Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A
Divorce is always painful, and involves serious financial risks. Do you need to end your marriage, or has your spouse served you with divorce papers? It is important to discuss your situation with an experienced divorce lawyer, one you trust and can rely on. How do you know which attorney is right for you? Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A have been serving clients in family courts in Florida for a number of years, and feel the attorney-client relationship is critical to our long-term goal — the most beneficial overall result for our clients. For that reason, we offer a free initial consultation. If you would like to meet, ask questions about the process of divorce and discuss fee arrangements, please contact Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A to make arrangements.
We assist clients with uncontested divorces and contested divorces. We will listen carefully until we understand your goals and the facts surrounding your case. we will then explain your options and the possible outcomes of each course of action, so you can make good decisions and face the future with confidence. As a divorce attorney firm, we provide one-on-one attention and we will handle every phase of your divorce personally.
Your divorce: a trial, or mediation?
When preparing for divorce, it is important to consider all alternatives. Collaborative methods, including divorce mediation, provide some couples with a forum where the spouses can come to partial or full agreement on issues, including child custody and visitation, alimony, division of property, and ownership of the family home. By reaching agreement under the guidance of a mediator, the couple avoids the expense and stress of a public trial. This is particularly important if children are involved, since it allows parents to establish a working post-divorce relationship and avoid the trap of using the children as bargaining chips.
Divorce mediation requires a sincere desire on the part of both spouses to reach agreement. Our divorce lawyer have extensive experience as trial lawyer. If you cannot reach a fair settlement through negotiation, we are fully prepared to provide powerful representation in court.
Issues to resolve during divorce
We assist clients with a full range of family law issues related to divorce, including the following:
• Child custody
• Child support
• Military divorce
• Alimony/spousal support
• Division of property
• Post-decree modifications
• Protective orders
• Fathers’ rights
• Domestic violence
• Legal separation
• Temporary orders
• Waiver divorce
• Collaborative law
Call a lawyer as soon as you know you need a divorce
Selecting a lawyer is a critical step in preparing for post-divorce life. By contacting an attorney during the earliest stages, even before your legal separation, you will protect your right to all benefits afforded by the law. Please call us or e-mail to arrange a free initial consultation. At that time, we can discuss fee arrangements.