Family Law FAQs
If you are going through a divorce or are facing another family law issue, you are likely to have many questions. The attorneys at the Sarasota law firm of Schipani & Norman, P.A., are here to answer your questions and help you resolve your family legal matters. The following are some of the frequently asked questions we receive from our clients. It is important to keep in mind that everyone’s situation is unique, and nothing can replace the advice you receive from meeting personally with a qualified lawyer.
Do I need an attorney for my divorce proceeding? If you and your spouse have good communication and can agree on most of the major issues that must be decided as part of a divorce proceeding, it may seem unnecessary to hire a divorce attorney. However, a divorce is still a legal proceeding with all of the paperwork and formality that it implies. A seemingly minor typographical error can have major implications down the road and result in significant legal expenses to correct. Having a lawyer on your side from the beginning can ensure that your interests will remain protected and that everything will be done correctly according to Florida law.
I am not receiving court-ordered child support payments. What can I do? If your child’s parent is failing to pay child support, we can help pursue an enforcement action. This may require little more than a sternly worded reminder of the parent’s legal obligations, or additional steps may need to be taken, including wage garnishment or seeking to hold the parent in contempt of court. We can help explore your options and determine the best path forward for your situation.
Can a parent who has physical custody of a child move out-of-state? A parent with physical child custody may relocate to another state or even another country. However, they must inform the other parent of their intention to move, and any modifications to a custody agreement or a child support agreement must be approved by the court. Failure to follow the law can have serious consequences. We help both parents who are wishing to relocate and parents whose custody arrangements may be impacted by a move.
Contact Us For Answers To All Of Your Family Law Questions
We are here to help answer any questions you may have concerning your family law matter. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 941-366-8333 or contact us online. From our offices in Sarasota, we provide representation to clients in Bradenton, the Lakewood Ranch community and all surrounding areas of Florida’s Gulf Coast.