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Tips for Dealing with Divorce During the Holidays

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Despite all the hoopla about the joy of the holidays, they can be incredibly stressful if your family unit is not intact. A divorce will definitely do that. You will not see marriage and children through the same lens as before, and the holidays bring out the difficulties emotionally and logistically. If your children… Read More »

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Helpful Tips for Working Divorced Single Parents

By Crystal C. Spencer |

In the 1950s, the nuclear family consisted of mom and dad, their children, Dick and Jane, and their pets. Few families today bear any resemblance to those of seventy years ago. Today, nearly 24 million kids live in a family with only one parent, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Some parents choose… Read More »

adopted children and divorce

Adopted Children Might Need Extra Support During a Florida Divorce

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Planning for a family might include adopting children if biological children are not possible. No matter how many children or where they come from, your plans for the perfect family fall apart when a divorce is looming. In that case, treating adopted children like biological children is essential. They are likely sensitive to the… Read More »

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Can I Move Out of the Area with My Child after a Florida Divorce?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Moving a child out of state after your Florida divorce is not a simple thing. You must consider the ex-partner who is still an equal parent to the child. Your divorce did not change that fact. Even if you are the custodial parent and must relocate for a job, a Florida judge will balance… Read More »

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How Are Digital Assets Divided During a Florida Divorce?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

A divorce means dividing homes, dividing lives, and dividing assets. We all understand things of value, including real estate, bank accounts, property, cars, art, pensions, and investment funds. But as the world has gone online, there is a full array of valuables you may not have considered. They are digital assets, but they may… Read More »

military divorce in Pensacola

How Do I Divorce My Military Spouse Who is Stationed Overseas?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Divorce is always a difficult decision for a couple, but it is compounded when one is serving in the military, especially if they are overseas. You will have to navigate several different areas, including the division of the retirement benefits, jurisdiction, child custody and support, and health benefits. Crystal Collins Spencer has more than… Read More »

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Determining Parent Visitation Outside the Courtroom

By Crystal C. Spencer |

In the case of divorcing spouses with a child or children, the children’s best interest should always prevail. That is the stated goal under Florida law, and ideally, the parents work together to develop a plan in the best interest of their children. With a parenting plan, the judge does not have to intervene… Read More »

stay-at-home mom

Advice for Stay-At-Home Moms During a Divorce

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Unfortunately, some marriages become untenable and divorce is the only alternative. This can be a frightening time especially if the woman has decided to be a stay-at-home mom to put quality time into raising the children. This is when she needs to understand the family finances. How many credit cards does the family have… Read More »

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What Happens to Your Retirement Account During a Florida Divorce?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

You’ve made the tough decision to end a Florida marriage. Now comes another harsh reality.  You might not be in as good a financial standing as when you were married. Consider the assets you’ve accumulated during the marriage – a house, property, boats, cars, jewelry, clothes, a bank account or two.  All assets are… Read More »

personal injury settlements in a divorce

Is a Personal injury Settlement Part of Marital Property During a Divorce?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

It’s one of the first questions someone involved in a personal injury case has when they are divorcing – will the proceeds have to be divided with my divorcing spouse? It’s a good question and there are a number of answers. In short, it all depends.   Crystal Collins Spencer can answer your questions… Read More »

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