For reasons of your own, you need to divorce your spouse. You need not feel shame for that. Some people just are not right for each other. But you have a number of intricate matters to decide. If you are debating whether or not you can do it all yourself, please read on, then contact an experienced Broward County divorce lawyer to learn why you should never handle your divorce on your own in Florida.
Can you handle your divorce by yourself in Florida?
Legally speaking, you do not require a lawyer to get a divorce in Florida. However, if you have questions about your case, or you and your spouse do not agree on the divorce, then you need to talk to a lawyer. Additionally, you may be putting yourself at a severe disadvantage. After the judge signs your order, you must wait for a total of 90 days from the date you filed the petition or from the date you served the petition before a judge is able to sign your divorce papers. And even then, your divorce may drag beyond the 90 days. This process will probably take a lot out of you if you do not prepare.
How can a divorce lawyer help you?
Reaching out to a skilled Broward County family law attorney to discuss your next steps can make a major difference in the following areas:
- Property division
- Spousal maintenance
- Custody and parenting time
- Child support
If you decide to ignore your spouse’s petition to get divorced, your spouse can ask his or her divorce attorney to request that the court enter a default judgment. What this means is that he or she can have the court pass their petition after a certain period.
Why should you hire a divorce lawyer in Florida?
By hiring a divorce attorney, you know that you have someone fighting for your rights. An attorney will help you make sure that your rights, like your right to timesharing, child support and alimony, are protected during the course of your divorce. Having a trusted attorney guide you and develop your case allows you to reach workable timesharing, fair asset distribution and other agreements faster and with less stress. And if the divorce becomes contested, knowing you have an accomplished trial attorney prepared to go bat for you is a great advantage. Do not go it alone. Give us a call today.
Contact Our Experienced Broward County Firm
If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury, family law, criminal defense, commercial litigation, or aviation litigation, look no further than The Finizio Law Group. Our firm has decades of combined experience representing clients from all walks of life, and we are here to put those years of experience to work for you as well. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our team and to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.