Divorce: We Are Always Available For You
At The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC, we understand how difficult and emotional a divorce can be. We also know that all other aspects of a divorce such as child custody, child support, alimony, spousal support, parenting plans, time sharing, custody, relocation, division of property, modification to existing orders, domestic violence issues, and a host of other situations which will inevitably come up during a divorce or legal separation will be difficult and emotional as well.
The legal team at Minaya Law Offices is experienced and compassionate. We pride ourselves on our unparalleled commitment to being available to you whenever you need us. Divorce and legal separation are emotionally devastating, at the Minaya Law Offices, we make every effort to ensure that the final outcome of your divorce is one that you can live with, one that will leave you in a better legal and emotional position. We understand that the outcome of a divorce proceeding has long-lasting ramifications that can affect the rest of your life, as well as the lives of your family. We work with you every step of the way to minimize your stress and ensure an outcome that makes sense for you.
Types Of Divorce Proceedings
There are a number of different types of divorce proceedings available to residents of South Florida. Determining which type of divorce is right for you will be based on individual factors, such as your relationship with your spouse, the structure of your assets and liabilities, how closely in agreement you and your partner are in matters related to the divorce and your motivations for pursuing a divorce, as well as a variety of other factors. No matter which type of divorce you choose to pursue, however, our divorce lawyer can help. To learn more about each type of divorce proceeding call us at 954-526-9092.
- Contested divorce
- Uncontested divorce
- Mediated divorce
- Collaborative divorce
- Simplified divorce
- Same-sex divorce and separation
- Parental Relocation
If you are in need of a divorce lawyer in Plantation, Fort Lauderdale or Miami, Florida, then the Minaya Law Offices is the law firm to call. We serve all counties in South Florida including Broward County and Miami-Dade County. We are experienced in handling all types of divorce proceedings and are dedicated to providing compassionate support and guidance, while also aggressively protecting your rights and your future.
Our comprehensive divorce representation also extends to matters related to time sharing (child custody and visitation), child support, spousal support (alimony), property division, and all aspects of same-sex divorce or separation.
We offer no-obligation divorce consultations, providing you with the opportunity to ask questions and obtain more information, helping you determine what type of divorce proceeding best fits your needs. This allows you to enter into the divorce process with the necessary knowledge that can affect your future and helps you better determine how we can best meet your needs.
Curious about how divorce works in Florida? Here are answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions our clients ask.
What belongings get divided up in divorce?
Florida is an equitable distribution state. That means that when a Florida couple gets divorced, they must split up their marital assets equitably, a legal term that means “fairly.” Spouses have a fair amount of flexibility when it comes to deciding how to split up their marital property, from real estate and retirement savings to items of sentimental value like record collections and photo albums.
Marital assets include most things acquired during the marriage, and property owned by one spouse before the marriage that has become “co-mingled” with their spouse’s, such as money from a bank account that later went into a joint account.
How long does it take to finalize a divorce?
First, before you can file for divorce in Florida, you must have lived in the state for at least six months. Once you file, you must sit through a 20-day waiting period before you can have your first court hearing. Therefore, longtime residents of Florida can, in theory, get end their marriage in about three weeks or so. But many couples need several months to work out matters like property division and child custody.
Does the spouse who files the divorce have to prove the other spouse is to blame?
Like almost every other state, Florida has no-fault divorce. In most cases, the only grounds someone has to claim to be granted a divorce is that the relationship has suffered an “irretrievable breakdown,” with neither spouse having to prove the other is at fault for this breakdown.
Contact Our South Florida Divorce Law Firm Today
If you are considering initiating a divorce or have already been served with divorce papers, call the South Florida divorce attorney at the The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC, today at 954-526-9092 and set up a consultation. If you prefer, you can fill out the contact form on the contact page of this website and our experienced divorce lawyer will call you back. Se habla español.