At Pazos Law Group, our main goal is to achieve fair outcomes for divorce and family law cases in a professional and timely manner. Our practice offers a variety of services that assist you in all of your legal needs.
Our firm understands the gravity of Miami family law issues. When you are going through a divorce or a custody battle, you have a lot at stake. The stress of the situation makes it crucial for you to find a sympathetic lawyer who can handle your case with skill.
In addition to providing you with the legal expertise you deserve, we also provide you with the emotional support you need. As we work with you, we strive to answer all of your questions and to make you feel comfortable. This makes the process less stressful and easier to handle.
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Below is a list of our main practice areas in family law in Miami, but if you do not see your specific circumstances, contact us today to begin discussing your situation.
After a divorce, one party may be left financially unstable because of their previous living situation and the disruption that the divorce caused. Alimony is a court-ordered provision that protects the less-financially independent spouse after the divorce by imposing time-limited payments from the other spouse until they are able to get on their feet.
Often, it’s an area of conflict. One spouse seeks a certain amount of alimony while the other refuses to pay it. If you want to finalize your divorce, you and your spouse need to agree upon an alimony payment. When an agreement is impossible, the court chooses.
The court determines the amount of alimony by considering several factors. First, they determine the need of a spouse. Secondly, they consider the other spouse’s ability to pay alimony.
The court might consider all of the following:
- Length of the marriage
- Division of property
- Income of each spouse
- Age and health
- Standard of living during the marriage
- Assets of each spouse
- Whether or not each spouse can work
- Marketable skills of each spouse
- Earning capacity
Whether or not you receive alimony depends on the specifics of your situation. If you do receive alimony, the amount depends on your circumstances. In most situations, alimony is only a temporary order. It’s not intended to be a long-term support plan for a spouse.
If you are planning to divorce, but are concerned about your financial wellbeing following the dissolution of your marriage, alimony is an important tool to discuss with us. We will work with you to find a fair solution for your money concerns so that you can move on with your life.
Alternately, if you are to be required to make alimony payments following your divorce, we will be sure to reach a fair agreement for you. Our team works hard to get you an outcome that is in your best interest. We understand how sensitive financial matters can be, and we want to help you secure your financial future.
If you will be taking custody of your child or children, you will likely be entitled to child support payments from the other parent. Pazos Law Group will work with you to ensure that you receive the child support you need to provide your children with the life they deserve.
As the primary custodian, you are entitled to financial support. The money you receive takes some of the financial burden off your own shoulders. Unfortunately, the other parent isn’t always willing to pay. You need a court ordered child support agreement to ensure you receive funds. If the other parent does not comply, they could face legal consequences. In some situations, they could receive jail time.
When left in the hands of the court, child support is easily determined. In most states, the court system has a formula for determining support. Before awarding an amount, the court considers the amount of time the child spends with each parent. They also look at the income of each parent and the needs of the child.
If you will be the parent making the child support payments, we will work to be sure that you are making fair payments to the other parent so that you can maintain your own quality of life while being certain that your children are financially supported.
Our firm can also assist you with the modification of child support agreements. Over time, your financial situation could change. If you’re the primary custodian, you might want to seek more money. On the other hand, the non-custodial parent could seek to pay less in child support.
A change in finances could merit a modification agreement. However, it doesn’t happen overnight. You need to go through a legal process to change your order. Fortunately, our firm can help you through the process.
Custody issues during a divorce can be another complicated matter that Pazos Law Group will be happy to help you with. We have extensive experience negotiating fair and equitable custody cases for both parents, and take extra care in ensuring that the children in the custody case are treated fairly and safely.
Child custody can be a confusing issue. In Florida, it’s not black and white. It’s uncommon for the court to award a parent with sole custody. Rather, the court tends to favor joint custody agreements. In fact, the default situation is shared parental responsibility.
With shared parental responsibility, each parent gets time with the child. Although one parent is usually the primary custodian, the other parent received visitation and legal rights. Typically, both parents need to come to an agreement on major decisions regarding the child. For example, decisions regarding religion and education would require a joint decision.
There are exceptions to shared parental responsibility. In cases of abuse, one parent can limit the other parent’s time with the child. However, there needs to be proof. It is very rare for the state to allow a parent to completely cut ties with the other.
If you’re in a custody battle, you probably have a few questions. Our firm is ready to answer your questions. Additionally, we’re ready to represent you in court.
If you are looking for a family law attorney in Miami to help you through a custody case during your divorce, consult with one of the professionals at the Pazos Law Group today to determine your next steps towards a positive outcome.
Divorce cases can come in many forms, and the family law attorneys at the Pazos Law Group are experienced in all situations. Whether you are going through an amicable divorce, or there are many issues of contention that need to be addressed, our attorneys will work with you to find a fair solution and excellent support.
However, a contested divorce can be tumultuous. In a contested divorce, you and your spouse cannot agree upon the terms. You might disagree on issues like custody, alimony, and more. As a result, you need to go to court. Your judge will decide the final outcome.
During the divorce proceedings, a judge considers several factors. They look at the specifics of your marriage. For example, they evaluate the income of both parties. They take a close look at marital assets and other details. The outcome often depends on your situation, the judge, and the skill of your legal representation.
Whether you have a contested divorce or an uncontested one, the process can be challenging. If you make any mistakes, you risk your future. You need a lawyer to assist you through it, which allows you to avoid common pitfalls. They can also represent you in court and work towards a good outcome.
Book a consultation today to begin discussing the next steps in your divorce process with a trained professional who will help you navigate this complicated process.
Oftentimes during family law cases in Miami, it may be preferable to deal with settlement agreements and/or mediation instead of a full court case. If mediation is the agreed-upon option, it is extremely valuable to have the support of a family law attorney to ensure that you are arriving at a fair agreement between both parties.
Mediation allows you to regain control of your divorce. If you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms of your divorce, you leave it in the hands of the courts. But mediation gives you a chance at resolving the situation yourself. There’s a chance that you and your partner can agree upon the terms.
Mediators are not supposed to provide parties with legal advice so it is important to have an attorney representing you at a mediation rather than attempting to rely on a mediator to make sure your agreement is what is best for you under the law. Mediation can sometimes become complicated when the involved parties want to reach an equitable agreement, but encounter some roadblocks that may need additional work to be finalized.
In this event, knowing that you are represented by a trustworthy attorney who is looking out for your best interests through the entire process is one way that you can minimize your stress while going through a major life change. You don’t need to handle the situation without support. Instead, you can trust your lawyer to handle it for you.
Sometimes, mediation may be an option even if it does not initially seem like a possibility. This is another thing worth discussing with a Pazos attorney during your initial meeting.
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