Law Office of Stuart N. House, P.A.
Coral Springs Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
Representing yourself in a divorce case could lead to disastrous consequences, especially if your spouse has retained counsel. The money you thought you could save by going it alone will pale in comparison to the regular sum a court likely will rule you have to pay for years to come. If the other party is represented by a divorce attorney, it probably will be difficult for you to understand the intricacies of Florida law well enough to combat the barrage of allegations made by the lawyer in front of a judge. If you are considering self representation, make sure you know of the possible – if not probable – pitfalls.
Why Experience Matters in Your Divorce Case
At the Law Office of Stuart N. House, P.A., our family law experience spans more than two decades. As our client, you will receive personalized, attentive service in addition to exceptional representation. Our guiding principles are designed to facilitate a strong attorney-client relationship by adhering to the following objectives:
- Establishing and maintaining open and honest communication from the outset
- Respecting your time by acting with an appropriate sense of urgency
- Remaining sensitive to your individual situation
- Identifying key elements of your case while exhibiting empathy and compassion
- Employing an efficient solution to resolve your case in a manner that is cost-effective
When parents face divorce and child custody hearings, emotions tend to run high, tempers are more likely to be short and stress may seem unavoidable. Our experienced, professional Coral Springs divorce lawyers will mitigate these feelings by delivering consistently calm, rational representation when you need it most.
Impact of A Coral Springs Divorce Attorney
According to Florida’s divorce laws, a divorce may only be granted if one of two conditions are met: (1) the marriage must be irretrievably broken, or (2) one of the parties must be incapacitated. The divorcing parties must present evidence at a hearing to prove that at least one of the two required conditions has been met. If the case does not involve minors and if neither party denies the marriage is irretrievably broken, the court usually will order for dissolution of the marriage. Otherwise, the court could take further action, thus making the divorce proceedings more complex.
An experienced attorney is able to help bring clarity from the moment a divorce filing is being considered. Expert divorce lawyers are better able to assess all available options and present them to the client in a manner that is clear and relatable. In addition, having legal counsel could help clients better understand which actions are necessary to increase the likelihood of achieving their desired outcome. A family law attorney is able to view the legal issues objectively and leverage their perspective to advocate for their clients more effectively than those who choose to self-represent.
How Do Child Custody Proceedings Work in Coral Springs?
Florida has implemented policies to ensure that minors have frequent and continuing contact with each parent after divorce or separation. In most cases, each party would retain full parental rights. Both parties may agree on how responsibilities would be assigned, or the court may order each parent to be responsible for specific aspects of the child’s welfare — including health care, dental needs, religion and education.
Child Custody issues often are extremely sensitive cases. Therefore, it is typically within both parties’ favor to hire legal counsel to help them properly follow the necessary procedure while navigating though such an emotional and stressful event. Spouses who are also filing for marriage dissolution may have their Coral Springs divorce lawyer represent them in child custody proceedings. Along with determining each parent’s set of rights and responsibilities, Florida courts also ensure that both parents attend a mandatory parenting course prior to entering final dissolution of the marriage. Having a knowledgeable Coral Springs family attorney by your side could help parties verify that they have completed the correct class that is mandated for their specific situation by their particular jurisdiction.
Family courts use the best-interests-of-the-child standard when deciding parental issues. However, in many aspects, family law judges have broad powers of discretion. Therefore, cases often are decided based on the party that is more favored by the judge’s discretionary power. For this reason, parties must choose a highly skilled, knowledgeable advocate to articulately present their case before the court. At the Law Office of Stuart N. House, P.A., our approach generally includes efforts to mediate by agreement wherever feasible and advisable. Nevertheless, we are always prepared to zealously represent you in the courtroom when necessary to achieve your desired goals and objectives.
Choose the Best Family Law Attorney for Your Case
Since 1991, the the divorce attorneys at the Law Office of Stuart N. House, P.A. have provided high-quality representation to family law clients in Coral Springs and the rest of Broward County, offering top-notch representation in matters involving divorce, child custody, prenuptial agreements, alimony and spousal support. All family law matters are of great importance to us, and we understand that each client could respond differently to the stress that is often involved with legal proceedings. In addition to providing thorough representation, we help each client understand the court process while we simultaneously gather important facts that are relevant to the case. Our divorce law firm represents clients throughout Broward County, including the cities of Parkland, Margate, Fort Lauderdale and Coconut Creek, Florida. Call us today to set up a free consultation.
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