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Divorce


Divorce can be an emotionally charged event.  Whether your divorce involves children’s issues (parental responsibility, timesharing and child support), alimony, equitable distribution, or other matters, we are here to help you through it.  Our office handles contested and uncontested Divorce actions.  Our attorneys can guide you through the process step by step.  Please refer to our frequently asked questions section below for additional information about dissolution of marriages.
Schedule a consultation with our office to discuss the matters involved in your situation and learn what your rights are and how you can protect them.

Paternity


If you have a child born out-of-wedlock, it is important to establish the legal rights of the parties.  The matters handled in a Paternity action include, legally establishing the relationship and responsibility of the father, timesharing and child support.  Most of these matters are set forth in a Parenting Plan which is either agreed upon, and then presented to the court for acceptance, or established by the court after considering evidence of the best interests of the child.  Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions as some of the questions may apply to your Paternity action.
Our office is skilled in handling Paternity actions.  You may call our office and schedule a consultation to get a better idea of your rights and what will be required in your specific case.  Let us put our experience to work for you.

 

Post Judgment Modification


If alimony was previously ordered, you may be entitled to modify the amount of alimony.  Florida Statutes allow for a modification of alimony in certain situations (1) remarriage of the receiving spouse, (2) when there has been a substantial change in circumstances i.e. an involuntary loss of employment or substantial decrease in income of the payor spouse, or (3) if the receiving spouse is in a “supportive relationship” as defined in Fla. Stat. § 61.08.
Schedule an appointment with our office to discuss your options.  We will review your particular facts and explain how they apply to the statutory factors.

 

Temporary Custody by a Relative


There has been a dramatic increase in the number of families we see who have physical custody of a grandchild, niece, nephew, and/or a younger sibling.  It is important to establish legal custody of the child in order to provide benefits for the child such as health insurance, and to be able to authorize necessary services for the child.  An Order granting legal custody will give the custodian the ability to make decisions pertaining to medical care, schooling and other needs of the child that would normally made by the parent.  Establishing legal custody in favor of a relative does not terminate the rights of the biological parents; it simply gives the custodian the legal authority to act as a parent for so long as the order remains in effect.
Contact our office to schedule a consultation.  We will listen to the facts of your case, explore the options available to your situation, explain the process to you and advise you of your rights.