Five Important Issues To Discuss With Our Tampa Divorce Attorney
Getting a divorce in Tampa involves resolving important issues. You will need to make decisions during legal proceedings that can impact your rights to property, assets, and children, both now and for years into the future. Once the judge hands down a final divorce order, it is difficult to change. To protect your rights and help ensure the best possible outcome, consult with our Tampa divorce lawyer early in your case. The following are five important issues that should be discussed during an initial consultation:
- Your reasons for wanting a divorce.
There are any number of reasons that can cause people to file for a divorce in Tampa. While you may be reluctant to disclose certain types of personal information, be aware that it could be vitally important in your case. Be aware that anything we discuss is kept completely confidential.
While you do not need ‘grounds’ to obtain a divorce under the Florida Statutes, issues such as adultery, abandonment, or drug and alcohol addictions are relevant and may entitle you to greater amounts in a settlement. If your situation involves domestic abuse, we can help you obtain a restraining order and take other actions to ensure you are protected.
- Whether you have children.
As a parent, protecting your children is a top priority. Be aware that when getting a divorce through the Hillsborough County Family Court, child time-sharing plans are generally encouraged. We will thoroughly review all the options available, as well as any issues that could impact your rights or your child’s safety, which will factor into any future parenting plans.
- Any actions your spouse has taken against you.
If you are served with a summons due to your spouse filing for divorce, you only have a limited amount of time to respond. To protect your rights, immediate action is needed.
Let us know if your spouse has taken other actions against you, such as limiting access to your home, other property, or bank accounts, or selling off cars, jewelry, or other potentially valuable items.
- Your rights to marital property and assets.
You are entitled to a fair share of everything earned, acquired, or otherwise accumulated over the course of your marriage. We can assist you in making a complete inventory, which should include all homes, cars, household belongings, collectibles such as artwork or antiques, shares in businesses, online assets, retirement benefits, and money in bank accounts.
- How you will support yourself in the aftermath.
It is important to have a plan for supporting yourself in the aftermath of a divorce. Our Tampa divorce attorney will review your options in regard to alimony payments, as well as any child support that may be needed.
Contact Our Tampa Divorce Lawyer Today
At Bubley & Bubley, P.A., we provide the experienced, trusted legal guidance you need to protect your rights in a divorce. To discuss issues relevant to your specific case, contact our Tampa divorce lawyer and request a consultation today.