Initial Divorce Action
Whether you are thinking about obtaining a divorce or have been served with a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, now is not the time to panic. It it is the time to consult with an attorney who is equipped with the tools to protect your interest in a Dissolution of Marriage action or divorce. There are several major aspects that must be resolved before a judge will grant a dissolution of marriage including, but not limited to, parental responsibility, timesharing and child support if there are minor children involved. The court will also determine equitable distribution or the division or the marital assets or debts and/or alimony. Alimony is determined according to the duration of the marriage and the need and the ability of the parties to provide to the other.
Here are the reasons why you should take the time to meet with us to discuss your legal situation. First, we will take the time to review the details of your case and provide our professional opinion regarding the strategy we should take to execute your goals. Second, we will consider the personal impact that this situation has on your family life, livelihood, and other factors that are important to you that other attorneys may not consider. Lastly, we are passionate about what we do. We take great pride and care in representing our clients in a professional manner as officers of the Court. Do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule your initial free consultation to discuss your case and explore what we can do for you.
Modification of a Divorce Order
Some people find themselves in a situation where a few years or maybe even a few months down the line that a divorce order or decree may be outdated. The order or decree can be outdated because it is too vague or too specific and no longer fits the situation for you and your family. If you are considering whether to modify your order or decree, it is important that you understand the heighten legal standard. The initial establishment of timesharing is according to the best interest of the child standard. In order to modify an order, you must establish that there is a substantial change in circumstances. If you retain our law firm, we will draft the modification action so that it can meet the muster. The opposing party will file motions to dismiss because the substantial change in circumstances standard is difficult to reach. We can assist you with these efforts.
Have you worked hard to built your business prior to getting married? Have you acquired property after you were married? You definitely have options to protect your interests even though you are married. We can explore different provisions that will meet your ideal situations along with the risks and benefits to having such agreements.
Do you have a current timesharing order or parenting plan that specifically states that you must file a petition or motion with the court in order to move 50 miles or more away from your current residence? Well, it is important that you plead this the right way as the consequences can be grave. We’ve witnessed on numerous occasions where the judge will change primary custody or the timesharing order as a consequence of a parent unilaterally moving prior to seeking permission from the court or obtaining consent from the other parent pursuant to Florida Statutes 61.13001. We are ready and able to assist you with your efforts to relocate to a different county or state to ensure that you are in the best position possible for the Court to grant the relocation with you and your minor child.