Are you considering a divorce but worried about its impact on your children?
Divorce is hard on everyone involved, especially children. But did you know that the real reason for the stress and turmoil is often the legal process itself?
Endless court dates, confusing legal jargon, and conflicting advice from friends and family can leave you feeling overwhelmed, alone, and unsure of what to do next.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Hiring a family law attorney can make all the difference.
The root cause of your pain is the lack of guidance and support during this difficult time.
Without proper guidance, you risk making costly mistakes that could impact your future and your children’s future. Going it alone often leads to frustration, confusion, and even more stress.
At Vollrath Law in Oviedo, we offer personalized guidance and support to help you confidently navigate the divorce process.
Our experienced Oviedo family law attorneys will work with you to reach a fair settlement that protects your financial and parental interests.
With our help, you can achieve peace of mind knowing that you and your children are protected. Contact us today to learn how we can help.
What Does an Oviedo Family Law Attorney Do?
An Oviedo family law attorney provides legal services to clients dealing with family-related legal issues such as divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, property division, adoption, and domestic violence.
Family law attorneys in Oviedo deeply understand Florida family law and can provide clients with personalized guidance throughout the legal process.
They work with clients to develop legal strategies that protect their rights and interests and help them achieve a favorable outcome in their family law case. Whether through negotiation, mediation, or litigation, an Oviedo family law attorney provides advocacy and support for clients during one of the most challenging times.
Our Oviedo Family Lawyers Offer a Compassionate Approach to Family Law Issues
At Vollrath Law, we understand that ending a marriage or resolving other family law issues are among the most difficult and stressful times in a client’s life. That is why our team focuses on providing each client with compassionate representation tailored to their needs.
Our emphasis on clear and continuous communication means our clients are always informed about their options and what steps come next. We do whatever we can to resolve family law issues as efficiently and painlessly as possible for our clients.
Together, we will take control of the situation to achieve the best results possible for you and your family. We assist with the full range of family law matters for residents of central Florida.
Going through a divorce or dealing with other family-related legal issues can be complex and emotional. At our law firm specializing in marital and family law, we are committed to providing you with compassionate and professional legal representation to help you navigate this challenging time.
Our team of experienced attorneys understands the legal process involved in family law cases. We will work with you to develop a personalized legal strategy that protects your rights and interests.
Whether you can reach a settlement through negotiation or require mediation or litigation, we will provide you with the guidance and support you need throughout divorce proceedings. We focus on ensuring that you achieve a favorable outcome that protects your future and your family’s future.
Child custody in Florida is referred to as “parenting time,” which typically allows each parent continuous and regular time with their children.
Florida’s public policy ensures that each minor child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents and encourages parents to share the rights and responsibilities of raising children. The court uses the “best interest of the child” standard when considering parental issues.
This means the court will award shared parental responsibility unless it determines it would be detrimental to the child. The court will only award sole parental responsibility to one parent in rare circumstances. Contact a Florida family law attorney for more information on child custody.
In Florida, both parents are obligated to financially support their children according to income and needs. Florida has developed a child support formula to determine the amount of monthly support owed.
However, some situations warrant going outside these guidelines, such as children with special needs or chronic health conditions. Whether you expect to pay child support or receive it, we will protect your interests and those of your child.
Florida statutes and case law provide for an “equitable distribution” of marital assets and debts. This does not mean all assets are split 50-50. Rather, equitable distribution is based on a lengthy list of factors the court must consider.
How your marital assets are divided plays a key role in creating the financial foundation from which you will launch your post-divorce life. It is important to work with an experienced family law attorney who understands the laws they apply to accurately value and divide marital property.
In Florida, when a couple goes through a divorce, one spouse may be awarded alimony (spousal support) payments by the other. Several types of alimony awards are available, including lifetime and durational alimony. The court will consider various factors when deciding which type, if any, should be awarded.
Among the main criteria are the particular circumstances of the marriage, such as the length of the marriage and the financial resources of each spouse. The court will also consider whether there is a need for alimony by one spouse and the ability to pay by the other. Contact us for more information on alimony and how it may apply to your case.
Divorce Settlement Modifications
Life continues to change following a divorce. Often, divorce settlements contain terms that have become unreasonable due to a major life change. Florida law permits modifications of divorce settlements and/or judgments regarding custody, parenting plans, support, and other matters when circumstances have changed significantly.
This includes the job loss of one parent, a salary increase, increased needs on the part of a child, or the relocation of one parent that affects the time each parent spends with a child.
Schedule a Consultation Today With Vollrath Law
We invite you to schedule a free consultation to review your family law needs, get answers to your questions, and receive a recommendation on moving forward. Contact our family law practice in Oviedo, FL, to schedule a meeting today.
We represent clients throughout central Florida. Having served this community for more than 25 years, we have extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the judges and processes of the family law circuit courts in Seminole County and neighboring counties.
FAQ: Oviedo Family Law
How is child support calculated in Florida?
Child support in Florida is calculated based on the Income Shares Model. This model considers parents’ incomes and the child’s time with each parent. Other factors, such as health insurance and childcare costs, may also be considered.
What should I look for in a family law attorney?
When choosing a family law attorney, it’s important to look for someone who has experience handling similar cases, is knowledgeable about Florida family law, and is responsive to your needs. You should also consider the attorney’s communication style, availability, and fees.
What is the legal process for divorce in Florida?
The legal process for divorce in Florida involves:
- Filing a petition for dissolution of marriage.
- Serving the petition on your spouse.
- Attending mediation to attempt to reach a settlement.
The case will go to trial if a settlement cannot be reached. The court will then issue a final judgment on the dissolution of the marriage.
How is child custody determined in Florida?
Child custody in Florida is determined based on the best interest of the child standard. The court will consider factors such as the child’s relationship with each parent, the child’s needs and preferences, and each parent’s ability to provide for the child’s needs.