Our Services at a glance
We will handle your legal matters involving your marriage, separation or dissolution of marriage (divorce). We will also assist you with obtaining agreements including marital settlement, child custody, child support and/or alimony or risolve your entire divorce through the mediation process.
If you have children under 18, whether you are involved in a divorce or a paternity action, then child support is, with rare exception, a fact of life. Florida law requires a determination of child support when parents are not residing together, and the legally mandated guidelines usually require one parent to pay the other parent an amount calculated under Florida Statutes.
Whereas child support is based on specific guidelines established by Florida law, alimony awards remain less predictable. At its essence, alimony is based on the need of one spouse to received support AND the ability of the other spouse to pay support. Both factors are necessary. Among the many other factors the courts consider in awarding alimony are the length of the marriage and the ability of the spouse requesting alimony to be or become self supporting.”.
At Divorce Made Easy, Inc. Ann-Marie Giustibelli, an attorney and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator will meet with you and your spouse in an informal setting to discuss all of the issues relating to your divorce such as a parenting plan, equitable distribution of your assets and debts, alimony, child support and any other issue that may arise.
Equitable distribution is the distribution of property and debt obligations used by courts in most states when dividing marital property during divorce proceedings.
Time Sharing Agreements & Parenting Plans
Timesharing is designed to help avoid unnecessary arguments and disagreements that can arise during custodial issues. There are many factors that go into the consideration of time sharing. The courts have to consider several factors when determining timesharing.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
It is easy to overlook the fact that though marriage is based on a romantic relationship, it is also an economic partnership, and many rights and duties arise between the couple by operation of law. In the event that you and your spouse decide to end the relationship in the future, you will have to sort out matters such as alimony and division of property and debts.
Most family law cases should not end up in court with a judge deciding the outcome. If both parties, from the beginning, desire to work together towards a fair settlement, then the collaborative law process may be a good option.
After the court entered your final judgment or you signed a settlement agreement, you thought that all issues were resolved. However, that final judgment was entered into some time ago and some things have changed. If the change's are substantial, we can assist you to modify your agreement
When you establish paternity, you identify the legal father of the child. Paternity gives rights and benefits to the mother, the father and the child. Some of the rights and benefits for the child are: Information on family medical history, The child will know the identity of his or her father, The father's name is on the birth certificate, Health or life insurance from either parent, if available, Support from both parents, like child support and medical support, Get Social Security or veteran's benefits, military allowances and inheritances.