As a Jacksonville, Florida divorce and family law attorney, I often wish I had met clients prior to the point of filing for divorce in Jacksonville. There are many things that one can do to better position themselves in a divorce especially if child custody in Florida is involved. One important aspect is estate planning in Florida. There are horror stories that abound where couples are divorcing and are estranged and one of them dies. Under Florida Probate law, the surviving spouse is entitled to certain things including the right to determine where their estranged spouse is to be buried. A Florida divorce lawyer can put you on the path to a better divorce if you contact one with enough time to properly prepare for divorce before filing.