Results-Oriented Broward County Attorney Focuses on Family Law Matters
Trusted Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer negotiates favorable settlements
Family law conflicts can become extremely draining, both emotionally and financially, when there is more emphasis put on the problem than the solution. At GFC Law, PLLC in Fort Lauderdale, resolving your family law matter efficiently and favorably is my top priority. I have dedicated my career to serving members of the community, having spent 20 years as a law enforcement officer before helping people use the law to assert their rights during divorce, child custody battles and petitions for spousal support and child support.
Skilled litigator seeks to resolve alimony and property division disputes
Settlements or orders made in regards to marital property and alimony may determine each spouse’s financial well-being for many years after the divorce. A full disclosure of financial assets is absolutely crucial to obtaining a fair outcome in matters such as:
- Property division — Most assets and debts acquired by either spouse between the date of marriage and the date of divorce filing are marital property. Florida’s rule of equitable distribution requires a court to ensure that the marital property division plan awards a fair share of assets to each spouse. Rather than using a 50/50 division to achieve a fair split, what is considered equitable to the court is determined by the specific circumstances of the marriage.
- Alimony — A court may order the payment of alimony to a spouse who demonstrates a financial need if the other spouse has the ability to pay. Many factors influence the amount and duration of alimony payments, including the length of the marriage and financial resources of each spouse.
I frequently use forensic investigative techniques and human behavior analysis as a law enforcement officer. At my family law practice, I use these skills to search for hidden assets and to negotiate settlements that allow satisfaction for all parties.
Determined family lawyer assists with child custody and child support issues
Family courts use specific guidelines to determine appropriate amounts of child support based on each parent’s income and the child’s needs. When a deciding factor changes significantly after the initial order, a modification may be made to the original order. If one parent fails to pay child support, I can petition to enforce the order through forced payments.
Family court judges make decisions about child custody and visitation with the best interest of the child as the guiding priority. Florida courts generally encourage child custody plans that enable children to enjoy substantial, regular contact with each parent. Because circumstances vary greatly from one family to the next, each time-sharing plan should be carefully designed to reflect the needs of the parents and children involved. I help parents develop thorough parenting plan proposals and to assert their parental rights. When child custody battles involve complicating factors, such as in same-sex divorce, I encourage creative resolutions that allow children to enjoy all the love and support that helps them flourish.
Contact a respected South Florida family law attorney to arrange for your free consultation
At GFC Law, PLLC in Fort Lauderdale, I handle divorce and family law matters with skill and professionalism in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. To schedule your free initial consultation, call 954-317-1406 or contact me online.