Are you facing a divorce in Orlando?
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Few events in an adult’s life can be as traumatic as the break-up of a marriage. Making sure that the best interests of the children are taken care of, the division of assets like the family home and pensions – all matters that are both complex and heart-breaking for some of those involved. Questions like
- “How much will I get/pay in alimony?”
- “What will happen to the kids?”
- “How will I be able to afford a lawyer?”
These, and many others, are all reasonable questions that go through our minds when faced with something as life-changing as a divorce.
Call us for a free consultation so that we can answer some of your questions and help prepare you for what’s next.
Florida Divorce Law
Unlike some States, Florida does not require any proof as to whose fault it is as to why a marriage has failed. We are known as a “No-Fault” state. Consistent with this concept, a party only needs to assert that their marriage is irretrievably broken or that one party is mentally incapacitated for a period of three or more years.
Obtaining a divorce is a legal process that can be emotionally and financially taxing. Many issues can arise during the dissolution process. These include time sharing (custody) of minor children, spousal support (alimony) and equitable distribution of property. Once you decide that divorce is how you wish to proceed the next important decision is deciding what type of divorce you want.
Two ways to divorce in Florida
There are now two ways to divorce (also called “dissolution”) in Florida. The traditional way is for each party to engage in litigation with either the parties resolving their case in front of a mediator or ultimately in front of a judge.
Alternatively, there is another process known as a collaborative divorce. The collaborative divorce is designed for people who are seeking to have more control over the outcome of their divorce. The parties are educated by their attorneys and associated neutral financial and mental health providers as to the choices that can be made regarding everything from financial decisions to decisions as to how to raise their children.
Some dissolutions are more suited for the traditional divorce and others may qualify for the collaborative divorce. Both processes should be discussed and considered.
We are here to help you know your options and what can be done to ensure the best possible outcome for you. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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