If you are filing for divorce in the Orlando area, it is important understand the law and even if you don’t anticipate a confrontational process you should seek the advice of a seasoned attorney.
With an attorney on your side, issues between you and your spouse can be resolved quicker, assist with fair results, and ensure you are educated on what the law provides.
For instance there is a new Family Law Bill 668 that goes into effect October 1, 2016; Requiring a court to consider certain alimony factors and make specific written findings of fact under certain circumstances; requiring a court to make specified findings before ruling on a request for alimony; specifying a premise that a minor child should spend approximately equal amounts of time with each parent; revising a finite list of factors that a court must evaluate when establishing or modifying parental responsibility or a parenting plan; prohibiting a court from changing the duration of alimony, etc.
It is also important to understand your financial situation and debts. Collect all your financial records, investments, bank statements, tax returns, pay stubs, assets, and any other financial information that will assist in your divorce proceeding. You must do the same with all marital debt, a fair settlement means not getting stuck with debt you didn’t realize you even had or knew about.
Don’t do it alone, choose an experienced family law attorney. When it comes to the complexities of divorce and child custody, it is important to consult with a lawyer who is experienced in the area of family law. Your lawyer can give you a strong education about the law in your state and how the laws apply to your particular circumstances. You may not need to hire the lawyer beyond the consultation, but make sure that you get a foundation of information so that you can make informed decisions for you and your children.
The experienced attorneys at HAWM Law can help explain your rights, options, and protect the best interest of your child. If you have any
questions regarding divorce or child support, contact the experienced attorney’s at HAWM Law for a free consultation.