Family Law

Family Law by johndfernandez.comExperienced family law representation for complex marital estates

Divorce is a defining moment in a person's life and has ramifications for years to come. Your choice of divorce attorney will have a profound impact on how you emerge from your divorce proceedings.

Will you be secure? Will you feel empowered to take control of your life and move forward in a positive direction?  Contact us now and we'll call you to make an appointment to speak to our family law attorney over the telephone for free or call us yourself 727-461-4441. 

For more than 35 years, John D. Fernandez, P.A. has assisted clients in Florida family law divorce proceedings, ensuring that their rights were protected, their wishes honored and their goals met.

We are prepared to assist you on matters related to:

Marital dissolution Post-divorce enforcement
Domestic violence issues Separation agreements
Equitable distribution Spousal support
Modifications of court orders  

Meticulous appraisal of large family law marital estates

Florida is an "equitable distribution" state, which means marital property is divided in a manner that the family law court deems "fair." This involves a three-step process of identifying the marital property, appraising its value and dividing it between the two parties.

Each step in family law involves attention to points, such as:

  • whether the property is part of the marital estate or the sole possession of one spouse
  • the fair market value for any given asset
  • whether to liquidate assets that are difficult to divide
  • the tax consequences of dividing certain financial assets

In family law cases John D. Fernandez, P.A. utilizes the services of skilled forensic accountants to find and value assets and create a distribution plan that upholds your rights to a truly equitable share.

Post-divorce enforcement of the family law court's judgment

Unfortunately, in family law spousal conflict does not always end with a divorce decree. The judgment of the family law court is often violated, either deliberately or because of an inability to comply. John D. Fernandez, P.A. represents parties seeking to enforce terms such as spousal support or petition for modifications due to changed circumstances.

Family law court representation for domestic violence and juvenile delinquency

The family law trial attorneys at John D. Fernandez, P.A. are often called upon to defend against charges of domestic violence and juvenile delinquency. To learn more about our skill in such family law cases, see our criminal defense page as these two areas often overlap. 

Contact our experienced family law and divorce attorneys in Clearwater, FL

To schedule an appointment with a family law attorney from John D. Fernandez, P.A., call us at 727.461.4441 or click here to contact us now and we will call you right back.

 

Consultations are free

Your initial consultation is free.  At that time you will be given an overview of what you can anticipate to occur in divorce cases and what you can reasonably anticipate to incur in attorney fees and costs. 

John D. Fernandez, P.A. is located in Clearwater, FL, and serves clients in and around Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Safety Harbor, Largo, Belleair Beach, Ozona, Tarpon Springs, Indian Rocks Beach, Crystal Beach, Oldsmar, Seminole, Tampa, Holiday, Odessa, Saint Petersburg, New Port Richey, Valrico, Brandon, Port Richey, Hillsborough County and Pinellas County.

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