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Family Law

Call Our St Petersburg Family Law Lawyer with Questions

When it comes to family law matters, there is no question that the situation can become extremely emotional and complex. At The Stokes Law Firm, we have handled a myriad of family law cases, ranging from divorce to child support and alimony with the care and professional touch required. We are here to help protect your rights and those of your family, and reduce the stress of the situation as much as possible.

If you are facing a family law issue, you should call our team of attorneys right away. We can review your case and help come up with a strategy to help you achieve the best possible outcome for the situation. However, we can’t help if you don’t call.

These Family Law Cases We Handle

At The Stokes Law Firm, we help clients who are facing a number of different families law situations, including – but certainly not limited to – the following issues:
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  • Divorce
  • Child custody/support
  • Modification of prior orders
  • Alimony
  • Property division
  • Relocation
  • Time sharing
  • Mediation
  • Paternity suits
  • Enforcement and contempt
  • Department of revenue actions
  • Domestic violence injunctions
  • Parenting plans

Our St Petersburg Family Law Attorneys Are on Your Side

When you file for divorce, you are ending a partnership, which means you have to divide your marital property. While Florida courts give couples the ability to determine property distributions alone, they will step in if the two people are unable to agree on how the property, valuables, assets, and money they have collected during the course of the marriage should be separated.

To make sure that an equitable divorce occurs, you have to know what assets belong to the marriage, which debts have been accrued, and what the other person’s financial needs are going to be like in the future. Our team of family law attorneys can help you determine these numbers to ensure you receive a fair marital distribution.

Child Support, Visitation and Child Custody in Florida

Who is going to have primary custody of your children, where they are going to live and how they will be supported financially are often considered the most contentious issues during a divorce? Most parents have rather strong opinions regarding how they want their children to be raised, and many will try to maintain an amicable relationship with their ex-spouse to ensure their children are taken care of.

However, if this is not possible, then the Florida court system is available to help determine issues related to visitation, child support, and child custody. These decisions are based on what is in the best interest of the child. There are several factors that are considered, including the children’s ages, their state of health, where they are currently living, the relationships they have with the parents, and the ability each parent has to provide for the child’s educational, emotional and physical needs. We will help you gather and present key evidence related to these factors to secure the support and custody terms that are best for you and your children.

Spousal Support in Florida

Also known as alimony, maintenance or support, spousal support is used in a number of divorce cases to support one spouse if they don’t have the resources or education to support themselves. While this is not an issue that is relevant in every divorce case, in some situations one spouse may be entitled to this support if they make significantly less than the other person, have little or no education, have a disability or another condition that limits their earning capacity or if they have been out of the workforce for many years.

If your case goes to trial, then the judge is also going to consider how long your marriage lasted when determining the amount of time the alimony has to be paid. If they rule that alimony is necessary for your situation, it can last anywhere from a period of just a few months to being permanent. When you hire our family law attorneys, we can help you understand the alimony factors related to your case and help make sure you get the best results in your case.

We Can Help You Make a Fresh Start

At The Stokes Law Firm, our team of dedicated family law attorneys is ready and able to help you with an array of family law issues. We have the resources and knowledge to help you modify court orders if necessary and handle complex matters in this field. It is very important to us that every single one of our clients is given the attention they deserve and has the opportunity to start fresh for themselves and their children. If you need family law services, call us today. We can evaluate your case and help you achieve the best outcome in this unfortunate situation. At The Stokes Law Firm, we are here to help you with any family law issue you may be facing.

Divorce, Child Custody & Child Support are all serious issues that affect your life in serious ways. Call the experienced family law attorneys at Stokes Law Firm today at 727-954-0186. We can help!

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