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What can a divorce attorney do for you?

A divorce attorney, also known as a family law attorney, provides legal representation and guidance to individuals going through the divorce process. Here are some of the key roles and responsibilities of a divorce attorney:

1. Legal Advice: A divorce lawyer explains the divorce process, including the divorce laws and potential outcomes, and provides advice on how to proceed based on the client’s specific circumstances.

2. Representation in Court: The attorney represents their client’s interests in court proceedings related to the divorce, such as hearings on child custody, alimony, and asset division.

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3. Negotiation: The attorney negotiates on behalf of their client to reach agreements with the other party on issues such as property division, spousal support, and child custody and visitation.

4. Document Preparation: A divorce attorney prepares and files all necessary legal documents required by the court, including the petition for divorce, financial affidavits, and parenting plans.

Part of a Sample Divorce Petition
Part of a Sample Divorce Petition

5. Discovery Process: The attorney assists their client in the discovery process, which involves gathering information and documentation relevant to the divorce, such as financial records and evidence of marital misconduct.

6.Child Custody and Support: The attorney helps their client navigate issues related to child custody, visitation, and child support, advocating for the best interests of the children involved. A custody plan in Florida is referred to as a Parenting Plan.

7. Asset Division: The attorney assists in the equitable division of marital assets and debts, ensuring that their client receives a fair share of the marital property.

8. Spousal Support: If applicable, the family law attorney helps their client negotiate or litigate issues related to spousal support (alimony), including determining the amount and duration of payments.

9. Mediation or Collaborative Divorce: In cases where both parties are willing to negotiate outside of court, the attorney may facilitate mediation or collaborative divorce processes to reach agreements amicably.

10. Post-Divorce Matters: The attorney can also assist with post-divorce matters, such as modifications to custody or support orders and enforcement of court orders.

Overall, a divorce attorney guides their client through the divorce process, protects their legal rights and interests, and works towards achieving the best possible outcome in their case.

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  • Florida Bar Member since 2013.
  • Member of Clearwater Bar.
  • Experience in various family law matters, including divorce, adoption, and name change.

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