Family law in Florida covers a broad range of relationship and family disputes such as divorce, alimony, child support, child custody, father’s rights/paternity, prenuptial & post-marital agreements, and many others. You want timely answers while dealing with personal matters as the emotions canrun quite high in dealing with family law issues. Therefore, it is important to obtain objective and professional legal representation from experienced Florida family law lawyers.
While dealing with family law issues, you need an attorney who wears two hats as an expert lawyer and a counselor. If you retain a Tampa family law attorney from our firm, they will discuss the issues in your case, explain to you the applicable law, and together we can explore the various options available to you. You can make the best possible decision regarding your case with our legal support.
Florida has a complex set of rules when it comes to family law matters. Lawyers at Imudia Law Firm, Tampa, Florida are proven and effective in dealing with family law matters keeping your goals at the forefront. Our Florida lawyers will keep you apprised about the strengths and weaknesses of your case and work with you to provide possible solutions.
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Family Law in Florida is governed by the Florida Family Law Rules and the Florida Civil Rules of Procedure. A specialized practice area, family law deals with issues arising from all kinds of domestic relationships including marriages, civil unions, domestic partnerships, and other traditional and non-traditional family structures.
Dispute or dissolution of such relationships through separation or divorce gives rise to issues handled by family law attorneys such as division of assets, alimony, child support, and child custody. Although Common Law Marriage is not valid in Florida, the state does recognize common law marriage if valid when entered in another state.
Other related aspects of family law practice in Florida include annulment, adoption, domestic violence, paternity, termination of parental rights, and prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
Financial aspects related to family law are quite complex. Divorce lawyers at IMUDIA LAW in Florida possess proficiency in other areas of law that may impact financial matters such as tax law, accounting principles, asset valuation (including business), retirement plans, bankruptcy effects, trusts, wills, and real estate. We will work with other professionals to make sure your case is strong.
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At IMUDIA LAW, our attorneys are ready to help you with any family-related legal issues, including representing you in a lawsuit. Whether your situation relates to contested divorce or property settlement to alimony or child support, count us in to have your back and tofight for you from beginning to the end, including in court hearings.
Issues relating to family law can be very personal and sensitive. Our attorneys have years of experience in family law issues and the team works very closely with our clients to make the process less stressful for them. IMUDIA LAW has a unit that is dedicated to family law cases.
Our family law services include but not limited to:
Florida experiences very complex divorce laws as compared to the rest of the country. Florida is considered a no-fault divorce state, meaning it does not require you to plead a case of infidelity or other faulty grounds to get a divorce. You can file for divorce if one of the parties believe that the marriage is irretrievably broken or if there is mental incompetency for at least 3 years during the marriage.
An uncontested divorce gives both parties the chance to work together, to come to a common agreement one final time. The aspects involved are how the property will be divided, who the children will live with, and much more. If both of them reach an agreement, with help of an experienced Florida divorce lawyer or sometimes a mediator, the time duration, the pain, and the amount it costs to attain a divorce can be minimized greatly. Sadly, this is not always the case.
When the parties cannot get along and there exists disagreement on how to settle the Florida divorce case, it becomes a contested divorce. The dissent can be over a small issue like divisions of household items or something big such as alimony or custody of the child.
Your best defense in a contested divorce case is approaching the expert Florida divorce attorney to get your life back on track. A divorce lawyer from our firm can help you bring the case to a conclusion whether through trial or negotiated settlement of your case.
An annulment revolves around nullifying a marriage, whether voidable or void. In Florida, an annulment takes place when one of the parties involved submits a petition to court, and the court comes to the conclusion that the marriage is not legally valid, and therefore did not really exist in the first place.
The process is not the same as a divorce, and thus requires great care to prevent a catastrophe. This is where our lawyers at IMUDIA LAW come into the picture.We are capable of making the process simpler for you.
In Florida, a marriage can be annulled for various reasons. For example, due to bigamy, where you find your spouse was still married when they before married you.
Criteria for annulment in Florida:
Our lawyers are experienced with dealing with annulments and will advise you in the best way possible on what you need to file, and where and how you can do so.Ensure you have an expert and experienced annulment attorney by your side or else the Florida court may dismiss your case.
The child custody process arouses stress and dispute in the household as it unfolds the hidden emotional pain. Our child custody lawyers in Florida understand the importance of a child’s well-being. The Florida court no longer uses the “child custody” phrase. The court replaced the phrase with “parenting plan” and “time-sharing” as the objective behind child custody is to share time and co-parent to assure the well-being of your child.
Factors considered by the Judge while deciding child custody:
In Florida, child support is calculated using statutory guidelines. Parents share equal duty to support children in proportion to their ability to pay. Because child support is the right of the child, parents may not contract this right away. The court may deviate from the statutory guidelines by 5% above or below the guidelines. Any greater deviation by the court may be due to extraordinary medical or education expenses, seasonal variations in income, a child’s age, special shared parental arrangements, the total assets of the parents and child, or there is an IRS dependency exception.
IMUDIA LAW has experienced family law attorneys that can help you with the calculation of child support. Here are some of the factors considered by the Florida court to determine child support:
Our child custody attorneys at Tampa, Florida can help you get custody of your child through mediation, litigation, or collaboration. We are also familiar with Florida’s guidelines for child support to ensure you get the fair amount.
Under Florida adoption laws, married couples or single adults may adopt jointly. A married person mayindividually adopt without their spouse but with approval of the court if it’s in the best interest of the child or if the spouse is already a legal parent of the adoptee such as in the case of a stepparent adoption. Same-sex couples may also adopt children according to the Florida adoption laws.
A judgment terminating parental rights pending adoption legally frees the child for subsequent adoption, adjudicates the child’s status, and may not be challenged by a person claiming parental status who did not establish parental rights before the filing of the petition for termination.
The adoption process in Florida is complex and lengthy which may bring about unexpected issues and questions. Therefore, we encourage prospective clients to reach out to us, and to learn more about what we do, so that they can understand the true potential of our personal approach for adoptions.Our attorneys at IMUDIA LAW, Florida, are here to help you understand and smoothen the process of your parental rights.
Men need to file a paternity action in Florida to get their father’s rights. It is the first step to protect the father’s custodial and visitation rights. A paternity action in Florida can also be filed by:
Consulting with an experienced Florida father’s rights attorney is your first step in establishing paternity and obtaining your deserving rights.
Paternity issues can become complicated quickly. In some cases, the paternity of a child can be called into question. For instance, when both parents got married after the child is conceived, or the couple was married during conception and got divorced before the birth of the child. Other issues may arise such as putative father registry, court orders, paternity action, the establishment of paternity, sperm donor cases, and more.
Our family law attorneys at IMUDIA LAW are experienced and understand your rights and responsibilities while dealing with paternity cases.
Prenuptial and post-marital agreements are practical means to be prepared for an unpredictable future. A Florida prenuptial or premarital agreement, commonly known as prenups, can be beneficial to the couple. Prenuptial agreement is established before the marriage. Contract rules apply in prenuptial agreement; therefore, it must be in writing. The contract defines the distribution of assets, alimony, debts, and other matters in the event of divorce. It allows you to modify some specifications put forth by the Florida family law to fit your situation better.
In contrast, a post-marital or postnuptial agreement is executed after the marriage of the couple. It seeks to achieve the same goals as a prenup which sets forth the terms for the divorce instead of a judge dictating the distribution of the assets and alimony.
Our divorce lawyers in Tampa, Florida are well-versed and experienced with drafting the Prenuptial & Post-marital Agreements.
We also deal in other areas such as:
Client satisfaction is the number one priority for the team at IMUDIA LAW, with the ultimate goal of achieving the client’s outcome. Our team is available around the clock for our clients. You have various ways to reach our team, including virtually.
The family law attorneys of IMUDIA LAW, Florida are here to guide and support you through the difficult family issues. Our experience in family law cases makes us the firm of efficient lawyers and our compassionate guidance makes us the source of well-grounded advice for our clients.
We aim to resolve your matters cost-effectively and efficiently through mediation and negotiation. However, at the same time, we approach the same case with the only objective of protecting the rights of our clients and getting them thejustice they deserve.We strive for long-term stability for our clients financially as well as emotionally.
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