We are principally located in the Tallahassee/Leon County area, and regularly serve the Florida Panhandle. We cover represent clients from Pensacola to Jacksonville. We are also active in South Florida (Palm Beach, Broward, St. Lucie, Miami-Dade counties). Overall, our office is a Florida law firm and we represent clients throughout the State of Florida.
In case of divorce or separation, we assist clients with:
Custody, including access to information and decision making regarding your children
Access and parenting schedules, including supervised access
Property division and the equalization of net family property
Exclusive possession of the matrimonial home and occupation rent
Child support and the sharing of expenses (sometimes called "special and extraordinary expenses")
Arrears of support and/or retroactive support applications
Representation in Florida Department of Revenue support enforcement proceedings
Exclusive possession of the matrimonial home
Varying existing court Orders and agreements ("Petitions to Modify")
International travel with children following separation
Moving with children following separation
Foreign divorce adopting
Independent Legal Advice
Preparing, serving and filing divorce papers where the parties agree to the divorce
We can assist with writing your agreement, or can provide you with independent legal advice on an agreement another lawyer drafted.
We can draft contracts and provide you with independent legal advice. We will help you understand your rights and obligations, and customize your agreement to work for you. The law says what will happen if you separate, but you might not like it, or might want more certainty. That’s where a contract comes in.
They allow you to plan for your future, and helps protect you and your partner from potential risk. They are an integral part of any financial plan.
Protect your assets – A home, your business, a pension or other significant assets
Protect your interest in your home – You might be investing more into the purchase of a jointly held home than your spouse. Without an agreement, you may not be entitled to any credit for your larger investment.
Protect your estate plan – This is especially important if you are getting re-married and you have obligations to your former spouse or children from a previous relationship.
Have some certainty if you are not getting married – The laws regarding property division are different when you have lived together than when you are married, and they are evolving. An agreement provides some certainty.
To protect your income – You may want to include a spousal support waiver so you know that you will not have to pay support, or you might want one spouse to be provided for.