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Wesley Chapel Family Lawyer

If you have filed for divorce, or are just considering divorce, there are certain steps you need to do to legally protect yourself, your finances, your children, and your future. Because of this, it is highly recommended to work with an attorney throughout the entire divorce process. While you may assume that you and your spouse are in complete agreement on everything from child custody to division of marital property, it likely will not stay that way in the months to come. Here at The Law Office of Laurie R. Chane, our Wesley Chapel family law lawyers can help you navigate these difficult times so that you are set up for success in the next chapter of your life. In addition to divorce and child custody/support matters, we also handle all issues pertaining to estate planning. If you are seeking to update your will, create a trust, or get started on creating a comprehensive estate plan that will protect your loved ones when you are gone, there is no better time than now. Too many people put off estate planning until it is too late.

Divorce and Other Family Law Matters We Handle

  • Division of marital property—Marital property is subject to equitable (fair) division during divorce.
  • Child custody—Child custody and the creation of a parenting plan is a complex issue in most divorces.
  • Relocation—If a parent with custody wants to move more than 50 miles from their current residence for 60 or more consecutive days, they must gain approval from the other parent or the court, as per Florida statute 61.13001.
  • Child support—Child support is the financial obligation owed to the parent with primary custody, and is vital for the child’s well being as they grow up.
  • Alimony—Alimony, also called spousal support, can be used for education, vocational training, paying rent or the bills, and sustaining one’s standard of living during or after the divorce.
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements—A prenuptial agreement is a legal agreement used to keep assets separated during marriage. According to Street Directory, just five percent of marriages that end in divorce have prenuptial agreements. A postnuptial agreement is the same thing, except created after the marriage has begun. Both can be of use during divorce, and in many other scenarios.
  • Marital settlement agreements (MSA)—If both parties are in agreement on all issues from child custody to asset division, they can save themselves time and money. Marital settlement agreements are used to dissolve a marriage without going through the court system.
  • Protective Injunction Orders—A protective ordre is used by victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault to protect themselves from further harm.
  • Modification and Enforcement of Court Orders—All court orders can be modified at a later date. We also help with enforcement to uphold the order.

Contact a Wesley Chapel Family Lawyer Today

Whether you have filed for divorce or are still in the process of considering all of your options, we encourage you to call The Law Office of Laurie R. Chane today to speak to one of our experienced Wesley Chapel family law attorneys. Call us today at 352-567-0055.

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