Florida Divorce Attorney
Divorce is one of the most challenging events that can occur in an individual’s life. Emotions such as anger, guilt, fear, anxiety, and grief often surface and make it difficult to cope with the process of making the divorce final, not to mention put your life together afterwards.
The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory ranks divorce as the second most stressful crisis that can happen to someone. Death of a spouse is No. 1. The divorce lawyers at The Law Office of Silverman, Mack & Associates understand how the end of a marriage can affect an individual, both legally and emotionally. We help you through the process by providing sound legal advice, as well as by helping you to make intelligent decisions in spite of the emotional pain that you are probably experiencing.
Filing for Divorce in Florida
The Law Office of Silverman, Mack & Associates handles all aspects of divorce, from simple and stress-free matters to the challenging and complex. We can assist you with an uncontested divorce, making sure that the agreement that you make with your former spouse with respect to property division, alimony, and/or children’s issues, adequately addresses all of your needs and concerns as well as those of your children.
Even in an uncontested divorce, the necessity of legal counsel should not be discounted, as faulty or deficient agreements can have negative financial, emotional, and practical consequences for years to come. In the case of contested divorces, the need for legal counsel is more obvious, particularly if your ex-spouse has representation. Even if your former partner is pursuing his or her case alone, you should not overlook the need for a capable divorce attorney’s advice. Many troubling issues that arise during a divorce can be avoided if you and your spouse have a standing prenuptial agreement. At our family law office, our attorneys can help you draft or modify a prenup agreement before you wed.
Common Divorce Issues
The laws governing parenting plans, child support, property division, and spousal support are complex, and it is very difficult to handle both the legal and emotional burdens of divorce alone. It is worth stressing that deficient agreements will only require a more protracted legal process, possibly requiring multiple hearings to address incomplete or legally insufficient filings. Excessively long or drawn out proceedings can increase the emotional toll of divorce not only on you but also on your minor children.
Business & Divorce
You may be an individual who has a business with your ex-spouse. Even if your ex-spouse is not actively involved, it will very likely be considered part of the marital estate. The agreement for equitable distribution of property must address the future of the business and how ownership will be held and future earnings divided. You may choose to close the business, but even if you do so, there are still legal and tax consequences that you must be aware of in order to avoid a negative financial result. Issues surrounding businesses and divorce are common for our law firm, and we can help protect your business during this time.
If you and your ex-spouse are wealthy and are therefore involved in a high-asset divorce, it is especially imperative that you have the proper legal advice so that all income sources are accounted for, and that property distribution, alimony, and child support agreements reflect an equitable application of legal principles to your case.
Qualified Representation Really Does Matter
Divorces where young children are involved can be particularly painful and difficult. Our attorneys have ample experience in dealing with the types of issues that come up, the roadblocks and the emotional impasses that can sometimes hinder clear thinking on the part of the divorcing parents. We are pledged to helping our clients overcome these obstacles so that the best interest of your children can be served. We will provide clear legal advice as well as wise counsel resulting from our years of managing similar cases.
You and your former spouse will have to come up with a parenting plan that explains in much detail how you intend to cooperatively raise your children. This can be a difficult thing for a couple whose relationship has fallen apart. We are here to help you get past your differences and focus on moving into this next phase of your relationship with your former partner, that of co-parenting from separate households.
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Gainesville, FL Divorce Lawyers
Our firm is committed to providing our clients with exemplary legal services. As a firm, we have a client review rating of 4.7 out of 5, which is considered “Preeminent,” on Martindale-Hubbell, one of the nation’s leading legal directories. While we obviously can make no guarantees, we can confidently promise our clients that the legal services they receive from us are among the best in the North Central Florida area in which we practice.
Our Divorce & Marital Law Experience
Our attorneys are strong, capable litigators that have been involved in hundreds and hundreds of cases in our collective 40 years of legal practice. Founding partners Joshua Silverman and Adam Vorhis are both former prosecutors with the Office of the State Attorney in the Eighth Judicial Circuit.
Joshua Silverman spent five years as a prosecutor, with two of them as a Special Victims Prosecutor handling domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual offenses.
Adam Vorhis spent two years as an Assistant State Prosecutor handling criminal cases. Prior to that, he worked in the private sector on cases involving wrongful death, contract and property disputes, personal injury, and products liability.
Stephanie Mack, the newest partner with our firm, is a Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law and has spent much of her legal career handling family law matters. Jan Smith worked for three years in the Public Defenders Office before joining the firm in 2011. All of our attorneys are excellent negotiators and litigators, and we will do our best to resolve your legal issues without having to resort to a court battle, if possible. If necessary, we are well-equipped to aggressively litigate on behalf of your legal rights.
The divorce lawyers at The Law Firm of Silverman, Mack & Associates are committed to utilizing our extensive legal knowledge and experience to further our clients’ needs. We provide excellent legal services and advice to clients throughout North Central Florida. Call us for a consultation, or contact us through the form on our website.