As a seasoned family law firm, we are here to represent the best interest of our clients. We have extensive experience in both contested and uncontested divorce cases. Our attorneys will help navigate clients through the divorce process, distribution of marital assets and liabilities, determination of alimony, child support as well as a parenting plan for the children. We are dedicated to making sure our clients are protected and receive what they are rightfully entitled to under the law.
Paternity Suits, Child Custody, Timesharing Schedules, Child Support and Parenting Plans
Child custody matters involve attention to detail to ensure the best decision is being made for the family. Allow us to assist with protecting children in the event of paternity case or family law matter. We understand the impact custody battles and child support matters can have on children. We handle each case involving children with the utmost care and sensitivity. Our firm works to develop a fair and thorough timesharing schedule, child support payments and parenting plan with the experience, knowledge and understanding of our skillful lawyers.
Before walking down the aisle, it is important each future spouse understands marriage is more than being with someone you love. It is a legally binding agreement that has significant ramifications to each person's future assets, liabilities and inheritance. It is important to ensure both individuals are on the same page from a legal standpoint. Turn to our experienced family lawyers for guidance regarding a pre-marital or pre-nuptial agreement.
Family Law Mediation
Family Law mediation offers parties a real opportunity to settle their family issues without the acrimony or expense of a trial. Mediation is quicker, less expensive and private. It provides a structured process that minimizes the friction normally present during adversarial court proceedings. Mediation creates a non-confrontational atmosphere that encourages the parties to compromise with one another. The mediator is a neutral and impartial third party to help the parties reach a peaceful compromise they both find acceptable.
Step Parent Adoptions
From every perspective adoption is a gift. It's also a complex area of law that requires in-depth knowledge and meticulous focus on details. Often times, step parents wish to adopt their step children in order to formalize the existing relationship and bond they have; and to ensure the proper passage of assets according to their will or inheritance documents. Our family law firm helps family members cement their bond through step parent adoptions.
Usually biological relationships govern who is a legal parent or guardian of a minor child. Therefore, it is critically important for intended parents who are interested in having children through assisted reproductive technology by using donor sperm, donor eggs, in vitro fertilization, surrogates or gestational carriers to speak with an attorney who is knowledgeable about this area of the law. The attorneys of Segarra & Associates, P.A. practice the cutting edge area of reproductive law. The Firm helps our clients secure the legal rights to the minor children they are bringing into the world.
Domestic Violence Injunction Attorneys
The prevalence of domestic violence is an unfortunate reality. Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, is abusive behavior by one person against another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. It can be committed against any member of a household, including a parent, grandparent, sibling, or child not just spouses. When it comes to domestic violence allegations, we know there is more than one side to every story. Whether you are trying to obtain a restraining order or defend against one, our team helps you tell your version of events in order to give your case the best outcome possible.
Relocation cases have become more common in our increasingly mobile society. After a divorce one of the parent's custody of a minor child may seek to move to a new location for a new partner, spouse, job, or family. If the nonmoving parent objects and the courts have to decide whether to allow the child to move. Florida Courts require the moving parent show, among other factors, that the relocation is in the best interests of the child involved.