Experienced Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Guide Clients Through Divorce Proceedings

Compassionate Florida lawyers skillfully handle legal aspects of marriage dissolution

If you are thinking of ending your marriage or have already been served with papers, you likely have a lot of questions. At Greco Law, PLLC in Fort Lauderdale, we’re here to answer them. We provide knowledgeable representation to clients in Broward and Palm Beach counties in a range of divorce-related issues, including child custody, division of assets and alternative dispute resolution options, and know how to implement legal strategies that support your goals. We have extensive experience successfully resolving highly complex divorce issues, including cases involving large property holdings and complicated child custody disputes. Whether you want to modify the parenting time schedule, establish a child support order or explore the benefits of pursuing a collaborative or uncontested divorce, we will assess your long-term needs and take steps to protect your interests.

Factors that go into child custody and visitation decisions

Florida law views child custody in terms of parenting responsibilities and time-sharing. Parenting responsibilities refer to which parent has the authority to make legal and other significant decisions for their child, and time-sharing is how much time the child spends in each parent’s care. This system is intended to give both parents a role in their child’s life, and parents are encouraged to propose their own parenting plan that works for their specific situation. We understand how overwhelming and emotional custody negotiations can be and will advise you of your rights under the law.

Who is responsible for paying child support?

Both parents are required to contribute to the costs of raising their child, and state guidelines determine the monthly amount based on the parents’ incomes and the needs of the child. The parent who has less parenting time is typically ordered to send payments. Courts must approve the child support order but will not micromanage how the payments are spent. This issue can be contentious, but our experienced attorneys will work to minimize conflict and reach a fair result.

Determining whether to sell or keep the marital home

The marital home is often the biggest asset in divorce, so determining what happens to it is often a central concern. Many factors can influence what the best course of action may be, including:

  • The financial ability to afford the mortgage, buy out your spouse’s share or qualify for refinancing
  • The tax impact of various options
  • The need for cash to start a new life after divorce
  • Providing stability for young children

Regardless of whether you sell or keep your home, this is a major decision, and we will give you the information you need to make a well-reasoned choice.

Is collaborative divorce a good alternative for you?

Litigation is expensive, time-consuming and can further harm relationships. Collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial option that allows spouses to retain their privacy and have total control over the outcome. It is structured around and supported by a team of neutral financial and mental health experts and attorneys trained in the collaborative process who strive to promote communication and compromise. If working out an amicable and respectful divorce is important to you, we can assess whether this process would be appropriate in your case.

Contact a reliable Florida law firm to schedule an initial consultation

At Greco Law, PLLC, we represent clients throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties, and the surrounding areas, in a wide variety of divorce matters. Call 754-233-4100 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Fort Lauderdale office.