Experienced Representation From Tampa Divorce Lawyers
Whether going through an uncontested or contested divorce or family law matter, the process is legally complex and emotionally stressful. You must adhere to judicial procedures and understand legal requirements, which is why having an experienced family law attorney is vital to protect your rights and interests.
An experienced divorce lawyer can explain your options and help you make informed decisions, which is vitally important since those decisions will last a lifetime.
To our experienced Tampa divorce attorneys, your divorce is personal. We fully understand the importance of what’s at stake for your family. For this reason, we take on a limited number of clients at a time. This helps us make sure that we can provide you with one-on-one attention and effective divorce representation.
Facing Divorce? We Are Here To Help.
By focusing only on marital and family law, our Tampa divorce attorneys have provided countless clients with superior personalized care and aggressive representation in court. We have over 35 years of combined knowledge and experience in these areas. Our objective is to inform you of your legal rights, provide you with every available option and offer you solutions that best suit you and your family’s needs.
We will work with you to determine the best divorce process for your case. The result could be a collaborative divorce, cooperative divorce or traditional divorce litigation in court. Then, we will guide you through every step of the process:
- Predivorce planning
- Parenting plans, time-sharing, child custody
- Equitable distribution of assets and liabilities
- Alimony issues
- Child support
- Domestic violence injunctions
The advice we offer our clients is based on decades of experience conducting mediations and assisting clients through hearings and trials. It’s also grounded in thorough research and careful interpretation of the statutory law regarding your specific issue. We will take the time to educate you on the legal issues at play.
With us, you are never left in the dark – we’ll let you know what facts are in your favor and what challenges we’ll need to overcome to get your desired result.
Skilled Advocacy In Complex Dissolutions
We take great pride in our ability to handle complicated cases involving substantial assets and income. Our lawyers have many years of experience dealing with alimony and equitable distribution of property. This includes issues of commingled and nonmarital property and cases of unequal distribution where a 50/50 split just isn’t fair.
When necessary, we work with reputable financial specialists to value closely held companies, sort out tax issues and help with structured settlements. We may even bring in forensic experts to locate assets or income sources that may be hidden.
Divorce Basics And Grounds
Florida is a no-fault divorce state and Florida statutes provide only two grounds for divorce:
- Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
- Mental incapacity for three years of one spouse prior to filing the divorce petition
The advantages of a no-fault divorce are that spouses do not have to prove the other spouse was at fault for the marriage breakdown. Consequently, there tends to be less acrimony and blame and a greater likelihood of spouses resolving their issues. Residency requirements include living in Florida for six months prior to filing and filing can occur in the county where either spouse lives.
Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce
To obtain a divorce, you must resolve all issues relating to your children, their residence and time-sharing, child support, alimony, valuation and equitable distribution of property. When you can agree about resolving these issues and grounds, your divorce is uncontested. We are here to assist with negotiations and settlement to resolve your family law matters more quickly.
When you and your spouse cannot resolve these issues or agree on grounds, it is contested. Litigation is required and the court makes decisions for you. We are ready and have the experience to effectively litigate your case to its conclusion.
Challenging Aspects Of Divorce
Resolving issues involved with child custody and property division are often some of the greatest challenges couples face during divorce. Courts consider the best interests of the child as the pivotal factor when weighing circumstances and determining child custody.
Property division can be extremely complex, requiring the characterization of marital and separate property, property valuation and tax repercussions based on how the property is divided.
Consult With Our Tampa Bay Divorce Attorneys
Before undertaking a divorce, seeking the advice of our experienced family law attorneys who are skilled in the divorce process is essential in order to protect your assets.