Divorce threatens your well-being and that of your loved ones on several fronts. Ending a marriage is always difficult, but it’s crucial to prevent feelings of sadness or anger from affecting your legal decision-making process. At Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann in Boca Raton, we understand that divorce is a lawsuit that requires the same serious treatment as any other legal matter. Choices that you make regarding property division, custody, alimony and other issues will affect you long after the marriage dissolution is finalized. As Florida attorneys with 50 years of combined experience, we’ll focus on the key details and assert your rights effectively. No matter how contentious the breakup might be, our lawyers are committed to alleviating the legal burden of divorce.
The legal elements of a divorce are very specific and easily outlined. Learning the requirements and your options at the outset will help you make smart decisions throughout the process. Our seasoned Florida family law attorneys provide the knowledge you need regarding:
To preserve your well-being and make sure that you have access to qualified legal counsel, we provide a free initial consultation and always seek ways to minimize the time, expense and hassle associated with divorce.
Divorce can be especially difficult on children, so our firm strives to minimize conflicts over child custody and visitation, even when other aspects of the breakup are contentious. Often, parents can establish shared responsibility so that each one has a say in important legal matters as well as decisions regarding education and religion. Decisions on residential custody can be more complicated, but we seek consensus and present a thorough case to demonstrate what is in a child’s best interests, when these matters go to court. Whenever possible, we look to set visitation terms that allow the parent without physical custody to maintain frequent, meaningful contact with their son or daughter. Our firm also advises clients on the establishment, modification and enforcement of child support rates.
Florida has five types of alimony to address various situations when one spouse has greater earning ability than the other. If spousal support cannot be resolved through negotiation, we’ll explain the factors that courts look at when establishing alimony terms. A key factor is the duration of the marriage, especially when one spouse stayed home to take care of the household while the other earned income outside the home. Regardless of your particular circumstances, our lawyers press for a favorable outcome.
Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann represents South Florida spouses in divorce litigation and negotiations. To schedule a free initial consultation at our Boca Raton office, please call 561-235-3286 or contact us online.