Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A
ACCOMPLISHED FLORIDA ATTORNEYS PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY LAW COUNSEL
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED LAW FIRM LOOKS OUT FOR YOUR BEST INTERESTS DURING DIFFICULT TIMES
At Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A., our experienced attorneys help Florida residents from all walks of life resolve a wide range of family law matters, from divorce to child custody to adoption. Drawing on more than 50 years of combined experience and taking a personal interest in each case, we are able to achieve strong results for our clients. No matter how complicated your family issues, we can help you find a practical solution that is in the best interests of you and your family. As fierce negotiators and skilled litigators, we are prepared to take whatever steps are necessary, in court or at the bargaining table, to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome.
FAMILY ATTORNEYS SKILLFULLY ASSIST FLORIDA RESIDENTS WITH FILING FOR DIVORCE
In Florida, couples can file for divorce based on fault or no-fault grounds. In no-fault cases, a couple can seek divorce for irreconcilable differences or after living apart for three or more years. Fault-based divorce, on the other hand, typically involves grounds such as adultery, abuse, or alcoholism or drug use. In these cases, proving fault can sometimes lead to a larger share of marital property or spousal support or may offer an advantage in a contested child custody matter. A divorce can also be contested, where spouses cannot agree on one or more issues, or uncontested, where they agree on all issues. Our firm represents spouses in all aspects of contested and uncontested divorce, including military and same-sex divorce cases.
TRUSTWORTHY DIVORCE LAWYERS HELP COUPLES DIVIDE THEIR PROPERTY
The division of marital property in Florida is based on the principle of equitable distribution. This means the judge will divide property in a way that is fair, but not necessarily equal, by considering factors such as:
- Length of the marriage
- Health, age, resources and needs of each spouse
- Occupation and employability of each spouse
- How the spouses conducted themselves in the marriage
- Who contributed what financially or otherwise during the marriage
These factors also play a part in the determination of alimony. Our experienced family attorneys can evaluate your situation and come up with an efficient strategy to best position you to get the property and spousal support you deserve.
KNOWLEDGEABLE FAMILY ATTORNEYS UNDERSTAND CHILD SUPPORT AND CUSTODY LAWS
In divorces with children, one parent may be awarded sole custody, or parents may share custody of their children. When parents cannot agree on child custody and visitation arrangements, the court will make a decision based on what’s in the best interests of the child. Florida courts typically start from the position that most children benefit from frequent, ongoing contact with both parents, although the court may deny visitation to a parent deemed abusive.
When it comes to child support, both parents are expected to financially contribute to their minor children’s well-being; in some cases, they may be responsible for helping to support an adult child with physical or mental disabilities. Florida courts follow certain guidelines for awarding child support and generally consider factors such as a parent’s income and resources and how much time the child spends with each parent. Let us passionately advocate for your parental rights in custody, support or modification proceedings.
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FAMILY LAW SERVICES
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Child Support Modification
- Family Law
- Military Divorce
- Same-sex Divorce
- Uncontested Divorce