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Flat Fee Divorce
When you go through a divorce, it is bad enough that you have to reduce your lifestyle because you are dividing your assets by two. Having to spend money unnecessarily on a lawyer's hourly fees just adds to your woes.
If you and your spouse are able to come to a general consensus of how you wish to resolve your differences, there is a cheaper solution to the hourly cost of attorneys. It is called flat fee divorce.
It works like this:
Your lawyer agrees to charge you a fixed fee for taking your general notions about settling your case and working them into a written agreement which meets all the necessary court requirements for divorce where you live.
In our firm, our flat fee divorce lawyers represent people all over the State of Florida in reaching these kinds of settlements. In order to save hassle for you, we can even communicate by e-mail, snail mail or phone to accomplish your needs. You only have to leave your house once and that is to appear for the five minute hearing where the judge rubber stamps your agreement.
It is important to have a lawyer handle this for you. Often, you try to do it yourself or work through a paralegal, mistakes are made and you may end up paying even more to a lawyer to straighten out your mistakes. There is just too much at risk to do it that way.
But if you are close to reaching an agreement, contacting a law firm that handles divorces on a flat fee basis is the way to go.
Bottom Line: If you and your spouse have a general idea of how to resolve your case, a Florida flat fee divorce can save you money in attorney's fees.
(copyright Stann Givens 2009)
When the Florida court decides on the issue of child custody and visitation, the gender of the parents is not considered. For example, a mother will not automatically receive custody of the children just because she is the mother. The judge must only consider what is in the best interests of the child. Florida divorce law requires Shared Parental Responsibility. This means that even though the child may live with one parent, the other parent has equal say in raising the child. Each party must be consulted on the education, health, religion, and discipline of the child. And, if the parties cannot agree on these important issues, the judge will make the decisions.
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