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Study Finds Women More Likely to File for Divorce than Men

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The results of sociologist Michael Rosenfeld’s study are about the same as they were decades ago; women initiate about 69% of all divorces, and most parties surveyed agreed that it is the woman who was more likely to want to break up. Similarly, a 1956 study showed that among couples in Detroit who divorced… Read More »

Innovative Ways to Finance Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A recent Huffington Post article details the latest trend in funding divorces – crowdfunding. Plumfund, an online crowdfunding platform, which individuals lately have been using to attempt to fund everything from medical bills and funerals to weddings and graduations, has added “divorce” as one of its fundraising options. At last check, there were 216… Read More »

Handling Your Child’s College Expenses When You Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Many couples start saving for their child’s college education during their marriage. Unfortunately, however, about half of all marriages will end in divorce. When a divorce occurs, one issue to determine is how to divide, maintain, or continue to fund existing 529 college savings accounts, which parent will benefit most from available tax deductions,… Read More »

Florida Enacts Collaborative Divorce Law

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 967, which is entitled “Collaborative Law Process Act,” into law on March 24, 2016. In doing so, Florida joins an increasing number of other states who already have enacted legislation permitting collaborative divorces. Before the Act becomes effective, however, the Florida Supreme Court must approve and adopt Rules… Read More »