Southeast Florida Family Law Attorneys Located in Hollywood
At Gedeon & Morales Law Group we understand that you need an attorney who will listen to you and provide focused and personalized attention to guide you through your family dispute. We also understand your need to keep costs low and find efficient, effective solutions. Whether you simply need guidance or are ready to go to court, we can help you with all of the following family law matters.
Whether you’re involved in a bitter dispute or have agreed to amicably dissolve your marriage, we can help you resolve your divorce quickly and efficiently while preserving your rights in settlement negotiations, mediation, and court hearings. We also counsel spouses who are contemplating a divorce on the legal ramifications of doing so so that they can be fully prepared for their next steps.
Florida judges make child custody decisions based on what they find to be in the best interests of the child. We will help you present evidence to support this legal standard while helping to keep you focused on what’s truly important so that a judge gets all of the information they need to reach the decision that’s right for your child.
If you’ve been the victim of domestic violence, the law entitles you to protection from your abuser including a protective order that bars them from coming near you or contacting you in any way. If you were the target of a wrongful accusation, you have the right to fight these restrictions on where you can go in court.
In Florida, a spouse who gave up career opportunities to allow the other spouse to further their career or to take care of the children is entitled to alimony. The amount and duration depend on the length of the marriage as well as how difficult it would be for the spouse to support himself or herself at a similar standard of living.
Child support awards are generally calculated based on a standard formula that proportionally divides each parent’s expected contribution based on their income. In special cases, such as increased educational or medical expenses, the amount may be changed. Modifications may also be sought if the economic circumstances of either parent later changes.
While no one wants to go into a marriage thinking about it ending, a prenuptial agreement is essential to protecting your rights in a time when people are delaying marriage until after they own a home and have significant investments. It can also help strengthen the marriage to have a thorough discussion about finances early on.
When an unmarried couple has a child, paternity must be legally established so that the father can have parental rights and the non-custodial parent is responsible for child support. If the parents do not agree to paternity, either can petition the court to order a paternity test.
Contact Gedeon & Morales Law Group to schedule a consultation with an experienced family attorney. We serve Southeast Florida including Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Broward County, and the surrounding areas.