Dade City Family Attorney
Family law disputes are some of the most emotional cases we deal with here at HD Law Partners. Often, disputes break out after years of conflict, and getting parties to agree to a solution is next to impossible. When your rights are at stake, you need a strong advocate by your side to protect your interests at all times.
Types of Family Law Disputes
Our Dade City family attorneys have deep experience, and we have helped clients in the following types of disputes:
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Divorce and annulment
- Custody disputes
- Child support
- Paternity suits
- Spousal support
- Property division
- Temporary support orders
- Divorce modification
- Grandparent visitation
- Termination of parental rights
- Enforcement orders
Whatever your legal needs, we can help. Our client-centered approach puts your needs first. We will listen to your goals and then come up with a game plan that helps you accomplish them.
Anatomy of a Florida Divorce
Many of our clients come to us for help getting a divorce. Unfortunately, it is much harder to get out of a marriage than it was to get into one. In a divorce, a judge will need to divide your marital properties and debts. Marital property is generally anything you obtained while married but does not include property you brought into the marriage or inheritances or gifts while married. In Florida, judges divide marital property and debt equitably, which does not necessarily mean it is divided 50/50.
If you and your spouse can agree on key issues, such as child support, custody, spousal support, and the division of marital property and debts, you can get an uncontested or simplified divorce. If not, you will need to ask a judge to decide these issues for you.
One spouse starts the divorce process by filing a petition for dissolution of marriage in the appropriate court and serving a copy of the paperwork on their spouse. In the paperwork, you can request child custody, child support, and spousal spouse. You can also request temporary orders on these issues that will last until the divorce ends.
With contested child custody issues, each side will collect evidence to support their argument that the children should live with them. For example, you might need to identify witnesses who have seen you with the children and the opinion of doctors or child psychologists. Contested divorces can take a year or longer to resolve, and are the most difficult emotionally on our clients.
How a Dade City Family Law Attorney Can Help You
Many people unfortunately try to handle their family law disputes on their own. They file for a quick divorce without fully understanding their rights and end up losing out on spousal support or settle for less marital property than they otherwise could receive. Some people even try to handle a child custody dispute on their own without fully understanding how a judge determines what is in the best interests of their child. Instead of making these mistakes, you need a lawyer well-versed in Florida family law. At HD Law Partners, we have extensive experience in the courts around Pasco County, so we know what evidence family court judges find persuasive.
Contact a Dade City Family Law Attorney at HD Law Partners
In this turbulent time, you need steady legal guidance. For more information about how we can help, please contact one of our attorneys to schedule your consultation.