Contested Or Uncontested Divorce, I Can Help
Whether you are considering divorce or your spouse has filed for divorce from you, at Alpert Law, P.A., I am prepared to help you evaluate your legal options and next steps. In addition, it is common for people to reach a point in their divorce case when they must hire a different attorney to be comfortable and make progress. In any of these situations, I encourage you to contact me, attorney Liz Alpert, for a thorough consultation and interactive discussion.
Negotiation Whenever Possible, Aggressive Litigation If Necessary
The first step I take in any family law case is to understand your goals and priorities, as well as your perspective on how you would like the case to proceed. In my practice, I encourage and promote the negotiation of an out-of-court settlement whenever possible. If it becomes apparent that toughness and tenacity in court will be necessary to get a favorable outcome for you, I will build your case accordingly and deliver exactly those qualities.
Uncontested Divorce Requires Prior Agreement On All Issues
An uncontested divorce is often a cost-saving and stress-saving option for divorcing couples who have reached an agreement on all major issues, including child custody and asset division. I can represent you – but not both you and your spouse – in an uncontested divorce, preparing a legal settlement agreement and handling all filing procedures. Although you still must appear in court, an uncontested divorce allows you to avoid the mandatory financial disclosure necessary for filing any contested divorce. If there are still issues to be resolved but both parties are willing to communicate respectfully and work in good faith toward resolution, you may want to consider a collaborative divorce.
Determined, Business-Savvy Counsel For You In A Contested Divorce
Florida is essentially a “no fault” state, allowing irreconcilable differences as grounds for divorce. Despite this innocuous and non-threatening language, many divorces are hotly disputed and difficult to resolve. Whether your disputes are over spousal maintenance, child custody and visitation, property division or other components of your settlement, I will take the time to understand your perspective and help you assess likely outcomes. My business background and analytical strengths are assets for clients who need research, economic knowledge and determination on their side to reach a favorable financial settlement. I am committed to finding hidden assets, establishing your ownership of nonmarital property, documenting the opposing party’s income and taking other steps needed to pursue your interests.
Reach Out To Learn More
I am here to help you with all steps of a contested or uncontested divorce. Please contact me today to discuss property valuation strategies and other issues in your contested divorce case. Call 941-584-9501 or send me an email to schedule a consultation at my Sarasota office.