Port St. Lucie Divorce Attorney
Practicing Family Law Since 1927
Legal issues that involve your family are some of the most difficult that you will ever face. Family legal issues are the most personal you can face. The effects are far-reaching, touching your personal life, your future, and even your finances. With so much at stake, you need a family lawyer you can trust. At Crary Buchanan, this is exactly what you will get.
Crary Buchanan has been practicing law on Florida’s Treasure Coast since 1927. Throughout our 80 years of service, our Port St. Lucie family lawyers have perfected the art of compassionate and effective representation. We are a full-service family law firm. As such, we handle the following types of cases.
Adopting a child can be incredibly rewarding, but the process can be arduous. Our family lawyers are intimately acquainted with adoption laws and can help you bring your child home.
Alimony (or “spousal support” in some states) is a way for one spouse to support the other financially after divorce. The courts can order alimony during the divorce proceedings. It may be temporary or long-term, depending on the financial situation of both parties.
The court determines child custody based on the best interests of the child. Other issues the court may consider include both parents’: financial situation, employment, physical wellbeing, and bond with the child.
Usually the non-custodial parent pays child support. Amount and duration depend on many factors, including: income, age, expenses, and additional fees.
Collaborative law allows both spouses to work together with their lawyer to arrive at a divorce agreement. Collaborative divorces can save couples time and money.
Domestic violence can be physical, emotional, sexual, and / or verbal. If were abused in any way you should immediately report the incident to the police and then take swift action to hire an attorney for your legal representation.
Some divorces can be resolved through the mediation process. Mediation allows both parties to air their issues in front of an unbiased, third party outside of court. You may still have an attorney present at a mediation hearing.
Modification of Support
The support agreement that once worked for you may no longer be ideal. Either party can file a motion to modify the current support agreement. Prepare yourself to defend why the support agreement should change or should stay the same.
Premarital agreements (prenuptial agreements) allow you and your partner to enter into a contractual agreement before marriage. The agreement lays out what will happen in the event of divorce or separation.
When spouses divorce, they must divide their property. Florida is an equitable distribution state, meaning marital property is divided fairly, not necessarily equally. Separate property is kept by whichever spouse owns it.
Relocation of Children
As the primary custodial parent of a child or children, you may not move or relocate at your leisure. The relocation must first be brought to the attention of the courts and the non-custodial parent of your children. Whether you're a parent who wishes to relocate with your children, or your custodial time is being threatened by a parent who wishes to relocate your children, we are here to represent your needs in the matter.
When a divorcing couple has children, timesharing will need to be established to ensure that both parents are provided with equal opportunities to spend quality time with their children. Timesharing schedule arrangements were affected by the new custody and divorce laws that were enacted in Florida in 2008, so it's important that you have an attorney on your side who can help you understand your rights under this new law.
Crary Buchanan: Legal Representation Your Family Deserves
You will be hard-pressed to find another firm as dedicated to its clients as Crary Buchanan. Here, a team of AV® rated lawyers will set to work on your case, fully assessing the matters at hand and devising an appropriate plan of address. Linda L. Weiksnar competently handles all of our divorce and family law clients, working diligently to ensure that each and every unique situation is handled with a tailor-made approach that has been specifically customized by our firm to fit the specific needs of any give client and their case. When you need steadfast, proven representation on which you can depend there may be no better firm to help you meet your needs. To learn more, contact a Port St. Lucie divorce attorney at our firm today!
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