Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage
I want a divorce. What do I do now?
A divorce is typically a highly emotional and traumatic experience for the spouses and their children. It is often further complicated by business ownership, real estate and other asset holdings, intricate trust structures, and high net worth. We are here to help you navigate the complex issues and difficult challenges of the divorce process while protecting your best interests every step of the way.
In Florida, there are typically four options for divorce:
The division of assets and spousal support, especially when it comes to a high-net-worth divorce, are often highly contested issues. Our attorneys can help protect you and your interests, and we will advocate on your behalf for a favorable division of property. We frequently work with financial experts to value a wide variety of assets, including real property and business interests, so that your case can be effectively presented. Our firm also has experienced attorneys in a number of other areas, such as business, real estate, tax, trusts and estates, who can help you with any other questions you may have. Our family law attorneys also have extensive experience arguing for, and defending against, claims for alimony.
Similarly, spouses are often combative when discussing children’s issues such as financial support and time-sharing (historically known as “custody” and “visitation”) – and many spouses are not aware of the evolving laws. We can advise you regarding child support and the court-required “Parenting Plan,” which lays out the time-sharing schedule each parent will have with the minor children, along with each parent’s rights and responsibilities.
Because of our experience drafting and negotiating these documents, we can help you develop a detailed Parenting Plan that allows for flexibility and active co-parenting while minimizing any future confusion between you and your spouse regarding responsibility for your children. In addition, if circumstances change or subsequent conflict arises regarding its terms, we can assist help you in seeking or defending a modification of the Parenting Plan.
We also deal extensively with conflicts arising out one parent’s proposed relocation with a minor child, whether petitioning for approved relocation or opposing such a petition – whether local, out of state, or out of the country.
When working with our clients, our goal is always to provide you with cost-effective and fair resolutions for handling your divorce, and we believe in alternative dispute resolution whenever appropriate. However, our civil trial litigators are experienced and skillful advocates for clients in court when trial is unavoidable.
Most importantly, whether in arbitration, mediation, negotiating a private settlement, or trial, our attorneys have the utmost regard for confidentiality, privacy and your ultimate objectives.
If you have questions about a family law matter and wish to speak to an experienced attorney, our team is here to help. Contact us today.
Related Practice Areas
- Alimony / Spousal Support
- Equitable Distribution / Division of Assets & Liabilities
- Child Support & Children's Issues
- Modification & Enforcement Actions
- Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
- Same-Sex Marital Considerations & Domestic Partnerships