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Guiding You Through The Divorce Process With Care And Compassion

Deciding to end a marriage is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make, especially when there are children involved. The choices you make during the divorce process will significantly impact your future and the future of your loved ones. I offer compassionate legal advice and bring decades of experience to finding the right pathway forward.

Is Florida A No-Fault State For Divorce?

Yes. Florida being a no-fault state means that neither spouse must be held responsible for the marriage breaking down, have done anything wrong or otherwise be proven to be at fault for the divorce. You can seek a divorce simply because the marriage is irretrievably broken, which is what the ground for no-fault divorces in Florida is referred to as.

What Is The Waiting Period For Divorce In Florida?

Those seeking a divorce in Florida must wait a minimum of 20 days after filing for their divorce to be finalized, which is the shortest waiting period in the nation. Some states have no mandatory waiting period. Louisiana has the country’s most prolonged divorce waiting period, which is 180 days if the couple has no minor children and 365 days when they do.

What Is The Seven-Year Rule In Florida?

The seven-year rule is when a judge considers a marriage long rather than short, which is an important guideline when making decisions about financial matters like alimony and child support. The seven-year rule isn’t an official law, nor is it the sole factor judges consider in their decision-making process. Rather, seven years is the point at which a judge takes the length of the marriage into consideration alongside other factors.

Unique Solutions To Meet Your Needs

My approach is to start with the end goals in mind and work with you to find a way to get there. When I discuss your options with you, I will set realistic expectations and develop a legal strategy designed to achieve your goals with minimal conflict and stress. I will empower your decision-making by presenting the different scenarios available and helping you:

  • File for an uncontested divorce and represent your best interests in a contested divorce
  • Help you understand whether you are a candidate for alimony or why you may be required to pay alimony
  • Assist you in learning the assets subject to division and in cases involving high net worth assets
  • Provide you with different scenarios and potential perspectives to determine custody and visitation plans while protecting your parental rights
  • Assist you through the process of establishing your paternity and then file for a request of visitation or custody, per your aspirations

You and your family deserve a new start. Let me help you build the road to get you there.

Contact Me To Learn How I Can Help You

Call 561-823-0650 or send me an email to schedule an appointment with me and include a brief description of your needs and concerns. You have options. Let me guide you through them.