Family law deals with some of our most intimate and important relationships, including marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. Due to the myriad of legal facets that comprise these relationships, the area of family law is extremely complex – necessitating the selection of an attorney who has significant experience and specialization in the segment.
Some of the various aspects of family law that our firm has expertise in include:
Whether you are positioned to pay alimony or receive it, negotiating a strategic settlement is critical to your ongoing financial health. With extensive knowledge of the ever-changing statute and case law that drives alimony, Abigail successfully protects her clients’ rights and interests. For those unhappy with their current alimony agreement, she can also assist with securing alimony modifications and termination.
Florida law requires an equitable distribution of property between spouses. What is deemed equitable in the eyes of the law, however, is dependent on a large number of various factors, as is their valuation. Abigail has cultivated an expertise in the financial complexities surrounding asset division that includes property, belongings, investments, trusts and inheritances, and she is focused on securing those items that are most prized or will most benefit her clients.
Issues related to your children are some of the most sensitive and impactful in the divorce process. Abigail brings years of experience to the delicate balancing act between legal entitlement and the unique situations found in individual families. She is also an expert in the many variables that affect child support and the various ways that it can be provided.
Paternity cases represent a potential minefield for all parties involved, but Abigail understands their nuances and fully appreciates the need for privacy and decorum. She has represented both fathers and mothers in paternity situations and specializes in creating individualized plans and goals for pursuing paternity determination.
Since there’s no legal requirement that a lawyer craft separation agreements, some individuals attempt to execute one on their own. The inherent complexity of these agreements, as well as an abundance of emotion that can both cloud the issues and stall execution, often results in a separation agreement that is incomplete, inequitable or unfinished. Abigail has helped hundreds of couples carefully navigate the legal ins and outs of separation.
Florida law stipulates that a supportive relationship between your ex-spouse and another individual can warrant a reduction in – or termination of – alimony. Those hoping to achieve that result have the burden of proving to the court that such a relationship exists. Abigail can guide you through that process and secure a resolution to this frustrating situation.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Many couples wish to approach their marriage or partnership by establishing each individual’s rights to assets. Drafting enforceable prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements is a detailed process that requires the services of an experienced family law attorney.
Post Judgment Matters
Sometimes, the agreements you’ve reached on alimony, child support and child custody no longer suit you or your family. Florida law allows for modifications to final judgments – if circumstances change substantially. A family law professional like Abigail Beebe can help you file a post-judgment action.