Divorce Lawyers in Parkland, FL

Parkland, FL Divorce Lawyers

Serving Parkland and Broward County, Evan H. Baron & Associates is a highly-respected law office specializing in family issues. Our experienced family lawyers provide counsel on numerous family law matters including divorce, collaborative law, child time-sharing and support, paternity, petitions for a name change, nuptial agreements, relocation and modifications.

We recognize the impact of the decisions you make during your family law case, especially the effects on those closest to you, such as young children. We appreciate that it can be difficult and confusing emotionally.

Therefore, we trust whole-heartedly in our Adversaries Litigate, Families CollaborateTM mantra which minimizes the emotional and financial hardship of traditional litigation, while improving conversations and fostering a cordial connection between parties, specifically when minor children are involved. This not only benefits the children but may also help parents to relate more easily moving forward, therefore avoiding unnecessary changes and more litigation in the future.

Nonetheless, our attorneys comprehend that periodically parties can’t come to an agreement and in order to get a fair and appropriate outcome, issues need to be addressed in court. If needed, our lawyers are prepared to represent you in court when an agreement between parties can’t be reached outside of court.

Our office team includes sympathetic and highly-experienced lawyers that will help you navigate this challenging process. Members of our team are also fluent in both English and Spanish so that during consultations you can feel at ease expressing yourself.

Types of Divorce

Collaborative Divorce

The Collaborative Process is an option to resolve a Dissolution of Marriage that many are unfamiliar with. The concept has been around for almost twenty years, so it is not a new one, yet was enacted into Florida Law only recently.

The Collaborative Process helps “participants” and their families settle their case through a harmonious, efficient, and less expensive route. With this choice, individuals search for and retain collaboratively trained attorneys first, and don’t initiate their case by filing documents in Court. Once participants hire their respective attorneys, the lawyers will communicate with one other and think about what other professionals could make up the team for these individuals.

Some important facts about the collaborative process:

  • Two attorneys, a financial neutral and a mental health professional, which serves as the facilitator within the process of collaboration, make up the holistic team.
  • The case will be decided in a series of team meetings.
  • Depending on the specifics of each case, the average number of team meetings is between three and five.
  • The agenda dictates the topics to be addressed during each meeting. This provides for the organization and efficiency, and a more effective resolution to the case.
  • Once all issues have been decided, the case is submitted to the court to be made an official record.

This option provides those who choose it an opportunity to resolve their divorce in a way that helps the family mend while staying agreeable instead of terminating their relationship as enemies. It also can eliminate misunderstandings that can result in emotional unrest as well as financial difficulties.

Traditional Divorce

A traditional divorce is what many people are familiar with. It is filed in Court as a “Petition for Dissolution of Marriage”. The individuals involved are referred to “parties”, and the person who files in court is referred to as the “Petitioner”. The other individual is called the “Respondent”. Once files, these individuals will be given a case number, which also assigns the presiding Judge over the case, should the spouses not come to a resolution with the case ahead of their Final Hearing.

There are a series of steps that are enforced by the Court:

  • Exchanging financial documentation between parties is what is done during the discovery period. Depending on the exact issues and circumstances of the case, this exchange can include documents that can go as far back as three months or many years. During this time, Spouses often become discouraged with the volume of documents they need to exchange. When one party fails to fulfill the submission of their documentation—either on time or at all— frustrations can also happen. This leads to a situation where motions are filed and hearings are scheduled to deal with the other party’s non-compliance. This, naturally, creates more tension and conflict between the parties. While there may be limited contact between parties, the continued legal process takes a toll, both emotionally and financially. Once all financial documentation has been exchanged, they can begin mediation.
  • Mediation is required before any hearings take place before a Judge. The parties are permitted to move forward with an uncontested Final Hearing if the case has completed mediation. This hearing lasts no more than 5 minutes.
  • If, on the other hand, parties do not resolve their case or only partly resolve their case, then they must request a trial to permit a decision on all non-agreed-upon issues to be made by the Judge.

 

 

If you need a divorce lawyer in Parkland, FL, contact us

today at 954-385-9160 to schedule a virtual consultation.

Parkland, FL Divorce Lawyers

Divorce is a serious topic. Therefore, it is essential to hire an experienced divorce lawyer when considering a divorce. At Evan H. Baron & Associates, we’ve handled hundreds of divorce cases successfully inclusive of trials, collaborative divorce, as well as divorces resolved through mediation.

  • Contested Divorce – A contested divorce means that two married individuals are not able to agree on key matters in their case, which can consist of the division of marital assets and liabilities. It can also mean that they can’t decide on support issues such as alimony or children’s issues like timesharing, parental responsibility, and child support.
  • Uncontested Divorce – Participants in an uncontested divorce agree on all issues that are relevant to their case, such as the division of marital assets and debts, alimony and child support, parenting plans, and timesharing issues.
  • Collaborative Divorce – For families looking for a more amicable, effective, and less expensive option, The Collaborative Process can help them resolve their case. This option involves a holistic team of professionals assisting the parties. This team includes each party’s attorney, a financial neutral, and a mental health professional moving the process along in order to foster agreements on important issues related to their case.

At Evan H. Baron & Associates, we guide you through the process so that you can determine what is your best course of action. 

Obligations of a Divorce Lawyer

A good divorce lawyer is responsible for assisting their client’s through the divorce process by instructing them on the different laws and the impact of those laws on their specific case. 

A divorce lawyer explains how the application of Florida law in their case affects the dividing of assets as well as how matters related to children are determined by Florida Law. If and when appropriate, a divorce attorney can counsel a client when it may be necessary to hire a financial expert, like a forensic accountant, to assist with the financial portion of their case; or alternately when a child specialist is required to look at what would be in the best interest of the minor child. 

The right divorce lawyer will provide you with the attention you personally deserve. We know time is money, so we work to find a resolution, not constant litigation.

 
Are you facing a divorce in Parkland, Florida, and in need of a divorce attorney?
Contact us to schedule a virtual consultation or call us at (954) 385-9160

About Evan H. Baron & Associates

At Evan H. Baron & Associates, our priority is to protect our clients’ rights as they navigate the divorce process in Parkland and surrounding cities in Florida.

Our Weston, Florida-based, two-attorney firm has been representing clients in divorce cases for over 25 years in Parkland and Broward County. As a result, we are extremely knowledgeable of constantly changing Florida laws and of the court system in Broward County. With our experience, knowledge, and understanding for our clients, you can rely on quality performance in the courtroom and beyond! 

If you are planning a divorce in Parkland, FL, and need an compassionate divorce lawyer to help you navigate this complex process, don’t hesitate to contact us today for a virtual consultation

 

Evan H. Baron & Associates

Family & Collaborative Lawyers

2111 N. Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33326
Tel: 954-385-8160
E-mail: office@divorcebroward.com

Serving Clients in Parkland, Florida

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