The Experience You Need During A Difficult Divorce
Once you have made the difficult decision to dissolve your marriage, your next step is to hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can provide you with the legal advocacy and emotional support you need. Divorce often poses unique issues and challenges for all parties, especially if minor children are involved. At the Law Office of Pamela M. Gordon P.A., we understand the stress of divorce. We are there for you through every step of the process, keeping you informed and fighting for your best interests. Our lawyer, Pamela M. Gordon, has over 20 years of experience. We are committed to helping you through this difficult time.
Requirements For Obtaining A Divorce In Florida
In Florida, divorce is legally known as dissolution of marriage. Florida is also a no-fault divorce state. This means that you do not have to establish fault to dissolve your marriage. The spouse seeking a divorce simply needs to state that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Before you can file for the dissolution of your marriage in Florida, you must meet the residency requirements. One of the parties in the marriage must have lived in the state for six months prior to filing.
Full-Service Firm Handling All Divorce-Related Issues
Every divorce is different and requires a personalized legal strategy. We will always consider your goals while we work with you to resolve conflicts related to:
- Property division. Florida is an equitable distribution state, meaning that marital property and debts must be divided fairly between spouses. While equitable mostly means equal, that is not always the case. A judge will consider when the property was acquired, each party’s financial status, each party’s income, whether the property was acquired before or during the marriage and debts acquired during the marriage.
- Alimony. The amount of alimony that is awarded depends on many factors, including the standard of living established while married, the length of the marriage, the age and health of each party, the contribution of each party to the marriage, and more. The court may award permanent alimony, which lasts until the death of either party or the remarriage of the recipient.
- Child support. The Florida Child Support Guidelines help judges determine the appropriate amount of child support, which is usually based on the number of children, the parents’ combined net income and the number of overnights both parents have.
- Parenting plan/time-sharing. In Florida, child custody is called “time-sharing.” The court determines a time-sharing schedule that is in the best interests of the child/children, looking at the child’s health and safety, emotional and developmental needs, the parents’ moral fitness and more.
When it comes to the ancillary issues involved in your dissolution of marriage, you need to be represented by a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney. We have an extensive understanding of child time-sharing and support issues and can assist you in establishing a legal right to maintain a harmonious relationship with your minor child or children. We are a full-service firm, ready to help you with all aspects of your family law needs.
Contact Law Office of Pamela M. Gordon P.A. Today
It is important to find the right attorney to manage your divorce. At the Law Office of Pamela M. Gordon P.A., we care about your future. Call us at 954-416-2535 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. From our Hollywood office, we represent clients in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.