Alexander Law Group is an experienced family law attorney committed to providing effective legal solutions for clients in Daytona Beach and surrounding communities including DeLand, DeBary, Deltona and Holly Hill.
A family law lawyer helps clients resolve a wide range of legal issues including dissolution of marriage, child custody and support. It is not advisable for spouses to handle legal issues on their own or make statements or agreements without first consulting with a divorce attorney. Doing so can potentially impact the outcome of your case and result in financial obligations which may be costlier in the long-run.
Spouses often ask, when is the best time to contact a divorce attorney? If you are already asking yourself this question – it is time to call a family law lawyer. We understand that this is a difficult call to make during a difficult time in your life. But when you are having problems with a spouse whether it’s a marriage issue, child custody arrangements or establishing or enforcing child support payments, it is important to understand your legal rights, remedies and obligations under the law.
Unlike many other states, a spouse can petition for dissolution of marriage (divorce) in the State of Florida by declaring the marriage to be “irretrievably broken” if either spouse has resided in the state for at least 6 months. Florida also has what is known as a simple or “quickie” divorce. A simple dissolution of marriage is for couples seeking an uncontested divorce who do not own any real estate and have no minor children. In many cases, a simple divorce is finalized within 30 days. We recommend having a divorce attorney review your petition before filing with the court to avoid any surprise legal conflicts or financial consequences later.
The only other type of divorce in Florida is a regular dissolution of marriage. This is a traditional divorce when there is real estate property and/or minor children involved. Your family law attorney will walk you through the process of distributing marital assets under Florida’s equitable distribution clause, and establishing the required parenting plan and timesharing agreement for establishing primary and/or secondary custody of minor children.
Get answers to your legal questions. Call (386) 734-3900 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced family law attorney serving the Daytona Beach, FL area today!