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What is Family Law?

Information Regarding Florida Family Law

Divorce and other family law issues are concerns that can carry a lot of painful and emotional upset with them. The laws governing a Florida divorce and all of the issues that may be included with it, can feel confusing and overwhelming under already difficult circumstances. With the help of a knowledgeable and experienced divorce lawyer with offices in Winter Springs, which is conveniently located between Orange and Seminole Counties,  you will be able to navigate the legal system with confidence while seeking a favorable outcome to your divorce related challenges. Click on a link below to learn more about some of our Family Law areas of practice:

Collaborative Divorce
Collaborative divorce can be an effective alternative to a traditional Florida divorce. During a collaborative divorce you and your spouse will be able to retain control over the important decisions that must be made concerning a resolution to a divorce agreement including child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and property division.

The Divorce Process
If you are contemplating divorce and you live in the state of Florida, it is helpful to have a firm understanding of the Florida divorce process before you make your decisions regarding how you would like to proceed. There are several different divorce petition options available including simple divorce, uncontested divorce, contested divorce and collaborative divorce, and the process that needs to be adhered to varies for each.

Child Custody
Florida divorce can contain many elements about which important decisions will need to be made. If you are a divorcing couple with minor or dependent children it’s important to understand the different options available to you for determining who gets custody of the children. Unless you are filing a petition for a collaborative divorce, ultimately the courts will have the power to make the final determination on the child custody order.

Child Support
When arranging for the financial security and welfare of your children during a divorce, it may be difficult to determine what is the best way to proceed. A basic understanding of the Florida divorce laws that govern the decisions regarding child support can be a great help in deciding which type of petition to file and how you should go about determining whether child support should be awarded, to whom and in what amount.

Modification of Court Orders
If you have received a Florida divorce decree, you may think that you have to live with the orders put forth by the courts no matter how circumstances may change in the future. Through a modification to court orders concerning issues such as child custody and visitation, child support and alimony, you may be able to have certain portions of the orders modified to accommodate elements of the decree that have significantly changed.

Enforcing of Court Orders
If you have court orders that have designated that your former spouse is to be liable for certain elements of your divorce, such as child support or spousal support, you have a right to seek an enforcement of those orders if they are not being met. If for any reason your former spouse is not abiding by the terms of the court orders than he/she is in violation of the court orders and will be subjected to the consequences of a court enforcement.

Property Division
Property will be divided in the state on an equitable distribution basis. There are a number of things that will go in to determining what is considered separate property and what is considered marital property.

Visitation in a divorce where there are minor or dependent children involved, can be an extremely important consideration, especially where the well-being of the children is concerned. In recent years the courts have come to realize that under most circumstances it is in the best interest of the children to maintain a relationship with both parents.

When intending to relocateto a new residence that is 50 or miles away, the custodial parent has a legal obligation to serve and file a Notice of Intent to Relocate that allows the non-custodial parent an opportunity to agree or object to the relocation. If the non-custodial parent objects, a hearing will held to make a determination as to whether or not the relocation can be allowed.

Spousal Support
If you are in the process of divorce, you may have concerns about your future financial security. If you have been the major wage earner or if you have been primarily financially dependent upon your spouse, there are factors that come into play that may be able to make an arrangement that is equitable for both parties.

Protective Orders
A request for protection orders, also known as restraining orders, can be filed by one member of a family against another when domestic violence has been alleged to have occurred. If you need to file a request for a protection order or if you have had a protection order filed against you which you feel is not warranted, you will need to discuss your legal rights and options with an experienced family law attorney.

Domestic Violence
If you or a loved one is a victim of domestic abuse, or if you have been wrongly accused of domestic abuse, it’s important to have knowledgeable legal representation to assist you in protecting your rights. Spouses on both sides of the domestic abuse concern need to be properly prepared when facing this serious issue.

Family Lawyer Serving Orange and Seminole Counties

When you have family law concerns that can only be resolved by retaining a skilled and experienced Florida divorce attorney, you can put your trust in John M. Iriye, P.A. to bring a favorable resolution to your divorce challenge. An attorney from our firm has practiced law since 1996, gaining valuable experience to assist you with your legal concerns. We take the privilege of representing you very seriously and will work tirelessly to advocate for your cause.