What Are My Rights?
Counsel from a Knowledgeable Tampa Divorce Lawyer
Divorce is a legal process of dissolving the marriage contract between
two people and dividing all their common affairs. You should understand
your rights before you begin
the divorce process. Under Florida law, if you or your spouse has lived in the state for at
least six months, you can file for divorce locally. Some individuals represent
themselves in the proceedings, but a large number exercise their right
to hire an attorney to advise them and speak on their behalf in
divorce litigation and any other negotiations. This choice has the potential of sparing the
person a large amount of the friction that often occurs in face-to-face
meetings between divorcing spouses.
If you have questions regarding your rights, then it is vital that you
get in contact with a Tampa divorce attorney from the Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo so
we can guide you through this difficult process.
Fighting to Protect Your Rights
Whether mother or father, every parent has equal rights under the law to
seek goals concerning appropriate visitation, child custody and others.
The court takes into account a wide variety of information on both parents
such as financial income and well-being, emotional stability, lifestyle
and others to make the best possible decision for any and all children
involved. If you have an existing child custody or support agreement,
you do have the right to contest that agreement in a modification. Non-custodial
parents have the right to contest a relocation request by the custodial
parent. All parents have rights when it concerns decisions that will affect
the life of their child.
Legal Protection of Your Rights
The court will attempt a fair and equitable
property division, with respect to non-martial assets and liabilities. You can make an argument
to the judge that you deserve to be awarded a greater share of the marital
property, based on a set of criteria that are laid out by law. You can
also make a request for
spousal support, if you feel you are entitled to financial contribution after the marriage.
Another right you can exercise is to challenge any plan of
child custody that is proposed by your ex-spouse or by the judge. If you feel that the
plan would unfairly restrict your access to the children, you may be able
to persuade the court that you deserve to be awarded custody or even that
the other parent is unfit to care for the children. A Tampa divorce lawyer
from our firm can answer all your questions about divorce and help you
assert your rights to make sure that you achieve a fair settlement that
you can live with into the future.
Divorce Attorney in Tampa, FL
In every aspect of your divorce, the court will rule in the direction of
an equitable settlement between you and your former spouse. You have the
right at any time in the process to argue in your own favor, in order
to sway the opinion of the judge. You will need skilled representation
to make a convincing case that what you want, regarding any point of contention,
is also what is fair.
Contact the Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo for a
free case evaluation concerning your rights in your divorce. We will work to handle any of
your concerns regarding your rights during a divorce.