BONNIE A. BERNS, P.A.
1360 N. U.S. Highway 1
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
When you need an experienced divorce attorney in Daytona Beach on your side, call the Law Office of Bonnie Berns. A family law lawyer for more than three decades, Attorney Berns understands her way around the legal system. She offers her clients sound legal advice during emotional times in their lives. Our family law office proudly serves clients throughout Daytona Beach, including Deltona, Ormond Beach, and Port Orange, FL.
Unlike many other states, Florida does not require grounds for dissolution of marriage (divorce). Either spouse may claim that the marriage is irretrievably broken, but before petitioning the court for divorce it is essential to consult with an experienced divorce attorney to understand your legal responsibilities, and other things, that a you or your spouse can and cannot do during a divorce proceeding. An experienced divorce lawyer will provide you that valuable legal advice which can save you from making costly mistakes.
There may also be financial and tax consequences that your divorce attorney will want to discuss with you. Also, if there are real assets like bank accounts, automobiles, and a house, for example, that were acquired during the marriage, you will want to ensure you get your share of the proceeds. Finally, you will need to prepare a parenting plan when there are minor children.
Am I entitled to alimony? Florida's family courts retired the term 'alimony' many years ago. It's now called maintenance. And with both spouses often gainfully employed spousal maintenance is not automatically granted. However, in some cases, the court will order spousal maintenance as a bridge so that the spouse can reach a point where they can take care of themselves without assistance. The amount of aid depends on the length of the marriage. But in most cases, the duration of spousal maintenance is up to a maximum of two years.
Visit our website or call (386) 672-4040 to speak with an experienced divorce attorney serving the Daytona Beach, FL area today!