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Family Law Attorney in Deland

Fighting for Your Family's Best Interest in Volusia County

In most areas of law, your opposition may be a government official, a negligent driver, or a criminal prosecutor. In family law, however, you may have to take someone you loved (or continue to love) to court. When your legal matter involves your partner, ex-spouse, children, or other family members, the complexity and emotional stress can become overwhelming. You want what is best for those you love, and it can be enormously frustrating to have to involve professionals in your private family matter.

If you are facing divorce or a custody battle, you need an attorney who can combine skilled representation with empathetic support. At Williams Legal, we understand how difficult this process can be, and we are ready to help advocate for your best interests and the secure futures of your children.

Are you in need of legal assistance for your family law issues? Call Williams Legal today at (386) 277-1166 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our DeLand family lawyer.

Fighting for Your Rights During Divorce

If you are facing a divorce (called “dissolution of marriage” in Florida), you are not alone. Between 40 and 50% of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. While some divorces take only a few months, others take much longer. Our family law team at Williams Legal can help make this process as efficient as possible without compromising your needs.

Additionally, we can:

  • Determine spousal support
  • Help you account for marital assets
  • Explain the property division process
  • Begin developing a parenting plan
  • Negotiate settlements
  • Represent you in court

Many people want to avoid litigation at all costs, and we can work to help you and your ex-partner/co-parent reach a fair agreement in an amicable manner. If this agreement is not possible, however, we will not hesitate to fight for your rights in a court of law.

Florida Parental Responsibility and Time-Sharing

In Florida, custody is referred to as parental responsibility. In shared parental responsibility cases, both parents share legal and physical custody of their children. If a parent has sole parental responsibility, they make all decisions for their children without the other parent. Parental responsibility is different from time-sharing, which is called visitation in other states. Time-sharing is the plan for each parent to spend time with their children, and it is unrelated to decision-making authority.

At Williams Legal, our Deland custody attorneys can help you navigate the legal requirements of your parenting plan. We know you want what is best for your child, and we have the experience needed to successfully advocate for the best possible arrangement. No matter what challenges arise during this process, we are here to guide and support you every step of the way.

How Does Child Support Work in Florida?

In Florida, child support is determined through the “Income Shares Model”. This means that the family court will estimate the amount of money that the parents would have spent on the children if they had stayed together. Then, that amount is divided between the parents based on their incomes.

How Is Alimony Calculated in Florida?

Alimony is calculated on a case-by-case basis. The family court typically looks at the spouse’s monthly income compared to the monthly expenses of the party that is requesting spousal support. For more guidance with alimony in Florida, do not hesitate to reach out to our family lawyers in DeLand at Williams Legal.

Contact Our DeLand Family Lawyer Today

The sooner we can begin preparing your case, the better chance you have of achieving the outcome you need. Family law is highly complex, emotionally challenging, and often time-consuming, and you deserve the best possible support during this process.

Contact Williams Legal today to get started with our family law attorney in DeLand.

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