On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
For the past few decades society has seen an increase in divorce rates. Does this mean that more divorces are happening? Or are the social stigmas around divorce becoming less stigmatized? The statistic is still between 40-50% of marriages end in divorce. This number is changing though as more people opt out of getting married and choosing to live together without the marital paper. But for those of us who still deeply believe in the sanctity of marriage, when a divorce happens it feels as if the end of the world is near.
In the state of Florida, over 32% of the population is married. Of that 32 % of marriages, 13% will end in divorce. The likelihood of those who remarry to divorce is even higher. A divorce, depending on the context and circumstance, can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars; not to mention, the future costs if you are to pay alimony and /or child support. These studies include only those couples who were formally married. Most states have “common law marriages” which means that after being a domestic partner with someone over a certain amount of time, your relationship is just as legally bound as a marriage certificate. Florida does not recognize common law marriage, but if you are from out-of-state, and can prove you were common law, then Florida will recognize it as such.
Divorce is not something you enter lightly. It is trying emotionally, financially, and physically. Depending on the length of the relationship and the kinds of financial moves made, divorces can be tricky and often dirty. This is why it is important to find someone whom you can trust in order to build a case that is most beneficial to you.
Why Hire an Attorney?
A divorce lawyer at The Law Office Of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale is ready to give you the best representation during this process. We understand that any time someone engages with legal counsel, we want you to feel like you are at home and welcomed. We want you to feel comfortable and confident talking to us about any situation surrounding your divorce. We know that divorce is more than just a break–up. Divorce means property division, child support, child custody, time-sharing of the child, alimony, and more. We are equipped to represent you during this emotional time in your life.
Uncontested V Contested
These two kinds of divorces are interchangeable in the sense that one can start a certain way, but end another. The easiest kind of divorce is uncontested. This means that each partner is aware and willing to divorce, they have their assets set apart and are willing to work with each other. We provide a flat fee for this kind of divorce. Uncontested is more challenging and therefore can be more costly. This kind of divorce means more litigation to untangle the assets as well as any child custody issues.