At the Law Office of Russell S. Hershkowitz, LLC, we have represented clients in Florida family courts for decades, and our insight into what each judge looks for helps us to build strong cases for our clients.
If you have found yourself staring at divorce papers, then you can come to us for all the representation and counsel you deserve to get through this difficult time with confidence. Well-versed in both negotiating fair agreements and courtroom challenges, we will be prepared to protect your interests in trial or in the conference room.
Get help with your divorce today. Contact our Altamonte Springs divorce experts for a consultation.
Your divorce is not just the ending of your marriage, it is also the beginning of a variety of legal challenges. Many divorcees get lost among the legalities, lose control of the situation, and end up being on the lower end of a divorce order that does not respect their wishes or well-being.
Do not let this happen to you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and insight needed to succeed by choosing to work with our divorce attorney in Altamonte Springs.
While Florida is a no-fault state, meaning you do not need to show fault to pursue a divorce, infidelity is still taken into consideration when determining the division of assets, spousal support, and child custody.
When it comes to determining if spousal support should be awarded, the judge has broad discretion. He/she will consider various factors, including if one spouse has the need for such financial support and if the other can fulfill these payments. Another factor to be considered is adultery. Historically, the court will only consider this factor if the adultery caused a depletion in martial assets. Therefore, to prove this, you must show how the adultery negatively impacted you and your spouse’s finances. This could include spending money on lavish vacations, gifts, or property.
Sometimes a couple mutually decides to part ways. In situations like this, the couple can file for an uncontested divorce.
An uncontested divorce is one in which a couple has resolved all serious issues, including:
This type of divorce allows for some benefits not available to people involved in a contested divorce. In some instances, if the couple agrees to all terms of the divorce, they will not need to go before a court to officially settle the matter. However, it is still advised to seek the mediation of an uncontested divorce attorney for aid in drawing up the terms of your divorce.
To file an uncontested divorce, one person must:
Your spouse must issue a response to the petition and sign the papers as well. Once they have done so, they can mail them to the county clerk’s office and the divorce will be official. Your attorney will make sure the paperwork goes through, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Even when you and your spouse seem to be in agreeance about how your divorce case should progress and conclude, it is important to realize that you are in a legal contest of sorts. Your spouse may be looking out for their best interests, putting yours second, even if they do not realize it.
Before jumping to any conclusions, talk to a divorce attorney to review the suggested order. They can help you catch any oversights or mistakes that may put you at a disadvantage later.
Additional reasons to hire a lawyer for divorce include:
While many couples have had success filing for divorce on their own, it is always recommended to at least consult with an attorney prior to doing so. Call us today so that we can discuss your options!
Many people who are in the midst of the divorce process are often so overwhelmed and emotionally spent that they cannot wait for it to all be over, even if they were resistant to the idea of getting a divorce.
Even after you and your spouse work out the details of your settlement, whether in mediation or through litigation, your divorce is only official once you get a Final Judgment of Divorce.
This is the written court order that will formally dissolve the marriage and contain the terms of your divorce, such as:
Until this written judgment is signed by the judge and filed with the court clerk, your divorce is not officially finalized.
When it comes to protecting your rights and your best interests, the Law Office of Russell S. Hershkowitz, L.L.C. will use every resource we have and utilize our extensive insight.
We believe that everyone deserves not only competent, but quality, effective legal representation, so we strive to give nothing less.
Our Altamonte Springs family law firm offers convenient payment plans and a free initial consultation to ensure that financial concerns will not keep anyone in our communities from getting the legal advice and help they deserve.
To begin your case, call (407) 753-4111 or use an online contact form.