Going through a divorce is a stressful time for the entire family—the parents and the children. Add in a complicated process with the court, and anyone can get frustrated. Law Office of Audrey Bear, P.A. will help guide you through the process by providing personalized service and responding to your questions in a timely manner.
We can help you get your case resolved as quickly as possible, whether you can’t agree on anything or you have reached a complete agreement with your spouse about how everything is going to be divided.
A divorce case often involves many issues. Some of them are immediate – if you have children together, with whom will they live, even on a temporary basis? How often will they see the other parent? How will each parent provide for the children’s expenses? What school with the children attend? Custody (now called time-sharing and parental responsibility) and Child Support are two issues that often need to be addressed before anything else. If you don’t have an agreement on these issues, we can help you get these issues resolved sooner, rather than later. If there is an imbalance of income, Spousal Support is also often necessary so that each party can afford to live on their own.
After these immediate issues have been addressed, we can help you with the process of dividing your property. Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means there is a presumption that each spouse will receive one-half of the combined assets (including retirement plans) earned during the marriage, and will be equally liable for the debts incurred during the marriage. Of course, there are some exceptions that can have a big impact on the final amount each party receives. When the Law Office of Audrey Bear, P.A. represents your interests, be confident that we will fight for everything for which you are entitled. For additional information about equitable distribution, review Florida Statute section 61.075.
Most cases settle through the mediation process, and without having to go to trial, which can save you a lot of time and money. However, if your spouse is being unreasonable, we have experience to help you get the relief that you need. Unlike some other attorneys who don’t represent clients at trial, you can be assured that we can represent you during all of the stages of your case.
If you would like to speak with an experienced attorney to advise you regarding your divorce, please call us at (941) 893-6400 or contact us online. We look forward to helping you.