Family Law

Family Law encompasses family matters such as divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, and paternity issues.

The most common family law-related issue seen by attorneys is divorce. Divorces can be one of the most stressful and traumatic events in one’s life. Some psychologists rank divorce among the worst possible events, second only to the death of a child or spouse. Divorces are difficult and have a tremendous emotional cost. Whether settled out of court, through mediation, or in a trial, a divorce can result in the following scenarios:

  • Parents spend 50% or less of their time with their children.
  • If one parent is paying child support and the other is receiving it, both sides are often dissatisfied with the amount; one feels that it is too little and the other feels that it is too much.
  • If spousal support is ordered, the recipient feels that it is too little and the payor believes that they are paying too much (especially since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act removed the tax deduction for spousal support).
  • Spouses must divide marital debts as well as property

Attorney fees can be a delicate issue. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call the Law Offices David M. Brandwein, P.A. at 954-224-2500 or fill in the contact form at the bottom of any page, and someone will get in touch with you.

If you're wondering about how much in alimony you may be looking to pay after your divorce, follow this link for a Florida Maintenance Alimony Calculator Note: there is no set formula for calculating potential alimony. This is just a rough estimate so you can see a general number.