Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Owning Your Own Business While Dissolving A Marriage
There are many benefits to owning your own business, you have independence and flexibility in your work, and you are in charge of meeting and exceeding your financial goals as you are in control of your client base and cash flow. But while being the boss of your own business can be a rewarding… Read More »
Should I Share A Divorce Attorney With My Spouse?
Some find they are able to effectively communicate with their spouse as they separate and divorce. For example, you and your spouse may be in agreement on how assets will be handled. If this is true for you, you and your spouse may have discussed hiring one divorce attorney, a legal professional that both… Read More »
Do People Still Talk About Parental Alienation Syndrome?
The concept of Parent Alienation Syndrome (PAS) has become less common in recent years. PAS was an idea put forward by a child psychiatrist in the 1980s after he noticed some children exhibiting behaviors during or after the divorce of their parents. Specifically, the doctor noticed that when one parent was sharing negative information… Read More »
Parents Choosing To Exit A Violent Marriage
When there is violence in a family, everyone in the home is impacted. This is true for children who witness violence between their parents as well as the spouses themselves. Kids see their parents as models of grown behavior. After all, they watch their parents communicate and then follow their lead. While learning to… Read More »
Pursuing A Florida Annulment
The reasons why Florida residents pursue marriage annulments vary, but they are always doing so to legally dissolve a marriage by having it declared invalid. In all likelihood they are seeking an annulment because the marriage should never have occurred to begin with, in cases where there was fraud or one of the parties… Read More »
Solutions To Parenting Time Issues
Child custody agreements in Florida are often referred to as time-sharing agreements as both parents have a right to spend time with their children, unless a judge determines that doing so is not in the best interests of the kids. But while the idea or time sharing is simple, it can be difficult for… Read More »
Hidden Asset Warning Signs
A complete asset disclosure is a key factor in a full and fair divorce agreement. If you believe your spouse is not being honest about their assets and resources, it is important you take action. It will negatively impact your future security if the attorneys negotiating your divorce, or the Florida court dividing assets,… Read More »
Divorce Terms, Parenting Plans, And Florida Dads
Over time, the expectations around how much time children will spend with their fathers after a divorce has changed. A couple of generations ago, it was common for a custody agreement to award primary custodianship to the mother and grant the father visitation rights. Often every other weekend was set for dad time and… Read More »
I’m A Father, But I Was Never Married To My Child’s Mother
Whether you were ever married to your child’s mother or not, you have legal rights as your child’s father. While the path to obtaining parenting time is often more clear cut when a couple is married and moves to divorce, that does not mean there is no custodial path to pursue. To talk through… Read More »
How Can I Find Common Divorce Goals?
Disagreements and emotional conflicts are unfortunately common when couples are divorcing. And it can be even more frustrating if you are moving toward a divorce and have heard that the divorce process could be smoother, faster, and less expensive when common goals can be found. When tensions are high, it can be difficult to… Read More »