Lakeland Divorce Attorneys
Your divorce attorney is supposed to be the person you can count on to protect your interests. When you are facing adversity and uncertainty, you want someone who has experience in Polk County divorce cases and is ready and able to shield your finances and your family from any potentially ugly fallout. We will listen to you and understand the needs of your particular case. We are settlement minded, but ready to fight. We prepare every case so that we are ready to settle on the right terms, or put on your best case in court.
Divorce is one of the most significant and emotional events you can experience. Not only are you going through this life changing event, but now you have concerns about the well-being of your children, whether you or your spouse can move, how you will make ends meet, your financial interests, your home, your retirement, or how you will divide your assets and debts.
Attorney Heather Bryan understands the legal process as well as the personal process. At Heather Bryan Law, we will take the time to understand your needs, and develop a strategy that is tailored to your personal situation. During your initial consultation, we will begin learn about your particular case and take a personalized approach. We want to understand your goals and we will build a comprehensive plan to protect your rights before, during, and after a divorce.
First and foremost, our goal is to reach a resolution through negotiation, settlement, or divorce mediation. However, we will also be prepared to take your case to trial if that is necessary and appropriate.
The divorce process can be even more difficult when children are involved. We will help you identify your rights as well as the best interests of your children. Creating a healthy environment for your children is an objective that is important to good parents. In meeting your needs, we will advocate for a resolution that serves best interests of your children as well as protecting your rights.
Whether you are concerned about your assets, alimony, or child support, financial rights and obligations are among the primary issues for divorcing parties. We will help you evaluate your current financial situation and aggressively pursue your rights in a mediation or final hearing. If your divorce has already been finalized, we can also pursue your rights to a modification or enforcement of a court order.
Florida is a “no fault” divorce state, which means that you do not have to prove one party is at fault for the end of the marriage. A spouse does not have to provide any evidence of adultery or domestic violence to obtain a divorce in Florida, unlike some other states. The only requirements for obtaining a divorce in Florida are that 1) you are a Florida resident for at least six months prior to filing for divorce and 2) that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Irretrievably broken is a legal term that means that the marriage cannot be saved by counseling or other means. While the requirements for divorce are minimal, the actual process of going through the divorce can be quite complex and stressful. Florida divorce statutes and other court rules must be strictly followed. Any deviation from these rules can mean forfeiting many of your important rights.
If you or someone you care about is facing a dissolution of marriage, you need an aggressive attorney who will fight for you and protect your rights. Heather Bryan Law can help. Please contact us today for a consultation at 863-825-5309.