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At Chan Family Law, we understand that family law matters can be some of the most difficult and challenging legal situations clients face.
This is why we offer experienced, compassionate legal counsel in all areas of family and matrimonial law.
Even if you feel like you have nowhere to turn, the legal team at Chan Family Law has solutions that can help and make a difference.
Divorce is often perceived as a negative, emotional experience full of tension and anger. At Chan Family Law, we know it doesn’t have to be this way.
Whether your case is straightforward, with no children or few assets, or you are separating after decades of marriage and the accumulation of significant assets, your divorce can be an ordered, peaceful process.
Prenuptial agreements allow a couple contemplating marriage to decide issues of alimony and how their property will be divided in the event of a divorce. When questions such as these are resolved prior to marriage, it helps to minimize the hostility that is often associated with a divorce proceeding. In addition, negotiating a prenuptial agreement allows a couple to have an open and honest conversation about how they will manage their finances during the marriage. This can help to avoid arguments over money down the road, which is one of the leading reasons for marital breakups.
In military families, both spouses make deeply personal sacrifices – both the service member and his or her spouse. We consider it an honor to be able to help military families resolve their family law matters, and we see it as our way to give back to the families who put their lives on the line for our country and our freedom.
However, military divorce cases require thorough knowledge of both state and federal law, as well as military regulations, which is why working with an attorney who is familiar with and knowledgeable in the area of military divorce is a good choice.
When you end a marriage, you don’t just sign a bunch of papers and walk away; rather, this affects every part of your life, from your children and your assets to your attitude and lifestyle. Doesn’t it make sense to work with your spouse toward an amicable resolution?
It has been said there are no winners in a divorce. This isn’t necessarily true. Collaborative divorces allows both sides to approach their case with an overarching goal of creating a better, more positive life for themselves and their children.
If there is one certainty in life, it’s that life is constantly changing. Once your divorce is final, you may discover that change has made it necessary to modify existing child support court orders.
Whether you or your ex have started earning more money, or one of the kid’s sports schedules requires a change in your visitation schedule, it is possible to modify and enforce court orders without a heated legal battle. This is where an experienced team of experienced Tampa divorce attorneys can help.
You have worked hard to provide a firm financial foundation for you and your kids. Understandably, you may be worried how divorce will affect your lifestyle.
For example, if you own a business, you want to know it will be protected. We work closely with you and financial experts to make sure your assets are treated fairly and are in line with current case law when going through a higher asset divorce.
Many people think uncontested divorce is only possible when both sides agree on everything. In reality, you can have an uncontested divorce, even if you have to work a little bit to get there.
Many divorces start out with emotions running high and tempers running hot. We understand this, and we do everything possible to lower the tension and help both sides see reason.
At the end of the day, an uncontested divorce is undeniably faster and less costly than a protracted legal battle, and it is also physically and emotionally easier on everyone involved.
Spousal support, also known as alimony, is designed to prevent any one spouse from experiencing a drastic change in lifestyle brought about by the divorce. Many people hear the word “alimony” and panic. There is a lot of misinformation and myths about alimony as well as Florida laws on how it is granted.
At Chan Family Law, we explain how spousal support works, and how it will work in your case. We know people worry about this part of the case, which is why we work very hard to make sure you know the facts, your options, and what you can expect.
Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys. We help mothers, fathers, and caregivers connect children with their parents and establish financial support for children.
Whether you are considering a divorce, you need help with a child custody dispute, or you wish to modify your spousal support obligation, you need a knowledgeable Tampa family law attorney on your side.
At Chan Family Law, our entire practice is focused on families, their legal challenges, and we work to find the best possible solutions that yield the best possible legal outcomes.
As a parent, your children are the most important part of your life. You want to protect them as much as possible. In a divorce or family law dispute, it can sometimes feel like your relationship with your kids is on the line. You might even feel like your relationship with them might be damaged through the process.
By working through each aspect of a custody arrangement, we respect parents’ relationships with their children, and we look out for their best interests when discussing and outlining custody arrangements.
We assist clients with a broad range of child support matters, including the following:
Similar to spousal support, many parents are concerned with child support orders and worry about whether or not they will be able to afford their child support payments.
At Chan Family Law, we aren’t in the business to fight for one parent’s side over the other or stick one parent with the bulk of the responsibility. We believe in determining fair child support responsibilities and fair time sharing responsibilities between both parents.
In years past, mediation was regarded as a necessary but ultimately ineffective stepping stone toward litigation. Fortunately, that attitude has changed completely. Today, mediation is a preferred way of working through the issues that could otherwise delay a divorce or cost both parties more time and money.
Mediation is a legal proceeding that doesn’t involve sitting in a courtroom with a judge. The two parties sit down with a mediator to discuss the aspects of their divorce, legal separation, and/or child support or time sharing responsibilities. In our professional experience, this is the recommended approach for resolving family law matters.
Appellate cases are unique and require a specific skill set from the lawyers who take them on. Being our entire practice is devoted to family law, we know how these types of appeals work and what it takes to win them.