Orlando Family Law Attorneys
Putting Families First in Florida
When you’re involved in a divorce, custody battle, or alimony and support modification action, you want timely answers to your questions. Because emotions can run so high in family law matters, it’s crucial that you obtain professional and objective legal representation from an experienced Orlando family law attorney. If retained as your attorneys, NeJame Law can take the time to explain the issues in your case, the applicable law, the various options available to you, and possible outcomes. Armed with this knowledge, you can then make the best possible decisions about your case and your future.
Family Law-Related Cases We Handle
At NeJame Law, clients receive answers to their questions. Our family law attorneys strive to help people through the difficult emotional and legal challenges that accompany family law issues by providing you with the best legal solutions. We diligently and aggressively, yet professionally, protect our clients’ rights in court.
Conveniently located in Orlando, our firm represents people concerned about a variety of family law questions, including:
- Alimony and spousal support
- Child custody and visitation (including multi-state jurisdictional issues)
- Child support and support related issues (including calculation of self-employment income)
- Divorce and separation (including separation agreements)
- Modification of Decrees
- Paternity Cases
- Post-Divorce issues (including modification of alimony or child support, change of custody, contempt motions, enforcement actions)
- Pre-Nuptial or Pre-Marital Agreements
- Support Unconnected with Dissolution of Marriage
Family disputes involve many emotions and require an objective lawyer's counsel. Our firm provides aggressive, yet professional, legal representation to accomplish your objectives. If settlement negotiations and mediation do not produce an amicable resolution, our firm has both the will and experience to represent your interests in court.
It is important to hire a family law attorney who is fully knowledgeable about the facts of your case and the applicable law. You must be able to trust your lawyer will creatively represent your interests. Our firm does just that.
There are two types of Dissolutions of Marriage in Florida:
- Regular Dissolution of Marriage: Requires submitting a financial affidavit to the court and in some counties may require a couple to attend mediation. Although the couple is permitted to enter into a written agreement concerning property disposition, if no agreement is reached, a judge will hold a trial and make the final decision on contested issues.
- Simplified Dissolution of Marriage: Certain couples are eligible to dissolve their marriage by way of a simplified procedure. This type of dissolution was designed so the services of an attorney may not be necessary. Couples are responsible, however, for filing all necessary documents correctly, and both parties are required to appear before a judge together when the final dissolution is granted. You can retain an attorney to represent you even in an uncontested matter. The cost for such services is generally much less than in a contested case.
A simple dissolution form requires the following:
- They both agree to the use of this form of dissolution proceeding
- They have no minor (under 18) or dependent children
- They have no adopted children under the age of 18
- The wife is not pregnant
- At least one of the parties has lived in Florida for the past six months
- The parties have agreed on the division of all of their property (assets) and obligations (debts)
- Neither party is seeking alimony
- Both parties agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken
Contact our Highly Experienced Family Law Lawyers
Our firm is here to support and guide you through the difficult family issues you face. A family crisis may become a legal matter, but it doesn’t have to become a legal crisis. Our experience in child support, child custody, divorce (dissolution of marriage), guardianship, and modifications of divorce agreements and decrees makes NeJame Law’s family lawyers effective advocates; our compassion makes us a source of support and well-grounded advice.
Contact our Orlando family lawyers today for all your needs at (407) 500-0000. We’d be honored to assist you during this trying time.
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Q:What is a family trust?
A:A family trust is a trust created to benefit persons who are related to one another by blood, affinity, or law. When you set up a family trust, you decide what will happen to your assets. A trustee is appointed and the trustee must follow specific instructions. Your family can also avoid having to go through the court system to access your finances and assets if you ever become disabled.
Q:What is a guardian ad litem?
A:A Guardian Ad Litem (or "GAL") is an adult volunteer who is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child suspected to be the victim of abuse, neglect, or abandonment.
Q:How do I change my name after marriage?
A:A person who desires to change his or her name must file a petition in the chancery court in the county in which he or she resides. The petitioner must submit a copy of his/her fingerprints for a criminal background check, which is required before a hearing may be set. In Orange County, Florida, name change packets may be purchased from the Clerk of Courts for $5.00, or requested by mail with payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope. When filing for a Dissolution of Marriage, Paternity, or Name Change at the courthouse you must first go to Room 330, Family Court Services, before 3:30 pm to have your pleadings reviewed and notarized. The fee for a name change request in Orange County is $412.50, according to www.myorangeclerk.com.
Q:What is collaborative divorce?
A:A collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial divorce process designed to avoid the hostility traditionally associated with divorce proceedings. In a collaborative divorce, attorneys for both sides enter into a binding agreement to withdraw as counsel if the spouses are unable to agree to mutual terms of divorce. By proceeding in a non-adversarial manner, a collaborative divorce aims to protect the privacy of the divorcing couple as well as better fit their individual needs by independently reaching a mutual agreement instead of through a final order of a judge. A collaborative divorce may include enlisting the help of specialists in mental health, children, and finance in order to assist the attorneys and their clients on the way to a satisfactory agreement.