Family Law and Divorce

Divorce Attorney in Broward County

Whether you and your spouse have agreed to file for divorce or you are facing contention from your spouse in regards to separation, the process of divorce can be difficult to navigate. Regardless of the circumstances of your divorce in Coral Springs, you can find the legal help you need to represent your interests with the Law Offices of Mayer Gattegno. Our team understands the emotional and financial consequences that can arise during a divorce, so we will work to minimize your stress and help you choose the best resolutions for your family.

The divorce process often takes a long time and can be emotionally straining. In addition, it can lead to significant financial consequences and have a long-lasting impact on you and your family. If you think you may need to file for divorce, it is important that you consult our attorney at The Law Offices of Mayer Gattegno. Our lawyer will have your best interest in mind and can help you through the process.

Reasons to Contact a Divorce Attorney

Even if you are filing an uncontested divorce, the process of filing paperwork with the court can still be fairly complex. Therefore, it is beneficial to have an expert on your side to navigate the legal system and complete paperwork properly. Plus, a divorce attorney can offer an objective opinion in emotional family matters and suggest solutions for spousal support or child custody that you may not even be aware of.

A Look at the Divorce Process

Depending on the circumstances, a divorce may be completed in just a few weeks, or it can take several months. As you prepare to file for divorce, you’ll want to know what to expect throughout the process.

  • Divorce petition – The first step in divorce is to petition your spouse by serving divorce papers. In an uncontested divorce, the other spouse can simply acknowledge the receipt of divorce documents. Other cases may be more complex if a spouse refuses to sign papers or is hard to locate.
  • Petition response – After being served, the other spouse must respond within a period of 20 days. The respondent spouse may agree or disagree with the information presented, and a default response may be filed if the respondent takes no action. By responding to the petition, the respondent can reduce the likelihood that a court hearing will take place.
  • Mediation – Following an agreement to get divorced, spouses may go through the process of mediation to divide property, set custody terms, and negotiate spousal support.
  • Litigation – In most cases, divorces can be settled outside of court. When litigation in the court room does become necessary, you can count on our Coral Spring legal team to represent you and preserve your interests throughout all court hearings.

If you are considering divorce or your spouse has served you with divorce papers, call the Law Offices of Mayer Gattegno at (954) 752-1822. We have more than 37 years of experience in family law, and we offer free consultations to help you determine the right course of action in your case.

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