Below are some general answers to some of the most frequently asked questions; however, these answers may vary depending on your specific situation. Please contact us to set up a consultation so you can learn your rights and obligations based on your unique situation.
No, Florida is a no-fault state.
The answer to this question depends on a lot of factors, including whether you and your spouse agree or disagree on issues. You have to consider a lot of different variables when agreeing or disagreeing on certain aspects of your divorce. The first step is to know your rights and obligations so you can have educated discussions with your spouse in hopes of agreeing. Some divorces can take three months to finalize, whereas some very litigious divorces could take a year or more. To learn the best way to analyze your situation, call our office to set up a consultation.
The law is very specific on this issue. There could be a marital portion of the home that is subject to division between you and your spouse. It does not necessarily mean the home needs to be sold. There are various ways to deal with this issue in a divorce. Call our office to set up a consultation and educate yourself.
Florida no longer has “custody.” The law provides for timesharing with the children. So, you are essentially requesting 100% timesharing. This is difficult to obtain in Florida absent extreme circumstances. There are many different variables that go in to a Court’s analysis in fashioning a timesharing schedule, the main goal being the best interests of the child(ren). Call our office to set up a consultation and educate yourself.
If you have kids, yes, your spouse can object to your move. If so, you would have to request the Court’s permission under the Relocation statute. To seek the Court’s permission to relocate, you must strictly follow the statute. Seeking counsel from an attorney will definitely help you decide if you have a relocation case or not. Call our office to set up a consultation and educate yourself.
Each case is different. Alimony is awarded based on specific factors the court must analyze in determining what is an appropriate amount of alimony, and an appropriate length of time to receive/pay alimony. Your situation may not be the same as your neighbors. Call our office to set up a consultation and educate yourself.
Child support is a statutory calculation based generally on overnights and income of the parents. There are other factors that can be included that affect child support; however, it is a number established by statute. Call our office to set up a consultation and educate yourself.
Under certain circumstances, the court can require your spouse to pay your attorney’s fees; however, unless your spouse agrees, it will be a reimbursement of fees you have to pay up front to hire an attorney. Call our office to set up a consultation and educate yourself.
Yes, the law provides that you can get reimbursed for some, if not all, expenses incurred during your pregnancy. Call our office to set up a consultation and educate yourself.