Divorce Lawyer in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Florida

No one actually plans on getting a divorce when they enter into a marriage.  The separation from a spouse and children can be very hard on any family.  When facing a potential separation and eventual divorce, it is comforting to know that Florida Law provides guidelines for the separation and divorce, including  payment of alimony and child support and visitation/time sharing.  An experienced family law attorney can help you through this extremely emotional process and should be consulted when a potential divorce becomes a reality.    

When to Consult with a Divorce Lawyer in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton

When a divorce appears to be inevitable it is vital to consult with a family law attorney in West Palm Beach or Boca Raton, Florida.  With the help of an experienced family law attorney many issues can be resolved quickly and as painlessly as possible.

Uncontested Divorce in Florida

In a perfect world both husband and wife would prefer an uncontested divorce where all terms and conditions are agreed upon before the marital couple reaches a court room. Ideally, matters such as alimony, child support, visitation/time sharing, division of marital assets and marital liabilities may be mutually agreed to in a marital settlement agreement.  The advantage of an uncontested divorce is that it is quicker, less expensive and provides emotional stability to both parties involved.  

It is possible to do an uncontested divorce without the aid of a lawyer but it is clearly not the wise course of action.  There are many considerations of which a typical non-lawyer will not be aware when trying to craft their own amicable resolution.  Unfortunately many couples while saving money initially, cost themselves thousands of dollars down the road by not getting good sound legal advice before signing a marital settlement agreement.  It is in both party’s best interests to consult with an experienced family law attorney before preparing and/or executing a marital settlement agreement.  

Florida Divorce Mediation

In Palm Beach County before a case reaches the courtroom for either temporary relief hearing or trial, both parties are required to attend mediation.  Mediation is a process where an unbiased party i.e. court certified mediator tries to facilitate an amicable resolution to whatever issues are raised in a divorce.  It is advisable that each party attending mediation have their own legal counsel.  With the help of a divorce lawyer who has extensive experience in resolving divorce cases in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton you greatly increase your chances of a fair and just resolution at mediation.


The Law Offices of Peter Perettine in Boca Raton Florida serves clients in Palm Beach and Boca Raton, FL

Divorces can be one of the most stressful and difficult times in an individual’s life. The Law Offices of Peter Perettine brings many years of experience to the aid of clients, with the aim of helping families make the best choices for going forward. Whether your divorce is contested or not it is important to hire an attorney that will help bring normalcy back to your family, and a life you enjoy.

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Divorce Law

Uncontested Divorce

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