Family law cases can include divorce, alimony, child custody and a multitude of other issues. Having family law issues can be one of the most difficult situations to experience. Besides the law, there are complicated emotions involved that need to be balanced with fairness and equity. And that’s why we’re here to help. We know that people usually only retain the services of a lawyer when life may not be at its best. While we know the law, we also know that our clients are people in need of our help and support. If you would like to discuss your family law issues with a seasoned Pasco County, FL family law attorney, contact The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A. and schedule a consultation.
Here at The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A., we handle the gamut of family law issues on behalf of our clients. If you need a lawyer who can best represent you, you are in the right place. We have decades of combined legal experience representing individuals facing complex family law issues, and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you.
Our family law attorneys understand the complicated emotions involved in a divorce. They will take the time to explain your rights and responsibilities under Florida law. Our attorneys understand that every divorce is different and will tailor representation to your particular needs. For example, in some cases, the parties agree on all issues, and the divorce proceeds to an uncontested judgment. In other cases, the parties are unable to agree and, ultimately, a contested hearing or trial will occur.
In addition to these options, many clients chose to pursue a collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce is an alternative to the traditional adversarial approach and focuses on negotiation, compromise and a less confrontational process. No matter how your divorce proceeds, our family law attorneys are here to protect and advocate for your best interests. Our attorneys will help you understand your rights when it comes to child support, alimony, division of assets and liabilities, time-sharing with your children and much more.
Few things are more important to parents than the well-being of their children. Unfortunately, divorce presents a host of issues when it comes to parenting, as parents typically have to split custody of their children once their divorce is final. Though custody arrangements are sometimes 50/50, it is rare. That said, if you need an attorney who can help ensure your child’s best interests are protected, you are in the right place. A family law attorney from The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A. is here to fight for you and the future of your family.
The structure of the modern family has changed over the years. A growing number of children are born into relationships where the parents are not married. Fortunately, Florida law provides a way to establish the paternity of these children. Additionally, the court will determine the rights and responsibilities of both parents. The court will make determinations regarding important issues, such as: how much child support is owed; how much time is shared with each parent; and the amount of involvement of each parent in decision-making for the child’s care.
Whether your case began as a divorce or a paternity action, the court entered a final judgment at the end of the proceedings. This judgment outlines the responsibilities and rights of all parties involved. Unfortunately, sometimes people do not comply with the terms of the judgment. For example, one party may not pay child support, or one parent may not allow the other parent to spend time with the children. Fortunately, Florida law provides a procedure to enforce compliance with the court’s decisions. If your case is final and someone is not complying with the judgment, we can assist you in determining what enforcement options are available.
The world is constantly changing. Family situations can change too. Sometimes, what a court ordered years ago does meet today’s needs or changed circumstances. That is why timesharing, parenting plans and child support agreements need to be modified from time to time. If you need to have a current court order modified, a family law attorney from our legal team is here to represent you.
Drafting a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage is the best way to protect your assets, should you and your future spouse ever get divorced. Though there used to be a stigma associated with drafting these agreements, this is no longer the case. Our firm can help you draft a prenuptial or a postnuptial agreement to best suit your needs and protect what’s yours.
There are several reasons why you should consider hiring our firm to represent you. To start, our firm is familiar with the various laws considering family matters and can safeguard your rights throughout your case. We can also help identify all issues pertaining to your case and devise a strategy to best tackle those issues. As you know, divorce is an emotional process, and hiring someone to handle the legal aspect of your divorce while you focus on the important things, like healing and caring for your children, is the best way for you to move on with your life. The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A. is dedicated to helping individuals and families in Florida, and we are prepared to help you as well.
The bottom line is that there is nothing more important than your family, and our firm understands that fully. We believe that anyone facing family law issues of any kind deserves a strong, yet compassionate legal advocate in their corner. Our legal team is highly skilled and is prepared to represent you to the very best of our ability. Contact The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A. today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.
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