Divorce, separation, and family break ups can be difficult and very emotional. Whether separating from your spouse or partner, or fighting for custody and child support, an experienced, compassionate attorney is important to advocate on your behalf.
We are a full-service family law firm that will review all your options for an expeditious, amicable, cost-effective resolution to family matters from Mediation to Collaborative Process to Court Representation. Contact us to discuss which option is best for you.
The Collaborative Divorce Process is the newest trend in cooperative resolution of family matters where the participants work together to reach a confidential agreement rather than the traditional adversarial court-centric approach of handling family disputes.
Separation and divorce from your partner can be taxing. Contact us to explore your possibilities of an uncontested divorce, mediation, or if litigation is necessary. We will review your options regarding asset and debt distribution, parenting plans, alimony, child support and any other matter that is unique to your case.
Florida law provides that a court must enter a judgment regarding the paternity of a child born to unmarried parents, regardless if the father’s name appears on the child’s birth certificate. Contact us to establish paternity and a parenting plan that is in your child’s best interest.
Florida law defines custody as parental responsibility (how decisions pertaining to your child’s health, education and welfare are made) and timesharing (how much time you spend with your child). Whether it is a divorce or a paternity action, if there is a minor child, their must be a parenting plan submitted to the court which includes how decisions about your child will be made, parental timesharing and how expenses for the child will be shared.
Child Support is governed by Florida Statute 61.30 which considers the parent’s incomes, the timesharing schedule, health insurance expenses, child care expenses and certain deductions.
We handle step-parent and relative adoptions, as well as temporary custody petitions with knowledge and understanding. We also review all immigration options for foreign born children.
If there has been a substantial change in circumstance after the court entered an order, a petition must be filed with the court to change the existing court order. Contact us to review your options to change an existing court order that works for your family.
In addition to legal representation in court, we provide family mediation services and guard ad litem services.
Guardian ad Litem
Guardians ad litem are persons appointed by the court to represent “the best interests of the child” in court proceedings. Parents with cases in family court can request that the court appoint a Guardian ad Litem to investigate relevant facts that affect their children and report to the court with recommendations regarding timesharing arrangements, decision-making responsibilities, and any other concerns involving the welfare of the child.
Ms. Hassan has been appointed by Family Court judges in South Florida on numerous cases to assist the court in making best interest of the child determination. Contact us to discuss your case and explore how a guardian ad litem appointment can further the best interests of your child.