When domestic violence is an issue in any Florida divorce or separation of partners, it is extremely important to take immediate legal action to address the situation. If you have been a victim of domestic abuse, then your primary concern should be safety. Contact police and get to a safe place as soon as you can. Once you're there, you can take additional legal steps to help ensure that the abuse never happens again.
The perception remains that divorce is too expensive for certain individuals. It's not so much the divorce process itself as the long term obligations of paying alimony or child support, and the fear that the other spouse may be unwilling or unable to abide by what the court has ordered.
Fort Lauderdale parents often bicker over how much child support is required, and this has resulted in circumstances that are not always beneficial to the child. A recent study suggests that children with one custodial and one non-custodial parent are often better adjusted if no child support is being paid at all.