This is the second installment in our two-part blog post discussing the ways that a proven and well-respected West Palm Beach divorce attorney can assist you in your Florida marital dissolution. While we have attempted to provide a few examples of the reasons one is better off with legal representation, there are many other advantages to seeking the services of an experienced divorce lawyer. We invite you to review both installments in this two-part blog post and to contact us for a consultation if you have additional questions about your specific situation.
Diffusing Conflict and Animosity
Settlement negotiations in a Florida marital dissolution may not be pretty when parties must communicate directly without an attorney to prevent the negotiations from descending into arguments and personal attacks. It is important to keep in mind that people do not generally get divorced when they have strong positive feelings, high levels of trust and effective communication toward one another. The negative emotions and hostility divorcing couples may feel toward one another can frustrate any attempts to resolve disputes.
While our West Palm Beach divorce attorneys understand and respect the emotional conflict and ambivalence that people feel when involved in the divorce process, we also help guide our clients past these emotions by focusing on workable solutions. This is especially important if you and your spouse have children because the marital dissolution judgment will mark the termination of your marital status but not your need to work as a co-parenting team to raise your minor children. The lawyers at the Law Offices of James S. Cunha strive to create or develop constructive and proactive agreements regarding parental responsibility and time-sharing.
Navigating Complex Issues (e.g. Alimony and Child Custody)
When your have been married for a substantial number of years or you have minor children together with your spouse, the issues of alimony and child custody can be extremely complicated. These issues require the judge to consider a long list of statutory factors, which entails consideration of many types of facts and evidence. It is unwise for someone to proceed in a marital dissolution involving these types of issues without legal representation. The amount of alimony awarded can have an enormous impact on both parties’ standard of living while child custody orders will define the parameters of your parent-child relationship during and after the divorce.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A. will guide you through the process of gathering evidence relevant to proving the marital standard of living, financial need, economic sacrifices of a spouse and other issues that are relevant when a judge considers an alimony award. Our West Palm Beach law firm will also work with you to develop a clear justification for your position on parenting time arrangements and other custody issues based on your unique circumstances.
If you have questions about the divorce process in South Florida, we invite you to contact our knowledgeable and caring West Palm Beach family law legal team.