Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A
Divorce & Family Law
A divorce or dissolution of a marriage can be a daunting experience. Whether you are concerned about fairly dividing your assets, establishing a successful visitation schedule (parenting time plan) or accurately calculating child support, numerous factors must be considered.
Whatever your circumstances and concerns may be, the Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A is prepared to help you understand your options and obtain the information necessary to make appropriate decisions. To schedule your free one-half hour initial consultation with Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A, please contact the firm online or by phone.
Issues of Divorce
The Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A firm represents clients regarding all divorce issues, including:
• Dissolution of Marriage Agreement (Separation Agreement): A divorce, as well as specific issues relating to a divorce, may be resolved by an agreement between the parties without the need of litigation.
• Child Support: A statutory equation establishes the amount of a child support obligation. This equation takes into account numerous factors, such as the gross incomes of the parents and the parties’ visitation schedule as well as any special needs of a child.
• Custody (decision-making): After a divorce, parents must continue to make decisions regarding their children. The method by which those decisions will be made in the future, whether solely by one parent or jointly by both parents, is an issue which necessarily must be decided at the time of the divorce.
• Visitation (parenting time): Although you may be divorcing your spouse, you continue to be a parent to your children. Parenting time plans, which establish specific schedules for visitation, help insure that you will know in advance when and how often you and your children will be together.
• Maintenance (alimony or spousal support): In determining whether an award of maintenance is appropriate, a court will consider many factors, such as the employment history of the parties, their incomes, and the length of the marriage.
• Equitable division of marital assets: Marital assets will be equitably divided between the parties during a divorce. That property division may or may not be equal.
• Modification and/or termination of existing orders: Many orders previously entered by a court may no longer be appropriate and, thus, should be modified or terminated. If left untended, problems may develop which could have been avoided.
• Wage Assignment (income assignment): Support obligations, whether child support or maintenance, can be deducted from your paycheck and forwarded directly by your employer to the named recipient.
• Contempt: If a parent or ex-spouse is not complying with an existing court order, a contempt action is a means by which you may bring the issue to the attention of the Court for resolution. That resolution may include payment of past due monies, fines, and/or attorney fees.
• Parental responsibilities: Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A helps parents determine how to best allocate parental responsibilities, including parenting time and decision making responsibility.
Schedule an Appointment
The Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A has the experience to represent clients throughout Florida, in divorce cases. Schedule your free 30-minute initial consultation with us by contacting the firm online or calling us.