So You Think You’re Ready to Testify. . .3 Tips For Doing it Better

family law attorneysMost family law cases do not require an extensive amount of testimony.  However, sometimes the issues in a family law case, such as a divorce, just cannot be resolved, despite the efforts of the lawyers and the parties.  When that happens, the parties go to court, offer evidence, both in the form of testimony and exhibits, and a judge decides the issues.  This can include some or all of the following:

  • Division of assets
  • Division of debts
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Alimony.

It would be a mistake to presume that since you know all the important facts, you will testify brilliantly. Testimony is unlike anything most people have ever done, and there are some tips that can ensure you will testify better than if you don’t follow these simple rules. read more

5 Situations Where You Need a Miami Family Law Attorney

Everyone knows a family law attorney can handle divorce cases.  However, there are a number of other situations where a family law attorney can help.  Below are five examples.

Obtaining a Restraining Order

Miami Family Law AttorneyIn Florida, there are a number of different types of restraining orders one can request.  The type of restraining order requested depends on the facts and circumstances of a given situation.  Courts issue the following types of restraining orders:

  • Domestic violence restraining orders
  • Dating violence restraining orders
  • Stalking violence restraining orders
  • Repeat violence restraining orders
  • Sexual violence restraining orders

A family law attorney can assist in applying for the correct type of restraining order.  While some restraining orders are granted without a hearing, sometimes a hearing and testimony is required.  A family law attorney handles restraining order litigation as well. read more

The Role of Attorneys When Negotiating a Fair Alimony Settlement with Your Spouse

For most people, divorce is a traumatic and often painful experience. While there are some divorces that can begin and end in the span of just a few months, there are others that can drag on for years. Why?

There are several reasons. Some of the most common include:

  • Custody disagreements
  • Assets
  • Money

If you want to file for a divorce, or just thinking about the possibility of putting an end to your marriage, now is the time to begin thinking about what you want out of the settlement. It may also be a good idea to speak with a Florida divorce attorney. read more