Family Law Attorneys
Florida Family Law
Our family law attorneys provide strong, yet compassionate representation in all areas of family law. Our Orlando attorneys have families of their own and strong community ties to the Central Florida region. We know how important your family is to you. Unfortunately, many issues surrounding family law can cause a great deal of stress and take an emotional toll on everyone involved. We strive to settle, mediate and negotiate as many family law issues as possible for the best possible outcome.
Orlando Divorce Lawyers
Our family law attorneys advocate for our clients on a number of issues, including divorce, child support, alimony, parenting plans and custody orders. Divorce can affect your entire family, including your children and in-laws. For the sake of your family, there may be times when an agreeable outcome is the best solution. If you need assistance in negotiating a separation, settlement, or the equitable distribution of marital assets and debts, contact our Orlando family law firm.
Divorce (Contested & Uncontested)
There are two types of divorces: contested divorces and uncontested divorces. At 911 Biker Law, our divorce lawyers are able to represent you no matter how easy or difficult your divorce may appear to be.
Uncontested divorces are very common. Spouses are often able to arrive at an agreement that dictates how assets and property will be distributed without much, if any, conflict. Uncontested divorces typically require a short period of time to finalize and the stipulations of the settlement is enforced and distributed accordingly.
While uncontested divorces are ideal, not all divorcing spouses are able to agree on the terms and conditions of a divorce. Due to conflicting needs and demands, contested divorces are much more lengthy, as it takes much time, research, and investigation to arrive at a solution and finalize the conditions of the divorce.
In any case, divorce lawyers at 911 Biker Law can be an asset to you and ensure that the terms of your divorce accurately account for and protect your needs and general well-being.
Annulment vs. Divorce
At 911 Biker Law, we also help clients gain annulments. While divorces end the legal arrangement of marriages, annulments void marriages. An annulment treats the marriage as if it never existed in the first place. Annulments are usually granted when there is evidence that the marriage existed under legitimate circumstances (such as force, incest, illness, alcohol and/or drug dependency etc.). Because annulments void marriages, spouses typically do not receive support (unless children are involved).
After divorces are finalized, it is common for drastic changes to be made in the level of the household income. When there are children involved, it is sometimes necessary for the custodial parent to collect child support payments for the general upkeep and care of the kids.
How is child support calculated?
There are many considerations that determine the amount and type of child support ordered. Below are some of the most common factors of child support calculation:
- Child expenses (these could include health insurance, extracurricular activities, leisure activities, and general everyday needs)
- Income and expenditures of the custodial parent
- Standard of living before the divorce
- The noncustodial parent’s ability to make payments
While child support is often very helpful to families after a divorce, there are many issues associated with its enforcements. Many noncustodial parents are unable and/or unwilling to make child support payments. Some noncustodial parents believe that they already provide and care for their child, and that child support is an unnecessary burden. Or, parents may feel that the custodial parent has the resources and needs to independently provide financial support for the child. These disputes are often settled in court. To determine if child support is the appropriate measure for you, you should contact an experienced family law attorney.
Child Custody & Parenting Plans
When there are children involved, divorces do not just alter the lifestyle for parents. They also reconstruct the living arrangements for the child. Often, child custody and parenting plans must be established in order to allow both parents to equally participate and care for the child.
Sometimes, it can be difficult to arrange concrete parenting plans that work well with the schedules and needs of both parents. Because children are often involved in extracurricular activities and/or leisure activities, it is sometimes difficult to follow a strict schedule that divides time spent with the child between both parents. Child custody lawyers at 911 Biker Law can help you understand family law rules and outline a fitting parenting plan that fits the needs of both parents and especially the needs of the child.
Alimony (Spousal Support)
What is alimony?
Alimony is the technical term that is used to describe court-ordered payments that are made from one spouse to the other after a divorce. In the state of Florida, spousal support and alimony are often used interchangeably. Alimony is calculated by the length of the marriage, the standard of living before the marriage, a spouse’s ability to pay, a spouse’s ability to provide for himself/herself after the marriage, and basic income and expenditures of both spouses. Family courts may demand a spouse to pay alimony for a temporary period, for a rehabilitative period (i.e. in which the receiving spouse receives re-training to enter the workforce), or permanently depending on the conditions of the divorce.
Modification of Support or Custody Orders
Child custody, child support and alimony can be adjusted over time. In most cases, if circumstances are significantly changed (i.e. increases/decreases in income, relocation, change in the type of employment), a petition may be filed with the court with compelling justification and evidence for the modification. The family court will review and consider the petition, and make a decision.
Domestic Violence & Injunctions
If you or someone that you know is a victim of domestic violence, you should first report any and all incidents to the police and medical center. Then, you should contact an experienced domestic violence lawyer for representation and assistance with filing an injunction. Injunctions are court orders that mandates a behavior (or the prevention of behaviors). In most cases, injunctions are seen in the form of restraining orders, which prohibit individuals from contacting and/or being in the same proximity as others. Injunctions can be temporary or permanent. At 911 Biker Law, our family law attorneys will do whatever it takes to keep you and your family safe and protect your legal rights.
Compassionate Family Law Representation
It isn't unusual for terms like "messy" and "nasty" to describe a divorce, child custody battle or alimony agreement. When you need an aggressive divorce lawyer, we are ready to step up and do what's in the best interest of our clients and their children.
When your emotions are running high, you need representation from a family law attorney who can remain calm and offer sound advice. We want to help you resolve your family issues quickly so that you can move on and begin to rebuild your life. In order to do this, we help create parenting plans, alimony agreements and child support agreements that take into consideration the many growths and changes that can occur in the future. A better, comprehensive plan can help keep the peace for many years.
In the case of domestic violence, we will do whatever is necessary to protect our client and any children involved in the situation. If you have been abused, or you fear for yourself and/or your children, contact us immediately.
At 911 Biker Law, our family law attorneys are ready to guide you through a divorce, custody talks or alimony negotiations. Contact us today for a consultation.