Divorce can be difficult for spouses as well as their children. However, if you feel that divorce is the right path for you, it is vital to hire a caring and knowledgeable divorce attorney that can help you navigate through the complex laws and difficult process. With over 15 years of experience, the Law Offices of Tara J. Scott, P.A. know what to expect in a Florida divorce. We offer collaborative services and aggressive trial experience.
Divorce Legal Issues We Help With
At the Law Offices of Tara J. Scott, we provide assistance with all legal aspects of divorce, including:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Property division
- Real estate issues
We can also help clients with complexities involved with military divorce and same-sex marriage. Our divorce lawyer is committed to helping you leave the marriage on the solid financial footing and maintaining a meaningful relationship with your children. We can explore options to amicably settle your case, including engaging in collaborative law or mediation. If an agreement cannot be reached, we can provide aggressive representation in court to help convince the family court judge of your position.
Making the Right Decisions During the Divorce Process
The decisions you make during the divorce process can affect you and your children for years to come. One of the most important aspects of your divorce case is how to divide the property that you and your spouse accumulated during your marriage.
You and your spouse can enter into a settlement agreement regarding your property and child custody and simply ask the court to approve it. If an agreement cannot be reached, the court will make the final decision about these matters.
Florida is an equitable distribution state, meaning that at the time of divorce, the court divides the marital property equitably.
Marital property includes most assets and earnings made or acquired during the marriage. There is a presumption that a couple’s assets and liabilities should be split equally. However, there are factors that the court can consider to justify an unequal split, including:
- The duration of the marriage
- The economic circumstances of the spouses
- Child custody determinations and the desirability of keeping the children in the family home
- The intentional waste of marital property
- The contribution to the marriage by each spouse
Contact an Experienced St. Pete & Clearwater Divorce Attorney
Divorce is often a very difficult experience that affects you emotionally and financially. During this difficult time, it is important that you work with a strong legal advocate who will listen to you and tailor legal services to your needs.
A dedicated Pinellas County divorce attorney can explain your legal options to you and how you can use the divorce as a way to rebuild your life. Our attorney, Tara J. Scott, is prepared to represent you in any way that you need, whether you need to negotiate a fair settlement or you need aggressive representation in court.
We provide dedicated support and diligent representation to pursue the outcome you want and deserve.