Family law cases can include divorce, alimony, child custody and a multitude of other issues. Having family law issues can be one of the most difficult situations to experience. Besides the law, there are complicated emotions involved that need to be balanced with fairness and equity. And, that’s why we’re here to help. We know that people usually only retain the services of a lawyer when life may not be at its best. While we know the law, we also know that our clients are people in need of our help and support.
Our family law attorneys understand the complicated emotions involved in a divorce. They will take the time to explain your rights and responsibilities under Florida law. Our attorneys understand that every divorce is different and will tailor representation to your particular needs. For example, in some cases the parties agree as to all issues and the divorce proceeds to an uncontested judgment. In other cases, the parties are unable to agree and, ultimately, a contested hearing or trial will occur. In addition to these options, many clients chose to pursue a Collaborative Divorce. Collaborative Divorce is an alternative to the traditional adversarial approach and focuses on negotiation, compromise and a less confrontational process. No matter how your divorce proceeds, our family law attorneys are here to protect and advocate for your best interests. Our attorneys will help you understand your rights when it comes to child support, alimony, division of assets and liabilities, time-sharing with your children and much more.
The structure of the modern family has changed over the years. A growing number of children are born into relationships where the parents are not married. Fortunately, Florida law provides a way to establish the paternity of these children. Additionally, the Court will determine the rights and responsibilities of both parents. The Court will make determinations regarding important issues, such as: how much child support is owed; how much time is shared with each parent; and the amount of involvement of each parent in decision making for the child’s care.
Whether your case began as a divorce or a paternity action, the Court entered a final judgment at the end of the proceedings. This judgment outlines the responsibilities and rights of both parties involved. Unfortunately, sometimes one party does not comply with the terms of the judgment. For example, one party may not pay child support or one parent may not allow the other parent to spend time with the children. Fortunately, Florida law provides a procedure to enforce compliance with the final judgment. If your case is final and the other party is not complying with the final judgment, we can assist you in determining what enforcement options are available to you.
If you would like to discuss your family law issues with an attorney, please call today and schedule your free consultation.