Orlando Family Law Attorneys
If your family faces crisis and needs to make difficult decisions such as ending your marriage or protecting an elderly family member through guardianship due to incapacitation, you will need to seek a competent and experienced Family Law Attorney to represent you. Areas of Law associated with Family law can involve Divorce, Guardianship, Education, Elderly Care, Probate, Child Support, & Alimony.
Divorce Attorneys to guide you through to a fresh start
If you are considering the end of your marital relationship, the Attorneys and Mediators of CPLS, P.A. recommend utilizing a Collaborative Divorce model in which parties discuss issues and make decisions that are in the best interest of their family. This approach to divorce focuses on keeping the parties out of court and amicably resolving their issues with the assistance of experienced attorneys trained in Collaborative Divorce. A collaborative divorce allows people to move forward with their lives as smoothly as possible and to proceed with a divorce is more efficient. Your family is better served by the results of a collaborative divorce.
Our Attorneys are also experienced in traditional methods of divorce should the need arise. We can help families through the legal process involving:
- Uncontested divorces
- Parenting plans
- Negotiating and drafting marital agreements
- Child support
- Alimony and spousal support
- Distribution of assets and liabilities
- Modification of child support
- Modification of parenting plans
- Modification of alimony
- Prenuptial agreements
- Post nuptial agreements
To schedule your consultation with an Experienced Orlando Attorney regarding Divorce, please give us a call at 407.647.7887.
Experienced Elder Law and Medicaid Planning Attorneys to ensure your loved ones are taken care of
Many people don’t know about the laws designed to protect our loved ones who are senior citizens. An experienced Elder law attorney can represent your family to ensure that their welfare is protected regardless of their change in physical or mental health. In addition to preparing an Estate Plan by setting up a Will or Trust, An Elder law attorney can assist you with Medicaid Planning to assist them with their long term care. Medicaid is a Federal health care providing assistance to the working poor, senior citizens, and adults with disabilities. Other aspects of elder law involve nursing home abuse, hospice care and more.
To schedule your consultation with an Experienced Orlando Attorney regarding Elder Law, please give us a call at 407.647.7887.
Orlando Guardianships Attorneys to assist you with helping those that are incapable of helping themselves.
A guardian is a trusted person appointed by the courts to make decisions on the behalf of your loved one who is found by the court to be incompetent or incapacitated. If your loved one has lost their ability to make informed, rational decisions relating to their health, finances, and daily activities, a guardianship may be required.
Guardianship is most commonly needed to care for individuals:
- Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
- Adults with intellectual disabilities: Individuals 18 years old or older that, due to their disability are entirely incapable of making decisions.
- Serious Injury or Illness: Serious injuries such as brain injury or trauma may qualify as incapacitated.
Anyone the court determines to be fit and qualified to act can be appointed a Guardian. The court will consider multiple factors to determine an individual’s fitness to serve as a Guardian. Factors include:
- Ability to manage finances
- Wishes expressed by the incapacitated person set up in a Pre-Need Guardian document in an Estate Plan
To schedule your consultation with an Experienced Orlando Attorney regarding Guardianship, please give us a call at 407.647.7887.
Why a Consultation with Family Law Attorney is Needed
A consultation with an experienced Family Law Attorney is needed to gather all the facts and documentation to determine the best course of action. Additionally, your consultation will give you a structure for making the needed decisions such as:
- Are they willing to try a Collaborative Divorce rather than Mediation or Litigation
The consultation will provide you with valuable legal advice on how to best proceed in some of the roughest times in your life. There is a consultation fee that is charged, but the peace of mind that is gained from working with an experienced Family Law Attorney is more than the consultation fee that is charged. Although only 1 hour of the consultation is billed, a typical consultation can last 2 – 3 hours to gather all of the needed information and to give legal advice on how to best proceed. To schedule your consultation, please give us a call at 407.647.7887.
Frequently Asked Question Pertaining to Family Law
How can I get my child support payment lowered?
You need to prove a substantial, unanticipated, long term change in your financial circumstances. A substantial change must be more than a nominal amount. An unanticipated change in you financial circumstances means, you have not actively tried to lower your income on your own. An Unanticipated change usually means you have been terminated from a job, involuntarily reduction of hours and pay rate, a recent injury or disability that affects your ability to earn an income. A long term change generally refers to a permanent change in circumstances rather than a short term loos of a job. If your circumstances change while your case is being heard, it is possible that you child support obligations could increase.
Does the court usually favor the Mother when determining custody?
Nothing could be further from the truth. The courts are required by law to utilize 20 different Best interest factors when determining custody of the children. Factors include Parental involvement in the child’s life, each parent’s moral and mental fitness, and other relevant involvement. Each Parent’s situation contributes to a judge’s decision on whom is best fit to parent a child. Florida law states that each Parent has an equal right to parent the child
What is a healthcare proxy?
A healthcare proxy or a healthcare surrogate enables a person to have access to your protected healthcare information, diagnosis and treatment. It allow this person to make healthcare decisions and direct your care in accordance with the Doctor’s guidance if you are unable to make these decisions for yourself. As long you have the ability to make decisions for yourself, a healthcare surrogate is required to follow your wishes