Divorce requires matters such as support, and distribution of assets & liabilities to be resolved. If there are minor children, you will also need to address timesharing, parental responsibility and child support matters. Our office can assist in facilitating these discussion and reaching an effective and efficient resolution to your case.
ESTABLISHMENT OF PATERNITY
In Florida, when a couple is unmarried and a minor child is born of the relationship, the father must establish his paternity to have legal rights. Along with establishing his paternity, matters such as parental responsibility, timesharing and child support will also be addressed and resolved.
In Florida, when a couple is unmarried and a minor child is borne of the relationship, the father must establish his paternity to have legal rights. Along with establishing his paternity, matters such as parental responsibility, timesharing and child support will also be addressed and resolved.
THE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS
All family law cases can be handled in a collaborative setting. There is no longer a need to initiate a family law case by first filing a petition in Court. Instead, individuals can engage in interest-based negotiations and reach agreements with the help of a team of professionals that will facilitate a mutually beneficial resolution to the case. Cases that can be handled collaboratively include: Divorce, Establishment of Paternity, Modifications of Support, and Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements.
PRE-POST NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
Pre-nuptial agreements are those that are prepared and executed in anticipation of a marriage taking place. A Post-nuptial agreement is an agreement signed after the couple has already legally married. Regardless of the timing, these agreements are meant to protect the couple and their finances as they deem appropriate for their circumstances. In the event of a divorce, the presence of a pre or postnuptial agreement, should facilitate a resolution as financial matters would have already been addressed and decided within the previously executed agreement.
PETITION FOR NAME CHANGE
There are a variety of reasons why an individual may be seeking a name change. Regardless of the reason, Florida requires a detailed petition to be filed to begin the process of changing your name legally. Once the Final Judgment of Name Change is signed by a Judge, you now have ‘permission’ to begin the process of changing your legal name with all relevant Federal and State institutions, such as: Office of Social Security; Bureau of Consular Affairs—Passports; Florida Driver’s License and all other institutions. Our office can assist in the legal aspect of a name change which includes preparing and filing the petition and appearing at a final hearing to obtain the Final Judgment.