• Can The Provisions Of A Florida Premarital Agreement Affect My Rights If My Spouse Dies?

    January 28, 2014

    A premarital agreement is intended to settle in advance issues that arise when you no longer want to remain married. On the other hand, the legal documents pertaining to death assume the decedent has maintained a good relationship with heirs and wants to provide for their futures. These two separate and distinct legal issues seldom affect each other in any way — as long as your premarital agreement contains no language that blends them. The Florida Uniform Premarital Agreement Act specifically states that it does not apply to the provisions of probate code. However, the probate code does contain allowances for waiver of spousal rights. When provisions are made within a premarital agreement, a surviving spouse who was still married

  • What’s the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?

    January 28, 2014

    For some divorcing couples, the only thing they can agree on is that they want a divorce. Their lawyers must argue their unresolved issues in the courtroom, and a judge must make the final determination on how to resolve their differences. In a contested divorce, the couple must live with whatever orders the judge imposes on them. However, Palm Beach uncontested divorce attorneys can help couples to resolve disputes through negotiation and mediation. Uncontested divorce requires opposing spouses to reach agreement on major disputes prior to intervention by the court. This agreement must include a plan for equitably handling difficult issues like the following: Child custody Child support Spousal support Division of marital