Protecting Your Rights In Divorce
Divorce is one of the most stressful times in life. From establishing child support and custody to dividing up property and assets, you will need an attorney who is completely focused on you and those you love — an experienced counselor who can listen, clearly explain your options and fight for what you need.
Norris Law focuses on cases with an extensively experienced divorce lawyer who understands the way divorce laws work and how courts typically handle family law cases. Having a skilled attorney on your side can make an incredible difference in how your divorce is resolved.
Five Most Important Issues In Divorce
When a marriage is “irretrievably broken,” it may be time to file for divorce. Florida is a no-fault divorce state. This means that neither party has to prove the other spouse was at fault for the marital problems. Under law, five issues (when applicable) must be decided before a divorce can be granted by the court:
- Child custody agreements
- Visitation or parenting schedule
- Division of property
- Child support
- Alimony or spousal support
When A Divorce Is Contested
If a couple can agree on these matters, then the divorce is uncontested, and it can be granted. If they cannot come to an agreement, the divorce is contested. In a contested divorce, a judge may order the parties to undergo mediation, where a trained professional helps the couple attempt to resolve issues.
The mediator is a neutral third party whose role is to facilitate an agreement, not to give legal advice or advocate for either party. If mediation is unsuccessful, the parties may go to trial, where a judge will decide the remaining issues and make a ruling before granting a divorce.
Putting Children First
Divorce can cause major stress on children, especially if the couple is argumentative. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful events that can disrupt a child’s neurodevelopment.
Research shows ACEs contribute to a higher risk of social problems, substance abuse disorders and behavioral issues in adulthood. Attorney Norris mixes his vast legal competence with a reassuring, compassionate style. He’ll take the stress off, so you can nurture your children through this difficult time.
Working For A Peaceful Resolution
Divorce issues can be difficult and all-consuming. The delicate nature of ending a marriage requires a skilled and caring lawyer who will listen and will protect your interests in mind. Norris Law in Tallahassee can help you confidently move forward whether it be mediation, negotiating settlement or courtroom litigation. We’ll ensure your needs and rights are protected. All consultations are confidential.
Let Us Review Your Divorce Needs
With more than a decade of divorce litigation experience, we’ll fight to protect your rights, assets and integrity so that you may end your marriage and move on. Call our Tallahassee law office at or inquire online through this site for a free initial review of your situation.