Melbourne, Florida, Divorce Lawyers
Divorce and High-Asset Divorce in Florida
Florida is a no-fault divorce state, meaning one spouse can end a marriage if he or she believes it is irretrievably broken. Divorce is rarely that simple, however. There is property to divide, spousal support to pay and matters such as child custody to determine.
Brevard County Dissolution of Marriage Attorneys Serving the Space Coast and Treasure Coast Region With Integrity and Dedication
Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole provides divorce representation from experienced lawyers. From uncontested divorce to complex high net worth cases, we have the skill to protect your rights. Whether you hope to settle the divorce amicably or prefer to take your spouse to trial, our Melbourne, Florida, divorce attorneys are prepared to assist you with spousal support and marital property division.
Florida law does not provide an exact formula to calculate the amount of spousal support (alimony) a person may receive. Generally, spousal support is based on each party’s earning capacity and the standard of living during the marriage, although the court may consider additional factors.
Spousal support may be awarded to either spouse. It may be granted as temporary, permanent, rehabilitative, durational or bridge-the-gap support. We will help you gather the necessary financial information to present to the court and argue for you to pay or receive an appropriate amount of support. In high-asset divorce, it is especially important to work with an attorney who understands how to balance one party’s needs with the high income of the other spouse.
If you are not receiving court-ordered spousal support, we can help you enforce the order. Spousal support may also be modified post-judgment if needs change significantly.