Palm Beach Divorce Attorney
Like every state, Florida has certain regulations governing the divorce
process and including deadlines which must be met. Paying close attention
to when specific papers must be filed and fees paid is crucial to having
your divorce processed in a timely and effective manner. Speaking with
a reliable Palm Beach divorce lawyer can help you make sense of the entire
process and ensure your divorce is filed correctly.
At the Law Offices of Carol D. Ellis, P.A. you have access to a professional
legal team with more than 10 years of experience and numerous successes
in handling complex divorce cases. We have a deep understanding of Florida’s
divorce and family law statutes, making us a powerful advocate for those
struggling with family law matters.
Take Action & Understand the Process
The following is a basic outline of the flow of the divorce process. Your
divorce is unique and speaking with our firm is the best means of knowing
what needs to be done and when.
The divorce process includes:
Filing the petition—you (or your spouse) will need to first file your petition for dissolution
of marriage with the county family law court
Petition response—after filing, the other spouse has 20 days to prepare and file a
response which either accepts the terms in the petition or challenges
them with counter-claims
Temporary hearings—after the 20 days, either spouse can file a motion for temporary
relief to obtain an order or injunction regarding the dissipation of finances,
possession of the home, alimony, custody, etc.
Exchanging financial information—next comes a mandatory disclosure of your finances where spouses
exchange bank records, tax returns, and 401(k)s
Alternative dispute resolution—you and your spouse may be required to attend mediation to reach
an agreement on contested issues with the help of a neutral third party
who facilitates discussion
Litigation—if mediation fails, you will need to go before a judge where you
and your spouse will present evidence to try and convince the judge to
rule in their favor
Consulting with our dedicated Palm Beach divorce attorney beforehand is
the best way of understanding all your options and obligations if you
are involved in a divorce.
Reach out to the Law Offices of Carol D. Ellis, P.A. and set up your free