Family Law

Family law encompasses issues that include divorce/dissolution of marriage, child support and adoption. The commitment that our firm makes in each of these situations is to operate in the best interest of you and your family.

Our goal is to efficiently identify the issues that you are facing, and to develop a plan of action to meet the particular clients needs. Although family law situations often arise from contentious circumstances, this does not mean that a collaborative approach should be excluded as a possible resolution of the matter.

In the event that collaboration is not possible, you will likely have concerns about who is going to have responsibility for the children, how are the marital assets going to be distributed, or who is going to keep the marital residence? If you are facing these types of questions, call Lipscomb Law to set up a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

The payment of child support is contingent on many factors including which parent is awarded primary custody, how much money each parent earns, the amount of time that the child spends with their parent, the needs of the child, and the child’s standard of living before the divorce.

A modification of a child support order can be sought if a parent remarries and obtains additional income, if there is a job change that effects the income of the parent, if the parent becomes disabled, or if the needs of the child have changed.

The rules of Florida require that at least one spouse resides in Florida for six months prior to obtaining a divorce.

A court will typically make some division of the assets and liabilities when a final judgment of divorce is entered. However, this order does not affect who the creditor sees as responsible for the debt. There are steps that can be taken to attempt to protect your credit from being adversely affected, and you should consult with a divorce attorney to evaluate your options.

Ironically, the factor that most often leads to divorce is finances, and because of the depressed real estate market, many people find it difficult financially to obtain a divorce. While there is no simple solution to this problem, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney who can help you explore your options and find an acceptable solution.