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Frequently Asked Questions

Our experiened and dedicated attorneys are here to answer and help navigate through complex legal issues.  If you don't find an answer to your question here, feel free to contact our office to speak to an attorney about your specific legal issues.

Do I need an attorney for a divorce?

Though it is not legally required to have an attorney during a divorce, it is highly beneficial to have legal counsel to navigate you through the complex legal issues that surround family law.  Hiring an attorney from the Isenberg Family Law Group can provide you with the legal help and knowledge to ensure you understand your rights, and that those rights are protected.

Can I modify my existing divorce agreement?

Yes, there are many situations that can warrant a modification of an existing divorce agreement.  A change in circumstance, remarriage, or children reaching an age of majority are just a few grounds for modification of an existing settlement.  If you have questions about whether your case can qualify for a modification, contact the Isenberg Family Law Group.

How much does it cost to get a divorce?

The cost of a divorce depends in large part on the specific circumstances and issues of the divorce.  Divorces that are uncontested and do not involve minor children will be more inexpensive than a highly contested divorce involving minor children and joint property, for example.  It is advisable to speak to an attorney regarding your specific issues in order to get an estimate of the cost of your case.

Can I get alimony for a marriage that lasted for a short period of time?

Length of marriage is not the sole determining factor in determining an award of alimony.  Factors such as the petitioner's need for alimony and the finanical situation of the opposing party both play roles in the allocation of alimony.  These are just a few of many facotrs that the Judge will use in their decision to award alimony.

What factors does the court look at in determining parental responsibility and time sharing with a child?

The main factor the court will use to determine is the best interest of the child.  The court will always rule in favor of the child's safety and welfare before all else.  Specifically, pursuant to Florida Statute 61.13, each parent is looked at equally, with no preference or one-sideness to either parent. The court would prefer that both parents have an equal timesharing schedule that works with everyone's schedule, unless this arrangement is contradicts the best interest of the child.  

The court will take into account things like a history of domestic violence, past parent-child interaction, work schedule of the parent, among many other things.  To speak to a lawyer regarding issues of timesharing (formerly known as custody), contact the Isenberg Family Law Group.

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