor.  These experts can assist you in realizing your present state, your goals and how to get there. 

Another such team member is your divorce lawyer.  With a consultation with a divorce lawyer, you can educate yourself as to what your legal marital rights are, and whether or not you should exercise them or give them up by staying put.  With an education from a divorce lawyer, you can weigh the pros and cons of leaving the marriage.  

You also have your trusted friends and family, who, perhaps, see things more clearly than you do.  They are, and will be your support group in the event you go forward with a divorce. 

Lastly, trust your instincts, while you realize that life is short.  It is ultimately your decision as to how you want to spend it.  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 for more information. 


Holidays Can Be Difficult Days For Those In Troubled Marriage

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By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

It is no surprise that along with the holidays comes the stresses of the season.  It is a well known fact that people stress out over the holidays.  It is especially hard for couples who have failing marriages, couples who are trying to stay together for the sake of the kids, couples who just hopelessly don’t know what to do.

Husbands and wives who have already moved out and on mentally, especially have a hard time keeping it together at this time of year.  How do you pretend?  How do you stay pleasant?  How do you keep from blowing up?  Psychological counseling or marriage counseling is one answer.  A consultation with a divorce lawyer is another.  It may put your mind at ease and give you a plan to keep you from unraveling.   If you know your rights in divorce court, you may be able to make…

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What Are Grounds For Divorce In Florida?

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by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

There are many reasons to divorce.  Among the most common are problems with in laws and children in extended families, money problems, addiction to drugs, sex, alcohol, gambling, shopping or whatever.  There could be mental health issues such as depression, paranoia, or a bi polar personality.  There could be mental or physical abuse or repeated domestic violence.  A marriage can be a sham without a basis, just for immigration purposes, for example, or for health insurance.

There could be fraud in the inducement, (riches, babies) and the spouse finds out too late that whatever attracted him/her to the marriage is not true. 

There are many reasons to divorce.  But in the State of Florida, the only grounds you need to divorce include a 6 month residency, and a declaration that the marriage is irretrievably broken.  That’s it.  All other grounds are emotional…

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