Discuss Your Family Law Matter With An Experienced, Caring Lawyer
Are you facing a divorce or annulment, child custody dispute, child support issue or determination of spousal support? Our family law attorneys understand that this may be one of the most difficult and emotional times of your life.
We also realize the impact that the case’s results may have on your family and your financial future. With a skilled and compassionate attorney to advise you, a fair and reasonable outcome can be within your grasp.
Providing A Range Of Legal Services For Parents And Others Going Through Divorce
Our family law firm counsels and represents clients in these and other family law and family-related matters:
- Prenuptial agreements
- Divorce (contested and uncontested)
- Child support
- Child custody, parenting plans, time-sharing in parenting plans
- Child visitation
- Guardianship (handled in probate court)
- Termination of parental rights
At Hurdle & Hughes Attorneys at Law, we are aware of the unique circumstances and challenges inherent in every family law matter. We are here to help you navigate the Tampa family court system to accomplish your goals. Ask us about any family law topic, including items not on the list, such as stepparent adoption and enforcement of court orders. Our years of experience can be valuable assets in your quest for the right solutions.
About Your Petition For Dissolution Of Marriage
As Florida is a no-fault divorce state, neither party needs to prove fault to obtain a divorce. You or your spouse needs only to assert that the marriage is irreconcilably broken. At least one of you must have been a Florida resident for six months prior to the filing of the petition for dissolution of marriage.
Your divorce will be uncontested if you agree on how you will divide assets and share parenting time. In case of disagreements that cannot be resolved, your divorce will be considered contested. In this case, it may be more challenging to reach a conclusion. You may reach a conclusion through negotiations, mediation or trial – the last resort, but a possibility that we are always ready for.
Fighting For The Rights Of Both Parents
Many fathers are not aware of all their rights as a parent. In today’s social environment, however, a mother does not automatically get primary custody of the children. A father’s right to seek custody is given the same weight as that of a mother.
Mothers, on the other hand, sometimes worry that they will lose custody rights because of their lower income.
Thankfully, the family law court places a high priority on preserving parent-child relationships with both parents, whenever possible. Child custody and child support are separate, though related, matters. Child support is calculated with a state-provided formula that takes many factors into account.
Whether you are a mother or father (or a grandparent raising a grandchild), you deserve to have an attorney who will educate you on your rights. We support fathers’ rights and mothers’ rights. The best interests of the child very likely include their nurturing relationship with you. We want to help you protect your parental rights.
Be Ready To Face The Future With Confidence
We welcome your inquiry. Call us to ask about our fees for initial consultations in family law cases covering issues like divorce and child custody. To facilitate a smooth initial evaluation, bring a valid driver’s license or current identification card and any documents relating to your case to your first meeting. Call 813-699-5008 or send an email inquiry to schedule a consultation.
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