Separation & Divorce
Divorce is always stressful but it doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as you may think. To lessen the confusion you’re experiencing, you need an attorney who will take the time to walk you through the process, providing the clarity of a step-by-step plan of action.
The right lawyer will identify all the legal implications of your case, and respect the complexity of your specific circumstances. Sensitive issues such as child custody disputes, co-parenting and visitation agreements, determining the true designation of your “marital property,” and even ramifications of spousal abuse require a thorough understanding of your rights and a willingness to fight tirelessly to defend them. An experienced attorney will be able to decipher your temporary needs from your long-term goals, and will explain your options to you in plain, relatable language, so you know where you stand every step of the way.
Robert S. Sigman has over four decades of experience in Family Law, and has earned a reputation as a fierce litigator, while stressing common sense and fairness. He represents his clients with unparalleled knowledge of the legal landscape, and when necessary, employs an aggressive approach in the courtroom, to ensure that your best interests are always at the forefront.
If you are considering filing for divorce, or if you have any questions regarding separation and divorce processes, you need a qualified Florida divorce attorney. Please call our office to arrange for a confidential consultation. CALL TODAY (407) 831-0012
SPOUSAL ABUSE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
During the course of a marriage or following a divorce or separation, there are occasions in which abusive or dangerous interactions may occur or start developing over a period of time. In a perfect world, the signs of abusive or dangerous situations would not only be immediately apparent giving you the ability to legally address potentially harmful actions. Unfortunately this is not always the case.
Additionally, law enforcement typically will not issue an order of protection over what they may perceive as a simple argument. Obtaining the services of an experienced domestic injunction attorney in these situations is often the first line of defense in providing relief of potentially harmful actions against you and your family. Based upon your concerns and proper documentation of behavior of the other party or parties, Mr. Sigman may help you legally seek a domestic injunction, as an order of protection.
The spouse against whom the domestic injunction is issued, will be served by law enforcement and informed of the restrictions of the protective order, and the ramifications of violating those terms.
Behaviors in which domestic injunctions are often granted include:
- Acts of domestic violence or abuse;
- Verbal, written, or spoken threats of violence or abuse;
- Acts of stalking or harassment;
- Or any other act or actions which causes you to fear for the safety of you and your children.
When a temporary domestic injunction is granted, the order is valid for 15 days, proving time for a hearing to be scheduled and conducted to determine if the protective order should be extended for a specific period of time, indefinitely ordered, or to allow the temporary domestic injunction to expire.
If you are in the unfortunate circumstance in which you must file for a protection order in the form of a domestic injunction, we are here to provide experienced legal advice and representation to ensure your legal rights are protected. Don't let an abusive or dangerous domestic situation escalate; protect yourself and your children. Please contact our office at (407) 831-0012. We assure you that your consultation will be held in the strictest confidence.