Divorce Consultations Are Very Telling

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire West Palm Beach, Florida

If you are not sure about the state of your marriage, it can never hurt to SECRETLY consult with a divorce lawyer.  A consultation will do many things:  it will help you understand your marital rights;  it will help you determine how to protect your assets and your children;  it will help you decide whether to go to marriage counseling, reconcile, or move forward with the divorce, and further, when and how to time the filing for divorce.

Divorce lawyers ask a lot of questions.  They also provide a lot of information which can ease your mind.  For a complete list of documents to bring to a consultation, see the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com for more information, or call one of the divorce lawyers at 561-835-9091.

What To Do If You Want OUT!

by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

If you have been thinking about getting divorced, you almost answered your own question about whether or not to proceed.  But proceed with caution.  Seek out a divorce lawyer and go for a consultation.  Know what your rights are regarding the marital home, the cars, the bank accounts.  Know what your rights are regarding the children, and how to deal with their best interests.

Know what your rights are to alimony support, attorneys fees, settlements, and mediation. It might take the work of an accountant AND a divorce lawyer, but get informed.  Only with information, will you feel good about making that final step towards divorce. 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 www.familylawwpb.com for more information.

Football Fever = Divorce Fever

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

Around football season, basketball season, and summer season (as in fishing or golf), I often see a slight uptick in divorce cases.  I can only assume this is because the wife is usually left alone or ignored too much during the gaming seasons.  I am a divorce lawyer, not a therapist, but from experience, I can tell you that an already bad or shaky marriage gets worse, when a husband is otherwise distracted by… fill in the blank… football, basketball, fishing or golf. 

These are generally guy activities which men do with other men, and often don’t include the wives.  Also, the wives generally don’t want to be included, but that doesn’t change the dynamics of the marriage.  If there is an underlying current of familiarity or contempt, to the point of being room mates or worse, as in beer driven domestic violence, marriages can get pretty ugly.

While husbands are looking at the TV, Wives look at the piles of laundry, bills or garbage left in the kitchen, and have had enough.   After all, they work all week too, and also need a distraction.  Nothing like learning or knowing your rights from a divorce lawyer as a good distraction and alternative.  For more information about how divorce can effect you, 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.   

 

 

When Buying A Home Make Sure Your Name Is On Deed

by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

Divorce clients don’t realize that what they do years earlier when the marriage is in the “good times” stage, can have huge ramifications, when, years later, they are facing a divorce that they never imagined would happen.   Take buying a home, for example.

If prior to the wedding a man puts up all the money, takes the mortgage and note in his name only, and purchases a home with his name only on the deed, later, when he marries and the marriage fails, in divorce court, the husband can change the locks, throw the wife out on the street and she then has to fight in divorce court for an interest that is legally hers by virtue of the marriage.  It makes life difficult when a spouse is not named on the deed to a marital home.  

Many spouses who have good credit, put their names on a mortgage and note as a favor for the other spouse, who may have bad credit.  When a divorce occurs, the “good credit spouse” is at a disadvantage if the mortgage and note go into default caused by the other spouse.  That also makes it more difficult to refinance to get your name off the obligations.  “Good credit spouses” oftentimes are lulled into the marriage in the first place just for their good credit.  What happens is many husbands and wives end up getting divorced, with a newly acquired bad credit, and their name attached to an obligation on an asset they no longer have.  If the other spouse cannot qualify for a refinance, the house should be sold, but this doesn’t always happen.  Divorcing couples need to be careful about the language in their marital settlement agreements concerning the marital homes. 

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.