It’s understandable to have questions and feel anxiety if you’re facing divorce or separation. An experienced Clermont family law attorney can help you understand basic Florida law relating to the major issues you may face such as custody, visitation, support and property division.
Child Custody Issues If you have minor children and are contemplating divorce or separation, the smoothest process, as far as the courts are concerned, is if you and your ex can agree on custody and/or visitation arrangement. Sometimes though, that’s not possible. If the courts become involved, know that Florida judges are bound to decide custody and visitation based on what’s in the best interests of the child, not the parent. While no attorney can guarantee how a judge will rule, factors to be considered might include the stability of the respective parents’ homes, school and homework routines, etc.
When deciding whether to grant child support, Florida has statutory guidelines the courts follow. The custody schedule, income of each parent, medical expenses, child care expenses, etc., are all plugged into the calculation. Our family law attorney can review your alimony and child support information and give you an estimate of what to expect.
If you and your ex cannot agree on how to split the property you acquired during your marriage, the courts will have no choice but to split it for you. Florida is what’s called an “equitable division” state (as opposed to community property). This means the courts look at what’s fair in deciding how to split the property. They will consider things such as the party’s conduct leading up to the divorce, the age and income of the parties, ability to earn, etc. Stephanie Modica, our Clermont Family Law Attorney will carefully analyze your financial picture, and can negotiate on your behalf. For more help in understanding your best legal options, trust your case to an experienced, compassionate lawyer. To make an appointment with Merideth Nagel, P.A., call 352-394-7408. Serving Lake, Sumter, Orange and Marion Counties, with new offices in Bushnell Florida.
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