When you need help with a divorce, child support, or domestic violence matter, the family law attorneys at Lansky Law Group in Brandon & Lithia, Florida are there to answer the call. Our attorney services cover all areas of family law and we are available 24 hours a day.
Working for Your Family
When your family issues require legal counsel, we provide the sensitivity you want and the tough advocacy you need. We help families resolve contentious issues through mediation and, when necessary, we take it to court. When you contact us, you receive a prompt response to all your questions and concerns.
At our practice, we are committed to offering solutions that are minimally disruptive, especially where children are concerned. Upon filing a Petition for Dissolution and supplemental pleadings, we try to resolve issues in mediation.
Let us be there to support you, represent your interests, and protect your rights following mediation sessions and throughout negotiation. If an agreement cannot be reached, we take your case to trial.
What to Expect in a Divorce
In Florida, divorces are either contested or uncontested. In an uncontested divorce, a couple is able to come to agreement on all major issues and the divorce doesn’t go to trial. When a divorce is contested, there are often issues of misconduct on the part of the spouse or disputes that cannot be resolved amicably, such as child custody or division of property, particularly when large assets are involved. When it comes to a litigated divorce, we are ready to make sure that your rights and interests are protected.
Parents who have a child outside of a lawful marriage do not automatically have the same rights to their child that married parents do, especially fathers. It is crucial that if you have questions or concerns you contact an attorney as soon as possible to find out what your rights are and what you need to do to protect them.
Under Florida law, any woman who is pregnant or has a child, any man who has reason to believe that he is the father of a child, or any child may bring proceedings in the circuit court, in chancery, to determine the paternity of the child when paternity has not been established by law or otherwise.
Paternity can be established in several ways. However, merely being put on a birth certificate does not establish paternity. Establishing paternity is important because it is one of the first steps in securing child support, parental responsibility and a timesharing schedule with the child/ren (formerly known as “custody”).
Child Support, Alimony & Modifications
Financial obligations are often the most contentious issues in a divorce. We help enforce payment of money owed for child support. In this difficult economy, modifications may be required due to significant changes in circumstances such as job loss. It’s important you contact us when you need modification of child support or alimony. Not paying the full amount causes hardship for your child and can land you in jail.
Florida’s child custody laws have recently changed. State courts no longer award primary residential custody of the child to either parent or visitation time to the non-custodial parent. The term “visitation” has been replaced by “time sharing” and “parenting plan.”
A parenting plan must address time sharing issues, including weekly, holiday, and school vacation schedules. It must also take decision-making into account, which includes day-to-day care and emergency matters. Lastly, the parenting plan must describe the ground rules regarding communication between the parents.
Domestic Violence Injunctions
Whether you are the victim of domestic violence or have been served with an injunction based on allegations of domestic violence, let us advocate for you. We have experience in prosecuting and defending domestic violence cases, and we understand how emotionally charged the issues can become. In addition, we are here to protect victims and to see that those who are charged get the representation they need.
Schedule an appointment with us in Brandon & Lithia, Florida, and choose the best attorney and legal services to help you with your case.
Contact The Firm
16765 Fishhawk Blvd | Lithia, FL 33547
900 Lithia Pinecrest Rd | Brandon, FL 33511
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