Danny Philpott is an experienced divorce lawer serving Sanford, FL. Our experience in family law is why many clients come to us for help with divorce. We also serve clients in Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona, Orange City and throughout Volusia and Seminole County.
In the State of Florida, a divorce is called a dissolution of marriage. Since divorces can be a complex and emotionally charged issue, anyone thinking about getting a divorce should consult with a family law attorney with experience in divorce. A divorce attorney gives you unbiased legal advice that is in your best interest, negotiates on your behalf and represents you in all court proceedings to protect your rights.
Unlike many other states, Florida does not require a spouse to have grounds for divorce. The spouse can declare that the marriage is irretrievably broken to petition the court for dissolution of marriage. But divorces are often not as simple as many may believe, especially when there are assets, investments, and minor children. Florida is also an “equitable distribution” state. This means that assets acquired during the marriage (marital assets) shall be distributed equally. This is also where a point in contention often occurs. A divorce lawyer can help determine your marital vs non-marital assets to ensure that you receive the monies, real estate, investments and other assets that are rightfully yours.
Some spouses seeking divorce want to know if they are entitled to alimony. During divorce proceedings family court will review the income of both parties and the length of the marriage to calculate alimony payments. When the income of a spouse is severely limited as a result of the divorce, the court may award alimony for a specified period of time. This is in addition to any child support that the court may order. An experienced divorce attorney like Danny Philpott will negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive the desired settlement for your dissolution of marriage.
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