Not all divorce lawyers are created equal. Lee Feinberg has been a licensed Divorce Lawyer and a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator focusing on Dissolution of Marriage for over 30 years. Although divorce is the more commonly used term, Dissolution of Marriage is the appropriate legal term for those who no longer want to remain married. Whatever you call it, going through a divorce is never a simple process, especially if children are involved. This emotionally draining area of law may include alimony, child support, child custody (time-sharing), the division of assets and liabilities and many other services. When you’re dealing with this very complicated are of Family Law, it’s important to have the right attorney in your corner to make the process go smoothly. If you’re in need of an experienced divorce lawyer to handle this life altering legal procedure, click here to contact Lee Feinberg now!
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Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage Process
Child Custody and Child Support
Child support and child custody are major issues. When a couple separates, it’s never easy on a family, especially if they’re children involved. In that situation it’s always advisable in the eyes of Florida family courts for the parents to try and reach a divorce agreement through mediation. When that doesn’t appear to be an option, and a comprise on child support, child custody, and visitation rights, seems impossible, a divorce must be filed. To ensure that children in that situation are treated fairly, the state of Florida has established strict child support guidelines that must be followed.
The most important of these legal procedures is a statutory formula that uses the net monthly income of each party and the percentage of overnight visits that each party has with the child/children. The child support guidelines will also determine the amount of child support, health insurance costs and the determination of daycare and/or schooling. If you’re a parent, either married or unmarried, and you’re having issues that will involve child support or child custody, put Lee Feinberg’s 30 years of experience in Family Law to work for you. Contact him now for a free consultation.
Equitable Distribution of Assets and Debts
Part of your divorce or dissolution of marriage will undoubtedly have to address equitable distribution. Equitable distribution property division means that the court will divide the assets of the divorce. Florida lawmakers have simplified this process by using an equitable distribution model, instead of the community property model that is being used by other states. Marital property consists of a variety of complex assets that must be divided in situations where it is not easy to do. Those examples of those assets are:
Real estate holdings
. . . and other items of value
This is a very complicated area of law that is best left to divorce attorney’s that are very experienced and highly skilled in equitable distribution, Family law, and property division. If you’re planning to file for divorce or if you’re in the middle of a messy divorce proceeding, click here to contact Lee Feinberg and put his years of experience to work for you today!
Modifications and Enforcement
While your divorce may be over and it may be in the past, sometimes, elements of the divorce need to be modified. The state of Florida allows for modifications to the alimony, child support, and time-sharing agreements, in certain cases. Maybe you’ve had a significant change in income or your residence or employment will be changing soon? Changes such as these could trigger a modification.
When a substantial change has happened, it may be time to look into a modification to the current agreements stemming from your divorce. If you need to modify the child support, alimony or time-sharing agreement, call us and let us assist you. We will work hard to accomplish the modifications you seek.
Along with modifications to the agreements, it’s possible you may need to enforce the agreement. Maybe your ex-spouse hasn’t been paying child support or spousal support. When support goes unpaid, it may be considered contempt of court. Sanctions up to and including incarceration are possible.
Not only does enforcement apply to support, but it can also apply to the time-sharing and parenting plan if one party isn’t holding up their end of the agreement.
Alimony, also called spousal support, is a major consideration in the outcome of a divorce. The amount of alimony is determined by a family court judgement and based on a wide array of factors. After a determination has been made, and the alimony sum has been stablished, it’s awarded to the spouse with the lower income to help them maintain the standard of living that they had during their marriage.
Alimony and spousal support can be complicated and has undergone recent changes to legislation that included the definition of short-term marriage, a moderate-term marriage, and finally, long-term marriage. Alimony also comes in different forms including permanent, bridge-the-gap, temporary, durational, and rehabilitative. Among the many factors that need to be considered when determining the amount of spousal support include, but are not limited to:
- The financial sources available to each party
- The length of the marriage in question
- The emotional state, age, and physical condition of the parties
- The financial resources of each party (including non-martial assets and liabilities)
- The martial standard of living
These and many other complicated factors go into determining the amount and duration of alimony that is awarded. Despite everyone’s best efforts to make alimony fair for both parties, there are times when it needs to be modified due to unforeseen circumstances or it may even be contested by one of the parties. This area of law can be very tricky. If you need legal representation in spousal support, alimony, or alimony modifications or enforcement contact Lee Feinberg and put his 30 years of experience to work for you. Contact Mr. Feinberg now!
A Paternity Lawyer (also known as a Paternity Attorney, or a Parental Right Attorney) handles an era of law which involves unmarried people with a child or children where the parents are no longer together. This is a very complicated area of law that deals with the parental rights that exist between a man and a child. Often times a paternity lawyer will assist in the process of establishing the legal recognition of a child’s father with genetic testing when a child’s paternity is in question. In other circumstances a paternity attorney may be called upon by a child’s mother to file a paternity suit against the alleged father to obtain child support. While some attorneys may only focus in certain areas of paternity law, Lee Feinberg focuses on all of the aspects of paternity and parental rights that help establish:
If your parental rights are in question and you need to consult with a paternity attorney, contact Lee Feinberg and put his 30 years family law experience to work for you. He can help explain the legalities of visitation, child support, parental responsibility and time sharing in simple terms. If you’ve got questions, he’s got answers. Contact Lee Feinberg now!
There are times when your Divorce Attorney or the courts may recommend Mediation. The process of Mediation is a procedure where the two parties and their Mediators (also known as Mediation attorneys) meet and try to come to an agreement. This process is generally required in Dissolution of Marriage cases and Paternity cases.
Mediation works because each party has a part in working toward a solution. While participating in mediation is usually required, settling the matter is not mandatory. The mediator, or a Mediation Attorney acts as a disinterested third party who does not favor one party or the other. At some point in the mediation process, you and the other party can be placed in separate offices and the mediator goes back and forth to convey ideas or offers to settle all or part of the issues.
Over his 30-year career as a licensed Divorce Attorney, Family Law Attorney, Mediation Attorney and Supreme Court Certified Mediator, Mr. Feinberg has seen it all, and can advise you on your legal rights in a mediation on a professional level that few others can match. Contact Mr. Feinberg about your mediation today and browse the ten best reasons to consider mediation listed below.