Family Law Attorney in Naples
Comprehensive Legal Help in Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, and the surrounding areas (Collier County and Lee County)
Whether you’re going through a divorce, evaluating your outdated parenting plan, or seeking to enforce your divorce decree, including child support from your ex-spouse, coping with family legal issues can be challenging. Unlike other types of legal problems, family law is intrinsically intimate and the issues at hand can evoke heavy emotions and result in life-altering decisions.
Because family law issues are so sensitive and important, it is crucial to secure help from an experienced and compassionate family lawyer you can trust.
Why Choose Our Firm?
At Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A., we have more than 40 years of combined legal experience to apply to your case. We’ve handled a variety of legal issues over the years, and we don’t shy away from complex, difficult cases when our clients need us most. We’re different from most other firms in that our core value is family.
Our firm truly understands the value of family, and we want to do what’s right by our clients, no matter what they’re going through. If you choose to work with the family law attorneys at our firm, we will sit down with you to evaluate the details of your case and create a personalized plan to help you reach your legal goals.
Ready to get started? Contact Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A. today to schedule a consultation with our Naples family law attorneys.
Family Law Services We Provide
There are several ways in which a family attorney can help you find the healthy family resolution you’re looking for, and our experienced attorneys are here to provide you with the support and guidance you need.
Our family law attorneys can help with a wide variety of legal issues, including, but not limited to:
- Alimony (lump sum, permanent, durational, rehabilitative)
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Domestic Violence
- Equitable Distribution
- Parenting Plans
Representation for Divorce Issues
Unfortunately, even when a couple chooses to dissolve their marriage, there are several hurdles they must overcome to end their legal relationship before they can go their separate ways. Whether you and your spouse agree on some of the matters ahead of you, or you are unable to work out issues on your own, you need a divorce attorney who will work side by side with you in and outside the courtroom.
There are several aspects of the divorce process that our experienced attorneys can help with, including:
- Alimony: Alimony, also called spousal support, refers to court-ordered payments one spouse makes to the other during and/or after the divorce. This payment can occur in one lump sum, or it can be dispersed over an extended period of time. Typically, alimony is awarded based on each spouse’s need and ability. In Florida, there are five different types of alimony: temporary, bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, and permanent.
- Child Custody: Parental responsibility can be broken down to both physical and legal custody. In any child custody arrangement in Florida, one or both parents can have physical custody of the child, (which means the child lives with them), as well as legal custody (which refers to their authority to make major decisions that influence the child’s life).
- Child Support: When parents are no longer together, child support orders can ensure both parents provide their child with the financial support they need to thrive. Typically, the parent with physical custody receives funds on behalf of the child and uses those payments towards food, clothing, school, extracurricular activities, and other necessities. If the paying parent refuses to pay, child support orders can be legally enforced, or they can be modified if either parent’s financial situation changes.
- Equitable Distribution: Divorce can be extremely difficult, in a large part due to the difficulties that come with property division. In Florida, couples will divide their assets via equitable distribution, which means their shared properties will be subject to a fair, though not necessarily equal, division. To protect your assets in this type of division, it is important to create a plan with your divorce attorney.
- Parenting Plans: In Florida, parents who share time with their children must draw up an official parenting plan to designate parenting responsibilities, the child’s schedule, and other important information pertaining to the child.
Family Law Modifications
When Florida courts establish custody orders, divorce agreements, or any of the above-listed family legal matters, they do so with regard to the child’s best interest. The justice system understands, to an extent, that circumstances may change, and that court orders may need to be modified to fit the family’s needs.
If you find yourself in need of a legal modification or amendment, our experienced family lawyer can work with you to create a new agreement that suits your current situation. We can appeal on your behalf and create a new custody arrangement, support plan, alimony agreement, or other relevant family law document to suit your change in circumstance.
Compassionate Legal Support When It Matters Most
Our team at Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A. is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need. We have several years of experience working on a variety of family law cases, and we truly care about reaching favorable, peaceful resolutions for our clients and their families. If you need help, we’re here for you.
Let our experience and knowledge help you when you need it most. Contact Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A. to discuss your case with our Naples family law attorneys. Se habla español.