Cocoa, Florida Divorce Lawyers
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Sex crimes, homicide, drug related, driving and white collar charges in State and Federal Court
DUI and DWI: 30%
I have been representing citizens charged with DUI for over the last 20 years and before that was a prosecutor in the State Attorneys Office.
In the era of "blended" families I have many clients who are married and going through a divorce and many who are not married and litigating custody issues under the heading of a paternity case.
Personal injury: 10%
Over the years clients have asked me to handle their personal injury cases and I have won...
As a lawyer, Arna has protected the rights of Floridians for more than 30 years. While in her last year of law school, Arna began the practice of law in the juvenile division of the Broward County Public Defender’s office as a legal intern certified by the Florida Supreme Court. Upon graduation from law school and passing the...
I met my wife Joan at a Methodist church picnic. We were married in...
Cocoa Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc.
Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc.
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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