Hillsborough County Family Law Attorney
At the Law Offices of Mark G. Rodriguez, P.A., our experienced Hillsborough County family law attorneys have been guiding families through the court system, and numerous legal affairs, for years. We know how sensitive these topics can be, and represent our clients with compassion, and while always protecting their confidentiality. If you have a family law matter in Hillsborough County that needs to be addressed, contact our experienced attorneys today for a free consultation.
There are few things more difficult than getting a divorce, even if you know that separating from your spouse is the best thing for both of you. We can assist you in filing for, or responding to a petition for, divorce, understanding the grounds for divorce, and making sense of the number of issues that arise when a couple decides to dissolve a marriage.
Child Custody & Visitation
More complicated than divorce alone is the issue of child custody and visitation when a child’s parents do not wish to remain together. Not only will we assist you in understanding the laws surrounding child custody and visitation in Florida, but we will also guide you through forming a parenting plan. Further, we can represent you in negotiations with your child’s other parent regarding time-sharing, and represent you in court if an out-of-court settlement cannot be reached.
When a child does not live with both parents, the parent who does not have custody is typically ordered by the court to make child support payments, as both parents have a duty to financially support their child. The amount of child support that a parent may be ordered to pay is based on Florida Child Support Guidelines, which calculate a child support payment based on parents’ income.
Another type of monthly payment that a party to a divorce may be ordered to pay is alimony, also called spousal support or spousal maintenance. Spousal maintenance is designed to help the financially dependent party in the relationship support themselves post-divorce. Usually, alimony only lasts until the spouse can develop the skills or/and secure employment necessary for self-support, although sometimes alimony is paid for life.
Experienced Hillsborough County Family Law Lawyers Fighting for You
When facing an issue that requires the intervention of a family court in Hillsborough County, it is important that you have an experienced Hillsborough County family law attorney on your side. An attorney can aid you in understanding the law and how to navigate it. What’s more, because coming to a resolution with other parties in the family law action (i.e. your spouse) outside of court is often more cost-effective, saves more time, and can protect emotions, we can help you to understand the benefits of negotiation and mediation. Of course, when settlements cannot be reached, our team is ready to litigate on your behalf.
To learn more about our legal services, contact the Law Offices of Mark G. Rodriguez, P.A. today. We encourage you to call us directly, or send us a message using the form on our website.