Guiding Florida Families Through Divorce. Serving Destin, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach & more.
Every legal struggle is important, but when the outcome will affect your family, it is critical to turn to the right attorney. Your divorce attorney needs to be able to understand what is important to you and guide you through the divorce process to accomplish your goals.
At the Law Office of John F. Greene, I have been helping clients resolve their legal issues for 29 years. I will help you understand Florida’s family laws and fight for you. Contact me to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.
Florida’s No-Fault Divorce Process
If your marriage is irretrievably broken, in order to file for divorce you must be a resident of Florida for 180 days prior to filing. I will guide you through the process and protect your interests. Every client needs to know exactly what to expect during their divorce, and I will be there for you every step of the way, addressing all of your concerns.
Although every client has unique needs, the following issues often arise in family law cases.
- Contested vs. uncontested divorce: First, we will determine if your divorce is contested or uncontested. If you and your spouse can agree on everything, I will help you file for a simplified dissolution when there are no children and no assets in the marriage. A contested divorce will address child custody and support, visitation and time sharing, distribution of marital assets and liabilities, spousal support and insurance.
- Distribution of Property: The Florida equitable distribution statute provides that in dissolution proceedings the court shall set apart to each spouse their non-marital assets and liabilities, and shall distribute between the parties the marital assets and liabilities in such portions as are equitable. The property must all be distributed equitably, but not necessarily equally.
- Alimony can be awarded to either spouse temporarily through the dissolution process, in a lump sum, in periodic payments, for a fixed number of years or permanently. Alimony is mainly based on the duration of the marriage and a showing of the spouse’s need for financial support and the other’s ability to pay.
- High asset cases and military divorces present unique issues that require the assistance of an experienced attorney.
I can also assist in the preparation of a pre-nuptial agreement, modification of judgment, relocation or adoption.