When you’re involved in a divorce, you need to know that your interests will be represented. Divorce isn’t just about dissolving a relationship; it’s also about splitting your assets, deciding how child custody and child support will be handled, and determining how to handle issues like alimony. The complicated process of divorce isn’t one that you should try to handle on your own! Instead, make sure you’re working with a qualified divorce attorney to help ensure that your needs are represented throughout the process. If you’re in the middle of a divorce, or planning to file, contact us at (727) 269-5300 as soon as possible.
Khonsari Law Group has experience successfully navigating a wide range of divorce cases. Not only do we take care of the mountainous paperwork a divorce proceeding requires, we can also help counter a number of the challenges associated with the process. We’ve helped spouses successfully negotiate in spite of significant disputes, obtained alimony for dependent spouses in need of support, and prevented spouses from taking unfair advantage of our clients throughout the divorce process. Dissolving a marriage isn’t easy, but the legal challenges shouldn’t be your biggest headache—we’re here to ensure that our clients are protected throughout, and receive the best outcome possible.
What Does a Divorce Entail?
There are several key aspects to most divorce proceedings that have to be considered. This can include:
- Child custody arrangements, including issues like holidays, school breaks, and special events
- Alimony or spousal support
- Separating marital assets
- Dividing marital debt
- Determining how to handle any future joint earnings (or dissolving any arrangements that could lead to joint earnings)
From the moment the petition is filed until the moment the divorce is finalized, it’s vital to rely on an attorney to represent your interests.
Who Is at Fault During Your Divorce?
Typically, a couple’s assets are divided equally during a divorce. While one partner may end up keeping a house, for example, they may need to buy out the other party’s half of it. Florida is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning that misconduct or discretion by a spouse does not need to be proven to petition for divorce. In some instances, however, certain forms of misconduct may affect the outcome; for example, abuse towards a spouse or child may affect a party’s privileges in a child custody arrangement. Issues like these can quickly complicate a divorce; it is wise to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
What Can We Recover During Your Divorce?
If you’re in the process of a divorce, you probably already know that there are several assets that need to be taken into consideration. Depending on your circumstances and the assets that are involved in the divorce, you may be able to recover:
- Possession of your home
- Possession of your vehicle
- Specific items in the home that are of value to you
- Primary custody of your child or children, or specific visitation hours based on your needs
- Child support, alimony, debt payments, or other legally-mandated obligations
While some divorces may proceed amicably, many unrepresented clients may nonetheless find themselves at the risk of being taken advantage of. Working with a qualified attorney will make your rights the top priority throughout your divorce.
How Can Your Spouse Get out of Paying a Fair Share?
It’s very common in divorces for one spouse—often the high-earner—to try to shield assets from their partner. This is particularly common among couples where one member serves as a stay-at-home parent or spouse, caring for the home and family instead of going to work. Parties may under-represent income or assets to avoid equitable distribution of marital property. You may find that your spouse tries to hide money or shifts assets in preparation of a divorce. Work with an attorney who can identify when your spouse is trying to prevent you from
accessing the assets that are due during the divorce.
What Will a Divorce Attorney Cost Me?
If you’re intimidated by the potential cost of a dissolution, contact us for a free consultation. We’ll sit down with you and discuss your assets, concerns, and what’s necessary to file for divorce. We are happy to accommodate clients in billing arrangements, and in many cases, legal fees may be incorporated into the terms of a settlement. Your attorney can help you design a plan for moving forward, and help ensure the divorce process is as quick, efficient, and fair as possible. Divorce is hard enough without having to worry about whether or not your rights are being taken into consideration. An attorney you trust can often make the difference. If you’re involved in a divorce, contact us at (727) 269-5300 as soon as possible.