One of the most stressful parts of any divorce case involving children is the determination of child custody. Not only is a custody determination a complex legal matter, but the process is often emotionally difficult as well, with both parents deeply concerned about their children’s well-being.
In Florida, custody can be defined in two ways:
During a divorce, the less couples argue over the division of marital assets and liabilities, racking up legal fees in the process, the more assets are left to divide between the parties. The goal is to assist clients in dividing marital assets and not dissipate them during a contentious divorce. At Waterhouse Law Firm, we are committed to advocating for our clients’ best interests with regard to equitable distribution. We help clients understand what is and is not considered marital property and to negotiate a division that is equitable and fair.
The divorce attorneys of Waterhouse Law Firm have the courtroom experience to litigate equitable distribution issues if that is in our client’s best interests, but we are also skilled negotiators with years of practice in alternative dispute resolution. We strive to achieve the best possible distribution of property with the least conflict and expense necessary. We believe couples should divide their assets with each other–not with their attorneys.
Our divorce attorneys have worked with clients in short-term marriages with few assets, and also with clients who have complex, multimillion-dollar marital estates. Some types of property, such as bank accounts, can be relatively easy to divide. Others, such as family businesses, are much more complicated.
Waterhouse Law Firm is experienced in dealing with a broad spectrum of marital asset and debt types. We have relationships with financial and business professionals who can assist with issues such as accurate valuation of family businesses and their assets.
Most of all, we are mindful that equitable distribution of a marital estate is about much more than just money. As with every aspect of our divorce and family law cases, we remain aware that our goal is to guide our clients successfully through a difficult transition in their lives, with as little stress as possible.
Working with someone you trust is essential. At the Waterhouse Law firm, you can rest assured that we will handle your case with the level of detail and care we would give to our very own family.