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Our team at Legal Lotus focuses on providing a compassionate, personalized family law representation to clients throughout South Florida. We work towards creating cost-effective solutions that are uniquely tailored to our client’s objectives. The goal of our Firm is to resolve disputes efficiently and expediently, with our client’s best interest and preservation of their rights as our main objective.
Family Law issues we handle:
We cover a wide range of areas within Family Law, which include:
- Divorce-Contested and Uncontested
- Alimony and Temporary Support
- Child Support
- Timesharing (Child Custody and Visitation)
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Frequently Asked Questions in Family Law Cases in Florida:
What is family law?
Family law covers legal issues related to marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, and other related matters. It encompasses a variety of issues that may affect families.
How is divorce initiated in Florida?
To initiate a divorce in Florida, one party must file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the circuit court in the county where they live. You must serve the petition to the other party, who then has a chance to respond.
What factors determine child custody in Florida?
Florida courts use the term “time-sharing” instead of custody. The best interests of the child are the primary consideration when deciding time-sharing and parenting plans. This can involve examining factors like the parents’ moral fitness, the child’s home, school, and community record, and the willingness of each parent to facilitate a close and continuing parent-child relationship.
What method does Florida use to calculate child support?
In Florida, an income shares model calculates child support. It considers both parents’ incomes, the number of children, and healthcare and daycare costs. The child’s time with each parent is also a factor
Can I modify my child support or custody agreement?
Yes, but only under certain circumstances. In Florida, you need to show a substantial, material, and unanticipated change in circumstances to modify an existing child support or custody order. This might include significant changes in income, relocation, or changes in the child’s needs.
How does alimony work in Florida?
Florida courts may grant alimony to either spouse. Factors considered include the standard of living during the marriage, the length of the marriage, the age and the physical and emotional condition of both parties, and the financial resources of both parties. The purpose of alimony is to prevent any unfair economic consequences of a divorce.
How does property division work in Florida?
Florida practices equitable distribution. This means fair division of marital property, not necessarily equal. Courts consider factors such as each spouse’s contribution to the marriage, the economic circumstances of each spouse, and the duration of the marriage.
What is a prenuptial agreement and is it enforceable in Florida?
A prenuptial agreement is a contract a couple signs before marriage. It states how assets will be handled in case of divorce or death. In Florida, such agreements are usually enforceable, given they were signed freely, with no duress, and full asset disclosure.
How does adoption work in Florida?
Adoption in Florida is a legal process. It transfers parental rights from the biological to the adoptive parents. Prospective parents must pass a home study, which includes interviews, background checks, and a home inspection. The process can vary depending on whether the adoption is domestic or international, private or through the state, etc.
Do I need a lawyer for a family law case?
You can represent yourself in a family law case. However, having a lawyer could be beneficial. Family law is complex and emotionally charged. A lawyer can protect your rights and ensure you follow all necessary procedures.
The legal process can get difficult, which is why we always recommend that you seek the assistance of counsel; or at least have a consultation. Schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today to review the issues of your case, the legal options you may have, and certain rights that pertain to your unique situation.
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