Florida Divorce Attorneys
Strategic & Results-Oriented Lawyers with more than 80 Years of Combined Experience
Divorce is never a pleasant prospect, but it does not need to be a discouraging one. At Moore Rabinowitz Law, we have been guiding families through divorce for decades, and we are deeply familiar with Florida’s divorce process and how to efficiently resolve disputes. Whether you and your spouse are on cooperative terms about the divorce or not, our divorce lawyers can advocate for your parental and spousal interests in negotiation and in court. Located in the heart of Broward County, we are led by a team of board-certified and AV-rated attorneys who can strategize an effective case to get the results you want.
Schedule an initial consultation with Moore Rabinowitz Law online to learn more. Serving clients throughout the entire state of Florida, including Jacksonville, Florida Keys, Pinellas County and the entire Tri-County Area, including Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Delray, Parkland, North Miami, Aventura, Plantation, Cooper City, and Davie.
Getting a Divorce in Florida
To file for divorce in Florida, either you or your spouse must be a resident of the state and have lived in Florida for six months prior to filing. You must then establish the grounds for the divorce in your petition. Your reason for wanting to divorce can be as simple as the belief that your marriage is no longer working or can be more specific.
If a specific reason is given (such as abuse), the grounds for divorce can impact custody decisions and other elements of the divorce process. In some cases, the judge may grant a domestic violence injunction if there is evidence of abuse. Filing an injunction may affect child custody and visitation.
While many divorce cases follow the traditional dissolution process — which involves negotiations surrounding alimony, property division, and more, and may proceed to trial — there is an option to go through with a “simplified” dissolution of your marriage. This path is available to couples who are generally in agreement on the terms of their divorce and choose to forego the option to enter court in favor of a faster and less complicated divorce case.
You can file a traditional divorce with a “Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.” Spouses can either settle the terms of their divorce (e.g., property division, child custody, child support) in negotiation or mediation, or they can proceed to trial for a judge to make the final decision.
Child Custody & Visitation
One important divorce dispute that you will have to resolve if you have children together is who the children will reside with and spend time with.
You can negotiate a parenting arrangement together or leave the decision up to the judge, who will decide based on the child’s best interests. This includes:
- Whether the child is closer to one parent or the other
- How the child relates to others in their life and the place where they currently live
- The health and wellbeing of both parents
- Additional needs of the child
A basic custody order will detail each parent’s responsibility for making legal decisions about the child’s welfare, such as regarding their education and medical care. The order will also establish a parenting time schedule with details on where the child will live and who they will spend holidays and vacations with.
Dividing the Marital Assets
As part of the divorce process, you must determine which items you will get to keep, and which items will go to your spouse. In Florida, the principle of “equitable distribution” is followed, so marital property — the items and assets that were acquired by a couple during their marriage — is divided in what is believed to be a fair manner. You and your former partner can negotiate how your property will be divided, or a judge can establish a plan based on the financial standing of each spouse, and other factors.
Businesses may also be subject to equitable distribution. If you own a business, the profits and value of the business could be considered marital property if it was founded during the marriage. The court will order a business valuation to determine the best way to split the value of the company between spouses. If you started the business before the marriage, it may not be subject to full equitable distribution.
Get Started on Your Divorce with Moore Rabinowitz Law
There are a range of issues to resolve in a divorce, and you naturally want to safeguard your best interests in your divorce settlement. At Moore Rabinowitz Law, our clients are our priority, and throughout more than 80 years of legal practice, we know how to get great results in a strategic way.
Our services include:
- High Net-Worth and High Asset Divorce
- Stepparent Adoption
- Domestic Violence Injunctions
- And more
You can count on Moore Rabinowitz Law to guide you through your divorce and fight for a favorable outcome. Schedule an initial consultation online to get started today.
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At Moore Rabinowitz Law, our clients are our priority, and throughout more than 80 years of legal practice, we know how to get great results in a strategic way.
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