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Fort Lauderdale Divorce Attorneys

Compassionate Legal Advocates With 30+ Years of Experience

When it comes to hiring the highest qualified Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer, you certainly want to hire one that is going to fight for all of your rights under the law. Between alimony, spousal support, splitting assets, child custody, and visitation, there’s quite a bit to think about! Our reputable divorce attorneys at Stok Kon + Braverman have years of experience and can give you the personalized attention that your case deserves. We promise to listen, honestly assess the situation, and advise you of your legal options.

Whenever possible, our legal team attempts to resolve these matters through negotiation and mediation, however, our attorneys are not afraid to zealously advocate for you in the courtroom. Our experienced divorce attorneys are here to help guide you through this difficult time and help you decide on the best way to move forward, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss your legal options.

Call us today at (954) 874-8870 to request your case consultation with a divorce attorney in Fort Lauderdale.

Filing for Divorce in Florida

If you are involved in a divorce or considering initiating the process, then you need to be aware of the divorce laws that will impact your outcome.

The state of Florida is a no-fault divorce state. As such, there are only two grounds for divorce:

  • Irreconcilable differences: When filing for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, you must only prove that a legitimate marriage existed and that the relationship can no longer work as a marriage. Other factors, such as adultery or abandonment, are not taken into consideration for the granting of a divorce. However, these circumstances may come into play for the determination of spousal support and the distribution of property.
  • Mental incapacity: To dissolve your marriage based on mental incapacity, you must present documentation and testimony by two or more psychiatrists who assert that your spouse’s condition is incurable and with no hopes of future recovery. This ground is rarely used because of the availability of a divorce involving irreconcilable differences.

Once a ground for divorce is established, your divorce attorney can file a petition in circuit court on your behalf. Your spouse is afforded 20 days to file an answer and/or counter-complaint. Failure to do so can result in a default judgment for divorce. If your spouse does not contest your allegations, the court can schedule a hearing for a simplified divorce hearing. However, this is only allowed if both parties are in agreement about all issues of custody and distribution of property. They must also prove willing to give up their right to file an appeal later.

What to Expect During Divorce Proceedings

If your spouse does file an answer that contests your petition, the case will continue on a trial path and can entail several different court appearances. A divorce is often more than the legal ending of a marriage. Property, minor children, and finances all play a huge role in an individual’s divorce proceeding. From a financial perspective, the determination of spousal support and property division are the largest factors for consideration.

To determine whether spousal support is proper in your situation, as well as the appropriate amount, the court will take into consideration several different factors, including:

  • The standard of living that the parties established throughout the marriage
  • How long the marriage lasted
  • The age of the parties
  • The physical and emotional well being of each party
  • The marital and nonmarital assets and liabilities of each party
  • The earning capacity of each spouse, which is determined by education level, vocational skills, work experience, and time out of the workforce
  • The contribution of each party to the marriage, such as homemaking, care for minor children, education, and assistance given to the other party for career building
  • The retirement assets of each party
  • The tax treatment consequences to both parties in the case of an alimony award
  • All sources of income available to either party
  • Any other factor necessary to promote fairness

The other financial factor of a divorce is the distribution of property. The court considers many of the same factors as used for spousal support. In addition, you may need to present evidence that shows how and when the property was accumulated. For example, a house purchased during the marriage with joint funds is considered marital property.

OUR FULL-SERVICE LAW FIRM IS READY TO ASSIST YOU

Reach out to our dedicated team of attorneys for legal solutions tailored to your unique goals.

Pillars of Our Practice

  • A Team of Experienced Problem Solvers

    Our large team of attorneys has a collective amount of unique experience that has often helped us turn losing situations into winning results on more occasions.

  • Solutions Fit to Your Goals

    Part of our strategy when assessing your case is weighing your legal options and the financial efficacy, ensuring that how we proceed makes sense for you.

  • Wide Range of Legal Services

    Our litigators handle a wide variety of matters for our clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida. This includes commercial litigation, family law, business law, real estate, immigration, intellectual property, and personal injury matters.

  • Large Firm Resources. Boutique Firm Service.

    Our team of attorneys is dedicated to providing the same personalized attention to each client you would expect at a smaller boutique firm, while still getting the experience and resources of a large firm at your disposal.

Why Clients in Fort Lauderdale Choose Stok Kon + Braverman

Choosing an attorney to represent your case can be a difficult task. It is important to find someone you can trust and who will be with you every step of the way.

Clients across Southern Florida turn to our law firm because we provide:

  • Compassionate Representation: We understand the emotional and complicated time you are going through. Our goal is to take care of the legal issues so that you can focus on what matters, your family.
  • Personalized, Client-Focused Service: Delivieirng high-quality personalized legal service is our top priority because we know it’s what our clients deserve. Our team of family law and divorce attorneys will strive to meet all of your legal needs and make a point to respond to all communication with prompt and supportive answers.
  • Cutting Edge Technology: We pride ourselves on keeping up with the latest technological advancements that aid in our clients’ cases. We utilize the latest software and scanning devices to handle our cases more efficiently and effectively. All of our files are scanned and securely entered into our computer system, which makes information readily available to us at all times. While other divorce attorneys may have to go to storage facilities and sift through boxes and boxes of paperwork, we can pull up a file from any of our cases with the touch of a button.

Get Help From Our Experienced Divorce Attorneys Serving Broward County

If you are getting divorced or are considering filing for divorce, then please come in for a consultation to sit down with one of our attorneys to discuss your situation. We will take the time to get to know you and understand the unique issues you are facing. You are more than just a number to us, and you’ll see that in the way that we will dedicate ourselves to your case.


Please give us a call at (954) 874-8870 or contact us online to schedule your case consultation with our Fort Lauderdale divorce attorneys.


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