What Type Of Divorce Will You Have? Part 2 Settlement or Trial

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

If you are thinking about getting a divorce in Palm Beach County, Florida, know that your divorce can go only one of two ways.  Either you and your spouse will settle your divorce issues, (including alimony, attorneys fees, child support, if any, child time sharing, equitable distribution of assets and debts, non marital property, name changes,) or  you will take all or some of the disputed issues to the judge.

Settlement is quicker, less expensive and less stressful.  But it can only happen if both parties want to settle.  If one spouse wants to settle but the other does not, you are going to trial.  Going to trial entails extensive discovery, depositions, witness preparation, transcripts, document production and analysis by a forensic CPA, court reporters, evidence and logs, and costs a bundle.   It also takes up a great deal of time and could cause illness from the stress of it all.

Counseling and therapy more than lawyering can help husbands and wives decide how to proceed.  Parties who can set aside emotion and just get the job done have a better chance of settlement.  Also judges would rather the spouses manage their own future lives.  They do not like to micro manage families. 

If you are thinking about getting a divorce 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 www.familylawwpb.com for more information.

40 Tips for Surviving Your Divorce

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

I have an ebook available to you which covers the issues divorcing spouses will have to consider.   It covers topics such as alimony and child support, division of property, insurance issues, tax issues, negotiation and settlement, retirement plans, temporary support, children’s issues.  There is also a discussion of modifiable and non-modifiable alimony, capital gains on the marital home, valuation of household goods, stock options, and a full discussion of retirement plans and qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs).   

For more information call to consult with one of the attorneys at Robin Roshkind, P.A. at 561-835-9091, or go to the Firm’s website at www.familylawwpb.com and click on the “order ebook” button on the right.  The entire booklet is download-able.