Are you in need of a divorce lawyer in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale? If so, then the South Florida law firm of Klein Law Group is the law firm to call.
AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION AND SMART PLANNING = YOUR BEST FUTURE
When you’re going through a divorce, the present can be confusing and the future can feel uncertain. Your choice of an attorney can be the most important decision for your future, so choose carefully.
You want Klein Law Group Attorneys on your side
Choose Klein Law Group — the family and divorce law firm in south Florida whose attorneys have been quoted on Dateline NBC, The New York Times, The Boston Herald, CreditCards.com and other news outlets. With more than 43 years of combined experience in family and divorce law, Klein Law Group will help you create your best future.
No matter what the circumstances, Klein Law Group has been through it and succeeded for its clients. With us, you know that you are on a winning team and prepared for the future. It takes strength, determination, strategy, experience and tenacity. Let Klein Law Group guide and advocate for you as you navigate the challenging changes that are about to occur in your life.
This is only an end of a chapter and the beginning of a prosperous road ahead. Klein Law Group is focused on one vision: Your success.
Divorce can be complicated. Klein Law Group can help.
Every step of the way, Klein Law Group is your advocate through distribution of marital assets and debt, child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). We work with you to thoroughly explore prenuptial agreements that might exist, gifts, division of business enterprises, ownership of a medical or other professional practice, and other factors. Klein Law Group will be by your side every step of the way and guide you towards the future you deserve.
Divorce can be stressful. Klein Law Group can help.
Even amicable divorces are stressful. With Klein Law Group you have the best possible ally to represent you in this process.
While divorce can be an emotional time, the outcome of a proceeding has long-lasting ramifications that will affect you for the rest of your life and the lives of your family. Klein Law Group lawyers understand that you are going through a difficult transition and we know you will have many questions and concerns.
Our years of experience handling divorce cases in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale ensure you have the legal guidance you need to make well informed decisions and the legal representation to protect and secure your future.
There is Life After Divorce: Klein Law Group is about securing your tomorrow.
The decisions you make today will affect your future wealth, family relationships, estate plan and every aspect of your well-being for years to come. Klein Law Group is the knowledgeable and compassionate partner you need to map out a future strategy that you want for yourself and your family.
There is life after divorce, and we will be your powerful advocate to make sure your future is the best it can be.
Divorce for Doctors, Lawyers and Business Owners in Florida: Klein Law Group Takes Care of Your Business
If you’re a doctor, lawyer, accountant or business owner, or the spouse of a doctor, lawyer, accountant or business owner, asset distribution can be especially complicated. No law firm works harder than Klein Law Group to ensure that you reap the hard-earned fruits of your labor, and your investment of time and support, in building a family business, medical or legal practice.
Whether one spouse created a business before or during the marriage, expanded the business during the marriage, contributed to the success of the business, supported the other spouse during medical or law school, or transferred business assets to the other spouse, all of these factors come into play when assets are distributed during divorce.
Types of Divorce
There are several types of proceedings available to residents of South Florida. Determining which type is right for you will be based on your relationship with your spouse, the structure of your assets and liabilities, how close in agreement you and your partner are in matters related to divorce, your motivations, and other circumstances. To learn more about each type of proceeding, visit the following pages on our site or call us at 561-367-5166.
Free Consultation in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale
Klein Law Group has offices in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, conveniently located to most individuals within South Florida. We offer a free, complementary, no-obligation consultation, so you have the opportunity to ask questions and gain information to determine what type of proceeding best fits your needs.
Contact Our South Florida Divorce Law Firm Today
If you are considering initiating a divorce or have already been served with divorce papers, call the attorneys at Klein Law Group today at 561-367-5166. We will provide solid legal guidance, answer your questions and schedule a no-cost consultation during which you can further discuss the unique aspects of your case. If you prefer, you can fill out the form on the side of this page and one of our experienced lawyers will contact you.
Florida Divorce FAQs
Yes, Florida is a “no fault” divorce state. A no fault means that neither party is considered directly responsible for the end of the marriage. So in the state of Florida, you don’t have to prove that you have grounds for divorce, such as abandonment, abuse or adultery. All you have to do is ask for a divorce, file the necessary paperwork and the marriage must be considered by the court to be irretrievably broken (which is not difficult to do). No fault divorces are generally quicker and easier to obtain than “at fault” because there is no need to prove fault by one party in a courtroom.
However, if one spouse is considered at fault for ending the marriage, because of situations such as domestic abuse, an extramarital affair or other actions that may have created an unhealthy relationship between the couple, the assignment of fault, although not legal in nature, can affect the outcome of child custody (time-sharing), alimony
and property division decisions.
There are a number of different types of proceedings that can be pursued by couples interested in dissolving their marriage, with the two main distinctions being uncontested and contested divorce. Uncontested can be pursued when both parties are in agreement about all aspects of the divorce (i.e., allocation of assets and liabilities, spousal support
, property division, child support, time-sharing/child custody, etc). Contested divorces refer to those situations in which both parties do not agree and the issues have to be hammered out between attorneys and eventually, if not resolved, by a judge in court during a trial.
Other terms that you may have heard about include mediated divorce, collaborative divorce and simplified divorce (check out the appropriate pages for more info about each type). Determining which type of divorce proceeding is best for your specific situation will be based on a number of factors, including your relationship with your spouse, the structure of your assets and liabilities, how close in agreement you and your partner are about the details of the divorce, and a number of other factors.
In order to obtain a divorce in Florida, one partner must be able to prove that they have resided within the state of Florida during the six months prior to any divorce papers being filed.
In uncontested divorces, both parties are in agreement about all issues related to the dissolution of the marriage, including such aspects as property division, child custody and child support, spousal support and other related issues. This means that a lawyer just needs to draw up the paperwork so that the divorce can be finalized and must then present the documentation during a very short court hearing that usually only lasts a few minutes. Documentation that must be drawn up includes a petition for the dissolution of marriage, a settlement agreement (based on the agreed upon issues from both parties) and financial affidavits.
This process is typically far less time consuming (and therefore less expensive) than when a couple enters into a contested divorce, in which both sides need to repeatedly communicate in order to iron out differences. The longer it takes for agreement to be reached in a contested divorce, the higher the legal fees both parties typically incur. If participants in a contested divorce cannot reach an agreement, then at some point, the case is brought to trial before a judge, which can increase the cost of this type of divorce proceeding even more.
If you are looking for a less expensive and less traumatic way to end your marriage, it is best to try to agree to as many issues as possible in advance so that negotiations do not have to be carried on by opposing divorce attorneys. The more both parties can work out their differences on their own, the less resulting time and money (not to mention aggravation) will be expended.
When a couple splits up, many decisions need to be made related to the distribution of assets, liabilities and property. Spousal support, or alimony, is another aspect of the process that needs to be agreed upon. If children are involved, the situation becomes more complicated, since issues such as time-sharing (child custody and visitation) and child support must be considered. Aside from day to day finances for dependent children, considerations related to health insurance, life insurance, college education funding and other financial matters must be agreed upon. Every case is unique and the types of considerations that need to be made in each case will differ depending on circumstances.
There is no legal separation in the state of Florida. If a married couple chooses to live separately but does not go through the legal process, one spouse can petition the court for child support during the time that the spouses are separated, but cannot usually get any type of spousal support through the legal system. Since there is no official legal separation statue, if couples choose to separate and cannot amicably agree on spousal support or division of assets
, it may be best to pursue divorce.
A marital settlement agreement is a document drawn up in a divorce and agreed to by both parties. It determines the division of property, assets, debts
, as well as support payments. Not all divorces involve marital settlement agreements. If both parties cannot come to an agreement, the court has to make these decisions for them at trial. However, because a marital separation agreement is mutually agreed upon, it is strictly adhered to. If children are involved, there is also a parenting plan drawn up that deals with issues related to the children.
One of the hardest parts of a divorce is explaining to children that their parents don’t love each other anymore and that they will not live together anymore. This can be very difficult for them to understand and accept. When you’re telling your children about your impending divorce, it’s important to be honest with them. Specialists suggest that you emphasize that it is not their fault and that the divorce will not affect your relationship with them or your love of them. Be sure to tell children that no matter what happens, mom and dad will always be mom and dad. Most importantly, make sure to actually live up to these promises.
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