Dade City & Zephyrhills Divorce Attorney
The State of Florida is a “No Fault” divorce state, meaning it is not necessary to prove the conduct of one spouse was inappropriate to obtain dissolution of marriage. The requirements for dissolving a marriage are outlined in Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes. The basics are:
- The marriage must be “Irretrievably Broken.” This requirement can be satisfied by one of the parties testifying in court under oath.
- Prior to filing the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, one party must have resided in Florida in the six (6) months prior to the petition being filed with the court.
We Care About You and Your Family—We Also Care About Winning
The experienced Dade City & Zephyrhills divorce attorneys at the Madonna Law Group will take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your goals. Our attorneys will listen to your needs and be honest with you about your specific case.
Our family law lawyer Daniel Dwyer will represent you with determination while always keeping your goals a priority. Our divorce attorneys take pride in being accessible, aggressive, and compassionate during these stressful and often highly emotional times.
Our Divorce Attorneys Give Competent Divorce Law Advice
Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to answer all your divorce related questions. We dedicate the time to ensure that all of our clients’ questions are asked and reliable answers are given.
You need an attorney on your side that will listen and devise a strategy that will accomplish your objectives. Our divorce law lawyers have the experience in handling many of the issues that arise during a Dissolution of Marriage.
Some of the questions or issues that may arise are listed below. Keep in mind that this list does not include all the issues that arise during divorce proceedings.
- In Florida, is there a difference between divorce and dissolution of marriage?
- Do I have to prove my spouse is at fault in order to get divorced?
- Can I file for a “Legal Separation” while we try to work out our differences?
- What should I do to prepare myself for divorce proceedings?
- What is the definition of an “uncontested divorce” in Florida?
- What is “mandatory disclosure” in dissolution of marriage proceedings?
- How does the court decide division of marital assets and marital debt?
- How does the court determine child custody?
- How does the court determine visitation with minor children?
- How is child support determined in Florida?
- When is alimony or spousal support awarded and how is it determined?
- Who pays for the attorneys’ fees and cost?
- Will I be required to attend family law mediation before the petition is decided by the court?
- How does the Florida Divorce process work?
- How long does it take to get a divorce finalized?
The Dangers of Buying Forms Online and Doing It Yourself
There is no substitute for having an experienced divorce lawyer on your side when your relationship is broken and emotions are high.
The divorce attorneys at the Madonna Law Group have witnessed firsthand the pitfalls and dangers of people who represent themselves after buying blank forms online. We receive calls on a weekly basis from people who request our assistance fixing an error after attempting to represent themselves pro se. Frequently, these errors end up costing the client more in the long run than if they would have hired a competent family law attorney to handle the dissolution of marriage from the beginning.
Keep in mind that if you represent yourself, you will be held to the same standards as attorneys well versed in divorce law matters. The consequences can be extremely severe and costly if you forget to place a check mark in the appropriate box, fail to file a document with the court in a timely manner, fail to make an objection at the appropriate time, or fail to address an issue that concerns the court.
To avoid these pitfalls, call (352) 567-0411 to talk with one of our divorce lawyers. We are available to start working on your case today.
Call 352.567.0411 Today To Schedule a Low Cost Initial Consultation
Call (352) 567-0411 to schedule an appointment with a Dade City & Zephyrhills divorce attorney. We are located directly across the street from the Pasco County Courthouse.
The Madonna Law Group also represents clients involving family law matters in Hernando County, Sumter County, and Citrus County, including but not limited to Brooksville, Spring Hill, New Port Richey, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Wesley Chapel, Bushnell, The Villages, Webster, Wildwood, Crystal River, Inverness, Floral City, and Homosassa.