Top Attorneys Representing Your Divorce
Here in the Sunshine State of Florida, Family Law matters cover a broad group of subjects which include divorce, child custody, payment of or receipt of child support, equitable or unequal distribution of assets and debts, spousal support or alimony, rights for fathers, adoption by step parents, adult adoptions, grandparent rights, and many more. A common reason for someone to seek Florida Family Law assistance is divorce. However Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage is a large topic and there are many facets to such a matter requiring attention from you and your divorce lawyer.
A knowledgeable and attentive attorney will answer your questions at our firm – you can call and have a consultation to get the information you need to understand the process of divorce. This is a great way to learn what your rights are , what you should receive, your share of the marital belongings and property, and responsibility / rights to your shared children. There are no Family Law matters too complex for our family law attorneys.
We all have friends or family with a horror story regarding their personal family law matter. It is hard to know the right course of action. Our family lawyers do know the proper path for your case and they will help you through the process. Laws in Florida pertaining to dissolution of marriage and its many facets are complex and lawyers who do not concentrate in the areas of family law will find things difficult. Choose an experienced family law firm with knowledgeable attorneys to help you navigate the many steps ahead – speak to a local family attorney about your matter to be sure your rights are protected!
Florida’s divorce statutes are complicated and recent changes to the laws governing our divorce processes continue the complexity. Changes to the direction of the courts creates new case law to follow and these cases are decided on a daily basis and those decisions can make it even harder to understand or know what the parties’ rights may be unless you are a family law attorney keeping up on the latest changes to laws, cases, and rules.
Here in Florida we have only “No Fault” divorces meaning there is no place for faulty behavior in determining a dissolution of marriage. If one party cheats or conducts some other type of fault behavior it is not required to prove in order to get a divorce. Some parties can undertake a simplified divorce or an uncontested divorce and have the process done properly and quickly. Other cases are adversarial and the parties fight over property, debts, the family pet, and yes, the children. The best defense in is a good offense when you are involved in a contested dissolution of marriage. With the best Florida divorce attorney you will have the tools you need to get through the process and move on with your life afterward.
Contested Versus Uncontested Divorce in Florida
There are two main categories of divorce in Florida: Uncontested and Contested.
By participating in an uncontested divorce both parties have the opportunity to work together on an agreement as to who the children will live with, how property is divided, debt assigned, and alimony issues. If the parties to a divorce can work together – along with the help of an expert Florida Divorce Lawyer from Mario, Gunde, Peters, Rhoden & Kelley, the process can be done quickly and that means for less cost to the parties.
Contested Divorces in Florida
If the parties cannot work together to use the uncontested process they will be divorcing using the Florida Contested Dissolution of Marriage. This is a complex set of laws and rules for a layperson to navigate. The parties may disagree about major points, about minor issues, or about everything. The contested divorce process in Florida provides for a mediation to give the parties an opportunity to use an objective third person, the mediator, to help them resolve some of the disagreements. Maybe the issues are related to child timesharing, alimony or spousal support, the division of retirement funds, or the kitchen appliances. If mediation does not work for the parties the Judge assigned to the case will decide the issues. Having a solid, successful family law attorney on your case will make a big difference from trying your matter on your own or with an inexperienced person.
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