Guiding Clients through the Challenges of Divorce
The experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Alison M. Lopes is here to help you make the right decisions for your family. If you are contemplating or in the process of a divorce in Florida, let us guide you by offering a thorough explanation of your options and creative solutions to complex problems. We are sensitive to the legal issues that arise in divorce proceedings. Our goal is to protect our client’s property, assets, and interests in divorce.
The Process of Filing for Divorce
Alimony, Child Support, and the Equitable Distribution of Property
In Florida, both parties must submit a financial affidavit to disclose all of their assets and debts. This document is critical to ensure a fair, equitable distribution of property and determine alimony and child support needs. A financial affidavit includes:
- personal income
- real estate
- bank account statements
- pension and retirement accounts
- life insurance policies
- outstanding loans
- other financial assets and liabilities
Domestic Violence Injunctions
Any person that believes he or she is in imminent danger, or is the victim of domestic abuse (as defined in Florida Statute 741.30), can file a petition for an injunction through the Florida court system. An injunction is better known as a restraining order. Domestic violence is the act of being threatened, harassed, stalked, physically harmed, or the destroying of personal property by a member of the household or a person with whom you have a child in common.
An injunction can grant the abused certain rights, such as temporary child support and custody and having the abuser leave the home. Attorney Alison Lopes represents clients at injunction hearings requesting an injunction or defending against an injunction.
Seasoned and Effective Legal Representation
At the Law Offices of Alison M. Lopes, we know the pain and emotions that accompany divorce. With each client, we establish a close working relationship, emphasizing compassion and commitment. Our legal team is here to help you rebuild your life. Our goal is to make the process of contested or uncontested divorce as quick and painless as possible. Call today for a consultation.