Preparing for court appearances, mailing divorce papers, determining child custody, and dividing assets are all tedious activities. You need an experienced attorney on your side to assist you in navigating the divorce process.
Cobb Cole Attorneys at Law has been serving Winter Park, FL clients in resolving their divorces since 1925. With years of expertise, our legal firm recognizes that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy to divorce and family law. We represent our clients in determining how to distribute marital assets in the most equitable manner while protecting their privacy and interests.
Our law firm provides a wide variety of legal services. Our legal guidance can anticipate possible hazards, helping you to protect your rights during the divorce procedures.
Handling All Aspects Of Florida Divorce
- High-Asset Divorce. Clients with a high net worth or substantial assets face distinct obstacles throughout a divorce. It is critical to deal with any property, commercial, and tax concerns as soon as possible. We offer legal aid in obtaining accurate company appraisals and planning financially for life after divorce.
- High-Conflict Divorce. While all Winter Park divorce cases contain some level of dispute, certain instances are classified as “high-conflict” divorce issues. Our attorneys have extensive expertise in dealing with challenging spouses who are disorderly to court orders. Our knowledge enables us to immediately override the obstinate spouse and refer them to other specialists such as forensic accountants, mental health counselors, and parenting coordinators.
- Collaborative Divorce. Our attorneys are trained in the collaborative process to assist in any legal matters. Our unique collaborative process allows both parties to work with a “team” of professionals who help resolve & cordially dissolve their marriage.
Our Legal Counsel Is Dedicated To Providing The Highest Quality Of Representation
Our divorce lawyers approach each matter intending to obtain the best possible resolution of your legal problem within the bounds of the law and resolve litigation matters involving family and marital legal issues, including:
- Prenuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements: Prenuptial agreements are just one way to protect yourself financially during and after marriage.
- Equitable Distribution: Develop a plan to divide your assets and liabilities to achieve the most beneficial situation possible.
- Alimony & Child Support: Resolve issues related to child support and alimony through negotiation and litigation.
Types of Divorce
In Florida, you may normally receive a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage if you meet the following criteria:
- You and your partner both agree to divorce.
- You and your Spouse do not have any children.
- You and your spouse have reached an agreement on how to share your assets and obligations.
There are various more requirements for applying for a streamlined divorce in Florida, which you may find out more about by going here.
Any form of divorce in Florida can become an uncontested divorce at any moment. This is because an uncontested divorce indicates that the couple agrees on all aspects of the divorce.
If you do not qualify for a simple divorce (you may have children), but you and your spouse agree on all aspects of your divorce (including issues concerning your children), you can seek an uncontested divorce.
Uncontested divorces are typically less expensive since the couple is in agreement and may not require the services of attorneys.
When you and your spouse cannot agree on getting a divorce or any other matters pertaining to your divorce, you must petition for divorce and go through the disputed divorce procedure in Florida.
If you file for divorce disputed, most counties in Florida require you and your husband to attend mediation before a judge considers your case.
If you and your spouse are unable to proceed to an uncontested procedure following mediation, you may file a notice of trial.
Whеre tо File fоr а Divorce in Florida
A person seeking a divorce in Florida may submit a petition in circuit court in the county where the couple last resided together, or they may opt to file in another county.
For example, if you and your spouse last resided in Winter Park as a married pair, which is in Orange County. In Florida, Orange County would be an ideal area to file for divorce. However, you and your spouse may agree to file for divorce in a different county in the state for a variety of reasons.
The state’s residence requirement is the only restriction on filing for divorce in Florida.
To apply for divorce in Florida, either the husband or wife must have resided in the state for at least six months prior to submitting the petition. A valid Florida driver’s license, Florida identity card, or voter’s registration card (issued 6 months before the day the case is officially filed with the clerk of the circuit court), or the testimony or affidavit of someone other than the couple, may be used to show residency.
Both parties must agree on time-sharing agreements, child support, and child custody after the divorce or annulment. Depending on the circumstances, child custody in central Florida might be decided as exclusive custody of one parent or joint custody of both parents in line with an agreed-upon timeframe.
If one or both parents are unwilling or unable to adequately care for their children, the court might issue a legal ruling granting guardianship to grandparents or legal family guardians. We do not want you to feel isolated. You may rely on our family law and divorce attorneys to assist you with every step of the process.
This website provides only general information, it does not constitute any legal advice. The preferred method to get guidance on your specific legal issue is to contact our family law attorneys.
Cobb Cole’s team of divorce attorneys are prepared to help you fight a battle to make your life easier. We will work with you to craft a parenting plan that uniquely fits your family.
To schedule an initial consultation for legal representation with one of our attorneys, please call our law office located in Daytona Beach, FL at 386-255-8171 or Deland, FL Office at 386-736-7700 or complete the intake form below. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.