What We Do
The Isenberg Family Law Group is a full-service family law practice, serving clients throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County. Our clients receive zealous representation from our team of Florida Bar licensed attorneys. Our firm recognizes that family matters are often very complex and emotionally charged, and require a degree of sensitivity when it comes to legal representation. Each case is handled on a personalized basis, and the firm strives to take a complete approach to handle all of our client’s legal issues as a whole, taking into account how each particular aspect of the client’s situation may have legal implications on other aspects of the case. Therefore we offer our legal services with a level of care and understanding for the varying aspects of our clients legal needs, without compromising quality.
Areas of Practice
Divorce is rarely anticipated when couples enter into marriage. However, regardless of their intentions when they marry, many couples find themselves facing divorce.
Divorces are rarely simple. Most divorcing couples must determine how to divide their assets that they have accumulated during the marriage, the debts that they have incurred during the marriage. Divorcing couples with children must calculate child support, plan how to raise their children after the divorce and establish a time sharing schedule (formerly referred to as “custody” or “visitation”). Depending on the length of the marriage, either party may be entitled to alimony or spousal support. High profile divorces, high net worth divorces and international divorces may present additional complexities such as relocation with minor children and the division of shared business interests.
We at the Isenberg Family Law Group are a team of experienced family lawyers who are prepared to guide you through the divorce process and advocate for your needs and desires during this difficult time. If you are contemplating divorce or you have been served with a divorce petition, please contact us for a free telephone consultation.
Parental Responsibility and Timesharing (“Custody”)
The term “custody” in Florida was abolished in 2011 and now consists of two separate and distinct types of parental rights: parental responsibility and time sharing. “Parental responsibility” refers to the Mother’s and Father’s authority when it comes to making major decisions in a child’s life. “Time sharing” refers to the physical time each parent spends with the child. In Florida, the Courts establish parental responsibility and time sharing based on what is in the child’s best interest. It is often in the best interest of the child that both parents play an active role in a child’s life by participating in major decision making and exercising timesharing. However, in some cases the best interests of the child requires limited timesharing for one of the parents and/or sole parental responsibility.
An experienced attorney at the Isenberg Family Law Group will guide you through the process when negotiating and developing a parenting plan for raising your children. If we are unable to reach an agreement with the other party our experienced team of trial lawyers is prepared to litigate in Court on your behalf whenever it may be necessary.
Whether you need to establish a new parenting plan or modify a previously established parenting plan, you may contact us today for your free telephone consultation!
In Florida, Child Support is determined by a formula. The most important thing to know is that all parents are obligated to support their child(ren) regardless of whether the child’s parents were married or unmarried when the child was conceived. The amount a parent is obligated to pay or receive for child support depends on both parents’ incomes and the financial obligations of the family as a whole.
At the Isenberg Family Law Group we assist parents who have majority timesharing but are not receiving support, as well as parents who have minority timesharing whose court ordered child support obligation is higher than they are able to pay based on their current income. We also assist clients with obtaining modifications to previous child support orders when it is warranted by a substantial change in circumstances. If you are involved in a child support dispute, you may contact us for a free phone consultation.
Spousal Support (Alimony)
If you are going through a divorce, you may be entitled to spousal support, including but not limited to permanent alimony, durational alimony, bridge the gap alimony, and temporary alimony. The type of spousal support that you are entitled to and the duration of that support is often dependent on the duration of the marriage, and the duties and responsibilities of the parties during the marriage.
If you are going through a divorce and you believe you may be entitled to spousal support, you may contact us for a free phone consultation.
Domestic Violence Injunctions
Florida is one of the most progressive states when it comes to protecting victims of domestic violence, dating violence, harassment, and stalking. In order to obtain an injunction for protection against domestic violence, also referred to as a restraining order, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, threats related to bodily harm and immigration, harassment, and stalking are among the factors considered by domestic violence judges in determining whether an injunction should be awarded.
If you are in fear of your abuser, or if you believe that you are wrongly accused of being an abuser, you may contact us for a free phone consultation.
Paternity is often a contested issue. The establishment of paternity should not be taken lightly, because it is essential to establish parental rights and to determine child support, timesharing and parental responsibility for minor children born out of wedlock. If you are a father, presumed father, mother, or legal guardian of a minor child and you wish to establish or contest the paternity of a minor child, you may contact us for a free phone consultation.
People wish to change their name for a variety of reasons, and people wish to change the names of their minor children for a variety of reasons. In either case a name change is a complex process that involves judicial action and a court order that establishes a change of name for legal purposes.
If you are pursuing a name change for yourself or your minor child, please contact us for a free phone consultation.
Court orders define the duties and responsibilities that parties to a legal action have with regards to a variety of issues, in cases including but not limited to those involving time sharing, spousal support, child support, parental responsibility, and the relocation of minor children. If there has been a substantial and material change of circumstances since the date that the original court order was entered, you may be entitled to a modification with regards to any of the foregoing issues in your case.
If you wish to pursue a modification of a court order that involves time sharing, spousal support, child support, parental responsibility, or relocation, you may contact us for a free consultation.