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Families in Altamonte Springs often need family law attorneys to help them resolve their most pressing family issues. More and more of these families are turning to Orlando Family Team, a family law practice that has a well-earned reputation for compassion as well as legal skill. Our attorneys have a history of providing personalized, highly effective legal representation to clients throughout Central Florida. 

Whether you are considering divorce, renegotiating child support, trying to establish paternity, hoping to adopt a stepchild, or coping with the trauma of domestic violence, Orlando Family Team will give you the support you need. Our goal, like yours, is to keep you and your children safe and as stress-free as possible.

What Makes Orlando Family Team the Right Choice for Family Law

We have decades of combined experience dealing with all kinds of families and pride ourselves on our integrity and inclusivity. Those who come to us soon realize that we are eager to assist their family, whatever its circumstances or composition — traditional, blended, same-sex, moderate-income, high-net-worth, civilian, or military. Though we treat all types of families with equal skill and concern, we have the specialized knowledge necessary to handle any complexities that arise, such as those surrounding military divorce.

At Orlando Family Team, whether you are looking for more aggressive representation or not, we will make sure that you and your children are protected and treated fairly. We have the insight and diplomatic tactics that frequently enable us to settle matters outside of court, but are always prepared to take your case to trial if your best interests require it.

We Provide a Broad Range of Family Law Services in Altamonte Springs

Orlando Family Team is eager to assist you with any of the following family law matters:

  • Divorce
  • Separation agreements
  • Child custody/parental timesharing 
  • Child support
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Paternity disputes
  • Father’s rights
  • Division of property
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Domestic violence
  • Modifications of existing agreements

Although we have extensive experience in family law, we are well aware that each family’s circumstances are unique. For this reason, we always listen to your individual goals and concerns and react accordingly. Below are more detailed looks at some of the issues we will help you resolve:

Child Custody in Altamonte Springs

Child custody is very often the central issue in divorce negotiation. Although sole custody and joint custody are the two basic categories, time-sharing can be tailored to your family’s needs and joint custody can be handled in a number of ways. 

For instance, when parents live in close proximity to one another, joint custody may mean that the children spend half the week with one parent and half with the other, along with alternate weekends. If the parents live far apart, the children may spend half a year with each parent. Whatever arrangement is acceptable to both parents can be agreed upon and formalized. 

It’s important to remember that child custody arrangements, like other aspects of divorce agreements, are not set in stone. Very often, due to, for example, changes in job or health status, modifications to child custody arrangements must be made. If this occurs, Orlando Family Team is well-equipped to assist you and your family in making a smooth transition.

Child Support in Altamonte Springs

In too many cases, child support can become a contentious issue in divorce proceedings. Our capable child support attorneys will guide you through negotiations so that hopefully you and your child’s other parent can agree on a reasonable amount, whether you are the payor or the payee. If necessary, our child support lawyers will fight in court to see that you are not short-changed or taken advantage of when it comes to child support.

Division of Marital Assets in Altamonte Springs

Division of marital assets is often an area of conflict. First of all, it’s important to know that not all property owned by either spouse is considered marital “assets.” The term only applies to property accumulated during the marriage, such as real estate, savings, pension and retirement accounts, investments, and business interests. Marital debts must also be evenly divided. 

Personal property owned by each spouse prior to marriage, however, is not included under the umbrella of “marital assets.” Neither is property received by one spouse alone during the marriage, e.g. personal gifts, inheritances, or lawsuit settlements designated for that individual.

Because Florida law requires that marital property be divided according to state rules of equitable distribution, rather than split 50-50, it can be difficult to chart the course of a fair ruling on this matter. This is where having a sharp, well-informed attorney to protect your assets is essential. 

Domestic Violence

Sadly, domestic violence is not uncommon even in the pleasant area of Altamonte Springs.

If you are suffering any form of domestic violence — verbal abuse, stalking, physical or sexual threats, or assault — you need immediate help. Our domestic violence attorneys will provide it by:

  • Assisting you in obtaining a restraining order 
  • Getting you in touch with agencies that can provide a safe haven for you and your kids
  • Modifying a child custody or visitation order to protect your children

On the other hand, our lawyers know that false accusations of domestic violence are sometimes used as weapons in divorce negotiations. If your spouse has falsely accused you of domestic violence, we will fight hard to protect your reputation, your parental rights, and your freedom. 

We Also Offer Divorce Mediation as an Alternative Form of Dispute Resolution

Divorce doesn’t always have to be a battle. Many divorcing couples who agree on most issues seek a less confrontational method of restructuring their family and discover that divorce mediation is a good alternative. In mediation, spouses work with a neutral third party to settle their differences. 

The mediator is trained to help both parties compromise so they can come to a reasonable, equitable agreement. If you come to our office for mediation, it is wise to have your own divorce attorney at the ready since we will not be able to give you legal advice if we are in the role of mediator.

Contact Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys Today

Whether you are dealing with the frightening problem of domestic violence, the logistics of modifying a child support agreement, or the joyful anticipation of a stepparent adoption, contact Orlando Family Team now for legal counsel you can count on.