Winter Park Family Attorney
Divorce, custody cases, and other family law matters can be drawn-out, costly, and highly emotional. However, not every family law case must be adversarial, as there are many different legal tools and options to resolve these issues in a more efficient and amicable manner.
At Sperling Ducker in Winter Park, Florida, we use Florida’s collaborative divorce process as well as litigation to help find solutions for our clients. In a variety of family law matters, we have gained our clients’ gratitude and respect for focusing our representation on the needs of the family and the children. At the same time, we are respected in the legal community for our ability to work with the other side in crafting creative and cost-effective solutions.
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Collaborative Divorce
- Domestic Violence
- Divorce Modification & Visitation
- Family & Child Relocation
- Fathers’ & Mothers’ Rights
- Grandparents’ Rights
- Military Divorce
- Special Education Law
Many people try to handle their own family law cases out of concern regarding the cost of an attorney. At our office, we believe that everyone deserves high quality legal representation and we work closely with our clients to ensure their needs are met as efficiently as possible. We offer flat-rate consultations with an attorney on all Winter Park family law matters, and we invite you to contact our Winter Park family attorneys today. We can evaluate your individual situation and will give you more information regarding our services and how we can help you and your family.
Helping Families Heal: Winter Park Divorce and Child Support Attorney
Often a complex and emotionally charged process, divorce is best handled with the help of an experienced attorney. Our firm can assist you in a wide range of divorce-related matters and determine the best way to achieve a divorce decree or other resolution. This may be through litigation, mediation or another form of alternative dispute resolution. In Florida, you may also qualify for a simplified dissolution of marriage. Thoroughly exploring all of your options can help to save you money, time, and stress throughout the divorce process.
Our divorce representation includes the handling of all issues, including:
- Property division
- Alimony (spousal support or spousal maintenance)
- Child support
- Child custody
- Guardian ad litem
In addition, not every divorce case is over simply because the marriage is legally dissolved. In many situations, you may need to seek enforcement or modification of part of the divorce judgment. For example, if your ex-spouse is refusing to pay child support or abide by a child custody schedule, you can ask the court to enforce the order by implementing penalties against them. Furthermore, a support or custody order that was appropriate at the time of the divorce may no longer be appropriate due to substantially changed circumstances. In these situations, you must petition the court to modify the original order based on your new circumstances. As life is constantly changing, the need for such modifications is relatively common. Each time you must revisit your divorce case or any related issues, you should always be represented by an experienced family law attorney who understands Florida law.
Winter Park Collaborative Divorce Law
Contrary to popular belief, it is often possible to obtain a divorce — even when children or many assets are involved — with minimum hostility, maximum good will and results that benefit all parties, especially the children. At Sperling Ducker we are well-equipped to guide you through Florida’s collaborative divorce process. Collaborative divorce is typically faster, less expensive, less stressful, more private and better for children.
In a collaborative setting, all parties agree to work together to resolve any issues out of court. You can also save money on resources including financial experts or other professionals as both you and your spouse can jointly hire the same neutral professional. This type of divorce approach reduces the adversarial nature of the divorce process and often results in more positive relationships following the divorce, which can improve parenting cooperation and similar matters.
Challenging Restraining Orders and Injunctions
If you are accused of any type of domestic violence or abuse, a court may issue a restraining order against you that limits your ability to see your children or even return to your home. Compassionate legal assistance can be hard to find if you are the object of a restraining order or injunction against domestic violence. However, at Sperling Ducker we understand that such restraining orders are often too restrictive, particularly when children are involved. We also understand that the allegations against you are not always valid and we offer our representation without judgment and will strive to protect your rights against unjust or overly restrictive court orders.
If a restraining order has been issued against you, we can answer many questions, including:
- How do I pay child support or alimony?
- Can I visit with my children?
- Am I still required to contribute to household bills?
Temporary restraining orders are normally issued on the basis of one party’s facts without the other party even being present. We will work to ensure your story is heard by the judge and find solutions to your visitation and custody issues. Domestic violence issues can have ongoing implications in divorce and custody cases — even if the allegations occurred years earlier. Our family law attorney can work to reduce the effects of a restraining order and domestic violence allegations can have on your life whenever possible. We will make sure the facts of the situation are not exaggerated or misrepresented and that your side of the story is heard by both the court issuing the restraining order as well as the court overseeing any divorce or custody cases.
Contact Our Winter Park Family Attorneys Today
If you are seeking a family law attorney who will place a high value on collaboration and the best interests of your children, we invite you to contact our Winter Park family attorneys by calling our office at 407-645-3297 today for a flat-rate consultation with an experienced attorney. We can meet you at our office or at the location of your choice.