Divorce

Divorce can be a challenging and difficult process that oftentimes affects every facet of your life. Valdes Law Firm, P.A. will provide you with the experience and attention that you need to get through this difficult stage in your family’s life. The divorce process is expensive and overwhelming, however, having an experienced divorce lawyer will often translate into a shortened divorce process. Valdes Law Firm, P.A. believes that families will benefit, emotionally and financially, when the divorce process is completed within a reasonable period of time and will strive to achieve the most expeditious and cost-effective result, whether it be through the mediation process or in court. If you live in Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach County and you find yourself in need of a divorce, in need of advice concerning the preparation for divorce, or require some other family law related advice, contact our office online or by phone at (954)764-7878 to schedule a free initial consultation. Hablamos español.

Divorce involves making choices on a number of very serious issues that can affect your financial stability as well as your relationship with your children. Having a knowledgeable attorney as you face those choices can be of great benefit to you and your family. Three of the most important matters that are decided during a divorce are:

  • (1) the legal and physical custody of the child – this involves creating a parenting plan or time sharing plan as well as deciding where the child will primarily reside

  • (2) child support; and

  • (3) alimony and equitable distribution of property.

When it comes to protecting your family and personal interests, especially when you’re going through a divorce, it is important to work with an attorney who is experienced and caring. We are committed to providing our clients with the superior representation that their case deserves. We know how difficult divorce is and Valdes Law Firm, P.A. will work to ensure that you understand the divorce process and that your voice is heard throughout that process.

Divorce Overview

Under Florida law, a divorce is referred to as a “dissolution of marriage.” A spouse can file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in Florida if either party has been a resident of the State for a period of six (6) months prior to filing the petition. Florida is a “no fault” state, meaning that a person wishing to obtain a divorce does not need to prove that the divorce is due to the misconduct or fault of the other during the marriage. Rather, a party seeking a divorce need only allege that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” A judge will make a finding that a marriage is irretrievably broken and dissolve a marriage if one party testifies that no manner of counseling can repair the marriage. This, of course, is the easiest part of the process. The more difficult issues to resolve generally include child custody, child support, alimony, and the division of marital assets and debts. Valdes Law Firm, P.A. can help you through the divorce process and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way. Contact us online or by phone at (954)764-7878 to schedule your free initial consultation today.

Two Types of Divorces

There are two types of divorces: uncontested and contested. An uncontested divorce can often be completed in a few weeks, while a contested divorce will often take at least six (6) months to complete. An uncontested divorce means that both parties have completely resolved every single issue of the marriage. A contested divorce means that the parties cannot agree on a complete resolution of all issues and can become expensive. The parties should use the expense of a contested divorce as a motivation to work towards an amicable dissolution. Whether your divorce is uncontested or contested, Valdes Law Firm, P.A. can help you finalize your divorce, protect your rights, and help you move on with your life. For divorce representation that can help you move forward with your life, contact Valdes Law Firm, P.A. online or by phone at (954)764-7878 to schedule your free initial consultation.

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