Divorce Lawyer | Serving Miami, FL
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15+ Years Experience
A divorce, child custody case or other family law case does not always have to be a traumatic, combative experience. Even when the issues are complex, your future is at stake and emotions are running high, I will work hard to protect your legal rights while avoiding unnecessary conflict and stress. As a skilled Miami Family Lawyer, my goal is to resolve matters quickly and …
Divorce Lawyer | Miami, FL
Divorce, Property Division, Child Custody, Alimony, Child Support. If You Already Agree on These Aspects, We Can Draft the Papers Needed for an Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage
Experience, knowledge and caring. These are the qualities you will find when you work with an attorney at our client-centered law firm. We pride ourselves in reviewing each case on an individual basis and finding a customized solution that works to reach your goals. We have helped hundreds of clients as they find themselves in what can be a very difficult and emotional …
Divorce Lawyer | Serving Miami, FL
Equitable Distribution, Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Support, Timesharing /Parenting Plans, Relocation, and Every Other Family Law Issues.
The Law Office of Nicolas Martinez, P.A. is a boutique firm that represents individuals and their families in the areas of family law and estate planning throughout South Florida. Our firm is sensitive to the fact that each client is unique and requires individual attention. The firm is dedicated to achieving successful results on a case by case basis, while helping clients …
David S. Luber, LL.M.
The Estate Planning Law Firm, P.A. represents clients in Divorce cases in the Miami, Florida area.
If you are considering ending a marriage or registered domestic partnership, arming yourself with information is your best first step. A skilled Miami divorce lawyer can show you what will occur during a divorce proceeding and legally who is entitled to what.
Filing for divorce is the first step, but there are other options throughout the process. Most divorces have many questions as to the division of property and, if you have children, child custody and child support.
Some couples are able to reach an agreement through mediation, others may have to depend on the judge to make the final decision. While the divorce process will vary by state, you will have to file with a family court in your jurisdiction to obtain a final decree of divorce as well as to request child custody and child support payments. Divorce can be messy, so make sure to arm yourself with a divorce attorney.
Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.
Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.
A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:
Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.
Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.
Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.
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