Panama City, Florida Divorce Lawyers
Daytona Beach, FL 32115
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Attorney Cohn developed Leon County’s Early Childhood Court program. She partnered with the judiciary, community partners and opposing...
Matt brings almost a decade of business experience with him to Anchors Smith Grimsley, and employs a common-sense, business-like attitude in his law practice.
As an entrepreneur, Matt has owned and managed two businesses; a pressure washing company, which was sold, and a collection agency which he still owns. Matt’s career started as a manager of a finance company branch with a $10 million loan portfolio and over 800 customers.
Next, he accepted a position with Sage pursuing advanced collections. In those endeavors, Matt earned several promotions...
Our focus areas include divorce and modification actions involving alimony, child custody, time-sharing and support and asset protection. We also assist clients in establishing paternity rights and support obligations for children. Associated with these matters are issues of enforcement and contempt...
Dwight Slater has extensive trial and appellate litigation experience. He began his career as a criminal defense attorney in Orlando, Florida, where he tried numerous misdemeanor and felony cases. He moved to Tallahassee in 2009 to the join the General Counsel’s Office at the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. There, Slater handled health facility licensure and Medicaid overpayment cases at the trial level and...
David was sworn in to practice law in Florida in 2010, and soon joined a civil litigation law firm in Santa Rosa Beach as an associate attorney. He went on to become a prosecutor with the State Attorney's Office in Shalimar, FL, and served in that capacity for...
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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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