Whether marriage dissolution, child custody, or any family-oriented issue, anyone seeking resolution in the Florida Family Court system often begins the process at a disadvantage. In addition to the likely unfamiliarity with family law and legal procedures, you must usually contend with the emotional stress arising from the issue(s).
Everyone knows that a skilled attorney can prove instrumental in securing favorable outcomes in criminal and civil court. But what about family law court? Other than contested divorces and contentious child custody issues, do you really need a lawyer?
Florida has long held a reputation for having some of the nation’s strictest drug laws and robust enforcement initiatives. The law classifies most drug-related offenses as felonies, and drug trafficking offenses are penalized with mandatory minimum prison sentences.
Florida divorce law calls for the “equitable” distribution of marital assets and liabilities. While this sounds fair, the keyword in the law is “equitable,” which doesn’t necessarily mean a right-down-the-middle 50/50 split. In fact, the law provides judges with significant subjective discretion to determine what might constitute an equitable distribution in each divorce case.
When marital bliss morphs into prolonged marital strife, divorce often follows. On par with a death in the family, tax audits, and moving, divorce can be one of the most stressful and difficult times of a person’s life. Few people are ever prepared for divorce, and emotions can cloud rational thinking. This can make divorcing […]