If you are facing a divorce in Florida, there is much to learn about the procedural and legal aspects of this type of proceeding. In addition to the division of marital property, you must determine an appropriate child support and custody plan that will work best for your family. You will need to divide assets and debts according to Florida family law statutes. The Court assesses each spouse’s personal situation to arrive at a fair division of all marital assets and debts. The Court will also decide on a child custody and support plan that works for both spouses. However, we always make suggestions to the Court on behalf of our clients regarding the division of assets and time-sharing that are often accepted by the judge.
At our initial consultation we will collect the facts surrounding the divorce and suggest that you file a “no fault” divorce petition. This differs from traditional fault-based divorce proceedings which require naming a particular reason for the dissolution. If you were the primary breadwinner in the family, you may be required to pay spousal support to your ex-spouse for a time until that spouse remarries. The non-custodial parent must provide child support in an amount necessary to maintain the needs of all children from the marriage including education, medical expenses, clothing, food, and all other necessities.