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Divorce

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Our practice focuses exclusively on family law. From divorces and custody, to adoption, prenups and alimony, we are here to fight for your rights.

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Divorce

Deciding to end your marriage is always an emotional and complicated choice that affects everyone involved. Unforeseen issues can happen that can derail even the best intentions. Changes in responsibilities and routines are upsetting for everybody, especially children. From uncontested to complex, our legal team will represent you in achieving your best outcome.

A divorce can be obtained through regular marital dissolution, which is filing for divorce before a local court. In a regular dissolution, both parties must fully disclose all relevant financial information and other supporting documentation. The parties may either present a settlement in writing to the court, engage in mediation or proceed to a full trial if neither are amenable to an acceptable agreement.

Although fault is generally not considered in Florida law, fault may be considered when the court distributes marital property and determines child custody. When children are involved, this can become an extremely contentious and stressful issue. Assets or debts obtained during the course of a marriage are considered marital property and must be distributed prior to the successful dissolution of a marriage.

Under Florida law, assets and debts are generally distributed equally between both parties.

We recognize that divorce is difficult, and that you are coming to us at a stressful and traumatic time in your life. It is our goal to make your life easier by providing you with the compassion, support, guidance and legal acumen you need to make the right choices.

What Does No-Fault Mean? Florida is a “no fault” divorce state, meaning that either party may divorce without any reason other than the desire to divorce. The spouse seeking a divorce simply confirms that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.”

Contested versus Non Contested

What is a Contested divorce? When the parties cannot agree to one or more issue to conclusively terminate their marriage, the divorce becomes contested. Contested does not mean that you must go to court to resolve the dispute. However, when spouses cannot arrive at an agreement, even with the advice and assistance of legal counsel, they must approach a court to adjudicate their dispute.

What is an Uncontested divorce? An uncontested divorce is when the law provides a process called a “Simplified Dissolution of Marriage.” The couple can obtain a fast divorce, about 30 days from filing to finalization, as long as they completely agree to the terms and conditions of the divorce and the divorce is uncontested.

If the Divorce is Uncontested, Do I Still Need an Attorney? Yes! In the event of any possible complications, a divorce lawyer will offer you the support, representation, guidance and legal advice you’ll need. Our firm will guide you through any potential problems, questions or concerns that may occur, whether contested or not.

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  • Divorce

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    Divorce

    We recognize that divorce is difficult, and that you are coming to us at a stressful and traumatic time in your life. It is our goal to make your life easier by providing you with the compassion, support, guidance and legal acumen you need to make the right choices. Read More Divorce

  • Alimony & Spousal Support

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    Alimony & Spousal Support

    For many couples, an equitable division of property does not end with the valuation and distribution of their property. The court may also award a husband or wife alimony, or spousal support, to ensure that he or she is financially stable after the divorce. Read More Alimony & Spousal Support

  • Child Support

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    Child Support

    Parents have an obligation not only to care for their children, but also to provide for them financially. Whether parents are married or not, the court ensures that both parents are contributing to a child’s financial needs through child support awards. Read More Child Support

  • Paternity & DNA Testing

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    Paternity & DNA Testing

    When unmarried couples have a child, establishing legal paternity is ciritcal to ensuring your rights as a parent. Read More Paternity & DNA Testing

  • Child Custody & Parenting Plans

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    Child Custody & Parenting Plans

    Decisions involving children are often the most difficult and important ones that parents must make. We are dedicated to helping parents work through these complicated and difficult issues to find viable solutions that serve the best interests of their children. Read More Child Custody & Parenting Plans

  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

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    Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

    Prenuptial agreements are contracts that allow couples who are planning for marriage to protect their assets if the marriage should end. Both parties will need their own experienced attorney guiding them through the process. Read More Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

  • Adoption & Family Building

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    Adoption & Family Building

    If you are considering adoption or family building (IVF, surrogates, etc.), there are many legal aspects that must be considered before and during the process. Adkins Family Law can help you navigate all aspects of this complex area. Read More Adoption & Family Building

  • Post-Judgment Modifications

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    Post-Judgment Modifications

    Families change and evolve with time, making it difficult for courts to implement orders that remain relevant, fair and beneficial to the family. When circumstances change, families can request to modify court orders to more adequately reflect their needs. Read More Post-Judgment Modifications

  • Domestic Violence

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    Domestic Violence

    If you are a victim of domestic violence, there are many legal remedies available to you. We can help explain all of your options and provide legal and emotional support during this tough time. Read More Domestic Violence

  • Interstate Orders

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    Interstate Orders

    Enforcing divorce and other family law related matters from other states can be challenging. Adkins Family Law can help protect your rights across state lines. Read More Interstate Orders

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