Legal issues involving families can be some of the most difficult areas of the law to navigate. Often times, the issues are complex and the emotional toll taken on couples and children can be devastating. At Myers & Eichelberger, P.L., our family law attorneys are committed to zealously representing our clients’ goals and interests, related to their families. We are especially sensitive to the delicate nature of the issues and will work hand-in-hand with our clients to ensure they understand the legal process and how it affects their loved ones.
Divorce – Child Custody – Child Support – Alimony – Paternity:
We employ a variety of legal solutions and strategies to help our clients obtain the best results possible during a difficult divorce or child proceeding. Where the issues can possibly be resolved by settlement, we work with our clients to help create an agreement that allows them to maintain control of how they raise their children and divide the property from the marriage. When the issues cannot be resolved through settlement, we prepare comprehensive trial strategies to ensure our clients’ interests are properly represented to the court.
When the Department of Children and Families (DCF) involves itself in peoples’ lives, it can be highly traumatic to their children. Our family law attorneys help ensure parents’ rights are protected and they are properly represented on vital issues related to their children.
Guardianship/Temporary Custody: The Myers & Eichelberger family law team helps those seeking to obtain guardianship or temporary custody over their loved ones, present their best possible case to the court. The requirements for guardianship or temporary custody over someone can be daunting and we work to make sure our clients understand each step of the process and how it protects their loved ones.
At Myers & Eichelberger, our family law attorneys take special care in representing those who have been the victims of domestic violence. After a horrible act is committed, it is extremely important to have effective representation before the court when seeking an injunction for protection against the abuser. Our family law attorneys help ensure your case is presented properly to the court, so that you receive the necessary protection and peace of mind.
Divorce or dissolution of marriage, can be one of the most devastating events in a person’s life. Almost inevitably, the issues surrounding divorce will be emotionally charged, as spouses and children begin to grapple with the changing family dynamics.
The primary concern will typically be the health, safety and well-being of any children affected by divorce; however, the court will also make temporary and permanent decisions about other things like the division of property, responsibility for debts, and whether one spouse should pay the other support/alimony.
At Myers & Eichelberger, our team of family law attorneys brings extensive knowledge and understanding to the many complex issues surrounding a divorce. We work closely with our clients to help them understand the stages of the divorce process and make sure their goals are represented effectively before the court.
- Do I have to allege to the court that my spouse has done something wrong in the marriage in order to get a divorce?
Typically, either spouse may ask for a divorce and neither person needs to be at fault, all that is necessary in most cases is at least one spouse considers the marriage be “irretrievably broken.”
- I just moved to Florida and I need to get divorced, how soon can I do this?
In order to get a divorce in Florida, at least one of the spouses must be a resident of the state for at least 6 months prior to petitioning the court for the divorce.
- How will we be able to figure out who gets what property and who is responsible for what debts?
Typically, the court presumes that the property and debt of a marriage should be divided equally unless there is a basis to divide property disproportionately.
- We bought many things during our marriage but they are mostly titled in my spouse’s name, does that mean I don’t get any of the value from them?
Typically, the test for whether something is joint asset is not whose name it is titled in; but whether it was obtained during the marriage with the money or efforts of either spouse.
- My spouse says that they are going to take our children and never let me see them again, can they do this?
It is the public policy of the State of Florida that each child has frequent and continuing contact with both parents after the parents separate or divorce and to encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities and joys of child rearing.