In the state of Florida, what most people refer to as “divorce” is legally called Dissolution of Marriage. Whatever you choose to call it, each divorce case is unique with issues, facts and concerns that are particular to the parties involved. For a family facing divorce, it is potentially the most emotional and stressful event the family will ever confront-and is often extremely complicated. Family Law attorneys are not all the same; it is important that you hire an attorney who has the experience and understanding of the law to help you navigate the complexities of the divorce process from beginning to end.

Because most people do not have a working knowledge of divorce law or the procedural implications, they often make mistakes when attempting to handle their cases without an attorney. Some of the more common mistakes can include waiting too long to speak to a lawyer or taking the well-meaning advice of family and friends who may have gone through a divorce and think that all cases are treated the same and that the law will apply to your case exactly as it did to theirs. Divorce is difficult under any circumstances, much more so if you do not have an attorney who can protect your rights and also explain your responsibilities. A well-drafted divorce petition can protect you both financially and personally for years after the ink is dry on your final judgment. It’s important that you get it right!

Most divorce cases can be resolved through negotiation and mediation. Our firm has helped many clients whose divorce issues at first appeared to be beyond the possibility of an amicable mediated settlement.  With the guidance of an attorney experienced in helping clients through the negotiation and mediation process, settlements can be reached that will satisfy all parties-even on the most contested issues.

Our firm provides legal representation for people throughout the Orlando area and the counties of Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake. We know the law and we understand the emotional issues that play such a large part in your case. Be cautious of attorneys who guarantee certain or unrealistic outcomes. Compare what they tell you with what is in the contract they are asking you to sign. Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation with Divorce Attorney Paul St. John.