Boca Raton Divorce Lawyers
Palm Beach County Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage Attorneys
Palm Beach County divorce or family law arguments, which result in litigation or lawsuits, are tough on men, women and families alike. If you find yourself in that unfortunate situation, the experience of the Boca Raton lawyers at Whittel & Melton are ready to battle for your rights and defend your possessions and family.
Ultimately, during this process you will need to make important life changing decisions for you, your children or extended family. The attorneys at Whittel & Melton will guide you through the process so that your divorce will be less stressful and many times, obtain a better result than if you represent yourself.
Along with representing parties during a filed Dissolution of Marriage, our firm is often contacted prior to initiating a divorce in an attempt to resolve the disputes short of going through lengthy and messy divorce litigation.
If you are interested in making the first move towards divorce, our firm will file a divorce petition in the Palm Beach County Unified Family Court Division at either of the Palm Beach County Courthouses in West Palm Beach or Delray Beach, Florida for you. Filing a petition for divorce or dissolution of marriage is just the first of many steps in the divorce process.
A petition for Dissolution of Marriage or Divorce is nothing more that a lawsuit filed in the Florida family court system. Florida Rules of Civil procedure provide your spouse with twenty days to reply to this lawsuit, after we have obtained valid service upon them. This reply is generally done in the form of an Answer and must be served upon both the court and our office.
Sometimes however, your other half may begin things before you can get to our office to discuss a divorce. In that event, contact our law firm immediately so that we can file an appropriate Answer and/or Counter Petition within twenty (20) days of your personal service date.
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When the money in a marriage makes everything else impossible to reconcile, full financial, asset and background discovery/investigation is required to properly represent someone in a divorce proceeding. At the law office of Whittel & Melton, we are ready to take on the financial discovery process and see that your needs and your best interest is met.
Often times, Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage actions result in conference called a mediation being scheduled. Mediations are often times the best chance for each side to walk a way with a resolution and an opportunity to fully be heard. Being fully heard and getting a resolution is hard to do in front of a judge. However, a mediator has a special opportunity to hear out each side and work for middle ground.
There are times when that middle ground cannot be reached and a Palm Beach County Judge is forced to decide the outcome after a trial. In Florida, divorce trials do not require a jury--rather the presiding judge determines all issues of fact and law. The attorneys at Whittel & Melton have years of trial experience and stand ready to fight for what is equitable and what your are entitled to under Florida law.
While representing our Palm Beach County Divorce clients, often our law office will also need to explore the many issues related to:
- Boca Raton, FL Child Custody
- Boca Raton, FL Child Support
- Boca Raton, FL Contempt Proceedings
- Boca Raton, FL Domestic Violence
- Boca Raton, FL Injunctions
- Boca Raton, FL Permanent Restraining Orders/ Temporary Restraining Orders
- Boca Raton, FL Modification of Child Support
- Boca Raton, FL Dependency
Call (561) 367-8777 TODAY for the Boca Raton and Palm Beach County Divorce/ Dissolution of Marriage Attorneys at Whittel & Melton TODAY to help with your Divorce!
The divorce attorneys at Whittel & Melton represent clients throughout Palm Beach County, including: West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Jupiter, Wellington, Riviera Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Boca Raton, Florida Dissolution of Marriage Attorney
Whittel & Melton, LLC
3700 Airport Road #303
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561) 367-8777