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Divorce, Alimony, Custody, and Child Support
Unfortunately, not all marriages work out. Sometimes the circumstances in the marital relationship change and there is no way to rehabilitate the damage caused as a result. Divorce may be the next step. It is important to have legal representation throughout all stages of the marriage dissolution process. One simple legal misunderstanding could have detrimental effects on your future marital status, alimony, child support, and custody arrangements. As a family law attorney, I will always make sure my clients have their interests protected both now and in the future.
Child Support or Alimony Modification
I often hear from my clients that they just didn’t understand what they were agreeing to when they originally settled their divorce or paternity claim. If you can prove a substantial change in circumstances since the time of your final judgment, you may be able to modify the child support or alimony order in your case.
Department of Revenue Child Support Hearings
Florida Family Law has a strong interest in protecting the best interests of a child. Once a child support order is put in place by the court in a paternity or divorce case, the Department of Revenue may become involved to enforce these payments. This process can be very confusing and overwhelming for most people who do not work with the court system on a regular basis. I strongly urge anyone dealing with these proceedings to retain legal counsel for representation.
Establishment or Disestablishment of Paternity
If there is any dispute as to whether or not a man is the biological father of a child, you may need to open a case to establish or disestablish paternity. If the mother and father were not married when the child was born, the father may have no legal rights to the child until paternity is established by a court order. On the other hand, some men find themselves ordered to pay child support for a child in a situation where they are not sure they are the biological father. Through the proper court procedures, these issues can be resolved so that the children in the action receive the support they are entitled to.
Asset Protection, Debt Settlement, and Credit Repair
Sometimes during or after the emotional hurricane of a divorce, your economic health can be put in jeopardy. It is vital to have an attorney looking out for your best monetary interest. Even in the worst situations, there is always a way to start repairing the path back to financial freedom. As your attorney, I will assure your assets are protected from judgments and creditors, help negotiate any settlements with the current debts you have, and work on raising your credit score by repairing any negative marks on your credit.
Flexible Payment Plans
I understand that these are economically tough times for almost everyone in Southern Florida. Going through any type of family law action is not only emotionally draining, but often times extremely expensive. I am flexible in setting up payment plans and flat fee payment arrangements.