5 Tips for Blending a New Family

Dating can be hard, and when you and your significant other have children from previous relationships, it can be even more of a challenge. If you have decided that you want to get married, or at least move in together, you need to be proactive when it comes to how you blend your families. Even if all of your children have met each other and generally get along well, moving into the same house is going to be a huge Read More

Considering Divorce? Why Ending Your Marriage Might be the Best New Year’s Resolution

If you have been struggling in your marriage for some time it can be hard to make that decision to actually move forward with a divorce. Finding the perfect time to make this move is really impossible, but for many couples, filing for divorce in January just makes sense. In fact, January has informally been called ‘divorce month’ for many years. This is because the number of divorce filings goes up significantly Read More

Your First Christmas Without the Kids

If you’re feeling blue at the prospect of spending your first Christmas alone after a divorce, you’re not the only one. This impending holiday season may be even more worrisome if your divorce is still relatively fresh or if you’re not on the best terms with your ex. The good news is you can still make the most of the holidays without sinking into sadness--here’s how. Coping With the Loneliness The isolation you Read More

Considering Divorce? How to Prepare Financially

If you are considering divorce, you’re likely feeling consumed by the emotional side of this major decision. However, it is also really important to take some measures to prepare financially before you dive in. Divorce impacts all aspects of your life, including how much or how little money will be in your pocket. In today’s blog post, we’re looking at the things you need to do to prepare for divorce’s impact on your Read More

Three Pieces of Bad Divorce Advice to Avoid

If you’ve recently revealed to your friends and family that you’re considering divorce, then you know that everyone seems to have an opinion. You’ve likely received more unsolicited divorce advice than you ever thought possible, and while some of it may be helpful and almost all of it is probably well-intentioned, the truth is that some of it is just plain bad. In today’s blog post, we’re breaking down three of the Read More

Three Steps to Take When You’re Served with Divorce Papers

Sometimes being served with divorce papers comes as a shock and other times it’s no surprise at all. Some people might feel sad when they get served, while others are overcome with relief. No matter the details of your situation, being served with divorce papers should trigger you to take action. The way you proceed from here will have a huge impact on how well you are able to protect your rights throughout the Read More

5 Tips for Successful Co-Parenting After a Divorce

When you have children with your ex, your relationship doesn’t vanish when the divorce papers are signed. Though you may wish you could, you cannot just forget they ever existed, because you still have a job to do together: raising your kids. Co-parenting can be a beautiful journey if both parties remember that they share a common goal of doing what’s best for the children. Today we’re sharing our five best tips for Read More

Thinking of Relocating?: What You Need to Know About Child Custody Laws in Florida

Whether you want to be closer to family or just got offered a new job, sometimes the time comes to relocate. If you have shared custody with your child’s other parent, though, this can sometimes be a little tricky. In Florida, if you want to move more than 50 miles away for a duration of over 60 days, you must let the other parent know of your plans and get their consent. If they aren’t receptive to the idea and Read More

Will the Court Believe Me?: Dealing with Your Narcissistic Ex

Dealing with a narcissistic ex in family court can be extremely stressful. At Sharp & Dye, we keenly understand the difficulty and anxiety our clients face during divorces, child custody cases, and other family court matters, especially when the opposing party has caused you excessive emotional pain over the years. We understand that you might fear the court won’t even believe you at all because the spin your ex Read More

Five Tips for Living Your Best Life Post-Divorce

People often focus on the heartbreak and difficulty of divorce, but today we want to draw some attention to the brighter side of things. If you’re getting a divorce -- whether it’s because you want it or because your spouse insists -- it means your marriage was not the joyous, invigorating bond that you both imagined it would be when you said your I do’s. And that’s a sad thing to have to accept! But getting out of Read More