Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer
Choosing an attorney to represent you in a divorce proceeding is an important matter. In addition to dissolving the marriage, a Florida divorce decree will contain final orders regarding your property and your children that will set the stage for your life and family relationships post-divorce for years to come. The Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyers at Trachman & Ballot-Lena, PA have the knowledge, skills, experience and dedication needed to thoroughly represent you and make sure your divorce is concluded satisfactorily. See below for some of the ways our lawyers can help you, and call us at 954-462-2225 to schedule a no-cost, confidential consultation at our offices in Fort Lauderdale or Fort Lauderdale.
Important aspects of Florida divorce laws…
Divorce in Florida is no-fault. In other words, one spouse does not have to prove that the other spouse committed some misdeed in order to obtain a divorce. All that is necessary is to show that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Either spouse may file for divorce in Florida so long as at least one of the spouses has been a resident of the state for at least six months.
After filing a petition for divorce, which is then answered with a filing by the other side, both spouses will be required to submit disclosures regarding their assets and debts. The judge may also make temporary orders regarding child custody, visitation or the payment of support while the divorce is ongoing.
The bulk of the divorce process is taken up with deciding how the following issues will be handled:
- The equitable distribution of marital property
- The payment of alimony
- The allocation of parenting responsibility and time-sharing
- Child support
…and how our Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyers can help
Sometimes the parties are ordered into mediation to discuss the issues in their divorce, or the parties may voluntarily choose to enter mediation themselves. If the spouses can agree on all of the issues in their divorce, whether through formal mediation or more informal negotiations, the parties and their attorneys can draw up a marital settlement agreement and present it to the judge. Broward County family law judges typically will approve the marital settlement agreement and incorporate it into the divorce, after reviewing the document and deciding it is fair to both parties.
The attorneys at Trachman & Ballot-Lena include Florida Supreme Court-certified family law mediators and practitioners of collaborative family law who can work together with your spouse and their attorney to craft a comprehensive marital settlement agreement that addresses all essential elements with your best interests in mind. Achieving an uncontested divorce, or resolving contested matters, requires more than just agreeing in principle or in general about how things will go. Our detailed, meticulous Florida divorce lawyers make sure every aspect and issue is considered and dealt with. The last thing you want is to wind up back in court to enforce court orders or trying to modify a court order because you are unhappy with the way it turned out. Let us help you get your divorce done right, whether through negotiation, mediation or litigation. Whatever your particular divorce calls for, our family law attorneys have the skills and experience to meet that need.
Help with Divorce in Fort Lauderdale
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