Common Issues In A Florida Divorce
Filing for divorce is never easy, and there are many issues that must be resolved before a divorce can be finalized in Florida. At Bubley & Bubley, P.A., our experienced and knowledgeable Tampa divorce attorneys are prepared to help at every step of the legal process. If you would like to learn more about the wide range of legal services offered to our clients navigating a Florida divorce, call or contact our office today to schedule a consultation of your case.
Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means that all marital property must be divided equitably, but not necessarily equally, between them. First, all property must be identified as either separate, marital, or commingled. Separate property was acquired prior to the marriage, and this property returns to that spouse. Marital property was acquired during the course of the marriage, and these items are subject to equitable division. Our lawyers can ensure that you walk away from a marriage with the property that you deserve to start fresh.
In cases where one spouse earns a higher income than the other, the court may award spousal support, also known as alimony, to assist the lesser-earning spouse during and after the divorce. The purpose of alimony is to help a spouse become financially independent. Florida allows for different types of support, in varying amounts and duration. Our office can ensure that the proper amount of alimony is paid or received in your case.
In cases where children under eighteen years old are involved, child custody must also be determined in a divorce case. Custody cannot be agreed upon in a prenuptial agreement and must be made with the child’s best interests in mind. Determinations must be made about whether to award sole custody to one parent or joint custody to both as well as how legal and physical custody will be awarded to each parent. Our office can also help with establishing visitation schedules and all other issues involving child custody in your case.
Along with child custody, child support must also be determined in divorce cases with minor children. Florida law helps calculate child support, but there are many factors that may influence the ultimate amount. An experienced attorney like those at Bubley & Bubley can ensure that your child receives exactly what they need to maintain their standard of living and cover their expenses. To learn more, talk to our office today.
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At Bubley & Bubley, P.A. in Tampa Bay, our skilled and highly qualified lawyers are prepared to zealously advocate for your needs at every step of your divorce case. We understand how stressful and emotional this process can be and are ready to help however we can. If you would like to learn more about the ways in which we assist our clientele navigating divorce, call the office or contact us today to speak with one of our lawyers and schedule a consultation of your case now.