Lake County Divorce Attorney
By Your Side Throughout Every Stage of the Divorce Process in Tavares
The decision to end a marriage is rarely an easy one. Filing a petition is the first step in a lengthy and contentious battle. At the Law Office of Michael E. Golub P.A., I understand the emotional and financial toll a divorce can take on your entire family in Lake County, Florida. Therefore, my primary goal is to provide the resources you need to make sound decisions and help you move on from a broad range of family law matters. I try to accomplish this as peacefully as possible but simultaneously aggressively defend your needs as necessary.
Call me today at (352) 290-2877. As a divorce attorney serving Lake County, I can advocate for your legal rights.
Helping You Understand the Divorce Process
In Florida, before any steps can be finalized, divorce begins with one of the parties taking action in the filing of a petition for marital dissolution. There are a few different reasons for marriage dissolution. The first category is the most common, though it also bears certain aspects of subjective interpretation (since deciding when a marriage is broken beyond repair is difficult).
The two primary causes for a petition for dissolution include:
- An irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
- Mental incapacity of one party for at least three years prior to filing the petition for dissolution
Skilled Legal Representation During the Division of Marital Assets
Marital assets are divided equitably between spouses during divorce proceedings. Some assets, such as the money in a joint checking account, can be relatively easy to divide. Other assets, including real estate and business interests, can complicate the property division process.
I have skillfully helped clients throughout central Florida for over 25 years. I have secured fair legal settlements for my clients, no matter how complex their financial situations may be. I can ensure you are fairly represented, and I am committed to working to protect your interests every step of the way.
Mediation for Asset Division
An important, if somewhat unpleasant, task that must be completed is the division of property, assets, and debts. Unfortunately, conflicts can often arise as the two parties each believe the other person was the one who incurred debts or merited a smaller proportion of the assets. In order to settle these additional problems, it can be extremely effective to have a divorce lawyer serving Lake County support you throughout mediation. When disputes arise during the asset division process, I am a skilled mediator and will work to find solutions that can quickly resolve the conflict and allow both parties to hopefully move forward from a divorce.
If the parties actually can agree on issues such as property division, child support, alimony, and child custody arrangements, they can enter into a written agreement that the court must accept. These uncontested divorces may become final in a matter of weeks. Contested divorces, however, can take several months to resolve. In the event that the parties cannot agree on the terms of a divorce, the court will make the final judgment. This is why mediation can be a much faster process in comparison to traditional court processes.
Let Me Be Your Strongest Ally
You need a staunch ally dedicated to protecting your interests during a divorce. The Law Office of Michael E. Golub P.A. prides itself on its commitment to serving others and providing the highest level of representation possible. My family law offices are centrally located in Clermont and Tavares, Florida.