Altamonte Springs Divorce Attorney
Florida Divorce Attorney Representing Clients in Altamonte Springs
Getting divorced is often one of the most difficult experiences for anyone in Florida, regardless of the length of your marriage and whether or not you share minor children with your spouse. For some couples, the decision to get divorced is mutual, and the spouses may have less animosity toward one another. However, in many divorces, issues of property division, alimony, and child custody can result in contentious courtroom battles. Whether you are anticipating a relatively straightforward divorce or a complicated case involving complex assets and disagreement, you should have an experienced Altamonte Springs divorce attorney on your side.
Types of Divorce Issues We Handle in Altamonte Springs
At The Troum Law Firm, P.A., our experienced family lawyers assist clients with a wide variety of issues pertaining to divorce under Florida law, including but not limited to the following:
- Meeting residency requirements for a Florida divorce;
- Filing a petition for the dissolution of marriage;
- Handling the equitable distribution of marital property;
- Distributing complex property, such as real estate or investments;
- Dividing businesses in a divorce;
- Seeking alimony;
- Assisting with child custody and time-sharing plans;
- Developing a parenting plan to be approved by the court;
- Discussing the best interests of the child standard and how it will apply to your case;
- Helping with child support orders; and
- Modifying existing divorce orders.
Residency Requirements for an Altamonte Springs Divorce
To be eligible for a divorce in Florida, you must meet certain residency requirements. At least one of the parties must have resided in Florida for at least six months prior to the date that the petition for the dissolution of marriage is filed.
No-Fault Divorce in Altamonte Springs, Florida
Florida is a no-fault divorce state. What this means for any party who files a petition for the dissolution of marriage is that there is no need to allege fault in your divorce petition. While some states still permit divorces to move forward on fault-based grounds, Florida law only requires that the petitioning party plead that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Altamonte Springs Contested and Uncontested Divorce
The length of a divorce case often depends upon whether the divorce is uncontested or contested. An uncontested divorce in Florida is one in which the spouses have come to an agreement about all terms related to the divorce—property division, alimony, child custody, child support, and any other matters. If the parties fail to agree to even one aspect of the divorce, then a judge will need to hear the case and make a decision. A contested divorce, then, is any divorce where the parties cannot agree to one or more matters.
Given that a contested divorce will require a judge to render a decision, contested divorces tend to take more time than uncontested divorces.
Contact an Altamonte Springs Divorce Attorney
Are you considering divorce in or around Altamonte Springs? Whether you believe you and your spouse will be able to agree about most or all matters surrounding your divorce, or you are anticipating a contentious divorce that is contested, one of our dedicated Altamonte Springs divorce attorneys can assist you. Contact The Troum Law Firm, P.A. to learn more about how our family law attorneys can assist you with your divorce in Central Florida.