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Family Law

Family law is a specific field of law that deals with relationships pertaining to your family. The range can be from the adoption of a child to the dissolution of a marriage. The experienced Miami family lawyers at McDonald & McDonald can help guide you through these processes.

Adoption: If you want to start or expand your family through adoption, the road can be a long process. The experienced adoption attorneys at McDonald & McDonald can help you prepare for the different steps you must take, including the home study, approval, and final adoption paperwork. Let us make the process a little easier so you can enjoy your growing family.

Divorce: While no one enters a marriage with the intention seeking a divorce later down the road, it is a situation many face. The process of ending a marriage can be stressful and emotionally painful. There are many aspects to be considered including the division of assets, child custody, child support, and alimony. The lawyers at McDonald & McDonald have the experience to help you navigate this process to determine the best course of actions. Let us help.

Annulment: A divorce and an annulment are two different legal concepts, though often confused. An annulment simply voids the marriage as if it never happened, where a divorce ends a legally recognized wedding. If a marriage was “void” at the beginning meaning one or both parties entered into the marriage under duress, while not in a stable mental state, or due to a threat, the marriage is not considered legal in Florida. If it is not legal, it can be voided or annulled as if it never happened.

Time Sharing or Custody: In Florida law “custody” is not a term that is used. The Florida statutes refer to time-sharing, majority time-sharing, and equal-time sharing instead of custody. The courts will designate a time-sharing schedule that is in the best interest of the child or children in question.

If you have questions or concern about a family law matter, contact the experienced family law lawyers at McDonald & McDonald today. Let our knowledge and understanding help.