Arguing, tension, rinse, repeat. It's a scenario that plays out all too often for couples that find themselves merely co-existing in the same home and then it happens. Out of the blue, your significant other has decided to file for divorce and serve you with divorce papers. An honest self-evaluation will likely tell you that it wasn't as out of the blue as you thought but it doesn't make the hurt, shock or anger any less real. The reality usually is the divorce started a while ago but is made official when one or both spouses formally files for divorce. Divorce proceedings can take anywhere from a few months to years depending on the complexity of the family situation and quite frankly the animosity of the parties involved. So I'm sitting home in Clermont, Florida, divorce papers in hand; now what? When do I reach out to a Clermont Family Law attorney? The short answer is immediately so you can respond to the divorce petition.
It's a festive time of year, where the message of "Eat, Drink and Be Merry" are reinforced. However it's important to note that driving under the influence (DUI) arrests peak during the periods between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. Factor in the time between Christmas and New Year, and the U.S. sees the average number of fatalities involving alcohol-impaired drivers rise 34 percent