Miami Family Law
The Law Offices of Sandy T. Fox, P.A. is comprised of divorce lawyers who serve clients in the greater Miami area and throughout South Florida. We are members of the local community who have been helping our neighbors navigate complex and high net worth family law matters since 2004. Founding attorney Sandy T. Fox is Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital & Family Law, meaning that he is one of a small number of lawyers in the state who has been deemed an expert in this area. Our attorneys are familiar with the intricate legal issues that often come up in these cases, and have earned a strong reputation in the professional community for providing comprehensive services to the people we represent.
Nicknamed “Magic City,” Miami is a vibrant metropolis best known as a melting pot of people whose various backgrounds and influences have made the area unique. The city is home to the country’s second-largest Spanish-speaking population and its largest concentration of international banks, which help cement its status as the so-called “Capital of Latin America.” From the iconic Freedom Tower and the Vizcaya waterfront museum and garden to Calle Ocho in Little Havana and the bustling nightlife and arts scene in Coconut Grove, Miami offers a unique blend of history, culture, and entertainment.Protect Your Rights When Dissolving a Florida Marriage
Florida law uses a no-fault divorce system, meaning that a spouse seeking to end a marriage is not required to blame the other spouse for the dissolution of the relationship. Instead, the spouse who files for divorce need only show that the marriage was legal in the first place, that at least one spouse has been a Florida resident for six months or more, and that either the marriage is “irretrievably broken” or one of the spouses has become mentally incapacitated.
In addition, state law allows for a simplified and relatively speedy divorce procedure under certain circumstances when the spouses agree on basic issues. In order to be eligible for the simplified process, the spouses must not have any minor children and must not be seeking alimony, or monetary spousal support, from each other. They also have to agree to divide all property and debts and acknowledge that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
For couples who do not qualify for the simplified version, there is a longer judicial process. It typically requires appearing before a local judge and disclosing a variety of financial information and other evidence so that the court can rule on certain key issues. These may include alimony, child custody, child support, and property division. A knowledgeable family law attorney can help you determine which process to pursue and assist you in asserting your rights in court proceedings.Discuss Your Divorce with an Experienced Miami Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Sandy T. Fox, we understand how stressful it can be for a family to go through a divorce. We aim to help our clients minimize the acrimony sometimes involved in the process by trying to reach agreements on the central issues when possible. We also understand that every person’s situation is different. Our team will take the time to fully understand your interests before fighting aggressively to pursue them in court and at the negotiating table. We will keep you up to date with the process every step of the way. If you live in the Miami area and are considering filing for divorce, contact the family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Sandy T. Fox, P.A. You can reach us through our online form or call (800) 596-0579 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.