Orlando Divorce Attorney
The many facets of divorce can leave your head spinning at a time when you need your wits about you and a rational mindset. To make matters even more difficult, the many emotions that are stirred up during a divorce can lead to poor decision making, and negatively impact both parties. For instance, you must be granted approval from the courts to end the marriage, and there are many steps to take before approval will be given. Failing to carry through with these issues can result in delays, expenses, and an unnecessarily emotionally traumatic separation. However, an Orlando divorce attorney can help. The attorneys at Sperling Ducker PLC provide experienced legal guidance and representation throughout the divorce process.
The median household income in Orlando is around $42,000, according to Sperling’s Best Places. And, the average marriage that ends in divorce lasts for eight years in the U.S., according to The Economist. During these eight years, the average Orlando couple purchases thousands of items, earns hundreds of thousands of dollars, and utilizes tens of thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of dollars of credit. Over eight years, All of this property, whether it is savings in a bank account, real estate, or debt, is marital property, which needs to be distributed fairly between the two parties. Florida is an equitable distribution state, meaning that all marital property will be divided fairly during divorce, though not necessarily evenly. Types of marital property include the following:
- Real estate;
- Motor vehicles;
- Electronics such as computers and laptops;
- Recreational vehicles;
- Sports equipment;
- Retirement accounts;
- Jewelry and valuables;
- Personal property;
- Business interests;
- Mortgage and vehicle loans; and
- Credit card debt.
Child Custody and Visitation
For couples with children, the most stressful part of divorce is resolving child custody disputes. Generally, both parties will agree upon shared or joint custody, allowing both to have equal parenting rights and responsibilities. However, this does not always work out, and in some cases one parent will have sole legal custody or physical custody, while the other may have no custody at all or visitation rights alone.
Alimony and Child Support
Both child support and alimony are vital tools for the custodial parent and/or the lower earning parent to get by and after divorce. We represent clients on both sides of these disputes, which gives us an ability to see both sides of every case. Whether you are the paying or the receiving parent or spouse, we will fight for your best interests to give you the best possible chance heading into the next chapter of your life.
Contact an Experienced Orlando Divorce Attorney
Here at Sperling Ducker PLC, we seek to resolve disputes through mediation and amicable avenues whenever possible, but are prepared to represent your best interest in court if need be, and win. Divorce matters should never be taken lightly, as your entire future is at stake. Contact us today to set up a consultation with professional Orlando divorce attorneys.