Our Practice Areas

Marital and Family Law

West Family Law Group's family lawyers are dedicated to solving problems instead of creating them, putting the wellbeing and needs of children first, helping clients understand that their divorce does not have to define their lives, and educating clients so that they will be a part of their attorney’s team for settlement or litigation.

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Alimony

Alimony is financial support through which a spouse with greater financial resources supports a former spouse. In Florida, this support is available and for many people, it is critical. Under Florida law, it also may be known as maintenance.

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Child Support

In Florida, any parent who resides the state may petition the Florida courts for child support, or request support during a divorce or paternity case. The amount of child support to be received is based on child support guidelines provided within the Florida statutes

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Collaborative Law

An alternative to the traditional court-based litigation system was started in Minnesota by attorney Stuart Webb. The process is called "Collaborative Law." It quickly spread through the states and is now a popular model in Central Florida.

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Enforcement Actions

Often times, one or both parties have obligations that extend beyond the final judgment.
These obligations include alimony, child support, payment of equitable distribution, transfers of retirement and/or bank accounts, obligations to sell property and divide proceeds and more.

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International Divorce

Like every divorce, there are unique challenges in every case. When spouses were married in another country, or if one spouse lives outside the U.S., a complex situation can become even more difficult to manage. Experienced international divorce attorneys can help.

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LGBT Couples

The temporary stay on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Florida was lifted in 2015, making Florida the 36th state to legalize gay marriage. Consequently, same-sex divorce was also legalized because the institution of marriage between same-sex couples was acknowledged.

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Mediation

Mediation is a confidential process in which a neutral third party works with the parties to reach a settlement. Our experienced family law attorneys assist you in the process as all cases must go through the mediation prior to being set for any hearing before a judge.

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Modification Actions

Once a Final Judgment has been entered, the circumstances which existed at the time of the final judgment may substantially change, possible in the areas of alimony, child support, time sharing with the children or other aspects of the final judgment.

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Parenting Plans

Every family law matter involving children, whether it is a dissolution or paternity case, requires the entry of a Parenting Plan. It outlines all aspects of raising the parties' children from time-sharing on a regular basis and on holidays, and more.

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Paternity

A Paternity Action is the legal process where a court not only determines the legal father of a child, but also where a court establishes child support and a contact schedule for the parents.

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Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements

Good financial planning requires that you make smart decisions about your finances. For some couples, this means reaching a financial agreement about your assets, debts and other marital obligations.

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Property Division

The division of assets that are more difficult to properly value, such as incentive stock options, highly-compensated employee plans, trusts, intellectual property, endorsement rights to professional athletes.

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Divorce

A divorce, otherwise known as dissolution of marriage in Florida, may be one of the most stressful challenges you and your family ever faces, imparting a lasting impact on your children, family structure, and finances. While the process may be difficult, it is essential to handle divorce with care and efficiency. By enlisting the aid of an experienced attorney, you can ease this trying, often traumatic process, reducing stress and giving you a sense of security.

 
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West Family Law Group's divorce attorneys have over 40+ years of experience dedicated to handling divorce cases and resolving issues pertaining to divorce.

Our attorneys have taken on cases ranging from straightforward to complex, pulling from their resources and expertise to secure a fair and favorable resolution. We assist you in resolving your divorce case in an objective, timely, and stress-free manner.

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Our goals for our clients are to have a successful divorce, where neither husband or wife have to set foot in court. We want to leave people better than we found them.

Richard David West, Board Certified Specialist
Marital and Family Law