• Family Law - Harrison Sale McCloy - Attorneys At Law - Panama City, Florida

    Family Law

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Finding your way around family issues or through divorce can be stressful and solving family conflict is often a matter of having the right attorney look at it from the right perspective. Our attorneys assist clients in understanding their options; guiding them through the legal process for the right results. It is important to identify what is important, evaluate options and create a plan that gives you the best opportunity to achieve your goals. Having a strong and experienced advocate working on your behalf is often a relief when there are major changes happening within a family.

Harrison Sale McCloy Family Law includes practice in these specific areas:

  • Alimony/Spousal Support and Division of property: According to the law, marital property should be divided equitably. Protecting rights during the property division process is important to achieve a fair outcome. We advise clients on financial positioning; paying and receiving alimony/spousal support.
  • Uncontested Divorce: Divorce doesn't have to be a long and expensive battle. Parties who desire to amicably file for divorce in Florida, or dissolve their marriage, can seek an uncontested or “simplified” divorce. While a simplified divorce seems easy such that a lawyer is not necessary, many issues may arise which require sound legal guidance, such as financial matters or child custody issues. An uncontested/simplified divorce can occur with or without children, but both parties MUST agree on every issue, including custody, visitation, property division, and support. We offer a flat fee for uncontested divorces.
  • Contested Divorce: Despite many divorcing couple's best efforts to resolve disputes amicably, many issues such as child custody, visitation, spousal support and marital property end up in litigation. If your pending divorce will include contested issues, it is important to consult a family law attorney to learn about your rights and responsibilities and, if needed, to effectively represent you in court.
  • Child custody/timesharing/child support: Issues relating to children are often the most disputed in divorce. We help you resolve problems to minimize the impact and process of divorce on your children. This includes planning a timesharing/visitation schedule that puts the children first, as well as, the support needed to provide for them.
  • Relocation and post-divorce modifications: After a divorce is final, there may be times when there are unforeseen changes in your circumstances or those of your children. Those issues should be handled by a family law attorney who understands the continuing impact of evaluating options and the format for presenting those options to those involved. This includes the changes in the life of the former spouse which could impact the family unit.
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements: From simple prenuptial agreements to complex prenuptial agreements, it is important to know what you need to know in advance of “ I do” to protect your future “ I have.” Post-marital agreements may be drafted as a safeguard for continuing in a marriage or union with peace of mind.
  • Paternity - Establishment & Disestablishment: Paternity suits arise when there is uncertainty or a disagreement. A paternity case can be initiated by either the father, the mother or a third party on behalf of the child by filing a Petition to Establish Parental Relationship/Declaration of Paternity to legally establish a parent-child relationship with the father. There are several ways to establish a parental relationship and to dissolve a parental relationship out of court or by utilizing the court system. It is important to put the child first and seek counsel who knows the paternity laws and guidelines regarding support and obligation.