We often hear “Do I really need an attorney to handle my divorce?” The answer is never straight-forward, but in nearly all cases; we most certainly recommend retaining counsel. Having an attorney handle your divorce for you will save you the emotional hardship of dealing with the other person and enables you to have someone who will fight for what is fair. You avoid the risk of being bullied or manipulated by the other person and you can be sure your side is heard.
At Rooney & Rooney, P.A., we have several years of experience with handling divorces, and we know how difficult it is to handle the emotions that are tied in with these matters. We help our clients by dealing with the negotiations and we build their case for them so they do not have to worry about that while dealing with the stress of the emotions that come with it.
Florida is a no-fault state which means that the court will not favor one party simply because it was the “fault” of the other that the marriage ended.
When the court looks at a divorce case, the phrase PEACE is often used.
P is for Parenting Plan and this is used to set forth the time-sharing and the parental responsibility related to any minor children.
E is for Equitable Distribution. The court will use various measures to obtain an equitable distribution of all assets and liabilities of the marriage.
A is for Alimony which can be awarded to one of the parties.
C is for Child Support which must be calculated if the parties have any minor children.
E is for Everything Else and this includes things such as attorney’s fees and costs.
Come meet with one of our attorneys to know more about your rights and obligations in the divorce process.