Cynthia M. Pyfrom, P.A. works exclusively in the family law arena and handles cases including dissolution of marriage (“divorce”), child support, equitable distribution of assets and liabilities, modification of prior final judgments, enforcement/contempt as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Some more detailed information is provided below; however, it is strongly advised to seek legal counsel for more details so you are educated on your rights and obligations in the State of Florida.
Dissolution of Marriage
Divorce is a very stressful transition, both financially and emotionally, and especially difficult for children. A divorce proceeding can be wearing on both spouses because it addresses division of assets and liabilities, as well as timesharing and child support when children are involved. Depending on the length of your marriage, alimony could possibly be an additional issue in your divorce. Be sure you speak to a lawyer about your rights before proceeding.
Courts typically start with the position that parents should have shared parental responsibility, which requires the parents to agree on significant life decisions for their children in common. These decisions include health, education, and other events in the child(ren)’s lives. However, there are many different factors that can affect parental responsibility in your case. Be sure you speak to a lawyer about your rights before proceeding.
Equitable Distribution of Property
Courts require identification of all assets and liabilities of the parties, as well as whether the assets and/or liabilities are marital or non-marital. Values are then determined so all marital assets and liabilities can be equitably distributed. Be sure you speak to a lawyer about your rights before proceeding.
Spousal support has recently been reformed effective January 1, 2019. Florida statutes do not provide specific guidelines for alimony, as there are numerous different factors that must be considered by a court when determining whether alimony will or will not be awarded in any given case. Be sure you speak to a lawyer about your rights before proceeding.