Divorce

Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the process of terminating a marriage or marital union.[1] Divorce usually entails the canceling or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country or state.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divorce

Now you know the definition, but that’s not enough, is it? As a Jacksonville divorce attorney, I have had 20 + years of experience in family law and divorce proceedings. Getting divorced is a serious matter, whether you are looking for an attorney to assist you with property division, alimony, child support or any matter related to family law. I can assist you with your legal matters and I charge reasonable legal fees.

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Why Use Sacks & Sacks Family Law for Your Jacksonville, Florida, Divorce?

Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body. During this process, any assets, liabilities, custody, alimony and spousal support, child support, and other matrimonial disputes and matters are decided.

Divorce can be messy and chaotic or calm and unemotional, it can be contested or uncontested, it can be friendly, or it can become bitter and heated, and things often do not go as planned in the beginning.

You need someone on your side, someone who will fight tirelessly for you and your rights. Someone who is available when you need them. That someone is Adam Sacks, of Sacks and Sacks Family Law Firm in Jacksonville, Florida.

Jacksonville, Florida Divorce Facts and Statistics

  • In 2015 there were 3,700 divorces in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
  • Reports show that the US economic impact from a single divorce can be as high as $30,000.
  • 60% of children born in the state of Florida are born into a broken home or single-parent household.
  • The average contested divorce with minor children can cost more than $13,000.
  • Mothers receive custody of children in roughly 90% of divorce cases, and 73% of these moms receive child support.
  • Less than 30% of custodial fathers receive court-ordered child support.

The judge in a divorce Can:

  • Divide property in the fairest way possible, considering all of the circumstances and the overall situation.
  • Determine an amount for child support and/or spousal support/ alimony, and then enter an order for this amount.
  • Order child visitation and child custody. The judge tries to determine what is in the best interests of the minor children involved.
  • An order that a party restrains from certain actions, activities, and conduct, such as physically harming the other party or children involved, or arguing in front of the children.
  • Issue emergency orders in a timely matter after a motion is filed.

The judge in a divorce Can Not:

  • Give all property to one parent. Every divorce is different, with different circumstances, incomes, debts, and assets.
  • Guarantee that both parties will remain civil to each other; therefore, since the court will not be there during parenting time, any changes or any issues will need to be addressed by filing a motion if the other party does not honor the court order regarding visitation time, custody, and parenting time, they may be found in contempt.
  • Keep your standard of living the same. There are economic consequences when you divorce, and your standard of living will most likely change.
  • Help you heal emotionally, or punish your ex for all of their perceived wrongs doings during the marriage. These are worked through in therapy, not in family court.

Divorce is Unpredictable, and No Two Cases are the Same!

If you are considering a divorce, you need to consult with an experienced Jacksonville, Florida divorce lawyer as soon as possible. Divorce does not come with any guarantees; you need someone with experience and knowledge representing you, so you get the best possible outcome.

At the Sacks and Sacks Family Law Firm, we treat every client like family, and we are available around the clock when you need us. We offer affordable pricing, flexible payment plans, and personal service that can not be found anywhere else. Children are always welcome, and we understand finding last minute child care is not always an option. Consultations can be handled remotely in these unprecedented times as well as in our office.

Judges try to be fair and impartial, but they only hear the worst of both sides when a contested divorce occurs. In many situations, there is no clear or easy answer. Fair property settlements, custody and visitation arrangements, and child support/alimony/spousal support amounts are usually reached through negotiations with attorneys.

Call the Sacks and Sacks Family Law Firm at (904) 399-0970 today for your free consultation. See how we can help you with your divorce or family law issues.

Sources:

“What is Divorce Good For?”.Family.findlaw.com  https://family.findlaw.com/divorce/divorce-what-it-can-and-cannot-do-for-you.html Accessed 3 August 2020.

Nolo. “Divorce and Family Law.” Nolo.com https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/family-law-divorce .Accessed 3 August 2020.