What legal rights do men have in West Palm Beach Florida?
We are glad you asked! If you are a married male and you or your spouse has been a resident of Florida for six months and needing a divorce, then our attorneys are here to help. Florida does not require certain “grounds” to obtain a divorce, just that the marriage is “irretrievably broken” and you want out! Once this happens, men are confronted with several questions about child custody, alimony, child support, property, taxes and debt, just to name a few. Each divorce is unique and we recognize that each of our clients have different priorities and needs. We really listen to what is important to you and counsel you on your divorce rights, the rights of your children as well as your property rights and responsibilities. Our knowledgeable attorneys help you to make the best decisions for you and your family’s future.
Often times, men are not treated fairly in the court system. That is why it is so important to hire our attorneys to answer all your questions as well as strictly follow all legal and court procedures. Missing court deadlines can mean you may lose certain rights. Don’t let that happen to you! We don’t consider ourselves a male-oriented firm, but an equal rights firm. We believe our clients should receive the best legal counsel available to obtain the best outcome. Typically, a divorce takes about three months to complete but could drag out several years if it is contested. How long it takes to complete the divorce rests solely on your desire to put the past behind you and move on.
During your divorce, the judge will valuate all assets and they will be divided. If you were married under seven years, the likelihood of having to pay alimony is quite low, but can be dependent on your lifestyle. Marriages over fourteen years will likely result in alimony payments to the husband or wife. Most people assume that the wife will always receive money, but that’s just not true. The judge will take into consideration your work history and ability to work now and in the future. Legally there is no preference to gender when determining alimony payments. That is why it is so important to hire the best divorce attorney possible to represent you in court.
Child custody and child support are often the most important part of your divorce. Times have certainly changed and men have rights to custody and are often awarded full custody of their children. There are several factors that the court uses to decide what is in the best welfare of the children. As our client, our attorneys will discuss each of these factors with you so you are well informed. If you desire full custody of your children, you will need to make a convincing case to the judge that you are the best choice for guardian of the children. That is where all the factors come in to play for the court to decide. If child support is awarded, it is based on a child support chart that is published by the state of Florida. Often times this number is predicted by the chart, but the judge does have the ability to change the amount of support issued.
It all comes down to you. In order to sleep well at night knowing you are in the best hands possible for your divorce, contact Roy & Associates, P.A. We listen to what is most important to you and stand by you throughout the divorce process. We know men’s rights and can help ease the anxiety associated with divorce in this critical time in your life.
The article above is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. If you need legal advice, contact an attorney.