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Weston, FL Alimony Attorneys

Getting divorced is hard enough when you and your spouse earn similar amounts, but it can be especially difficult if you or your spouse is financially dependent on the other. Though this is a common occurrence in a marriage, it can create a financial imbalance that presents a myriad of challenges in the event that you and your spouse decide to go your separate ways. Because the state of Florida allows the courts some discretion when determining alimony, it is imperative that you work with an experienced attorney during the divorce process who can present a persuasive case for your interests to be protected. 

 

Our Weston alimony attorneys have the skills and knowledge needed to help you reach the best possible outcome. Whether you are a dependent spouse worried about how much you will receive in a divorce, or if you are the primary earner concerned that you are being taken advantage of, we are prepared to fight for your rights. Request a consultation at Divorce & Mediation Law Firm | Cabanas Law Firm today.

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is a method that reduces the time, stress, and cost of settling divorce matters while also maintaining your privacy. It gives you and your spouse the opportunity to have the most control over the outcome of your divorce, rather than leaving it in the hands of a judge who does not know your family history or understand the relationship you have with your spouse.

While the ideal mediation situation is for you and your spouse to be on civil terms, mediation can still benefit you both even if you find yourselves at odds with one another. The goal of mediation is not necessarily to avoid conflict entirely – in a divorce, there is likely to be conflict! – but to help you work through your differences collaboratively, outside of court.

What Is Alimony?

In Florida, alimony is a legal obligation enforced by the court for one spouse to pay the other spouse a calculated amount after a divorce. There are a variety of factors that are evaluated by the court to determine the amount that will be paid but the two main factors are:

 

  1. the financial need of one spouse and the ability of the other spouse to meet that financial need (also referred to as need versus ability), and 
  2. the length of the marriage. 

 

Under the new Florida alimony reform statute, a marriage 10 years and under is considered a short-term marriage, a marriage of 10+ to just under 20 years is a mid-length marriage, and a marriage of 20+ years is a long-term marriage. Permanent alimony has been eliminated in the state of Florida. It should also be noted that no durational alimony is available for a marriage of under three years. At this time, marriages of that length are subject only to bridge-the-gap and/or lump sum alimony. 

Keep in mind that alimony can also be modified, depending on the circumstances of your situation.

Why Work With An Alimony Attorney?

If you decide not to hire an attorney, you run the risk of receiving less alimony than you deserve, or overpaying your spouse. Our skilled Weston alimony attorneys can gather and present evidence that can help you get the amount of financial support you need, or avoid paying more alimony than you should. 

 

At Divorce & Mediation Law Firm | Cabanas Law Firm, we settle where we can and fight when we must. This means that our attorneys are well equipped to initiate collaborative negotiations or mediation with your former spouse to help you find an arrangement that works; however, we understand that this is not always an option. If you are married to someone who is combative, we are willing and able to fight for your rights in court. If after alimony is agreed upon, your ex-partner does not comply with the terms of the arrangement, we can also help you enforce the alimony agreement by taking legal action to ensure that your rights are protected.

How Divorce & Mediation Law Firm | Cabanas Law Firm Can Help

Obtaining or defending against alimony is a complex legal process that can be challenging to navigate on your own. Our knowledgeable Weston alimony attorneys will give your case the attention it deserves. We can assist you each step of the way so that you can avoid making mistakes that my compromise reaching a favorable result, or delay your case. Allow our experienced alimony attorneys to work towards your ideal resolution. Call Divorce & Mediation Law Firm | Cabanas Law Firm today to request a consultation where we can assist you in creating a better future post-divorce.

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Why Choose Cabanas Law Firm?

  • Fully Bilingual – Our attorneys and staff are fluent in English and Spanish, so you don’t have to worry about the details getting lost in translation.
  • 105  Years of Combined ExperienceSergio Cabanas, Esq. was admitted into the Florida Bar Association in 1991 and founded the firm in 2006. The firm’s attorneys have more than six decades of combined experience in family law.
  • Clients Are the Priority – Our Broward and Miami-Dade County family law & divorce attorneys make each client a priority. We respond to all communications within 24 hours and provide concierge-level client services to busy professionals.
  • Certified Mediators – As certified mediators, our attorneys can help clients resolve divorce and family law issues with as little contention as possible.
  • Three Office Locations– Cabanas Law Firm has three offices in South Florida. You can meet with an attorney at our Pembroke Pines, Weston, or Sunny Isles Beach office.

Advantages Of Mediation In Weston, Fl

Mediation offers several advantages over litigation. First, you can reduce your costs when engaging in mediation. Also, mediation often allows people to settle matters faster than in court. Moreover, mediation is less formal and more productive, meaning you are less likely to experience the stress associated with litigation.

Finally, mediation is private and non-adversarial, allowing you to iron out differences away from the public eye. In doing so, you can set aside your differences and improve your relationship with the other party. As a result, you can become more effective co-parents through mediation.

These are some of the numerous advantages of mediation. Learn more by consulting with a mediation attorney at our firm.

Matters To Settle Through Mediation

Our mediation attorneys can help you resolve matters related to divorce, post-divorce orders, and child support. While these matters are different, the mediation process is generally the same. The mediator will go over the facts, identify areas of agreement and disagreement, and discuss your wants, needs, and goals. Then the mediator can use negotiation strategies to help you reach an agreement.

You can choose to mediate these issues with or without a personal attorney present. If you go to mediation without a personal attorney, the mediator cannot offer legal advice. On the other hand, a personal attorney will look out for your interests during mediation and raise issues you might feel uncomfortable bringing up on your own.

Many people have success going through mediation with and without personal attorneys present. Learn more about both options by contacting our firm. Our mediation attorneys can serve as your representative or a third-party mediator, so feel free to discuss both options during the consultation.

What If You Do Not Reach An Agreement?

If you are not successful during mediation, you will need to go to court to litigate the matter. Then the judge will determine the settlement. However, you will only need to litigate the matters not decided during mediation. For instance, assume you agree on child support. Then the mediator submits the agreement to the court, and the judge signs off on it, making it a legally enforceable order. However, you cannot decide how to divide the property. In this instance, the judge will render a decision regarding your property, but not child support.

Mediating Post-divorce Modifications In Weston, Fl

If you fail to comply with a court-approved order, you can be held in contempt of court, leading to severe consequences. However, you might not be able to uphold the order based on a significant change of circumstances. A mediation attorney can help you reach an agreement to modify orders for child support, alimony, and other matters. Reach out to our firm today to determine if your change in circumstances requires a modification. If so, we can discuss mediation and other strategies.

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1. Highly Responsive – We strive for rapid return calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back.

2. We Take Complex and Difficult Cases – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what’s necessary, even in challenging situations.

3. Experienced – Our attorneys have had years of experience in handling divorces for doctors, business owners, and executives, and we are 100% dedicated to divorce and family law.

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5. Caring & Compassionate (Truly) – We have a personal connection to divorce and family law matters. We know what it takes, even in extraordinarily difficult situations.

6. Personalized Attention – We understand and respect that every client’s needs are unique. We treat all of our clients with the attention they deserve.

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Milaydi Figueroa
Milaydi Figueroa
2023-04-05
Acabo de enterarme que firmo el juez hoy mi divorcio. Gracias Cabanas law firm , gracias al abogado Sergio Cabanas por desde el primer día en que llegue llorando me dio seguridad y sali con una sonrisa , me dio mucha tranquilidad encontrarlos y contratarlos . Mil gracias al Attorney Brian Prieto , muy preciso al explicarme las estrategias , y por representarme en corte . Nichol sabes que fuiste muy especial gracias por estar ahi siempre para mi , al igual que Kelly. Los recomiendo 100% . Dos meses resolvieron mi divorcio . 😘😘😘
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Elvis Drumond
2023-03-29
I received an Excellent service from Roxy and Sergio Cabanas I couldn’t ask for anything better, I highly Recommend this Law Firm, They very professional and caring, God bless you all.
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leslie novoa
2023-03-26
The lawyer Sergio Cabanas is a great professional. He was extremely patient while he was answering all my questions. He made feel really confortable and that I could trust him. The staff and specialty Stephany Pelaez are extremely nice willing always to help you. Thank you for making me feel so comfortable and for all your help.
Allan Foster
Allan Foster
2023-03-10
Thank you Mr Sergio Lara & Gabriella for your great work by allowing me to go up the street smiling
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chris fisher
2023-03-03
The entire staff was amazing! From first meeting to final judgement it was barely a month and they kept me updated every step of the way. It’s worth spending your money on a firm that knows what they’re doing, and this team DEFINITELY knows what they’re doing!
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Cheryl Bland
2023-03-01
What an amazing Law firm. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Roxy Friedland who is also amazing. Loved her attention to detail. Thank you Cabanas Law Firm.
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Francisco J Colon
2023-02-28
I have worked with Cabanas Law, P.A and have known Attorney Sergio Cabanas for over 11 years. He and his office staff are very knowledgeable and super professional. I highly recommend them!
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Tanya Esposito
2023-02-27
I have known Attorney Grossman since 2001 and trusted her with my friend’s family matter when I was asked for a referral. My friend was completely satisfied. She is highly recommended!
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Jaime Velez
2023-02-27
Mi experiencia con la oficina de abogados fue excepcional, tienen un staff comprometido con los clientes en inglés y español . Logré mi divorcio en 5 semanas algo increíble . Los recomiendo ampliamente.

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