Despite the high rate of divorce in the United States, this process is often more complicated than most people anticipate. Divorce can be an intense process for both the husband and wife. When a married couple moves forward to make the decision that things are not working out in the relationship and they want to go their separate ways, one party will normally file for divorce.
Since Florida is a no fault divorce state, either spouse can file for a dissolution of the marriage. Both parties do not have to be in total agreement and neither spouse has to present evidence of proof that the other party was at fault for ending the marriage. Because so many aspects of a married couple’s life together are examined during separation and the process leading up to the divorce, including property, finances, and children, each divorce process involves its own unique circumstances. Therefore, choosing an attorney with the right balance of compassion for your needs and aggressive representation of your rights and interests is imperative to the outcome of your divorce.
What to Expect from a Divorce in Florida
Divorce in Florida may involve a wide range of areas, including but not limited to:
•Large marital estates
•Valuation of business in divorce
•Tax-related issues in divorce
•Enforcement of orders
When facing a divorce, you may have questions as to how the process works. A divorce attorney can be invaluable in helping you navigate the process of moving your divorce through these steps:
1.A petition is filed with the court by a divorce attorney representing either the husband or the wife.
2.Either party may get a temporary order, if it is necessary, after a divorce petition has been filed.
3.Discovery begins so each party can gather important information, answer questions and complete paperwork.
4.After the period of discovery, divorce settlement negotiations between parties begin for family issues such as spousal support, division of debts and child support.
5.If negotiations to reach agreement fail, then a judge will make the final decisions at a trial setting. If negotiations succeed, a judge must approve the agreement.
A divorce attorney can educate you on the law and will look out for your best interests throughout the proceedings. If you prefer, he or she will attempt to end the divorce proceedings amicably through divorce mediation or collaborative divorce. If not, the attorney will do all that can be done to ensure that you obtain the best outcome at trial.
Attorney Robert S. Sigman has over 40 years of experience that he can put to work to help you navigate through the legal system and the legal intricacies of these common divorce issues and more.
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