What is the Divorce Appeals Process in Florida?

Oftentimes in divorce cases, one person disagrees with the decisions that were ruled on their divorce case because they believe their former spouse committed some type of fraud during the case, or they believe the judge didn’t follow the divorce law properly. In instances like these, an appeal might be the best option. In the […]

What is ‘No Fault’ Florida Divorce?

The process of divorce can be a tough one. The process is made even worse when those being divorced have to place blame and find fault for who/what caused the divorce. Florida’s “no fault” divorce policy eliminates this part of the divorce process. In the state of Florida, the courts process divorces as “no fault […]

How to make a Step Family Work

According to a national Pew Research Center report done in 2013, 40% of new marriages included at least one partner who had been married before. In 2010, a Pew Research Center survey found that 42% of the American adults interviewed have at least one step relative in their family, whether it be a stepparent, a […]

Social Media + Silence = Marriage Danger

“The No. 1 reason people have trouble in their relationship or marriage is due to the lack of communication,” says Dr. Janne’ Lomasky, co-author of the self help book for people considering divorce, “To Stay or Not To Stay.”  Dr. Lomasky is a Boca Raton psychologist, hypnotherapist, and Florida Supreme Court certified family mediator. Dr. […]

Canadians Discover Secret to Happy Marriage

What is the key to matrimonial bliss? According to a study by business psychologist Dale Griffin from the University of British Columbia, the key is to have an idealized view of your spouse. Griffin’s research studied new marriages over a five-year period of time. The study took into account whether couples remained together, and who […]

America’s Longest Married Couple

The divorce rate in the United States has dropped somewhat over the last decade to around forty percent.  Although this rate is still high, it is an improvement over that of the 1980’s when the divorce rate was hovering around fifty percent for all married couples.   A recent study conducted by the Bowling Green State […]

Married Couples’ Retirement Issues

Many times those couples who have enjoyed a long, happy marriage, find discord in their marriage once they retire.  Instead of enjoying their “golden years” these couples are experiencing serious marital problems that can actually threaten their marriage.  According to a 2013 Fidelity Investment Couples Retirement Study, one of the reasons marital satisfaction drops and […]

Mixed-Weight Couples Study

A study published in the December issue of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships reports that mixed-weight couples – one partner is average weight whereas the other partner is overweight – not only argue more than same-weight couples, but have more feelings of anger and resentment towards each other, as well.  These negative feelings […]

Materialism Can Take a Toll on Marriage

Many marriage vows contain the words, “for richer or poorer.”  A new study by Brigham Young University and William Patterson University found that when both spouses’ emphasis is on the “for richer” part of their vows, there is a good possibility there will be trouble in the marriage. The two university’s researchers surveyed 1,700 married […]