Do You Need an Attorney for Your Florida Divorce?

Going through a divorce will involve confronting a number of difficult things. There are strong emotions to contend with. There are the logistics of rearranging your life to start a new beginning post-divorce. There are many hurdles to overcome in the divorce process in order to get your divorce finalized. This can simply be too much for one person to handle. Even if you can manage to carry this heavy load on your own, should you? Retaining an attorney for your Florida divorce can help relieve you of much of this burden and can also be an effective way of protecting your rights throughout the divorce process.

Do You Need an Attorney for Your Florida Divorce?

You do not need an attorney to get divorced in Florida. Filing for a divorce and going through the divorce process does not require the retention of an attorney. Getting an attorney is, nonetheless, highly beneficial for a number of reasons. With a knowledgeable Florida divorce attorney by your side, you will have a trusted advocate who is tasked with taking on the bulk of the logistical burdens associated with divorce. Furthermore, an experienced Florida divorce attorney will not only know the law but will also know how the law can affect your own unique situation. Armed with this, your attorney can help make sure your interests are best protected throughout the divorce process.

There are a number of extremely important issues that will be settled during divorce proceedings. These include:

  • Child custody of your minor children
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Division of property

These are issues that go to the heart of the family structure as well as having a significant and lasting impact on your financial well-being. With so much at stake, retaining an attorney for your divorce can bring you a great deal of peace of mind in an already stressful and overwhelming situation. An attorney is also there to advocate on your behalf to make sure your voice is heard and your interests protected.

You may think that you do not need an attorney as you are going through an amicable and uncontested divorce. First of all, retaining an attorney need not be a combative move. You can hire an attorney to review the divorce agreement you have reached with your spouse to be sure that everything is included and that a judge will approve it. The attorney can also translate what the agreement may mean for you in reality. The consequences of what is included in such agreements can have unforeseen consequences for those not as experienced or well-versed in divorce law.

Retaining an attorney is also a good idea as the reality is that even the most amicable of divorces can turn hotly contested in a moment. Divorce is rife with emotion and high stakes. This can bring out the worst in people. What may start out as an uncontested divorce can quickly turn contested. With a lawyer already retained, you will be as prepared as possible for such a change in the tides.

Florida Family Law Attorneys

For trusted legal counsel, reach out to the experienced Florida divorce attorneys at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou. Let us take on the legal and logistical burdens of divorce, fight to protect your best interests, and relieve you of some of the mental load you may have been carrying. Contact us today.

About the Author
Andrew Nickolaou, Esq., B.C.S., is a founding partner at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. He practices almost exclusively in divorce, marital and family law. Andrew and his partner, Ophelia Bernal-Mora, Esq., B.C.S., joined forces in March 2016 to form the unique and boutique husband and wife family law team at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. Together, Andrew and Ophelia take a practical and team-based approach to all of their cases and clients to deliver the highest quality experience and representation.
Andrew Nickolaou

Andrew Nickolaou, Esq., B.C.S., is a founding partner at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. He practices almost exclusively in divorce, marital and family law. Andrew also handles record expungements and sealings. If you have questions about this article, contact Andrew today by clicking here.