When you are in need of a Fort Walton Beach family law attorney, for whatever the reason, turn to the experts at ASG. We have the experience and the knowledge going forward to work with our clients, no matter what their situation may be. Going through a divorce can be one of the worst times in your life. You want answers to some serious questions, and we can address all of your concerns.
Divorce is a very unsettling time for anyone. Often, you do not know what tomorrow brings and you just want to get past the bad stuff. There are even more questions and concerns if you have children. It is critical to retain an experienced divorce attorney right from the start; someone who will look after your interests from start to finish.
If divorce was as easy as signing the divorce papers, no one would need a FWB divorce lawyer. Unfortunately, that is not the case. We are here to help ease you through the most difficult parts. If you have questions about filing for divorce, do not rely on family and friends. Ask the professionals for sound, unbiased, and up-to-date advice.
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What is a Contested Divorce?
When parties in a divorce cannot agree about working out all of the details in a divorce procedure, it can lead to a contested divorce. Sometimes, one party will not give in on an issue, and the only way you can receive satisfaction is if you both go to court. Sometimes, there are safety issues for a spouse or children or both. There may be child custody and visitation issues. Divorce is not always as easy as it sounds.
People part for many different reasons. Whatever your reason, you can make things go more smoothly with the best divorce attorney you can find. Here, at ASG, we have experience and expertise in equal measure and we go to work for you right away.
Hiring a Divorce Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?
Many times couples believe getting a divorce will be a long and painful procedure. If both sides agree on property division, alimony, child support, and child custody, however, it is possible to file for an uncontested divorce.
If neither party is seeking alimony and both want a quick resolution to their marriage, you can file in Florida for a “simple dissolution of marriage.”
How Long Before the Divorce is Final?
Divorce agreements are up to both parties. If there are no issues in the way, meaning you are going for an uncontested divorce, it could be finalized in a month or so. To ensure the fastest, fairest result, you need an experienced Fort Walton Beach divorce lawyer. We are here for you.
If there are disputes, such as who gets the house, child custody issues, or alimony concerns, more time will be needed. If you and your spouse cannot agree on negotiations, then may end up going to trial, where a judge will have to intervene. This could take more than a year, especially if the courts are backed up.
Should I Get Alimony?
Sometimes, Florida courts will find you deserve (or must pay) alimony even if you were only married for a very short time. When marriages that have been long-term fall apart, the judge will often award permanent alimony.
A claimant must prove to the court that there is no other way for you to be self-sufficient. You may receive a lump sum or a durational alimony.
These answers inevitably lead to more questions. It is hard to give specific answers without specific details. Get in touch to speak with our experienced alimony lawyers. They will provide you with the answers you need in the detail you require.
Divorce and Children
Florida family law is dedicated to doing what is in the best interests of the child first and foremost. Time-sharing arrangements, also known as child custody, will be worked out in a way that is most beneficial for your children.
While parents may no longer spend equal time with their kids, they are encouraged to play active roles with their children. Child custody and visitation are not always easy to work out amicably. Your FWB child custody attorney is best qualified to help work it out for you and your child or children.
Paternity Issues and Ongoing Child Support
There are other family law concerns besides divorce that you may have questions about. Things like paternity issues or ongoing child support. There may be a situation, for example, where the spouse says he is not the father of the children, or someone else may be claiming to be the father. This is another critical area in which a Fort Walton Beach paternity lawyer can step in.
The same can be said for situations concerning ongoing child support. Occasionally, a spouse may decide they no longer want to provide support for a child, as they have moved on with their life. The way to reach a just conclusion is with the help of a child support attorney.
Even when a marriage ends, there may be future interactions between parties, especially when there are children. As your circumstances change or a spouse remarries, issues that were worked out initially, may need to be reviewed. If your former spouse is not living up to the agreed arrangements, it’s time to ensure that justice is served. If your former spouse is not paying alimony, child support or being abusive, now is the time for some form of law enforcement and collection.
Let ASG handle these concerns for you. Our Fort Walton Beach family law attorneys are here for you. Contact us today at (850) 863-4064.