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. With the future of your family on the line, you can't afford to risk hiring an attorney with lesser experience and compassion than the Port St. Lucie divorce attorneys at our firm. Matters of this nature should only be attended to by a professional with years of experience and representation that is not only compassionate, but effective. At Crary Buchanan, this is exactly what you will get.
Since 1927, our firm has been practicing law in Florida's Treasure Coast region, utilizing nothing short of the most professional and effective skills in the field. In over eight decades of legal experience, our Port St. Lucie family lawyers have nearly perfected the art of representing family law cases in the state. Now, we are able to offer our services in a number of areas, as described below.
The process of adopting a child in Florida is complex, because it requires the permanent transfer of all rights and responsibilities to a new parent(s). Recognized as a permanent change, adoption requires legal sanction, so an attorney should be involved in the process from the beginning.
In some cases of divorce, one spouse may be unable to financially support themselves, either temporarily or long-term. When this is the case, spousal support payments known as alimony will need to be established. Alimony payments can be temporary or long-term, depending on the financial situations of each spouse involved.
Custodial rights of a child are determined by what would be in his or her best interests. The financial and emotional wellbeing of each parent will be thoroughly evaluated before custodial rights are issued. Common types of child custody include shared custody, joint custody, sole custody, and split custody.
Child support is determined based on many factors, including the number of children involved, as well as each of their ages; the income level of each parent; living expenses; school fees; special needs; illness or disability, and more.
Under collaborative law, you and your spouse will be permitted to work side-by-side with a lawyer to work out the kinks of your marriage, separation, divorce, etc. When you utilize the skills of a collaborative lawyer you can effectively avoid the uncertainty of court. In fact, the primary purpose of collaboration is to deliberately avoid courtroom litigation at all costs.
Domestic violence can be physical, emotional, sexual, and / or verbal. If you are or have been 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 matters that must be established before a divorce can be finalized will be best resolved under the mediation of an unbiased, third-party mediator who can help you negotiate terms that best represent the needs of both you and your spouse. At this time, it is still a good idea to consult with an attorney who can advise on the rights you have during the mediation process and how to make sure that your needs are met as negotiations are discussed.
Modification of Support
Months or years after a divorce is finalized, the support agreement that was initially established may no longer be applicable to your particular situation. Situations such as job loss and unexpected illness can hinder a person's ability to pay child support or alimony. When this is the case, the agreement will need to be modified by a legal professional.
Also referred to as pre-nuptial agreements, these legal documents can be used to establish issues that often arise as a divorce is hashed out, including how property will be divided and how assets will be distributed.
In the midst of a divorce, one of the tasks that will be expected of you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse will be fairly settling the distribution of any mutually owned property. The division of property can be highly contested by a divorcing couple, which is why you should have an attorney on your side, advocating for your rights.
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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