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Understanding the Laws in Divorce, Custody and Child Support

In Florida, divorces are governed by the Florida Statutes. Florida Statutes 61.001. This chapter’s purposes are as follows:

Florida Statutes Divorce

  1. This chapter shall be liberally construed and applied.
  2. Its purposes are:
    1. To preserve the integrity of marriage and to safeguard meaningful family relationships.
    2. To promote the amicable settlement of disputes that arise between parties to a marriage.
    3. To mitigate the potential harm to the spouses and their children caused by the process of legal dissolution of marriage.

The Statutes cover the law with regards to divorce such as alimony, attorney fees, mediation, parenting courses, guardians ad litem plus many more areas that are related to divorce and family law.

Florida Family Law – Understanding the Laws in Divorce, Custody and Child Support

The Florida Statutes with regards to family law are extensive. It takes a skilled family law attorney to help you to navigate through the laws which are set in place for lawyers and pro-se litigants in divorce, child custody or time-sharing, child support, alimony as well as other family law legal matters.

Representing yourself in a divorce, child custody, or child support case can be risky if you do not understand the law. It is my job to advise my clients according to the Florida Statutes and to offer the best divorce representation, child custody representation, or other family law matter according to the laws that are afforded us. As you can imagine, the family courts in Pasco and Hernando Counties are over-extended with family law cases. Not complying fully with these laws can have a negative effect on your family law case if you are litigating this case in front of a Judge.

If you would like a consultation with a Florida family law attorney and you’re in Pasco County or Hernando County, Florida, I would be happy to speak with you about your case. Remember, once a family law case is settled, such as in a divorce, child custody, alimony, or child support case, it can be challenging to modify or amend the Judge’s final order due to requirements under the Florida Statutes. It’s always in my client’s best interests to obtain the best results the first time, in order to encourage compliance with the other parties involved.

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Wendy Doyle-Palumbo, Esq.

Serving Pasco County, Hernando County & Citrus County, Florida

Wendy Doyle-Palumbo is a Pasco County Personal Injury Trial Lawyer representing victims who have been injured by the negligence of another. Representing those who have been personally injured in Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus County, Florida. Compassionate, aggressive, and experienced personal injury attorney fighting for your rights to compensation under Florida Law.