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Florida Law Advisers, P.A.
Family/Divorce Attorneys in Tampa
Our Tampa divorce attorneys have extensive experience in a wide range of divorce and child custody matters. Every divorce and child custody dispute is different, and our vast experience allows us to cater our services to a client’s individual needs. Whether a couple mutually agrees to the terms of a divorce or are engaged in a fierce battle for their property and child custody rights, Florida Law Advisers, P.A. can help.
We understand that your divorce and child custody dispute is probably the most important issue in your life. Divorce and child custody battles can be very stressful; these matters are extremely important, and the outcome of your case will have a long-lasting effects on your family and personal finances. We are committed to providing you with the personal attention you need during this difficult time. We have a team of Tampa divorce lawyers dedicated solely to the practice of Florida divorce and child custody disputes who will be by your side every step of the way.
As a consequence of dealing with many family law cases involving children, we have come across many cases with special needs children that are autistic. The family law attorneys at Florida Law Advisers are experienced with and fully understand the circumstances surrounding special needs children.
Prevalence in the U.S. is estimated at 1 in 68 births. (CDC, 2014)
Prevalence in U.S. children increased by 119.4% from 2000 (1 in 150) to 2010 (1 in 68). (CDC, 2014)
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability. (CDC, 2008)
For more info on autism please visit: https://www.autism-society.org/.
If you are looking to work with an experienced Tampa family law firm that is committed to resolving your case in a stress free and cost effective manner, call us to today. We will listen carefully as you describe the details of your case and develop a comprehensive legal strategy aimed at resolving all of your concerns. Our professional legal team is passionate about fighting for you and your family’s needs. When you work with a Tampa divorce attorney at our firm, you can count on the support you deserve, as well as strong advocacy of your rights in these important matters.
In Florida child custody & divorce cases, the court will require the parents to submit a parenting plan for judicial approval. The parenting plan outlines how the parents will share the time, responsibilities, and decision-making authority for the children.
Who gets to keep the house?
When a divorce is filed, the court will order an “equitable distribution” of martial assets and liabilities, including the house. Generally, the court will divide the marital assets and liabilities 50/50 between the couple, unless there are factors that would make an equal split inequitable.
How do I file for divorce?
Florida is a “no fault” state, therefore; you won’t have to provide evidence of adultery or abuse for a divorce. Florida law only requires you to allege the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Will I have to pay alimony?
The fundamental principal guiding an award for Florida permanent alimony is the disparity in financial resources of the two parties. However, disparity in financial resources alone is not enough to justify an award for alimony. Instead, considers one spouse’s ability to pay alimony vs the other spouse’s need for Florida permanent alimony.
When my child custody case first started needless to say I was worried and had several questions. Your team at Florida Law Advisors took the time to answer my questions and they didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I appreciate you setting the proper expectations from the beginning and for helping me understand the timeline of the process. Your experience and approach put my mind at ease and the outcome with my kids was everything I wanted. Thank you for all that you do.
What a wonderful experience it was to call this law firm in a desperate need of help, Jordan and the crew were friendly, courteous, and above all hard workers! They wanted to make sure all was done to meet my needs, and to accurately eliminate garnishments that was taking place in my scenario, I'm certainly grateful I reached out to Jordan and this firm! Thanks and God bless you all!!
I have used Florida Law Advisers twice in the past few years and they have been stellar both times. They explained everything and kept me informed all the way through the process. I am extremely happy with my outcomes and would highly recommend them.
Alex is a very professional attorney yet came off as being a caring individual, he is absolutely fabulous and an asset to the firm, I cannot say enough good things about him. Will I recommend your firm to my friends and family,, absolutely...Jim&Molly HarlowPlant City813-716-8861
My Attorney was Mr. Jordan Finley and I cannot say enough about the professionalism, transparency, and the open lines of communication. This attorney allowed me to text him, call, or email and he responded promptly. I was impressed and very pleased with Jordan Finley. He not only resolved my financial issue he made me feel like he had my back the entire way. I can't thank him enough. I highly recommend him to my family and friends. Thank you again Mr. Jordan Finley.
When going through a divorce, you should always consult a Tampa divorce lawyer to prevent being bound to an unfavorable alimony award. Without competent legal counsel you could end up having to pay more alimony than you should, or on the other hand not receiving as much as you are entitled to. Florida divorce law does not have any concrete guidelines that courts must follow when determining alimony payments. The family law court will have a lot of discretion to decide if alimony will be awarded, for how long it will be given…
Our Tampa divorce attorneys are also highly skilled in bankruptcy as it relates to a divorce. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is often referred to as a restructuring bankruptcy because unlike a Chapter 7 bankruptcy a borrower will not be required to sell their assets. Instead, a borrower will restructure and consolidate their debts into a court approved payment plan. In some cases, our Tampa bankruptcy lawyers are able to get the court’s approval of a payment plan that only requires our client to pay a small percentage of the total amount owed. Once the borrower is finished making all of the monthly payments…
Modifying Your Alimony, Child Custody, or Child Support Agreement
The Tampa divorce lawyers at Florida Law Advisers P.A. are highly skilled at negotiating alimony, child custody, and child support agreements. When unforeseen changes make it difficult to live with the terms of your divorce settlement, you may be eligible to modify the terms of your divorce agreement. Florida divorce law recognizes many circumstances which may be grounds to legally change the terms of your alimony, child custody, or child support agreement. However, regardless of the reasons for the modification…
Prenuptial and post nuptial agreements are becoming more common in Florida, and are not just for wealthy couples. Nuptial agreements can help all couples avoid an expensive and stressful divorce. An effective nuptial agreement can eliminate the need for costly litigation over property division, child custody, alimony, and other contentious issues in the event of a divorce. It is important to hire an experienced Tampa divorce attorney when drafting a prenuptial or post nuptial agreement…
Collaborative divorce is when both parties work together to resolve their differences without the lengthy, costly, and combative process of divorce litigation. Often times the Tampa divorce attorneys at Florida Law Advisers, P.A. promote a collaborative divorce because it gives the parties more control over the divorce and allows them to customize the marital settlement to fit their specific needs. Rather than having a judge dictate the terms of the divorce, the parties work together to develop a comprehensive marital settlement agreement. If you and your spouse still have a friendly relationship you may want to consider a collaborative…
Florida is a “no fault” divorce state, which means that you do not have to prove one party is at fault for the marriage troubles. For example, a spouse does not have to provide any evidence of adultery or domestic violence to obtain a divorce in Florida, unlike some other states. The only requirements for obtaining a divorce is to be a Florida resident for at least six months prior to filing for divorce and that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Irretrievably broken is a legal term for saying that the marriage cannot be saved by counseling or other means. The Tampa divorce attorneys at Florida Law Advisers can help with every step of a divorce. The requirements for divorce are minimal, however, the actual process of going through the divorce can be very complex…
Unfortunately, domestic violence occurs in many homes across the country. Abusive relationships can be very a dangerous situation for the abused spouse, child, and other family members if proper action is not taken. If you are being abused by a family or household member, please contact Florida Law Advisers, P.A. to speak with a Tampa family law attorney right away.
Under Florida law, domestic abuse does not require actual physical violence. A reasonable belief that you are about to become the victim of violence is enough for the law to take action…
A court order is an official decree by a judge that either requires or authorizes a party to take specified action. In divorce cases, a judge will commonly issue a court order with respect to child support, alimony, and child custody, and each party will be legally obligated to comply with the court order. If your ex-spouse has failed to comply with the terms of a court order, you should seek the advice of the Tampa divorce lawyers at Florida Law Advisers, P.A.
The burden and turmoil that a divorce can create can cause stress in all areas of our lives. The Tampa divorce attorneys at Florida Law Advisers, P.A. offer many innovative solutions to the traditional contested divorce, such as a low-cost flat fee divorce. Our flat fee divorce can cover all of the same issues as a contested divorce, such as child support, alimony, child custody, and property division. If you and your spouse agree on the terms of the marriage dissolution, our flat fee divorce program may be an ideal fit for your needs. A flat fee divorce can save you time and money on your divorce.
In many cases grandparents help raise their grandchildren and have an important role in their lives. Unfortunately, in some situations, a parent will prohibit or restrict the visitation and contact rights of a child’s grandparents. When this occurs, grandparents should seek the aid of an experienced Tampa family law attorney.
Under Florida family law, grandparents and other family members have the right to file a petition with the court requesting visitation. However, a court will only grant visitation rights if a grandparent can show it will be in the child’s best interests, and that there would be a significant detriment to the child if visitation rights are not granted.
Mediation provides solutions to help negotiate a settlement between two parties. Unlike a Florida family law judge, the mediator does not have the authority to compel the party to enter into an agreement, or the power to dictate the terms of the marriage dissolution. Typically, the mediator will be a Tampa divorce attorney who is impartial and has no stake in the outcome of the divorce.
Mediation gives the parties more control over the divorce and allows them to customize the marital settlement to fit their specific needs. Rather than having a judge dictate the terms of the divorce, the mediator and both parties work together to develop an individualized marital settlement agreement. The mediator listens to both sides of the argument and helps propose innovative solutions on which both parties can agree.
Military divorce involves many of the same issues as other divorces; child custody, alimony, and property division will all have to be resolved in the divorce proceedings. However, there are also special laws and circumstances that are unique to military divorce. If you are or your spouse is a current or former member of the military, you need a Tampa divorce lawyer who is experienced in military divorce cases. That means that an attorney who only understands Florida divorce law is simply not enough for these types of cases.
Paternity is a legal adjudication that establishes a parental relationship between a man and a child. In Florida, when a child is born to a married couple the husband is presumed to be the child’s biological father. Therefore, most paternity suits are between unmarried parties. Paternity suits are often filed when a man denies fathering a child or a mother disputes a father’s parental relationship to the child. A paternity case may have the same issues as a divorce case because it involves children, and issues such as parental responsibility, child support, and visitation will need to be resolved. Paternity cases can be very complex and difficult without competent legal representation. Contact a Tampa family law attorney at Florida Law Advisers, P.A. for a free consultation to discuss all of your legal options.
If you are already married and did not execute a prenuptial agreement, you should consider drafting a post nuptial agreement. A post nuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement except that a post nuptial agreement is executed after the couple is already married. Like a prenuptial agreement, a post nuptial agreement can help protect your assets and avoid costly litigation over property division, alimony, and other contentious issues in the event of a divorce. Contact the Tampa divorce attorneys at Florida Law Advisers, P.A. to discuss the post nuptial agreement that suits you and your spouse.
When a couple decides to divorce they will need to make decisions regarding the distribution of their property. If a couple is unable to reach an agreement, a Florida family law court will step in and divide the property for them. Under Florida divorce law, the court must make an equitable division of the marital property. Equitable division means the court will divide the marital property evenly between the two parties unless there are reasons to justify one party being awarded more than 50% of the property. Contact a Tampa divorce lawyer at Florida Law Advisers, P.A. for a free consultation to discuss your property distribution needs.
Florida family law encourages parents to share the rights, responsibilities, and joys of raising their children together. If a custodial parent moves 50 miles or more away from the primary residence, it may make frequent and continued contact with both parents unattainable. Therefore, Florida child custody law will require the relocating custodial parent to either: obtain written consent from the other parent or obtain court approval before relocating with the child more than 50 miles from the primary residence. Contact a Tampa family law attorney at Florida Law Advisers, P.A. today to discuss relocation and all of your other Florida family law needs
When a single parent remarries, a stepparent takes on the responsibility of raising, caring, and loving their spouse’s child. In most cases, both the children and stepparents will form a close bond together – much like the bond that biological parents and their children share. However, under Florida family law, stepparents have no legal rights with respect to the child. Therefore, many stepparents will adopt their stepchild and form a parent-child relationship in both their eyes and in the eyes of the law. The Tampa family attorneys at Florida Law Advisers, P.A. can help with all of your family law needs.
If you and your spouse are able to agree on all of the terms of the divorce, you may want to consider filing for an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce covers all of the same issues as a contested divorce. However, in an uncontested divorce you and your spouse enter the legal proceedings with an agreement on the terms of the dissolution. An uncontested divorce is beneficial because it helps decrease the level of animosity that a contested divorce can create. In addition, the process of dissolving the marriage can be more efficient and far less expensive than a contested divorce. Contact a highly skilled Tampa divorce attorney from Florida Law Advisers, P.A. today for a free consultation.
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