Contested Divorce2018-08-27T22:03:17+00:00

Contested Divorce Attorney Tampa Bay, FL

If you are divorcing in Tampa Bay  you’ve reached our site because you are seeking legal representation or information about contested divorces. Attorney Sanchez & Associates represents clients throughout Tampa Bay, in Hillsborough County, Pasco and Pinellas County, Florida. Hiring a Tampa contested divorce attorney to help you navigate through the legal process of a contested divorce in Florida is highly beneficial.

Remember, the outcome of your divorce much depends on you and the attorney you choose to represent you. If you have been served with a petition for dissolution of marriage, please read more below about our extensive experience or call 813-879-4600 to consult with an attorney. If you need to file for a divorce, please reach out to our Tampa Family Law Firm for a consultation with Attorney Sanchez.

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What Must Be Settled in a Contested Divorce in Florida

In a contested divorce, couples must settle the terms of their divorce either by marital settlement agreement or litigation (going to trial.) The following matters must be settled in a contested divorce according to Florida Law:

  • Division of Assets (Equitable Distribution) – The equal distribution of assets doesn’t necessarily mean splitting the assets and liabilities in half. Attorney Sanchez will analyze your circumstances, then offer sound legal advice and counsel.
  • Alimony/Spousal Support – In Florida, there are a few different types of alimony. The duration of your marriage is just one factor that will determine what, if any alimony you will pay or receive.
  • Child Custody/Time-Sharing – Although Florida courts favor equal time-sharing between parents, it is not presumed. Each divorce case is unique and an experienced divorce and child custody lawyer will guide you according to what is in the best interest of you and your children.
  • Child Support – In Florida, both parents are to provide financially for their children. Child support in Florida is calculated based on the combined net income of the two parents and time-sharing. The percentage of responsibility is calculated according to basic guidelines. The courts to have discretion to deviate from those guidelines when there is supporting evidence to do so.  Healthcare costs and child care expenses should also be defined and be a part of your final judgement. Learn more: Tampa Florida Child Support

    Decades of Experience, Our Firm Remains Focused on Florida Family Law & Divorce in Tampa Bay

    If you need a contested divorce attorney in Tampa, Lutz, Brandon or surrounding Tampa Bay locales, Nilo J Sanchez has decades of experience that has helped many divorcing couples, make a smooth transition in their divorce. Mr. Sanchez is an experienced negotiator of marital settlement agreements which are beneficial in contested divorces. In high conflict divorces, or when one or both parties wish to litigate the terms of their divorce, Attorney Sanchez has the experience you need from a divorce attorney.

    Read More: Mediation, Tampa Florida divorces.

    What to do if served with divorce papers in Tampa Bay FloridaHave You Been Served with a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in Tampa Bay?

If you’ve been served with a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage it’s important to read through your paperwork carefully and calmly, then consult with a Tampa divorce attorney. Time is generally of the essence and you will need to answer the petition promptly. Doing so properly and in accordance with Florida law is most beneficial.  Attorney Sanchez will focus on protecting your rights in your contested divorce case and helping you through this highly emotional time.
Request a Consultation with a Tampa Divorce Attorney – 813-879-4600

Nilo Sanchez & Associates can represent you in a contested divorce or any family law matter in Hillsborough County, Pasco and Pinellas County, FL.  Request a consultation or contact us for information.