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Founded in 1997 we are experienced and knowledgeable Tampa attorneys practicing exclusively in Divorce, Family, Stepparent/Relative Adoption, Criminal Defense, and Personal Bankruptcy. We practice primarily in the cities of Tampa, Riverview, Brandon, Valrico, Lithia, Carrollwood, Northdale, North Tampa, Plant City as well as Hillsborough County, Pinellas County and Pasco County. We have offices conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay. Our lawyers have extensive experience practicing in contested and uncontested divorces, including military divorces, and family law, child support, child custody and visitation, relocation of children, alimony, domestic violence, distribution of assets and debts, retirement/pensions (military and private), enforcement and modification of final judgments, paternity actions, adoptions and name changes as well as criminal defense. We offer a free consultation to discuss your options. Please call us at 813-672-1900 or email us at info@familymaritallaw.com to schedule a consultation. Our representation of our clients reflects our dedication to them. We look forwarding to hearing from you! Se habla EspaƱol.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Will the Coronavirus Cause an Increase in Divorce in the U.S.?

The coronavirus has caused devastation throughout the entire world. Countries are closing their borders as people become sick and the most vulnerable members of society pass away from the disease. Meanwhile, just about every country’s economy has taken a huge hit, and people are staying home and refraining from social situations, such as going to the movies or going out to eat.
Now though, there is news that the coronavirus is having another effect, at least in China. The virus has also caused an increase in divorces. After looking at the reasons for this, it is natural for many to wonder if the same phenomenon will happen in the United States. To understand the answer to this question, couples must first understand the link between the sickness and divorce.
Social Distancing
With the coronavirus came the term‘social distancing,’ even though many people had never heard the term before. Of course, this refers to withdrawing from social situations and trying to keep a distance from nearly anyone a person may see throughout the day. Although social distancing may help keep people healthy, though, it has an unintended consequence.
When people have to distance themselves from others, they spend more time at home and so, spouses are together much more and spend more time together than they typically do. As spouses start to wear on the other’s nerves due to all of this togetherness, it may get to the point where it leads to divorce.
Money Shortages
It is common knowledge that one of the main reasons couples fight regularly and decide to divorce is because of money problems in the marriage. When people cannot work because their children have to stay home from school, or they are sick, or they are simply trying to social distance themselves, they often no longer earn an income.  This leads to less money in the household, and increased tension. This could be another cause for the spike in divorces in China after the coronavirus outbreak.
Feelings of Anxiety and Depression
It is true that there is nothing good about the coronavirus. With so much sickness and death occurring throughout the world, and being so isolated from other people, it is natural that during this time, people would have heightened feelings of anxiety and depression. These feelings can also spill over into a marriage and make it more difficult not only for people to cope on their own, but also to cope as a couple. That could be another reason there have been more divorces in China after the coronavirus outbreak.
Our Florida Divorce Lawyers are Here for You
Whether divorces will increase in the United States once the virus outbreak settles down is something that is yet to be seen. However, if you are thinking about divorce for any reason, our Tampa divorce lawyers at All Family Law Group, P.A. are here to help. We will guide you through the difficult process, look out for your best interests, and work hard to get you the fair settlement you deserve. Call us today at (813) 672-1900 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Can Divorce be Good for Children?

When it comes to divorce that involves children, it is natural to think that it is going to be very detrimental to them. There is no denying that children suffer during a divorce just as much, if not more, than the parents going through it. However, there is another side to children that live through their parents’ divorce. If divorce is necessary, which it sometimes is, there are a few ways it can be good for the kids involved.
A Child May Be More Relaxed After Divorce
There is a good chance that prior to divorce, a child has lived in a home filled with tension and arguing. Even when parents remain civil with each other for the sake of the children, kids know when something is not right between their parents. That causes the child to carry around worry and anxiety, and wonder when things are going to get better. When they are removed from that tension, they tend to become more relaxed and enjoy their childhood, as they should.
Better Relationship With Each Parent
After a divorce, a judge is likely going to award each spouse parenting time. This is often beneficial for children because, unlike when the parents were married, each parent is more likely to be more present during this time. During parenting time, parents are more likely to be completely focused on the child, which strengthens the relationship.
Better Relationship With Their Siblings
During a divorce that involves multiple children, the kids often lean on each other during the most difficult time in their lives. After all, no one understands their situation better than each other. As a result, after a divorce, siblings are often closer than they ever were.
More Self-Sufficient
After a divorce, there is a very good chance that both parents will have to work to make ends meet. Although younger children may be placed into daycare or have a babysitter while their parents are at work, older children may be left at home alone at times. When that is the case they learn how to cook for themselves, how to clean up after themselves, and how to generally become more self-sufficient. That is a skill they will take with them for the rest of their lives.
More Likely to Carefully Consider the Commitment of Marriage
Children of divorce often remember it as one of the most difficult times in their life. They do not want to go through it again, and they certainly do not want to put their children through it. As such, when it comes time for them to consider marriage, they are usually much more likely to take the decision very seriously. They may wait longer to find the one they know is right for them, and weigh the decision very carefully before making the move.
Does Your Divorce Involve Children? Our Florida Family Lawyers can Help
Divorce is never easy, and if you are thinking about it and have children with your spouse, you have likely thought about hard it is going to be on them. Although that is undoubtedly true, at least for the short-term, children are resilient and will learn to move on with their life, just as you will, too.
If you are considering divorce and have children, custody and support hearings are going to be a part of the proceedings. Our Tampa divorce lawyers at All Family Law Group can help make them easier. Our attorneys can negotiate with the other side to get you the best settlement possible. Call us today at (813) 672-1900 or email us to schedule your free consultation and to learn how we can help your entire family. Se habla espanol. Financing available.