There is no one-size-fits-all approach to divorce. Each family is different and thus, each divorce matter is unique. You need an attorney with extensive experience and specialized knowledge in family law.

i. Divorce with Children

A divorce that involves children adds a host of complexities and issues to a divorce.

  • What will timesharing look like once the divorce is finalized?
  • Which parent will be responsible for uncovered health insurance costs?
  • Will the parents make major decisions jointly, or will one parent have ultimate decision-making authority?
  • Or is there a basis to petition the Court for sole parental responsibility?

We will work together to prepare a parenting plan that resolves all outstanding child issues. We will also guide you through the remaining statutory requirements. The Law Offices of Osman Lopez, P.A. offers comprehensive representation to reduce post-judgment issues. An amicable and collaborative approach can be the most cost-effective approach to divorce, but if collaboration is not feasible, we will zealously litigate your matter in Court.

ii. High-Net Worth Divorce

A divorce that involves substantial assets demands specialized experience. A divorce has significant financial implications on a high-net worth couple. The Law Offices of Osman Lopez, P.A. can successfully protect the wealth accumulated during a marriage, marital/non- marital businesses, properties, personal or foreign assets, and the like.

iii. Uncontested Divorce

An Uncontested Divorce assumes that the parties have reached an agreement on all outstanding issues. There are a multitude of benefits to an uncontested divorce but you must meet certain requirements to qualify. The Law Offices of Osman Lopez, P.A. can ascertain whether this option makes sense for you and your family. Please call us to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your options.

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Non-compliance with a previously entered final order, final judgment, or agreement incites post-judgment litigation. The outcome of post-judgment matter is largely governed by the terms of the agreement, court order, and prevailing caselaw. The Law Offices of Osman Lopez, P.A. is well-versed in post-judgement strategy to minimize ongoing harm and costs.

In Florida, Paternity can be at issue if a child(ren) is born to parties who are not married. There are several ways to establish paternity, including notarized acknowledgments of paternity and DNA testing. Once paternity is established, several child issues must be resolved prior to a final judgment. Osman Lopez has tried countless paternity suits and represented both fathers and mothers seeking parental rights.

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Adoption is a highly specialized area within family law. There are many different types of adoptions within family law, such as stepparent adoptions, international adoptions, and even termination of parental rights. Adoptions require very particular knowledge as adoptions are usually regarded as a niche area within family law. Rest assured that Attorney Osman Lopez possess the necessary acumen to ensure your adoption related proceeding moves forward smoothly and efficiently.

Issues involving timesharing/custody can be among the most difficult to settle as the stakes are so high. In such a high stakes and litigated matter, you will need the expertise of an experienced family law attorney. Osman Lopez’s experience and skill in timesharing/custody issues will undoubtedly serve to your interest. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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As part of the divorce proceedings, alimony will certainly be a legal issue, in a family where one spouse is the sole or primary wage earner. Alimony, however, is not awarded in every is heavily fact-driven as the Judges have a considerable discretion in awarding or denying alimony. Florida follows a need and ability approach to determine whether alimony is an issue in a matter. To highlight, alimony is determined by one spouse’s need for alimony and the other spouse’s ability to provide for alimony. It is critical to retain an experienced and reputable attorney for your alimony related matter. Please give us a call today for a free case evaluation.

Florida is considered an equitable distribution state and not a community property state. The differences are stark and the rights of a party greatly differ. In other words, In Florida a Judge could determine what is fair and equitable for purposes of property division. A Judge, however, is provided guidance via Florida statutes to assist in determining what is fair and equitable. Please contact Attorney Osman Lopez to further discuss the unique circumstances of your matter.

At its core, child support is primarily determined by the income of each parent and the overnight schedule for the child(ren). Child support in Florida is determined by a formula set by the Florida legislature. Said formula primarily is determined by the income and overnights of each parent. Each parent may, however, obtain certain credits and deductions, such as health insurance and child care, from their child support obligation. You should always seek an attorney experienced in child support matters to assist you with your matter. Contact Attorney Osman Lopez for a free case evaluation.

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A prenuptial agreement is a contract signed before the marriage which is used to determine each party’s interest in the event of a divorce. A postnuptial agreement is a contract dictating what will occur in the event of a divorce, during the marriage. These contracts are intentionally hyper-specific to ensure same will avoid any confusion or ambiguity in the event litigation should arise. A pre/postnuptial agreement will almost always lessen the expense of litigation and will expedite the divorce proceedings.

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Mediation is a process where the interested parties meet with a neutral third-party (mediator) assists the parties to negotiate a settlement and finalize their matter. Parties are required to go to mediation, at least once, prior to final hearing. The mediation process allows each side an opportunity to resolve and negotiate a settlement, rather than having a Judge decide. Most matters are settled at mediation. Give us a call today to discuss whether your matter is ready for mediation.

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It is relatively common for a couple to divorce in one state or country and then one or both parties move to another state. In order for the courts in Florida to recognize and enforce a foreign order (whether from a different state or country), said foreign order must be domesticated. Please give us a call to discuss how Attorney Osman Lopez can assist you with domesticating and enforcing a foreign court order.

Victims of domestic violence are afforded several avenues of protection under state law. Statutory requirements dictate the strength of any claim made under any of the available DV statues. Parents/guardians can also bring claims of domestic violence on behalf of their children/minors. The Law Offices of Osman Lopez, P.A. has sought numerous temporary and permanent injunctions for victims of domestic violence including dating violence and sexual violence. It is crucial to understand the discrepancies between the several domestic violence statutes and alternate means of protection like stay away orders. Our firm handles claims urgently and aggressively.

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Victims of domestic violence are afforded several avenues of protection under state law. Statutory requirements dictate the strength of any claim made under any of the available DV statues. Parents/guardians can also bring claims of domestic violence on behalf of their children/minors. The Law Offices of Osman Lopez, P.A. has sought numerous temporary and permanent injunctions for victims of domestic violence including dating violence and sexual violence. It is crucial to understand the discrepancies between the several domestic violence statutes and alternate means of protection like stay away orders. Our firm handles claims urgently and aggressively.

Victims of domestic violence are afforded several avenues of protection under state law. Statutory requirements dictate the strength of any claim made under any of the available DV statues. Parents/guardians can also bring claims of domestic violence on behalf of their children/minors. The Law Offices of Osman Lopez, P.A. has sought numerous temporary and permanent injunctions for victims of domestic violence including dating violence and sexual violence. It is crucial to understand the discrepancies between the several domestic violence statutes and alternate means of protection like stay away orders. Our firm handles claims urgently and aggressively.

Victims of domestic violence are afforded several avenues of protection under state law. Statutory requirements dictate the strength of any claim made under any of the available DV statues. Parents/guardians can also bring claims of domestic violence on behalf of their children/minors. The Law Offices of Osman Lopez, P.A. has sought numerous temporary and permanent injunctions for victims of domestic violence including dating violence and sexual violence. It is crucial to understand the discrepancies between the several domestic violence statutes and alternate means of protection like stay away orders. Our firm handles claims urgently and aggressively.

Victims of domestic violence are afforded several avenues of protection under state law. Statutory requirements dictate the strength of any claim made under any of the available DV statues. Parents/guardians can also bring claims of domestic violence on behalf of their children/minors. The Law Offices of Osman Lopez, P.A. has sought numerous temporary and permanent injunctions for victims of domestic violence including dating violence and sexual violence. It is crucial to understand the discrepancies between the several domestic violence statutes and alternate means of protection like stay away orders. Our firm handles claims urgently and aggressively.

Victims of domestic violence are afforded several avenues of protection under state law. Statutory requirements dictate the strength of any claim made under any of the available DV statues. Parents/guardians can also bring claims of domestic violence on behalf of their children/minors. The Law Offices of Osman Lopez, P.A. has sought numerous temporary and permanent injunctions for victims of domestic violence including dating violence and sexual violence. It is crucial to understand the discrepancies between the several domestic violence statutes and alternate means of protection like stay away orders. Our firm handles claims urgently and aggressively.

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