When it comes time to dissolve a marriage, many people do not know the first step that should be taken. There are many questions that begin entering an individual's head, such as: "What is the time frame?" or "How do I get a divorce?" My firm strives to help clients every step of the way, and part of that commitment is providing answers in regard to the divorce process as a whole. This is a struggle that you do not have to face on your own because my firm is here to answer these questions and provide guidance.
My office can help you navigate your divorce and answer questions that you have concerning the process. I can also help modify or enforce your divorce decree. My office can answer your questions about divorce and any concerns you have in the matter.
- I specialize in assisting clients with the following legal actions:
- Developing a visitation schedule that suits parents and children
- Obtaining child support or alimony to provide for family's needs
- Dividing assets and debts that include personal and business aspects
- Drafting a prenuptial or postnuptial settlement agreement
- Handling relocation issues and modification of child support / custody
Steps to Divorce in Florida
The first step that you will want to take toward divorce is to hire a Jacksonville divorce attorney who has the experience and ability to take on your case. You will then need to file your divorce in the county that you were last residing in as husband and wife.
After your divorce case is filed, the other party will be served with the divorce papers. The papers will be personally handled to him or her by an officer from the county division Sheriff's office. The party that has been served the papers has 20 days from the date they received the papers to file. If they do not sign the papers, the divorce proceeding can begin without their approval. There are exceptions regarding military divorces, however.
Each party will file the necessary paper work and will have to provide a financial statement. After the divorce lawyers are substantially aware of each person's financial situation, the issues of the children involved will have to be decided. A parenting plan should be developed during this step. This plan will have to be in agreement to both parties.
Mediation is the next step that typically occurs three months after filing. Your case will be completed after the judge signs your agreement. If no agreement can be made, you will have to obtain a final hearing before the judge. This judge will then decide your case.
Jacksonville Divorce Lawyers Guiding You Through the Process
The divorce process can prove to be time-consuming, expensive and stressful. My firm practices divorce law because I know that it is a difficult legal concept that affects a wide range of individuals. I can help you through the divorce process so that it does not cause any unnecessary stress.
Contact my firm at once if you are facing divorce issues!