Like marriages, a divorce can come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, future ex-spouses are able to put emotions aside and resolve amicably the often-complicated and difficult decisions involved with a divorce. More commonly, however, there is a great deal of distrust between future ex-spouses and every issue must be litigated. Regardless of the circumstances of your divorce case, you need counsel who can quickly adapt to your particular situation, diligently work toward a satisfactory settlement, or aggressively promote your interests through litigation. We provide straightforward, client focused representation while keeping your expenses as low as possible.
We understand the decision to go forward with the divorce may be difficult. We work hard to establish close relationships and develop a personalized step-by-step course of action. Don’t let stressful legal issues control your life. We are here for you!
Even though family law affects the most personal aspects of your life, it is not something that you should handle alone. Florida courts require compliance with many different rules. In many instances, to prove your case you will have to provide evidence in support of specific “elements.” For example, in order to obtain a modification of a prior order requiring you to pay child support, you will have to demonstrate a “substantial change in circumstances.” Now, you may know what the words “substantial” and “change” mean, but it may be difficult for you to conclude that “substantial change” must also be “involuntary.” We are here to assist all of our Florida families including our active duty military members and veterans.
In Florida, the term custody is no longer used. Instead, barring certain special circumstances, parents are entitled to exercise time-sharing with their child. The parent who spends the most time with the child per year may be said to have majority time-sharing. This is distinguished from equal time-sharing, where the child spends an equal number of overnights with each parent. In addition to affecting the relationship of a parent with the child, time-sharing has a significant impact on the establishment of child support.
In Florida, child support is a right that belongs to the child, as children need the support of both parents to ensure an adequate financial situation. Child support is the amount of money the Florida legislature says it takes to raise a child based upon the combined incomes of both parents and certain child related expenses. Each parent is responsible for a percentage of the amount based upon each parent’s percentage of the combined income. A Florida child support attorney must know the ins-and-outs of all child support laws in Florida to be able to properly help you. Let the experienced attorneys at Bermudez Engel Law help you to obtain or modify your child support agreement.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to negligence, it is important to understand your rights. At Bermudez Engel Law, we represent injury victims throughout Florida, seeking full compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Each case presents different issues, so it is important to talk to an attorney about your rights.
A car accident can change your life. According to the NTHSB in Florida, there is a reportable auto accident every 92 seconds. Another driver is careless on the road, and suddenly you are overwhelmed with hospital and doctor visits. Medical bills pile up, your car needs to be fixed, and you are missing work. You may even be faced with permanent and serious injury, or have to say goodbye to a loved one. All the while, the insurance adjuster is trying to settle your claim as cheaply as possible. The lawyers at Bermudez Engel Law will stand up for you against the insurance company so you can focus on what matters—healing and putting your life back together.