Divorce is a difficult transition for any family. Whether you are a childless couple that has been married for just a short time or you are ending a long-term marriage in which children are affected, it is important you have experienced legal guidance. Understanding the Florida divorce process and knowing what steps to take to end your marriage as efficiently as possible is essential to the success of the transition. Custody issues are some of the most contentious in a divorce. Parents want to do what is best for their children and ensure they live in the healthiest environment possible. Custody decisions can also affect the impact divorce has on children. In most cases, the more stability a child has during the transition of divorce the better. Alimony or spousal support can be a hotly contested issue in divorce proceedings. Despite ending your ties to your spouse, you might find you are still responsible for his or her financial well-being or that you are in need of financial support for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, it is rare that divorcing spouses see eye-to-eye on alimony issues. If you are a divorcing parent, child support will no doubt be an issue in your divorce proceedings. Despite a parent’s desire to do what is best for his or her child, the financial issues that arise during a divorce can be quite contentious. There are legal guidelines in place that help to establish child support payments, but these guidelines might not be comprehensive enough to address every situation.