- Adoption (Adult or Child)
- Annulment vs. Divorce
- Asset & Debt Division
- Child Custody
- Child Relocation
- Child Relocation
- Child Support
- Child Support Modification
- Contested Divorce
- Divorce Appeals
- Domestic Violence
- Father’s Rights in Florida
- Military Divorce
- Modify, Enforce, Domesticate Final Judgments
- Name Change (Adult)
- Parenting Plans
- Prenuptial & Post-marital (Postnuptial) Agreements
- Retirement & Pension Division in Divorce
- Spousal Support – Alimony
- Uncontested Divorce
Divorce, in addition to other family law matters, can be some of the most monumental, traumatic, and a truly devastating event that a person experiences in his or her lifetime. The process involved in any family law matter are not easy by any means – these matters are not only emotionally draining, they are lengthy and complex depending on the nature and circumstances in any particular case.
Attorney John Vernon Moore has extensive family law experience and has become a trusted and experienced family law attorney. Throughout the entire process, Attorney Moore will be by your side to help you get through this trying time in your life, to ensure your rights are protected, and navigate you through the complex judicial process.
Family law cases are tangled with high stakes – children, property, money, in addition to many other items. Situations where parties are able to come to a mutually agreed upon settlement are always favored and our firm encourages and hopes that you are able to settle your case without the expense and stress of litigation. However, while an amicable and acceptable settlement agreement where the parties come to a full agreement regarding the issues surrounding their family law matter is ideal, unfortunately parties cannot always agree to settlement terms and must litigate their case before the court. Should litigation become necessary in your case, Attorney Moore has extensive trial experience and litigation practice in divorce, custody, child support, paternity, and related family law matters and will relentlessly and aggressively litigate your rights in court.
When minor children are involved, child custody/time-sharing, as well as child support, must be addressed. One of the most critical components is the parenting plan.
Parenting plans must be sufficiently detailed to instruct and govern the parties in relation to how the parties will raise the children after separation. A parenting plan must be drafted and agreed upon by the parties or the terms ordered by the Court and must address components like time-sharing/custody, division of holidays, school designation for the minor children, and any other issue pertaining to the parties’ children.
In addition, if a spouse or both spouses are in the military there are additional issues to be resolved. We are experienced and knowledgeable in all issues related to military divorce.
Aside from issues relating to children, divorces have a heavy emphasis on financial issues. Accordingly, it is incredibly important that you retain an attorney who is well versed in property/asset and debt division, in addition to complex financial issues. Attorney Moore has extensive experience in complex financial issues that arise in family law cases.
A main component of family law includes the equitable distribution of marital property – that is, assets and debts acquired during the marriage. This includes division of retirement accounts, bank accounts, property such as real property and personal property (tangible and intangible).
Equitable distribution also encompasses the determination of marital and non-marital property. Non-marital property is a complicated issue in family law and if you have an issue relating to non-marital property, you should contact an attorney to help guide you through issues relating to non-marital property as certain actions throughout the marriage could change the nature of assets to convert from non-marital to marital property.
Upon the equitable division of marital assets and debts, whether and to what extent a spouse is entitled to alimony/spousal support is then generally addressed. Alimony, also known as “spousal support” can come in a number of different varieties and depends on two factors (1) one parties’ need for alimony/spousal support, and (2) the other party’s ability to pay alimony/spousal support to the spouse demonstrating the need for the monetary support after separation by the parties. There is no formula to derive how alimony/spousal support is calculated but depends largely on the lifestyle enjoyed by the parties during the course of the marriage and the parties’ respective financial situations.