What You Should Expect in a Florida Divorce
Our Jacksonville Divorce Attorneys Explain the Process
If you have considered filing for
divorce, you may be concerned about the process ahead. After all, if you've
never filed for divorce, you won't know what to expect. This is perfectly
understandable, which is why Owenby Law, P.A. is here to help. Over the
years, our firm has helped thousands of clients. Our extensive experience
regarding these kinds of cases allows us to provide well-versed representation
to each one of our clients.
Every divorce is different—some are straightforward while others
are more complex. The latter is especially true when there are assets
or children involved, or if this will be a
military divorce. Regardless of the course your divorce takes, you need to retain skilled
legal representation for a higher chance of success. The Jacksonville
divorce lawyers at Owenby Law, P.A. can help you remain calm and informed
during the process. Your rights are extremely important to us.
Learn more about your rights during a free consultation!
Call us at (904) 770-3141.
The Difference Between Contested & Uncontested Divorce
When a couple can agree on how to go their separate ways, their divorce
is considered to be "uncontested." When a couple cannot agree
on how to settle their divorce, a
family law judge will decide on
child custody, and
alimony. These kinds of divorces can be lengthy, expensive, and emotionally draining.
By working together, our divorce attorneys at Owenby Law, P.A. can help
safeguard your interests until the very end.
Issues that will need to be addressed during your divorce include:
The Importance of Preparing for Your Divorce
If you are ready to file for divorce, you should know that planning ahead
can save a great deal of time and money, and reduce stress. Planning ahead
will help you make decisions regarding how you will live your life during the
divorce process and once the divorce has been finalized. One of the first things
you should do is gather all of your financial paperwork. This is often
time-consuming and unpleasant, so it is best to get it out of the way.
Florida law requires the parties in a divorce proceeding to exchange certain
financial information. This is known as mandatory disclosure. You should
also make an inventory of your possessions. You can even take photographs
or videos of your possessions. This will help document the assets that
are subject to equitable distribution. It will also help if assets are
missing or sold later, which often happens during a divorce.
Finally, one of the most important things you can do is consult a lawyer.
If you attempt to handle this process on your own, you risk taking action
that could have a negative impact on your case. For example, simple acts
such as moving out of the home could have a detrimental effect on your
divorce. When you speak with a Jacksonville family lawyer at Owenby Law,
P.A., we can help you prepare for each phase of your divorce.
Need More Information? Talk to Our Jacksonville Family Law Attorneys.
When it comes to guiding individuals though the divorce process, the legal
team at Owenby Law, P.A. is both empathetic and compassionate, from start
to finish. If you think divorce is the most suitable option for you and
your partner, we will guide you through the entire process and take care
of all the details on your behalf. We will do everything we can to finalize
your divorce in the most favorable and timely manner possible.
Need help with your divorce? Contact Owenby Law, P.A. for a
free case evaluation!