A generation ago, most people in Florida considered prenuptial agreements to be necessary only for the rich and famous. Today's society is quite different than that of 30, 40 or 50 years ago and one marked difference is the increased number of people getting married for the second, third or subsequent time. While the dreams for a happy future remain the same for any marriage, many of the issues that a remarriage can face are quite different than those in a first marriage.
For many parents who are in the middle of a divorce in Florida, it may be difficult to put the needs of their children first when they are so frustrated with their failed relationship. Often, feelings of anger, sadness and even confusion can create situations that are less-than-ideal for children. While it is highly recommended that parents put the needs of their children at the forefront of their obligations when arranging a child custody agreement, more often than not, creating a functional and beneficial arrangement can be fraught with tension and disagreement.
Due to recent conflict in your home, you have decided that you need to divorce your spouse for the safety and wellbeing of yourself and your children. However, you are concerned about how the trauma of domestic violence will impact your children and their future relationships. You know that despite your best efforts to hide the ongoing tension and physical abuse in your relationship, that there were times that your children witnessed domestic violence. At Fried and Fried, P.A., we have helped many people in Florida to work through the complications resulting from domestic abuse.
A more prevalent problem in Florida than many people realize, domestic violence often occurs without the knowledge of people close to the victim. In some cases, friends and family of the victim may suspect that something is wrong, but in many situations, the perpetual mistreatment is not fully understood or even visible. Despite the victim's best efforts or intentions to escape the abusive relationship, doing so safely can be incredibly daunting and even dangerous.