When you need an experienced family law attorney in DeLand, FL, you can count on Philpott Law to be on your side. Our firm is located in historic downtown DeLand and represents clients in Family Law matters such as Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce), Child Support, Time Sharing and Modification of Court Orders. We serve clients throughout Volusia County, including Deltona, DeBary, Orange City, and Sanford, FL.
We understand that considering dissolution of marriage is an emotional and challenging time in one's life. Although Florida doesn't require grounds for divorce, it is vital to consult with an experienced divorce attorney as soon as possible to develop a strategy that will ensure your rights and assets are protected. The divorce procedure can be more complicated when you have child custody, child support, spousal support, and distribution of marital assets to consider. Without the representation of a knowledgeable and reliable family law attorney, you may not achieve the most desirable outcome.
Florida is an equitable distribution state. That means Family Court will attempt to distribute marital assets (and debts) equally during a divorce, but that doesn't necessarily mean they will be distributed 50-50. If you don’t have an experienced family law lawyer representing you, you may end up losing some of the assets you acquired during the marriage and/or you may end up with a settlement that affects your future income potential.
The State of Florida typically requires divorce cases to go through mediation before trial. Mediation is a less costly, more informal alternative to a divorce trial. It lets both parties hammer out the divorce details, such as child custody and support, alimony, and marital assets, with both sides giving a little to get a desirable outcome. If both parties are unable to resolve their differences through mediation, they will proceed to a trial. Ultimately, the family court will determine the settlement of the divorce. As your family law attorney, we will prepare and represent your case to achieve the most desirable settlement.
Visit our website or contact us at (386) 873-2884 to schedule a free initial consultation with a family law attorney in DeLand, FL, today!