Do I need to hire a Florida family law lawyer?

It is not advisable for any person to complete paperwork to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in Florida without having a detailed consultation beforehand with a family law attorney to discuss the ramifications of such action. There are companies and even law firms that offer low-cost paperwork for a person to file their own paperwork. Once again, this is not advisable since a spouse may lose certain rights if the Petition does not raise all claims between the parties or if the Final Judgment does not appropriately resolve all family law issues.

A person should also consult with a Florida family law attorney prior to vacating the marital home or moving away from the residence where the children live. In addition, a person should also seek advice from a Florida family law lawyer if they are served with any type of family law action that is filed by the other party. Once again, important legal rights may be adversely impacted if you do not take immediate action.

If you cannot financially afford to pay for a consultation, we suggest that you review the information in this website to obtain a general understanding of family law topics and contact the Legal Aid Society located in your county to determine if you are eligible for free services.

Our Miami law office accepts Florida family law cases including dissolution of marriage (divorce), equitable distribution, spousal support, alimony, paternity, child support, time-sharing (child custody), juvenile law cases, and related matters in Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Monroe County. Our law firm accepts Florida family law cases from other counties on a case-by-case basis.

Email our Miami family law lawyers or telephone us at 305-222-7351 to learn how we can help you resolve your Florida divorce, equitable distribution, child support, time-sharing (child custody) or related matter.

Consultations are available in Miami and at several meeting locations throughout Dade and Broward Counties including Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, West Country Club Drive in Aventura, Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and in the Homestead area.  Appointments are also available by telephone and via Skype internet video chat.

When scheduling a consultation, please inform the secretary if there are any pending hearings, deadlines for filing an appeal, or other reason why you may need an immediate appointment. We will do our very best to accommodate your schedule in setting an appointment.

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