Divorce Attorney in Jacksonville
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The topic of divorce is no longer one that is shunned or looked down upon. It is still, however, an all-consuming and difficult procedure that can break apart even the strongest of families. It is important to take into account all elements and proceed with caution. Every maneuver to navigate the process can affect the outcome of the divorce. Divorce in Florida has specific steps and laws that must be followed and I can help inform you of these legal regulations. As an experienced Jacksonville family law attorney, I can relieve you of the stress and burdens that accompany your situation.
If you are considering divorce, there are a few considerations to be made. The requirements for divorce in Florida demand that at least one member has to be a resident of the state or a member of the armed forces who is stationed in the state. If both spouses agree that there are irreconcilable differences that warrant the dissolution of marriage, the process can begin. The divorce officially begins when a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is filed. Marital assets will have to be divided equitably between the two parties.
Elements of a Divorce in Florida
Many other factors will have to be discussed including the timing of filing bankruptcy and divorce (where applicable). Alimony will be decided based on the standard of living of the couple during marriage, the length of their marriage and the health conditions of each member. Child custody and child support are also two important topics that will have to be discussed. If the divorcing couple cannot come to a mutual agreement on these two factors, the court will take into consideration other factors and take the decision making into his or her own hands.
My office can help you through the divorce process. At Charles E. Willmott, P.A., I know the documents you will need and can help you determine your household budget. I can also discuss how a divorce will alter other factors, such as your taxes and marital debts. These are important factors that must be closely examined.
If you require assistance during this time, my firm can help safeguard your rights. Call (904) 849-5183 today to schedule your free consultation.