Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys in Gainesville Will Put Their Skills to Work for You
We understand how important your children are to you. Often the biggest concern when couples are going through the divorce process, is that they will lose custody of their children and not get to spend as much time with them. Likewise, many spouses want to deny the other parent as much access to the children as possible.
However, Florida law does not favor one parent or the other. Custody is to be determined by what is in the children's best interests. Many family judges believe that involvement from both parents is essential in children's upbringing. We will meet with you and discuss the statutory factors the court will expect if you want to go to trial.
In most cases, it is best for your children and you to reach an agreement before a trial starts so that a family law judge, who knows nothing about you or your family's needs, does not make a decision for you. In Florida, the parties must attend mediation in family law matters such as divorce and determining child custody. We here at Hertz & Kearns believe in the mediation process because we believe it benefits all parties.
Nobody knows your situation better than you and your spouse, and coming to an amicable agreement without a trial will help you, your spouse, and your children be able to get along better after the marriage is dissolved. We have found that parties are happier after the divorce is over if they are able to reach an agreement. However, we are aware that often an agreement is just not possible. In these cases, we will diligently prepare your case for a trial.
Our law firm is well-equipped to handle the tough issues that typically accompany matters of family law, such as divorce, division of assets, child custody and support, even injunctions (restraining orders).
When faced with such challenges, it's a comfort to know you have an ally to stand beside you, armed with a comprehensive understanding of family law in Florida. At Hertz & Kearns, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, we are highly experienced with such issues as:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Domestic violence
Call Hertz & Kearns, Attorneys & Counselors at Law and schedule your free initial consultation today.