A Dedicated, Knowledgeable Family Attorney Serving Longwood, FL and the Surrounding Areas
Family law can be nuanced and complex. If you are going through a divorce, paternity case, child custody dispute, or related family legal matter, you need a compassionate, attentive family attorney on your side—one who will work tirelessly to protect your best interests. That’s where I come in. As both an experienced family law attorney and family counselor, I can provide not only valuable legal advice, but also personalized guidance tailored to fit your unique situation (As an ethical practitioner, I cannot represent any of my clients in any legal matter while also being their counselor). My goal is to help alleviate your stress and make the journey in this phase of your life as smooth as possible. I strive to help my clients resolve any disputes or issues as smoothly and simply as possible; however, should you need litigation support, rest assured that I am also one of the most dedicated family court attorneys in the Longwood, FL area, and will represent you aggressively to secure the best possible outcome.
Providing Expert Guidance and Personalized Support for Various Family Legal Matters
- Divorce: Florida law stipulates that at least one spouse must have lived in the state for a minimum of six months in order to file for divorce. By law, there are two situations in which a couple can choose to get a divorce: Either their marriage is broken beyond repair, or one of the spouses has a mental incapacity and has been incapacitated for the past three years. Either way, you have options. I can help you choose the course of action that will lead to the most favorable outcome for you.
- Alimony (or Spousal Support): According to Florida divorce law, there are several factors that determine whether one spouse is entitled to alimony payments. The purpose of alimony is to help the receiving spouse get back on his or her feet after the divorce, and it can either be awarded monthly or in one lump sum (or both). I will explain these factors in detail and work closely with you to ensure you are getting exactly what you need.
- Child Support: In Florida, both parents are responsible for providing financial support for their child(ren) regardless of their marital state. There is a common misconception that 50/50 time sharing means there is no need for child support. In reality, the court gets to decide how much child support the non-custodial parent will be obligated to provide, and it is determined on an individual, case-by-case basis. I can provide you with clarity and expert counsel about your particular case, and help to ensure that your needs are being met.
Put Your Trust in My Experience and Expertise
With over 25 years of experience and a unique professional background as both a family attorney and family therapist, I have built a strong reputation for my firm as one of the Longwood, FL area’s most trusted family law offices. Contact me today to find out how we can navigate your situation together. I also serve clients from the following areas:
- Orlando, FL
- Lake Mary, FL
- Sanford, FL
- Altamonte Springs, FL