Divorce and Litigation Attorney in Clearwater Provides Solutions for Your Marriage Dissolution
Review your options with a skilled divorce attorney
Before you decide to formally pursue a divorce, consider whether your marriage can be saved. You may want to consult a marriage or family counselor, religious leader or other qualified person. Divorce can be extremely traumatic and emotional for everyone involved and should not be taken lightly. Many people are not aware of their marital rights and legal obligations. As an experienced family law attorney, Attorney Jennifer C. Harrington can help you navigate through the storm and protect your interests every step of the way. At the law firm of Jennifer C. Harrington, P.A., we are dedicated to aggressive representation and favorable case resolution.
Rely on our strength in and out of the courtroom
Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes governs dissolution of marriage, or divorce. Florida is a no-fault state. You can file for divorce without any reason other than that you no longer want to be married to your spouse. The court grants the divorce once it determines that your marriage is irretrievably broken or that one spouse is mentally incapacitated. However, the court may consider fault when awarding alimony, determining child custody and dividing marital liabilities and assets. We do all we can to protect your interests in property division so you can retain your assets.
Domestic violence can influence divorce proceedings. Even allegations of violence can have a serious effect. Charges resulting in arrest, restraining orders or injunctions for protection affect child custody and time-sharing provisions. At the law firm of Jennifer C. Harrington, P.A., our court-tested strategies further the safety, protection and most favorable resolution possible for our clients and their families.
Rely on us to handle issues before, during and after your divorce proceedings
Several variables, including child support, alimony and order modifications, may cause contention and frustration. These issues can become hurtful tools that affect everyone in the short- and long-term instead of fostering rational decisions. We focus on the facts and fight for what's rightfully yours in divorce litigation proceedings. With more than 25 years of family law experience and the respect of her peers, Attorney Harrington has the proven skills and knowledge to protect your interests.
Other aspects of your case we deal with include:
- Child support — Florida provides a set of child support guidelines, taking financial variables into account.
- Modification of orders — Either spouse can request modification of the divorce order. One spouse may have lost a job or received a promotion with a substantial increase in pay. We work with you to put the modification in motion through the judicial system. Modifications may affect child support payments, child custody or time-share schedules and alimony payments.
- Relocation — A parent cannot move with the child out of the area for a new job, marriage or other reason without prior approval from the other parent and the court. Relocation requests take time and often involve complex litigation. Our office can provide valuable guidance.
Get experienced divorce representation in Clearwater today
If you face the rigors of divorce proceedings or are involved in a contentious child custody battle, Jennifer C. Harrington, P.A. provides knowledgeable guidance. To learn more, contact our office at 727-787-3700 or online. Our firm serves Clearwater, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey and Tampa.