San Carlos Park, Florida Divorce Lawyers
Following law school, Shawn served as a Certified Legal Intern and then as an Assistant State Attorney. From 2003 to 2005, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in both Charlotte and Lee Counties for over two years. Prior to founding...
Donna Marshall is Board Certified, has advanced training and over 25 years of experience, having represented thousands of clients going through divorce. Donna Marshall quickly earns the trust of her clients, as she is determined to protect their lifestyle, assets, and businesses; and committed to creating a parenting plan that works for her clients and for their children.
Donna Marshall has a background in business and finance, and is known for her practical approach and intelligent advise.
Donna Marshall's clients benefit from her natural understanding of family dynamics, and her problem solving...
She graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1993. During her studies at the University of South Florida, she was a member of two national honor societies, earned a perfect grade point average in her major, and was recognized on the Dean’s list every semester that she attended. Ms. Goetz went on to receive high honors and honors multiple times during her legal studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and in 1997, she received her Juris Doctor degree...
Our leading attorney, Ms. Bergermann, has over 30 years of legal experience.
Vera continued her work as a staff attorney in the New York City area for Northern Telecom and, later, UNISYS in Philadelphia. After earning her master's degree in taxation, she moved to...
San Carlos Park Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Lee County Legal Aid Society
Fort Meyers, FL
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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