Get in Touch with Our Divorce Attorney Orlando
The Spence Law Firm is a boutique law firm focusing on divorce law. When you work with us, you will work with an experienced divorce attorney Orlando, Richard Spence. He’s a skilled dissolution of marriage attorney and he and his excellent staff can help you navigate the intricacies and nuances of divorce law to your best advantage. Whether your divorce is uncontested or contested, the Spence Law Firm will fight for you and your kids.
Florida is a no-fault divorce state. This means that a party seeking a divorce does not need to prove adultery, abuse or other reasons that were historically required to get a divorce. One party must file a petition for dissolution of marriage and state that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” If the parties can agree on the terms of a marital settlement agreement, like child custody, child support, alimony, and division of property, a divorce attorney Orlando can draft a marital settlement agreement setting out the parties’ agreement in writing. The court will then examine the papers and enter a final judgment after a short hearing.
A contested divorce is where the spouses disagree on the terms of the divorce; whether the disagreement is over child custody, alimony, or property distribution. In a contested divorce, the parties must obtain and submit evidence to the court to support their own position so the court can hear all of the evidence and make an informed, fair ruling. In a contested case, it is especially important to have a divorce attorney Orlando represent you as the law is complex and you don’t want to waive important rights or miss important deadlines because you don’t know the rules. At the Spence Law Firm, we are seasoned, skilled litigators and trial attorneys that get the job done.
Child Custody / Timesharing
For our divorce clients, we know that child custody, or time sharing as it’s known in modern terms, is the most important issue to be decided during a divorce. Whose home address is used to determine where the kids go to school? How often does Mom or Dad get to spend time with the kids? Should there be any restrictions on time sharing? Many factors affect these basic questions that so dramatically impact your family’s future. You need a divorce attorney Orlando who will fight for your kids, like the Spence Law Firm.
All minor children in the State of Florida have the right to have their parents financially support them. The calculation of child support is largely a mathematical equation based on the number of children and the parties’ combined net incomes. There are, of course, some nuances in the law that an experienced divorce attorney Orlando can press to your advantage. Having an attorney on your side can help make sure you pay and/or receive the proper amount of support you and your child are entitled to.
Is one spouse entitled to alimony? The court looks at many factors to determine if one spouse is entitled to alimony and if so, the type and amount of alimony. The length of the marriage, the parties’ respective income, the standard of living established during the marriage, sacrifices made by one spouse on behalf of the other, are among the factors the court looks at.
Distribution of Property
Who gets the house or the boat? Is it non-marital property? Or is it marital property subject to distribution as a marital asset? You need a skilled divorce attorney Orlando to answer these questions and others that will help you protect the property and income that is rightfully yours.
Treating You Like Family
We know that your family, your personal situation, and your goals, are unique. You deserve a divorce attorney Orlando who will listen to you and aggressively act in the best interests of you and your kids. At the Spence Law Firm, we have the experience and the heart to handle your divorce with care and competence, to eliminate the undue stress that would come from having to navigate the process on your own, and to fight for you and your kids!