Fort Lauderdale & Miami Family Law Attorney
In Miami and Fort Lauderdale, if you are going through tough times with your spouse and want a divorce, it is important that you file for dissolution of marriage properly in order to protect your assets. If there are children involved it is also necessary to setup the proper child support plan as is required by the State of Florida. Failure to pay child support can hold you in jail. Make sure that your rights and finances are properly protected by talking to a family attorney at Gilbert and Smallman about your divorce. Call a Fort Lauderdale & Miami divorce lawyer now to setup your low cost initial consultation so an attorney can talk about your situation. We are licensed to handle cases within the State of Florida as well as in Federal Court in the Southern District of Florida. Our priority is fighting for your rights.
Our attorney pratice areas include:
- Criminal Defense
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Formation
- Entertainment Law
- Intellectual Property
- Real Estate law
At the law firm of Gilbert & Smallman, we understand that there are many situations in life that require the assistance of a family law attorney. We have experience in handling both Pre-Dissolution and Post-Dissolution of Marriage matters, including child support modifications, child custody arrangements, petitions for and objections to relocation of minor child, as well as contempt and enforcement of final judgment proceedings.
In Miami and Fort Lauderdale, if you are currently going through a divorce, it is important that you know all of your rights under the law. In choosing a lawyer, you should select representation that will at all times inform you of your rights and obligations with respect to a given family law situation, and likewise aggressively assert and defend those rights. In a Dissolution of Marriage proceeding in Florida, a Final Judgment generally prescribes for the equitable distribution of marital property, payment and allocation of alimony, and if minor children are involved, child custody and child support are also determined. The failure of a party to assert and properly advocate their legally conferred rights to property and parental responsibility can have far reaching negative effects that are felt for years. Protect your rights by choosing a lawyer that will vigorously defend your interests.
Of course, at Gilbert & Smallman, we understand that the entry of a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage is not always the end of a divorce. Many issues may arise Post-Judgment that require the experience of a skilled family attorney in order to adequately advance or defend a party’s interests. If your previous spouse is failing to obey any Order or Judgment of the Court, we have extensive experience in filing Motions to Enforce Final Judgment or Order and Motions for Contempt. Likewise, if your previous spouse is seeking to move your minor child outside of the county, or you are seeking to do so, we have experience in filing Petitions for Relocation and Objections to Relocation.
At Gilbert & Smallman we also understand that not all post-judgment proceedings are due to the fault of either party. In some cases, life brings a significant change in financial circumstances to one or both of the parties to a prior divorce. Death, disability, or a significant change in earning potential can drastically affect a parties ability to pay alimony and child support, and can likewise affect custody where the best interests of a minor child are involved. We have experience in filing Petitions for Modification of all types relating to a material change in circumstances as well as Motions to Vacate Settlement Agreement and/or Final Judgment based on allegations of coercion, fraud, or material misstatement of facts. Protect your interests with quality representation if any of these situations are applicable to you.
Call a Miami or Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer now to setup your low cost initial consultation so an attorney can meet with you about your situation. We understand that every family law case is as different as the people involved. Let us listen to your situation and see if we can help you. We are licensed to handle cases within the State of Florida as well as in Federal Court in the Southern District of Florida. Our priority is fighting for your rights.