Boca Raton Divorce Attorney Providing Expert Advice & Representation in South Florida
Divorce is never easy. Some are more difficult than others, however, due to the personalities of the parties involved or the circumstances surrounding the divorce. In a difficult, emotional or stressful divorce, it can be tempting to want to get through the process as quickly as possible. Yet the decisions made in a divorce decree will continue to impact your life and the lives of your children for years or decades to come. At the Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg, P.A., we understand what you are going through. We will work with you to make sure that you understand what to expect during the divorce, and we work hard to see that you are properly represented throughout the process and in the final outcome, contact our Boca Raton divorce attorney today.
Divorce under Florida Law
A petition for dissolution of marriage can be filed by either spouse, so long as a spouse has established residency in Florida for at least six months immediately prior to filing. Florida law has done away with fault-based grounds for divorce, so that the only grounds for divorce are an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage (no-fault divorce) or mental incapacity of one of the parties. Although nearly all divorces in Florida are no-fault divorce, the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage is still an essential element that must be properly demonstrated before the court can grant a divorce.
After the petition for dissolution is filed with the court and responded to by the other party, the court requires both spouses to make financial disclosures regarding assets and debts. Temporary orders may be entered at this time, such as temporary alimony. In most cases, the court will order the parties to enter mediation and try to reach agreement on any contested matters, including:
- Parenting & Support
- Spousal Support
- Property Division
- High Net Worth
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
If any issues remain contested after mediation, the court will hold a hearing in court, after which the judge will decide these matters. Having expert advice and representation throughout this process is critical to reaching a positive outcome that meets your needs now and into the future. Board Certified marital and family law attorney David L. Hirschberg is experienced in all of these matters, including high stakes and high net worth divorces.
Call the Boca Raton Divorce Attorney at the Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg, P.A.
For sound legal advice and professional representation in your divorce in Palm Beach, Broward or Miami-Dade County, contact the Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg, P.A. in Boca Raton at 561-288-8620.