Family Law

What is Family Law?

Family law is the law which governs family related issues. Our law firm represents Winter Haven families dealing with law issues of child support, divorce, spousal support, civil unions, marriage, alimony and much more.

The most common issue that family law attorneys deal with is divorce. As a Winter Haven divorce attorney, we understand that the many aspects of divorce may produce anxiety, confusion, or anger, but we work hard to find solutions that help you remain as calm and confident as possible. Each divorce is unique, but when you know what to expect, you are more likely to settle your divorce with as little acrimony as possible.

Child custody and protection cases are when the state acts to protect minors by granting shared or sole custody, terminating parental rights, placing children into foster care and/or placing children up for adoption.
No matter what the problem is, our law firm can represent families in Winter Haven, Haines City, Lake Wales, and surrounding areas in all aspects of the family law code.

Offering Affordable Representation to All

Our law firm understands that people don’t save up for having to pay attorneys fees, and that life can be unpredictable, therefore, we work with our clients throughout the Winter Haven, Haines City and Davenport areas to provide payment plans with no interest payments.

Our Fees

The work in each case varies greatly depending on the parties involved. For instance a contested divorce, custody disputes, property management, length of marriage, and asset issues can make a seemingly simple divorce endlessly complicated.

Payment Methods

We accept cash, checks, money orders, and all major credit cards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a divorce without an attorney?
Yes. However Florida law can be confusing and even for a uncontested divorce you will still have to be able to navigate the Florida legal system.
What is a collaborative divorce?
This is a relatively new process of handling divorces in the US. Each party has his or her own attorney, but it is done completely outside of the courtroom. The mindset behind collaborative divorce is toward reaching an amicable agreement in all aspects of the divorce.
How long does it take to get divorced?
This depends on the circumstances. If the divorce is mutual and the both parties are in agreement concerning the settlement then it could take only a few months. If the divorce is not mutual and/or parties do not agree on the settlement, divorce process can take some time to reach a conclusion.
What are the residency requirements for divorce in Florida?
One of the parties must have lived in Florida for 6 months in order to meet the requirement.
How long does it take to get divorced?
This depends on the circumstances. If the divorce is mutual and the both parties are in agreement concerning the settlement then it could take only a few months. If the divorce is not mutual and/or parties do not agree on the settlement, divorce process can take some time to reach a conclusion.
What is alimony?
Alimony is the support paid to the dependent spouse after the divorce is final.
What about custody of our children?
The court system will do everything within it power to help protect the children and keep them safe from harm, all while acting in the best interest of the children. Custody will be decided on many factors unique to your circumstances.
My ex-spouse is filing for bankruptcy. Will he/she no longer pay child support?
Regardless of bankruptcy request, he or she is still legally required to pay, on time and in full, child support payments.
What about custody of our children?
The court system will do everything within it power to help protect the children and keep them safe from harm, all while acting in the best interest of the children. Custody will be decided on many factors unique to your circumstances.
What is time sharing?
Time sharing was formerly called visitation and custody and refers to the amount of time the parents spend with their children as dictated by the parenting plan incorporated into the divorce judgment.
I have shared custody with my children, but I want to move to another state. What do I do?
If the move, with your child or children, is more than 50 miles from your primary residence, you must get a written agreement from the other parent as well as a court order allowing the relocation.
What is equitable distribution?
It is the legal concept used to divide assets and property between divorcing spouses. The property will be divided in a manner the court decides is equal to both parties.
Our law firm serves the Winter Haven, Haines City, Davenport, and surrounding areas; and is here to help people who are looking for a new start. We advocate during the entire divorce process or family law proceedings. Contact us if you have additional questions (863) 294-7898