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Read about our all-inclusive roadmap to getting to a successful settlement agreement. After all, social science is clear that the most important factor when it comes to raising successful children after a seperation is the amount of conflict and adversity between the parties.
To help your attorney guide you to a fair alimony result you must have a solid understanding of the law behind alimony and how a judge would make an alimony decision if you went to trial. While the vast majority of alimony cases will settle by agreement
Child support in Florida is governed by statute. Our statutory law says that a court can order a party or a parent to pay child support at any time in accordance with the child support guidelines. Child support continues until a child’s 18th birthday, or the parties agree otherwise.
Most cases at least one of the parents is surprised by the divorce. Emotions such as anger and betrayal are running high. Often extremely damaging events have taken place between the two parents such as violence, cheating that leave the relationship in tatters
Military Divorce has the perfect intersection of Federal and State Law. Parties have multiple residencies and thus jurisdictional issues. Deployment makes time-sharing and child custody issues difficult And the military retirement and benefits packagesRead More
What Good is coming to an agreement if your spouse won’t hold up his or her end of the bargain? Luckily, divorce courts have a mechanism in place to make sure everyone plays by the rules.Read More
Prenuptial agreements are looked at with much greater scrutiny by the Courts than an average contract. When analyzing a prenup, the Court will carefully examine the circumstances surrounding the agreement.Read More
This article on property distribution details how Florida equitably distributes assets and debts to the parties at the time of a divorce. We will start by defining what exactly is an equitable distribution in Florida. We’ll then discuss the legal process Florida uses to classify assets.
In the 1980s the concept of mediation and alternative dispute resolution was introduced in Florida for family law cases. Now, mediation is the primary and preferable path to try to reach a resolution in a case. In some counties, including all of the ones in the Tampa Bay area, mediation is required before going to court.Read More
Sometimes you need to go to Court to address your case with the Judge. We teach you what you need to know here. Florida Divorce Pleadings – The Definitive Guide Divorce covers a wide array of financial and non-financial issues. Not surprisingly, there is a corresponding array of documents
The decision just to get to divorce can be gut wrenching. And the pain is even worse when its not your choice.
Now, your financial present and future is thrown into disarray. In the present, day to day living is about to get much more expensive as you contemplate separating. That means two roofs, two electrical bills, and more.
In the future, you are looking at dividing assets, and researching how alimony works in Florida. And if you have children, you have to position yourself to protect your rights with your children while trying to keep things as seamless as possible for your little ones.
As tough as it looks, there is a way to minimize the damage of divorce. And if you do it right, you can come out of this in a better place than you were when this started. And in a better position financially than you think.
We know this because we see it every day.
And while no one wants to go through divorce, there is a reason you are reading this page. It’s not working. And if it is not working, and you are heading into divorce, why not do it right?
To get the best resolution possible in your divorce case, you need to develop a game plan early on, and keep your eye on the prize.
You want to know where you are going. And you want to always be taking steps that get you closer to that destination.
When you file for divorce, you are filing a lawsuit. Unfortunately, if your not careful, your lawsuit can spiral out of control, taking you away from your destination, not towards it. We know because while our divorce team focuses on nothing but Tampa Bay area divorce cases, our firm is a Trial Law firm. That means all of the lawyers in our firm are in Court on a regular basis.
And the lawsuits that go sideways are the ones that end up taking years to resolve, wracking up embarrassingly high legal fees, and ending in resolutions that are often lose-lose. Worse, these cases can lead to emotional scorched earth on the parties involved.
The solution is the game plan. In our firm, we are planning your case as if it is going to trial from the moment you walk in the door. That means we are setting a goal each phase of your case , including the “final” phase, the trial.
But lets be clear: The vast majority of our cases don’t go to trial. Ironically, by keeping your eye on the prize and always moving towards an end goal of trial, you increase your chances of resolving your case for an excellent resolution.
Absurd but true: By game planning your case from start to finish, your case will finish in less time, cost less, and result in a better resolution.
Quicker Turn around Time: All things being equal, you would likely prefer that the case take months, not years. In our divorce firm, we have found that by working on increasing the time it takes to get our clients through different phases of a divorce, we can actually increase our customers overall happiness in the final result. We now set benchmarks for how quickly our team gets you to each stage in a case, as well as how quickly our team performs certain functions, like setting hearings or communicating with the other attorneys.
Cost Less: Time and time again, we have seen parties who try to slow thing things down in the divorce process to try to save money. Yet the numbers are clear: Doing it right the first time from the very beginning is actually more cost effective for our clients in the long run.
Better Resolutions: Divorce is “all about the facts”. These facts include issues like income of the parties, ability of an underemployed spouse to work, duties during the marriage, back records, small business income, parenting responsibility, and more. Time and again, we see other divorce lawyers fail to adequate prepare the case at the beginning, ultimately hurting their clients in mediation and settlement negotiations. Preparing the case from the beginning like it is going to trial will give you and your divorce attorney a tactical advantage in settlement negotiations and pretrial hearings.