AREAS OF PRACTICE
Marital and Family Law



 
Marital and Family Law

Our firm of highly skilled, experienced and settlement-minded attorneys, as well as our Forensic Accounting & Support Team, who work exclusively in this practice group. The size of our family law team enables us to staff your case with multiple attorneys and, when we need to, our forensic accountant. This means that we can tackle any issue with exceptional efficiency and responsiveness.

We know when and how to be aggressive in a manner that is focused on getting a case to the finish line. We can handle any kind of a family law case, at any stage, and we make it a point to set realistic expectations of the onset of any representation. Marital and family law covers the most personal and emotional issues that a client can face in a court of law, including:

  • Divorce
  • Establishing paternity over a child whose parents are not married
  • Establishing parental responsibility, parenting plans, and timesharing schedules for minor children
  • Alimony and child support
  • Dividing assets and liabilities
  • Prosecuting and defending civil domestic violence injunctions
  • Negotiating and drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

We know this is on of the most difficult and stressful situations a person can face. And we know that our job is to get it done as quickly and discretely as possible, no exceptions.


Why we’re different:

Clients receive extraordinary personal service.
Our team is available to you 24/7. When other attorneys go home, we're working. When other attorneys send your call to voicemail, we pick up our cell phones. When you call us, you always get a return phone call that day, usually within an hour.


We are extremely efficient and work to resolve your case quickly.
We have six highly skilled, aggressive, experienced attorneys and a full-time forensic account who work exclusively in the area of marital and family law. The size of our family law team empowers us to staff your case with multiple attorneys and, when we need to, our accountant. This means that we can tackle any issue with exceptional efficiency and responsiveness. When your case requires a hurried turnaround time, we make the deadline and handle the emergency. We know you don't want to live with on-going legal issues. We keep your case moving and get it resolved.


Your case is unique and we treat it that way.
We match the right attorneys and staff to your case. By getting to know you and staffing your case specifically for you, we create a trusting and comfortable environment. We know this is one of the most difficult and stressful situations life can throw at you. We can handle any kind of family law case, at any stage, against any other attorney. No excuses, no exceptions.


Our innovative team delivers for you.
We use cutting edge technology and legal training. Armed with these tools, our attorneys and staff can accurately and efficiently research and analyze any issue.

Forensic accounting can be an essential part of a family law case and that's why we have a full-time forensic accountant. This kind of accounting allows us to value assets, trace lost money, and analyze alimony and child support figures. Our accountant gives us a deeper understanding of the financial issues in your case faster than our opponents; and without spending money on a more expensive outside party.

We know how to amicably resolve your case.
We have a hands-on, personal, family-oriented approach to our clients' cases. We emphasize negotiation and settlement of family disputes.

In every case, we emphasize the value and importance of amicably resolving issues. The vast majority of our cases are settled, in whole or in part.

Four out of our six family law attorneys are trained in the area of collaborative family law; a new and alternative approach to resolving family law issues. The collaborative process is often much more private and dignified than litigation.


If your case cannot be settled, we know how to aggressively litigate.
While we will always try to resolve cases outside of court, we recognize that family law can be adversarial. We are ready and willing to aggressively pursue your rights in court.

In one of our recent cases, the other party moved to Ohio with the parties' two minor children without our client's consent and without a judge's approval. This was a clear violation of Florida law and a violation of our client's rights under his Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage. We immediately filed an emergency motion for contempt and for the return of the children to Florida. Soon thereafter, our client's rights were restored, the children were returned to Florida, and the other party was ordered to pay all of our legal fees. Bottom line: this is a good example of when aggressive litigation is, quite simply, necessary. We will fight for our clients and for their families.

If your case is particularly complex, we know how to do things that many other family law practices do not.
Older, Lundy & Alvarez attorneys handle more technical areas of family law, including the preparation of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, or QDROs, which are necessary to divide certain kinds of retirement accounts and pensions. Many family law attorneys do not have the training or experience to do this kind of work and they have to refer their clients to us. We don't shy away from difficult, technical areas of the law. Our services are comprehensive.

We handle your case from beginning to end, including family law appeals. When other family law firms have to refer their clients' appeals to outside law firms, those new appellate lawyers have to learn the case from scratch. We know your case. We can handle the appeal. We represent you every step of the way.

Your case is about your family and your life.
Above all else, we believe that family issues are best resolved by families. We give you the advice you need so you can make your own decisions. We do not interfere with your personal decisions and we do not create problems where problems do not exist.



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