Sarasota Family Law Attorney

When a marriage or relationship ends, family law may or may not be needed to settle any disputes. It is most often needed for dividing property in a divorce and/or determining child support arrangements. The financial responsibilities, custodial rights, eligibility, and other obligations for family members are regulated and governed by state and federal laws. Family law procedures, rules, and regulations vary from state-to-state. Family law attorneys in Sarasota, FL with Tobaygo Law understand the complexities that can arise with family law and help their client(s) and others reach an amicable solution to their case.

Family Law Lawyers Serving Clients In Sarasota County And Manatee County, Florida

Tobaygo Law offers a full-service Sarasota family law firm. We are committed to providing quality legal representation and highly personalized service. From offices in Sarasota, our lawyers advise and represent clients in family law courts in Sarasota County and Manatee County. Call us or contact us by email to arrange a consultation with an experienced Sarasota legal separation lawyer today.

Divorce

The state of Florida only allows for the dissolution of marriage, or divorce, when the marriage is irretrievably broken or one person is mentally incapacitated. To file, one or both parties are required to have lived in Florida for at least six months before filing for divorce. We can help you with all issues that may arise in your divorce, including property division, child custody, time-sharing (visitation), spousal support and child support. Our attorneys represent clients in contested and uncontested dissolution.

Child Support

Parents have a legal financial obligation to contribute to the cost of raising their child(ren). Florida law provides guidelines which judges follow when determining child support for the noncustodial parent. Taken into account are respective incomes for both parents, basic needs cost for the child(ren) including health insurance, educational costs, childcare, and more. For assistance filing a petition for child support, contact Tobaygo Law, an experienced family law Sarasota residents can count on. We assist clients with child support matters in divorce and paternity cases, as well as modification petitions and collections actions.

Paternity

Paternity disputes often emerge with regard to the rights and obligations of a potential father to a child or to establish rights to inheritance after a death. We represent unwed parents who have an interest in addressing custody, time-sharing and child support matters.

Child Custody & Time Sharing

The well-being of their child(ren) is at the forefront of what a parent does, whether they are physically with their child(ren) or elsewhere. If you have minor children at the time of a divorce or the ending of a relationship, family law lawyers with Tobaygo Law will help you establish either child custody and/or a time sharing agreement. We have extensive experience assisting clients with child custody and time sharing issues, paternity cases, parental relocation disputes, and establishing or modifying parenting plans.

Modifications & Enforcement

Modifications and enforcement commonly refer to child support and are often among the most complex family law issues, requiring a thorough understanding of the law. Modifications are frequently requested by either the custodial or noncustodial parent when their living circumstances change, such as a change in income. We represent clients who are seeking (or opposing) a modification of custody, time sharing, child support or spousal support (alimony). We assist clients with the enforcement of child support orders and divorce decrees.

Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders

Standards for domestic violence offenses and penalties are mostly dictated by state laws, though federal legislation makes the act a crime. A restraining order is the most common form of protection for a victim of domestic violence. We represent clients who are seeking or opposing a restraining order. We represent clients in divorce cases involving allegations of domestic violence.

Other Family Law Matters

Tobaygo Law’s family law attorneys in Sarasota, FL also handle other matters related to family law, including separation agreements, prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements.

Separation agreements

A separation agreement is signed by both spouses and intends to resolve issues surrounding property, debt, and children. It is a legally binding agreement. Though the state of Florida doesn’t recognize legal separation, a couple can be physically separated without divorcing and still receive benefit and protection of several state laws, including child support. Due to the complexities that can come from a separation agreement, it is advised you seek legal assistance from family law lawyers.

Prenuptial agreements

Though often viewed as a way for one spouse to protect their wealth should the marriage end, prenuptial agreements are really a way for couples to adjust the general one-size-fits-all laws governing a divorce in Florida. While a judge will ultimately determine how property, both financial and physical, is divided, a prenuptial agreement can give a couple an early say in the matter.

Postnuptial agreements

A postnuptial agreement specifies how assets, property, and other specifics of a marriage will be divided should the couple divorce, but only after the marriage has begun. A postnuptial agreement can help clarify major financial decisions within a marriage.

Contact Tobaygo Law For Family Law Sarasota

Issues which fall under family law can be complex and emotionally charged. Tobaygo Law blends years of experience with compassion and understanding to each family law client we represent and work with. Since family law is mostly governed by state laws which undergo frequent changes, have a Sarasota family law firm such as Tobaygo Law on your side throughout the legal process. To speak with a Sarasota family law attorney at our firm, call or contact us by email.