Citrus County Family Law Attorneys
Citrus County Family Law Attorneys Whittel & Melton - 352-726-0078
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Going through a divorce is difficult whether or not you have children together. Choosing the right lawyer to handle your divorce is an important first step.
At Whittel & Melton, our lawyers represent men and women in family law cases involving divorce, division of assets, domestic violence injunctions, alimony, child custody, child support, and more. If you need help resolving a family law issue, call us today at 352-726-0078 or contact us online for a free consultation.Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce
Contested divorces are those that involve a fight over one issue or even various issues. When both spouses are unable to agree to dissolve the marriage, this usually means a time consuming and expensive divorce. At Whittel & Melton, our Citrus County Divorce Lawyers are committed to helping you through your divorce as quickly as possible, with a minimal amount of financial strains and mental anguish. We try to work as quickly and efficiently as possible to finalize your divorce so that you get the divorce settlement you deserve and can move forward with your life.
If you and your spouse cannot agree on certain issues in regards to the separation or divorce, then the matter is left up to a judge to make the decision for you. Our goal is to help you figure out the best course of action that eliminates the uncertainty that comes from leaving your divorce decree up to a judge. We want to achieve a settlement that the both of you can live with.
The most common issues that are contested in divorce proceedings include:
- Child custody
- Division of assets/property
At Whittel & Melton, your initial consultation is free and completely confidential. We encourage you to speak openly and honestly and ask any questions you have. We can then fully inform you of your legal options. We are experienced in both contested and uncontested divorces. Call us today at 352-726-0078 or contact us online.Citrus County Child Custody and Child Support Lawyer
Even though you have chosen to end a relationship, you still want the best for your child. Florida courts believe that both parents should have an active role in their child’s life. This includes both the financial and emotional care of a child. Regardless, when couples call it quits, child custody and support are passionately contested. Our Citrus County Family Law Attorneys at Whittel & Melton have helped numerous parents reach reasonable parenting plans that keep their child’s best interests in mind. We can also help with child support enforcement and modifications.
We can come up with a parenting plan that addresses the following:
- Time sharing: This includes the daily/weekly schedule as well as holidays and vacations.
- Communication: This includes how parents can reach their children when they are not with them and what restrictions need to be set in place.
- Decisions: This entails shared decisions, which parent has priority in making decisions, etc.
- Support: Child support is determined by the court and is based on information supplied by both parents. At whittel & Melton, we can help you address matters regarding child support modification or enforcement.
Keep in mind that parenting plans can always be modified or changed when a significant change in circumstances applies. Our Citrus County Family Law Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help with all matters regarding child support modification or enforcement. To schedule an appointment to speak with us, please call us at 352-726-0078 or contact us online.Citrus County Alimony and Spousal Support Lawyer
Spousal maintenance, more commonly referred to as alimony, is not guaranteed in Florida divorce decrees. In contested divorces, alimony is won by persuading the judge that your particular circumstances warrant financial support from your former spouse.
Alimony is meant to help people maintain financial stability as they transition from married life to single life. This is a completely separate issue from child support.
At Whittel & Melton, our Citrus County Alimony Lawyers can help you maintain your standard of living after divorce. Our goal is to recover as much alimony as possible to keep you living as close to the same lifestyle you had when married.Citrus County Property Division Lawyer
Our Citrus County Property Division Attorneys at Whittel & Melton want to protect your financial security after divorce. As far as money and property goes, we will fight to make sure that you are not left with less than what you deserve. Asset and property division during divorce are usually hotly contested. We understand this and will not put your financial future at risk.
Once your divorce is finalized, it is very hard to amended in regards to properties and assets. This is why you have to be aggressive from the start and hire a savvy family lawyer who will fight to keep marital property on your side. Call Whittel & Melton at 352-726-0078 for a free initial consultation or contact us online.Citrus County Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic violence is a very serious matter. A domestic violence injunction is set in place to protect someone from an abusive “family or household member,” which can include a spouse or former spouse, a blood relative, or a person with whom you have a child in common. There are other related injunctions that can protect you from various threats.
At Whittel & Melton, our Domestic Violence Attorneys want you to know that if you are the victim of violence, you should first and foremost call the police. We can help you seek immediate legal assistance for an injunction for protection - just call us at 352-726-0078.
If you have been wrongfully charged with a domestic violence crime, you are entitled to a defense. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call 352-726-0078.
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To speak with a Citrus County Family Law Attorney at Whittel & Melton, please call us today at 352-726-0078 or contact us online.