Sarasota Divorce Lawyer
Compassionate Florida Divorce Attorney Helping Couples Through Complex Family Matters
One of the greatest emotional challenges someone can face in their lives is accepting that their marriage should come to an end to preserve their own happiness. Once that hurdle has been scaled, another great obstacle comes into view: divorce and relevant family law litigation. If you are not sure where to start or who to turn to for support, know that I, Sarasota divorce Attorney Wyndel G. Darville, would be happy to be your legal counsel during this understandably troubling time. Whether divorcing was your idea or if you were handed a petition unexpectedly, I can use my 15+ years of legal experience to find a solution that works for you and your family.
A Successful Divorce Considers All Aspects of Your Life
A great way to ensure you get through your divorce unscathed, or close to it, is by knowing what to expect ahead of time and preparing for it accordingly. A divorce not only affects your marriage but consequently also affects your entire life. With my help, we can review all aspects of your marriage and determine what should be done during your divorce to keep everyone at peace without overlooking your own best interests.
Some of the main aspects of divorce we will want to cover are:
- Child support
- Child custody
- Property distribution
Is There More Than One Kind of Divorce?
To best prepare for the alterations of your day-to-day life, as well as ensure that your divorce functions as intended, you need to consider all the different kinds of divorce options available to you. Whereas one choice could be right for one couple, it might not be good for the next. Work closely with me to determine what avenue could be best suited for you.
Three of the most common types of divorce include:
- Uncontested: An uncontested divorce occurs when you and your spouse seem to naturally agree on all the biggest decisions of your divorce, such as the four mentioned previously. Uncontested divorces are typically much faster than any other kind of divorce and cost less due to reduced fees paid to the court for its time.
- Collaborative: You and your spouse agree to work together, in conjunction with your respective divorce attorneys, to come to an overall agreement on how your marriage should end, who will raise your children, and how to divide property. Some collaborative divorces will not even require that you go to the courtroom at all.
- Contested: The most commonly portrayed in entertainment media, a divorce becomes contested if you and your spouse cannot see eye-to-eye on an issue and must rely on family law lawyers and a judge for intervention and resolution.
How Long do you Have to be Separated in Florida to get a Divorce?
Only ONE of the parties to the marriage must have resided in the State of Florida for 6 months prior to filing for divorce. This means that if one spouse has lived in Florida for 6 months or longer and the other spouse has moved to another state, or never moved to Florida at all, it is likely the party residing in Florida can successfully petition the Florida court for a dissolution of marriage.
Contact our Sarasota Divorce Lawyer Today
For a family law case, you will want an determined and powerful attorney to fight for you. While tenacity and confidence are surely desirable in a Sarasota divorce attorney, you will also want to work with someone who truly cares about you and your family. I believe I can provide you with the greatest of both sides of an attorney: compassion and resolve.
Do you need help from a divorce attorney in Sarasota? Get in contact with me at your earliest convenience and I can tell you more about the legal services my law firm provides.