divorce | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Palm Coast, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2013 – As with other legal matters, people have the right to represent themselves without an attorney in divorce proceedings. Florida courts provide local self-help centers with family law forms to fill out. But is “do-it-yourself divorce” a good idea? Jacksonville divorce attorney Richard D. Zasada warns that there are potential pitfalls that people may not be aware of. “The temptation to do it yourself in order to save money is understandable, but that decision may end up costing you more in the long run,” said Zasada. “Division of property and alimony, […]


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Palm Coast, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2013 – While the divorce rate in the U.S. remains high, the marriage rate is dropping, according to a new study. Researchers said that the marriage rate has reached a low of 31.1 marriages for every 1,000 women who are unmarried. That number was 90.2 in 1950 and 92.3 in 1920. Although there have been fluctuations in the past, with the marriage rate dropping slightly in the 1930s and again in the 1960s, the marriage rate has been on a steady decline since the 1970s. The divorce rate, meanwhile, remains high in […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2013 – A new study shows that arguments over money are the number one predictor of divorce. That may seem obvious, but researchers said theirs may be the first scientific study demonstrating that nothing indicates risk of divorce better than conflict over finances. Arguments about children, sex, or other issues pale in comparison, and the results hold true even for wealthy couples. “Finances are often at the top of the list of reasons why a couple might feel their marriage isn’t working,” commented Zephyrhills divorce attorney Marcie Baker. “It’s useful when scientific research […]


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Jacksonville, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2013 – For people age 50 and older, the divorce rate has doubled in the past 20 years, according to a new study. Researchers at Bowling Green State University released the study, “The Gray Divorce Revolution,” which used data from the U.S. Census. The study found that in 1990, one in 10 recently-divorced people was age 50 or older, and by 2010, that number had reached one in four. In 2010, over 600,000 people age 50 and older got a divorce. Richard D. Zasada, a family law attorney in Jacksonville, Florida, said that […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2013 – Divorce among those over 50, or “gray divorce,” is on the rise, according to both an academic study and an informal poll. Researchers at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio recently released a study entitled “The Gray Divorce Revolution,” which tracked the gray divorce rate from 1990 to 2009. And the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) polled its members on whether they have seen an increase in gray divorce cases. “As a family law attorney in Florida, where seniors make up a large portion of our population, I see […]


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Palm Coast, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 17, 2013 – Richard D. Zasada, a Palm Coast and Jacksonville attorney who practices divorce and disability law, has launched a new website at www.zasadalaw.com. “We at Richard D. Zasada, LLC are excited about the new website,” said Zasada. “This is an opportunity to expand our online presence and reach out to potential clients.” Zasada has been a trial attorney for 20 years, building a reputation as a tenacious litigator who cares deeply about his clients. He has taken hundreds of cases to trial, including as an Assistant State Attorney and in civil […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2013 – A bill awaiting Gov. Rick Scott’s signature would create a presumption in favor of equal time-sharing in child custody cases. Senate Bill 718 is most widely known and debated for the fact that it would do away with permanent alimony in Florida. But another important aspect of the legislation is also attracting its share of supporters and detractors. The bill would create a presumption for equal time-sharing by declaring it to be, with limited exceptions, in the best interest of the child. “Equal time-sharing is often of significant benefit to children […]


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These days, divorce is more common than ever before in our society. It is reported that about 50 percent of all first marriages do not last, with an even higher number of remarriages ending the same way. St. Petersburg, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2010 – “While divorce is not a rare thing, it can still be a difficult and emotional process,” said St. Petersburg divorce attorney Raleigh “Lee” Greene. “Despite valid reasons for pursuing a divorce – such as emotionally or physically abusive marriages or infidelity – some people may struggle with a perceived stigma. Others may worry […]


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