Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer
Every couple, every marriage, every divorce is unique. If you and your spouse are splitting up, you need a lawyer on your side who will become deeply involved and knowledgeable about the specific facts, legal issues and other aspects of your case, to help you find the best solutions that meet your own personal needs. Whether your divorce is simple or complex, the assistance of a skilled Boca Raton divorce lawyer is essential to your success. In Boca Raton, the divorce lawyers at Wise Lieberman, PLLC provide the level of service you need for outstanding results. Learn more about our Florida divorce practice below, and contact Wise Lieberman, PLLC to schedule a confidential consultation on your divorce in Palm Beach or Broward County.
Simplified Divorce Takes Skill to Navigate and Manage
In certain cases, Florida law provides a procedure for a simplified dissolution of marriage, also known as an uncontested divorce. This procedure is only available if the couple has no minor children, both spouses agree on wanting a divorce, neither spouse is seeking alimony from the other, and there are no assets or debts for the court to divide. In other words, the spouses have reached an agreement between themselves on how to divide their marital assets.
To obtain a simplified divorce, the spouses must complete the required petition, sign it at the circuit court clerk’s office, and appear in court for a final hearing where the judge can grant the divorce. While the spouses can go to the clerk’s office separately to sign the petition, they must appear together at the final hearing.
Wise Lieberman attorneys can help you obtain a simplified divorce by negotiating the terms of the property division and drafting or reviewing a marital settlement agreement that disposes of all issues in the divorce. While couples may agree in general on how to divide marital assets and debts, things often fall apart once they get into the details. Our skilled divorce lawyers can help you and your spouse stay on track and find your way toward the ultimate goal.
Complex Divorces Require the Help of Skilled, Knowledgeable and Professional Boca Raton Divorce Lawyers
Even when a simplified divorce is not available, spouses can still obtain an amicable divorce by agreeing on issues like child custody, child support, alimony and the equitable distribution of marital property outside of court, either on their own or with the help of a mediator. Some divorces, however, are simply more complicated than others. For instance, if the spouses have a high net worth, there are likely complex assets and liabilities to split, such as retirement and investment accounts, profit sharing plans, mortgages and loans, and business and investment income. The divorce lawyers at Wise Lieberman, PLLC can help you obtain a fair and accurate business valuation and draft any Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) that may be required, along with other aspects of a complex high-asset divorce.
Another way divorces can be complex is when they involve high-conflict. Contested issues over property, alimony or the custody of the children can lead spouses to act more out of emotion than rational objectives. To some, “winning” the divorce means scoring points against the other spouse and “getting more.” Wise Lieberman, PLLC works with clients to navigate through these difficult issues with an understanding of the emotions on both sides and how to achieve a satisfactory resolution that works.
Spouses can Obtain Temporary Relief as Soon as the Divorce Petition is Filed
Spouses do not have to wait until the divorce is final to get orders from the court regarding matters important to them. Very early in the case, the judge is empowered to make temporary orders regarding alimony, child support, child custody and other matters. Also, the judge can grant temporary use and possession of the family home to one spouse and can order both spouses to maintain the status quo and not sell any property or make major purchases while the divorce is pending.
Orders for temporary relief are not automatically granted as a matter of course. You must ask for the orders you want through a motion to the court. Further, your motion needs to be supported with facts justifying the order, as it may be challenged by the other party. Whether you are seeking or opposing motions for temporary relief, the family law attorneys at Wise Lieberman, PLLC provide skilled, knowledgeable and able representation on your behalf.
Professional Divorce Assistance is Available from a Skilled Boca Raton Divorce Law Firm
If you are considering divorce in Boca Raton or Plantation, or if you have been served with a divorce petition filed by your spouse, contact the Boca Raton divorce lawyers at Wise Lieberman, PLLC for a confidential consultation or immediate assistance at 561-488-7788.