Downer Law is an experienced and trusted family law attorney representing clients in Orange City, FL. We specialize in providing sound legal advice, and outstanding representation, our clients need to resolve many of life’s most complex and emotional legal challenges, including dissolution of marriage (divorce), alimony, and adoption. We serve greater Volusia County, FL clients, including Daytona Beach, DeBary, DeLand, Deltona, and Lake Helen, FL.
Dissolution of Marriage
Whether you are contemplating divorce or have been served a petition for divorce, we know it can be an emotionally draining experience. Unfortunately, one of the mistakes some spouses make is waiting too long to consult with a divorce attorney. There are many reasons for this. Sometimes they believe they can save money by handling the divorce without legal representation. While this may not be an issue when no children, real estate, or marital property is not involved, it can cause severe legal and financial issues. At Downer Law, our priority is protecting your legal rights. We let you know what you can and can’t do when your dissolution of marriage is going through the family court system. Understanding your legal rights, with effective legal representation from a respected divorce attorney, will help ensure a positive outcome.
There have been numerous changes to Florida’s Family Law regarding divorce and alimony over the past decade. So, obtaining alimony is more challenging than it was in the past. When considering whether a spouse qualifies for alimony under Florida law, the judge will consider your employment history, income, minor children, living expenses, and other factors. The court will use these factors to determine whether a spouse qualifies for a predetermined amount of short- or moderate-term alimony. You will need a qualified family law attorney, like Downer Law, with a track record of success in obtaining alimony for clients.
Florida has several types of adoption, including adult and stepparent options. It can be an open or closed adoption. If you are considering adopting a child in Florida, or need the assistance of a well-respected family law attorney in Orange City, FL, contact the office of Downer Law at (386) 873-7835 or visit us online to schedule a free initial case review.