Family Law involves almost any issue affecting families. In the State of Florida the law is based on the United States Constitution, Florida Constitution, federal and state case law, and Florida Statutes. The Florida Statutes give direction on how Family Law cases should be decided in Family Courts.
Child custody plans should meet the child's or children's best interests. In Florida, it is public policy that each minor child has frequent contact with both parents after a separation or divorce.
Depending on how much time the child or children spend with each parent and each parent's income, child support can generally be granted and enforced if unpaid.
Alimony/Spousal Support is where one spouse financially helps the other spouse during or after a final order from a dissolution of marriage. Assistance can take on different forms.
The following topics are a sampling of the most common topics that fall under the umbrella of Family Law:
Prenuptial agreements/Postnuptial agreements
Time-Sharing/Parental Responsibility (formerly known as custody)
Temporary Custody by Extended Family
Family law is unlike any other area of the law due to the fact that you are dealing with individuals who are facing difficult decisions and need guidance. The decisions people need to make when dealing with family law issues will likely affect them the moment the decision is made and long into the future. Furthermore, each case and area of Family Law is UNIQUE and must be handled with great sensitivity. It is our goal to make sure every client is treated with the utmost respect.
If you have any questions about the following issues please do not hesitate to call an experienced family law attorney. We look forward to helping you and your family in any way we can!