Child and Family:
Divorce: Divorce lawyers are individuals who carefully handle a wide variety of family law issues which stem from divorce, including dissolution of marriage, visitation rights, and other family law matters. Divorce is a stressful process, which is why it is always recommended to perform with the right legal representation. You need help from divorce lawyers to ensure that your rights are respected and protected, and we’re here to help.
Domestic Violence: Domestic violence is taken very seriously by both the criminal courts and the civil courts. In the context of family law, a victim of domestic abuse can petition the court to create a legal document that requires the person perpetrating the domestic violence to stay away from the victim. Domestic violence in Florida has two basic elements. There must be some act—whether an overt act or merely a threat—and that act must be committed against a person with whom the actor has a familial relationship.
Child Support: In Florida, child support is usually determined by a state law formula. Several factors weigh into the determination or change in child support.
You have legal rights and protections, which need to be addressed when child support amounts are set. The many variables such as payment of health insurance premiums, payment of private tutoring, schooling or needed counseling for your child can be important in determining the child support obligations. Additionally, it is important to consider tax benefits and penalties for different child support options.
Child Custody: Making sure that the best interests of the child are met is a family law court’s first and top priority. An experienced family law lawyer fighting on your behalf will explain the details of your case with the care, confidentiality, and compassion that you and your family deserve, and only an expert can tell you what your chances of winning are.
Paternity: When a child is not the product of a marriage, paternity can be established in four different ways: First, both parties agree to paternity by signing an acknowledgement of paternity; second, paternity is ordered after a genetic test establishes the father; third, a judge provides a court order of paternity; or fourth, the couple gets married after the child is born and provides an updated birth record to establish paternity.
Timesharing: When determining a time-sharing plan, parents may find it advantageous to negotiate a compromise between both parties, but litigation can be costly and will leave many important decisions about your future up to a judge like the ability to determine which parent will have majority time sharing, and which parent will have time-sharing rights, or visitation.