305-703-7459Fighting For The Best Interests Of Your Family
As a father-son team, our attorneys at Law Office of Jorge L. Gonzalez, PA, understand the importance of family. We know how every decision can impact you and your family for years to come. When you need to speak to an attorney about a family law case, you may feel overwhelmed and apprehensive about the future. You need an attorney who is compassionate and recognizes what you are going through.
With over 30 years of experience assisting clients in Doral and throughout South Florida, we provide effective and affordable representation for our family law clients. Whether you need to file for divorce or need help fighting for custody of your children, you can trust us to put your best interests first. We speak fluent Spanish and English to ensure our clients feel comfortable communicating their needs and concerns.
Helping You Through Your Divorce
Divorce can be an emotional and traumatic experience for all those involved. This is not limited to the spouses but also their immediate family. For that reason, a divorce attorney can make the entire process much smoother. Most people aren’t fully aware of their legal rights and obligations beyond general assumptions, some of which may not be true.
Learning the various rules and details that go into divorce can be a fine line to walk, and it may require a lot of research and homework to go into court alone. A legal professional can provide valuable counsel to protect your rights and make the process as efficient as possible. At Law Office of Jorge L. Gonzalez, PA, we will review your case thoroughly to help you understand what you’re entitled to and what you can reasonably expect to walk away with.
Finding Child Custody And Time-Sharing Solutions
A divorce becomes even more complicated when children are involved. Child custody cases are difficult for the parents and the entire family. At Law Office of Jorge L. Gonzalez, PA, our father-son attorneys know that the bond between a parent and their child is precious.
In Florida, child custody is referred to as time-sharing. Part of your divorce process will involve determining your children’s custody and time-sharing schedule. We can help you fight for your right to be there for your children. Whether through sole physical custody or visitation hours, you can trust us to fight for the best interests of you and your child.
Florida courts consider the child’s best interests the most critical factor in determining child custody or time-sharing arrangements. When parents cannot come to a decision on their own, the court will intervene and consider various factors, including:
- Each parent’s income and ability to provide
- Each parent’s mental and physical health
- The child’s school
- Whether the parent will cooperate with the other
- Involvement of each parent in the child’s life
If the child is old enough, the court may also consider the child’s preference. Although one parent may have full physical custody, the court may divide decision-making between the parents. Such decisions include health care, education and religious instruction.
Your Advocate In Domestic Violence Cases
Unfortunately, sometimes a marriage or relationship ends in domestic violence and abuse. Domestic violence refers to many types of criminal behavior that take place between spouses, a couple who lives together, close family members or a couple who shares children.
Forms of domestic violence include:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual assault
- Verbal abuse
Any criminal act performed by a household member against another that results in injury or death is a form of domestic violence. In some cases, the victim may avoid stepping forward in fear of the abuser’s retribution. In other cases, because abuse tends to happen over time, victims don’t see their scenario as abuse and may even blame themselves. It is extremely important that if there are any red flags in regard to these listed crimes, you first seek the help of the police if you’re in immediate danger and then seek legal assistance when you’re safe.
Domestic violence is a crime where the evidence can be limited to the victim’s statement, which can spell out challenges for the courtroom. We can help convey the severity of the situation to the other participants in the courtroom. We can also help you obtain protection during these times.
Understanding Property Division In A Florida Divorce
In Florida, the standard for property division after a divorce is equitable, fair division. Fairness does not necessarily mean an equal division of the property. The court will consider various factors, such as income, contribution to the marriage and the length of the marriage.
Only marital assets are subject to property division after a divorce. Marital assets are anything the spouses acquired during the marriage, whether separately or together. This can include physical property, retirement benefits, stocks and other investments. Nonmarital or separate property is anything a spouse acquired before the marriage or as an inheritance or gift.
When it comes to shared real estate, such as the family home, the court will also consider which option would most benefit any children the couple has. Typically, the court grants the home to the parent with primary physical custody.
Compassionate And Honest Family Law Representation
At Law Office of Jorge L. Gonzalez, PA, we understand how sensitive family law topics are. When you work with us, you will receive compassionate and transparent representation to help you take the next step. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation by calling 305-703-7459 or completing our online contact form.