We handle both contested and uncontested divorces; the latter being a situation where parties agree on all issues of the divorce case. The issues of a divorce often include division of assets and debt; which requires a determination of which assets and debts are “marital” and which are “non-marital”. The case often includes an alimony claim; the issue becoming what type, how long and how much. If there are children; need to work out issues as to “custody” or time-sharing, child support, tax exemptions, and other issues. In addition, there may be a claim for attorney fees; which is based on a need/ability analysis. Because most cases get resolved through mediation my typical retainer for a “contested divorce” will cover the time from start through mediation and hopefully a resolution of the case.
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The remaining issues of the divorce pertain to the minor children; to wit: support, time sharing, insurance, uncovered medical and the dependency exemption. Again these issues are related in particular as to time sharing and child support. While it has become far more common for equal time sharing it is important to know the general views of your Judge on this issue. Likewise when filing for a divorce it’s important to hire an attorney familiar with the Judges in your county who handle the divorce cases in your area. An attorney whose practice focuses on family law and that has lots of experience handling family law and divorce cases. The attorney should be familiar with general views of the Judge who could decide your case. It is important to note that most cases do get resolved in mediation. Nonetheless knowledge of the Judges’ views of the law assists in knowing whether the settlement offer made at mediation is one you should take.
Here at The Law Offices of Chet Eliot Weinbaum we have over 25 years handling a wide variety of family law matters throughout Saint Lucie County. Call our office today at (772) 460-5070 so we can best assess your unique situation.
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