Divorce Representation in Florida
Few life experiences are more difficult or stressful than divorce. In the weeks and months ahead, you will want a divorce attorney by your side who provides caring, competent and compassionate advice and legal services. You need a family lawyer who is not afraid to fight, aggressively, to protect your rights and interests when needed.
Help us guide you through the maze of divorce.
Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, addresses a wide range of issues, including shared or sole parental responsibility, parenting plans (previously known as custody), child support, parenting time (previously known as visitation), relocation or residency out of state, alimony and equitable distribution of property, including real estate.
At Matthews & Jones L.L.P. we can handle any type of divorce, from the simplest filing of an uncontested divorce to a contested divorce involving intricate asset division and adversarial litigation. We work with clients throughout Northwest Florida to determine the value of their assets, the extent of their liabilities, as well as to assess the tax implications of divorce-related decisions.
No two divorces are alike. Some are amicable and short, while others involve long-term marriages and complex property division issues. Through extensive one-on-one contact with our clients, we are able to create a plan for achieving individual client goals. We work with men and women at all stages of a divorce or family law matter, from the initial filing, through mediation, to requests for modification or enforcement of existing divorce judgments. We can also help you register or domesticate final judgments from states other than Florida.
Destin Law Handlea All Matters Related To, Or Arising From, Divorce, Including:
- Equitable distribution of property.
- Child custody or parenting plans.
- Child support.
- Parental relocation.
- Domestic violence.
- Changing visitation, custody and support orders.
- Contempt and enforcement of court orders.
As you approach divorce, be prepared to work through the process mentally, emotionally and legally. To learn more, read about what you can expect in divorce and what to tell your children.
Divorce Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint
“Dissolution of marriage” is a complex legal process and it can’t happen overnight. Unless the two parties can achieve an amicable Marriage Settlement Agreement, it often takes anywhere from six months to a year to reach a final divorce settlement. In general, the more anger and conflict between the parties, the longer and more expensive the divorce will be. One thing that Attorney Stewart recommends is discussing a possible settlement agreement with your spouse to save both time and money. If possible, we are happy to provide the legal services for a settlement agreement that may utilize various tools of alternative dispute resolution.
Personal, Attentive and Compassionate Service
Our goal is to provide our clients with the best service possible as they go through this difficult life transition. Part of that means fighting aggressively to protect their interests and achieve a favorable settlement. Part of it means being there to listen when they need emotional support and answering questions promptly so they don’t have to live with uncertainty for long. And the last consists of knowing not to create conflict where it should not exist.
Turn to Destin Law for family law advising now, and avoid misunderstandings and further dispute later on. Contact us today.
To get in touch with our professionals regarding your situation, call us at (850) 290-4733 or fill out the form below.