Divorce has been identified as one of the most stressful situations people may face. At Gleason Hope Law, our goal is to help you through this process. Whenever possible, but especially when children are involved, we will try to help you reach an amicable resolution, but we recognize that it is not always possible. In high-conflict situations, we are prepared to zealously represent you and strive to achieve your goals. Dissolving a marriage through divorce involves several related matters, including – but not limited to – child custody, visitation, timesharing, child support, spousal support or alimony, and debt and asset allocation. Please call Gleason Hope Law at (904) 515-0909 for more information.
Custody, visitation, and timesharing
Custody in Florida is called timesharing and is achieved through the use of a parenting plan. Ideally, the parenting plan is an agreement between the parties that starts with the premise that the child/children should spend as much time as possible with each parent. If the parents cannot agree, the court will look at the best interest of the child to ascertain the most appropriate solution. We will help you obtain the most reasonable plan in the most cost-effective manner possible. As circumstances change in your post-divorce life that necessitate a modification in your parenting plan, we can help you with the modification.
Courts calculate child support based on multiple factors including parents’ income, time spent with the child/children and a limited number of childcare-related costs. At Gleason Hope Law, we will help you understand and explain the factors that the court will consider when calculating child support.
Spousal support, or alimony, is very case-specific. Alimony is not appropriate or available in every case. Alimony depends on a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage and each person’s capability to support himself or herself after the divorce. We can help assess the likelihood of whether alimony will play a factor in your divorce, and, if it does, to what extent.
Division of Assets and Debt
Under Florida law, division of property is equitably distributed. This means it will be divided equitably, but perhaps not evenly. We will help guide you through the asset division process, making sure that your rights are protected under Florida law.