Holidays are over…time for your future!

by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

It is time to think about your future…that is what New Year’s resolutions are right?  To lose weight, to make more money, to be nicer to the kids.  We all have unrealized expectations.  But you don’t have to stay in a bad marriage, and furthermore, you don’t have to wait for your spouse to do something about it first.  Take control of  your life, your finances, your future.

Speak to me or another divorce lawyer for INFORMATION.  Then you can make intelligent decisions about whether to stay or divorce.  If you take an affirmative step to control our own destiny, your future will fall into place.

For more information about divorces in Palm Beach County, Florida, call one of the lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com .

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Divorce!

by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

It is on many couples’ wish list.  But several couples are afraid to admit it.  The marriage is over.  That’s harsh!  Especially during the holidays.  We don’t want to spoil it for the kids, the family, ourselves, etc.

But when the holidays are over, the left overs eaten, the tree out with the garbage, and decorations put away and the undesireable gifts returned, what do you have left but a broken marriage and being attached to someone you cannot stand.

Do something about it in the New Year.  Take a proactive role in your future.

For more information about divorce and divorce topics, procedures, laws in Palm Beach County, Florida, 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.

Postnuptial Agreements Have Two Purposes.

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

There are two major reasons for doing a Postnuptial agreement.  First, if done after the wedding, say in the first year of marriage, the postnuptial agreement can reaffirm the prenuptial agreement and all its terms.  It adds a second layer of protection to the prenuptial agreement, making it that much harder to prevail in a challenge down the road.  Postnuptial agreements can also modify prenuptial agreements by changing some of the terms, now that the marriage has taken place.

Postnuptial agreements can also serve as separation agreements where a divorce is not imminent.  It gives the parties a sense of control over separate assets and debts, during a time when the husband and wife may be trying to figure out whether or not to divorce.  Postnuptial agreements can be viewed as separation agreements, or marital settlement agreements should a divorce be filed in the court.

The subject matter of the postnuptial agreement can be anything from asset and debt division to who pays for what household expenses, or what happens to a spouse if he/she gets caught cheating.  They are valid, enforceable agreements if signed under the proper circumstances.  For more information about 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 www.familylawwpb.com.

Are You Afraid Your Spouse Will Clean You Out?

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida.

If you are in  divorce proceedings in Palm Beach County, you may have wondered about tapping out the joint bank accounts or having that done to you by your spouse, leaving you with no household funds, grocery money, or available cash for the basic daily necessities.  While it does happen, there is something you can do to prevent this, if you plan correctly. 

The first suggestion is to pay off all or most of the marital debts.  If you owe on joint credit card, cell acount,  car loans, taxes, HOA fees, the housekeeper, pay them!   Use joint accounts to do so.  The lowers your marital liability while preventing your spouse from realizing all the spoils of the marriage.

The second suggestion to guard against being cleaned out while the divorce is proceeding, is to get one half of all the marital liquid assets and put them into an account in your name only.   The catch here is to take just one half, but you also need to be ready to pay one half of all the daily living expenses.   Also, cancel any joint cell phone accounts, joint credit card accounts, and the like, to prevent your spouse from running up joint debts. 

In divorce court, it is important to learn how to protect yourself from the very person who used to be on your side. For more helpful hints, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com for more information.

Cuttting yourself off from your spouse.

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

If you are thinking about divorce, it is time to think about gaining or regaining your independence.  The following tips will help you in becoming whole again:

1.  Get your own cell phone account.

2.  Get a credit card in your name only.

3.  Get a Post Office Box or some other place where you can receive mail without the possibility of your spouse intercepting your private communications, including letters from your divorce lawyer.

4.  Open a bank account in your name only.

5.  Put jewelry and other small valuables in a safe or safety deposit box.

6.  Get your own email account.

7.  Separate and remove or photo copy important papers.

8.  Find a better place to put the car keys.

9.  Take photos of personal property in the marital home.

10.  Think about things  you share with your spouse, for example luggage, and get your own. 

By doing these things, you will gain a mind set of being an individual, instead of being one half of a whole.

For more information about divorce, consult with one of the attorneys at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com.

Get your spouse out of the house!

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

You’ve decided to get a divorce, but now you want to separate.  How do you get your spouse out of the house?  To accomplish that goal, you must understand why your spouse won’t go, just by you asking.

First there is the emotional reason.  If you are the one who wants the divorce, why should he/she leave the home.  You go, is the rationale.  Understand that when one party wants a divorce in the state of Florida, the other party has no choice.  A divorce will be had.  There is no fault in this state.

Aside from the emotional reason, there is the financial one.  I can’t afford two households, is normally the lament.  Get used to it, is the retort.  One does not lose their property rights by merely vacating the premises. 

Lastly is the children. Spouses believe if they move out or away, they lose their chilidren.  This is not true.  The new laws put into place time sharing for both parents.  That is now public policy. 

The surest and quickest way to get a spouse out of the house is, unfortunately, domestic violence.  The police are called, if there are wounds, the wrongdoer is carted away for at least two weeks until there is a hearing. 

If a divorce is already pending in the courts, the easiest way to get a spouse out of the house is by agreed order.  Come to an agreement as to time sharing with the children and finances, and the spouse will go confidently knowing an enforceable contract is in place. 

For more information about this divorce topic or other information, call one of the attorneys at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com.