Hillsborough County Child Support Attorney
In contested divorce cases, there is a movement to push for mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution, rather than trial. In fact, in Florida, mediation is required as a first step prior to having a hearing. At the Poulos Law Firm in Tampa, Florida, I agree that mediation is a positive option that can yield positive results. However, I also believe that there is a growing overemphasis on mediation and an assumption that it will work in all cases. I know from experience that it will not. For that reason, I am always diligent about laying the groundwork for trial, even at the earliest stages of your divorce case. Often, this is a simple matter of filing motions and making the court aware of specific issues that could potentially be problematic. If the matter is ultimately resolved through mediation, that is fantastic. If the other side simply will not meet in the middle, I am prepared to fight for you.
Of course, I also handle uncontested divorce cases. These are cases in which both parties have already reached agreements on every issue, so there is no need for mediation or for trial. As your lawyer, I can process these cases efficiently.
Balancing All of Your Needs During Divorce
Divorce is not simply the end of your marriage. For most people, a divorce involves balancing many needs related to a variety of issues, including:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Property division
These issues are all tied together. When I handle your case, I will work closely with you to learn about what is most important to you. I will prepare a strategy designed to meet your unique needs, because your case is one-of-a-kind.
Property Division in Florida
Many people are surprised by the rules of equitable distribution. First of all, it does not mean that property will be split in half, although that is a possibility. It means that property will be split in the manner that is most fair. I am committed to protecting your interests. Whether you are most interested in protecting your home, or you own a small business that you want to keep, you can be confident in my ability to handle matters appropriately.
To schedule a free consultation with a Tampa divorce attorney, call me at 813-418-7406 or send me an e-mail. Family law services are provided at reasonable and flexible fees, and credit cards are accepted.
In addition to English, I provide legal services in Greek.