DIVORCE LAW IN NAPLES, FLORIDA

DIVORCE LAWYERS IN NAPLES, FLORIDA

Divorce can cloud your judgment. That’s why we are here to advocate for you and let you know your rights and responsibilities.

The decision to get divorced will change your life and family dynamic. Moreover, the choices you make today as you finalize your divorce settlement can impact your family for years to come. 

Going through a divorce is often a highly emotionally-charged process. However, divorce also is a legal process with legal concerns that must be considered. 

If you are getting divorced, you need to consider how you’ll divide debts, property, assets, real property, businesses, bank accounts, and if you have children, you’ll have to develop a parenting plan that the courts will approve.

The experienced team and Long & Associates is here to help you navigate this legal process.

If you are getting divorced, it is important to plan ahead. It’s also important to have the right advocate for what is a difficult and very personal legal matter.

Contact Long & Associates, P.A., today. Our firm can review your finances, debts, shared property, parenting and children issues and help craft the best solution under the law.  In the alternative, should mediation fail, we will prepare the best case for you to present at trial to maximize your outcome for you and your children.

We have your back.

How Can I Get a Divorce in Naples, Florida?

In order to get divorced in Florida, you must first meet state residency requirements. One party in the marriage must have been a Florida resident for at least 6 months preceding the filing of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Florida is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning that individuals only need to show the marriage is “irretrievably broken” in order to move forward with divorce.  One need not prove adultery or cruel and unusual treatment, as is required in other states.

In order to file for divorce in Florida, one person in the marriage must file a petition with the court to dissolve the marriage.

During a typical dissolution of marriage, the following procedures are followed:

  • One party files a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the court.
  • The responding spouse files an Answer within twenty days of being served. Then, the responding party files a Counter-Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.
  • Each party completes a Financial Affidavit and makes financial disclosures by complying with Mandatory Disclosure.
  • If there are minor children, a Parenting Plan must be submitted and a Child Support Guideline Worksheet must be filed.
  • The Court will order the parties to mediation to attempt to resolve either temporary or global issues. Mediation may also assist couples during the process of developing a parenting plan and deciding on child custody matters.
  • In order to finalize the divorce, both parties must agree to written terms for the divorce outside of court. Should they be unable to do so, they will need to take their case to trial for a judge to decide. It is often in the interest of both parties involved to settle their divorce outside of court.

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CONTACT US

Business Hours

9 AM to 5 PM Monday – Thursday                                           9 AM to 3 PM on Friday

Telephone

(239) 316-1600

Email

info@lanaples.com 

Address

5185 Castello Dr. Ste. 2 Naples, FL 34103

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