The Florida Family law specifically do not make a designation of “custody” of a child; rather the courts require a parenting plan that sets forth each parent’s responsibility for making major decisions affecting the children and a time-sharing schedule detailing when the children will spend time with each parent. The court can order sole parental [..]
In most jurisdictions, mediation is mandatory before the court will proceed to trial. If it is not mandatory, your attorney can file a motion to request the judge order mediation.
Florida judges must wait 21 days from date the divorce is filed to enter a final judgment.
Discovery is part of your divorce process in which the attorneys attempt to learn as much about the facts of your case as possible. Through a variety of methods, both lawyers will request information from you, your spouse, and potential witnesses in your case. Both you and your spouse are required to complete Financial Affidavits [..]
We can now handle Petitions for Grandparent Visitation. Under Florida Law Grandparents can now petition for visitation of a minor child whose parents are deceased, missing, or in a persistent vegetative state, or whose one parent is deceased, missing, or in a persistent vegetative state and whose other parent has been convicted of a felony or [..]
My spouse has told me he or she will never “give me” a divorce. Can I get one in Florida anyway? Yes. Florida does not require that your spouse “agree to” a divorce. If your spouse threatens to “not give you a divorce,” know that in Florida this is an idle threat without any basis [..]