If you need to get a divorce in Florida, where the legal term is “dissolution of marriage,” you have many options. But, whatever your circumstances, Tia E. Jensen, P.A. provides divorce representation that is responsive to your needs and concerns. Drawing on more than 20 years of litigation and family law experience, I protect my clients’ rights through every step of the court process. However, as a trained mediator and collaborative divorce attorney, I am also equipped to guide you through a cooperative process, saving you time, expense and turmoil. I also maintain low rates to help ensure quality legal service is accessible to those who need it.
The unique aspect of my divorce practice is my flexibility in offering services to my clients. I don’t charge a retainer, so if you only want a limited amount of assistance filling out divorce papers, you can pay a low flat rate for the hours I work. If you want an attorney’s assistance throughout the process, you still have choices:
When we meet for your free consultation, we can discuss your full range of options and you can decide which process is best suited to your circumstances.
To be eligible to divorce in Florida, there are two basic requirements:
Florida is a no-fault divorce state, so the law does not require proof of marital misconduct, such as adultery, abuse or abandonment as a prerequisite to divorce. However, those grounds could be considered for alimony and child custody. Florida law requires divorcing couples to resolve issues of alimony, property division, child custody and child support, or to put those issues to a judge.
Before you consult with an attorney, take the time to organize materials that will help your lawyer understand your specific circumstances.
It’s also important to cultivate a mindset of patience with your attorney and the process. I understand you’re anxious to put the past behind you, but the court process is slow. Alternative divorce processes can save you time, but even there it’s important to proceed carefully and avoid mistakes that can be made in haste.
Tia E. Jensen, P.A. provides client-centered, cost-effective divorce services with an emphasis on alternative dispute resolution. To learn how you can dissolve your marriage in a timely manner with less stress and expense, schedule a free consultation. Call today at 941-330-9600 or contact my Sarasota office online. My office is conveniently located in the Ringling Professional Center, 2831 Ringling Blvd.