We Take Your Divorce Seriously.
Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn. With the right approach and the representation of an attorney experienced in the nuances of Florida’s divorce laws, you can be confident in the outcome of your case. At Robert Sparks Attorneys, we take these matters seriously.
We recognize the tremendous impact that decisions regarding custody, support, and property division can have on your life, which is why we give these matters the weight and attention they deserve. Our Tampa divorce attorneys are here to guide you to the best possible outcome.
Expert Counsel for Every Aspect of Your Divorce
Any divorce – mediated, collaborative, or contested – will involve difficult choices that will affect every aspect of your life. Divorce cases are even more challenging when children are involved. Our Tampa divorce lawyers know how to help our clients see the bigger picture and offer counsel based on our professional experience, as well as Florida statutes and legal precedents.
No case is too complex for our divorce attorneys in Tampa. Own a business and want to make sure it is protected from your spouse during a divorce? Are you a homemaker who sacrificed your career so your spouse could pursue theirs? Maybe you have a child with special needs who you want to ensure receives the care he or she needs. No matter the circumstances surrounding your divorce, we commit ourselves to every case and get serious results.
We handle all types of divorces in Tampa, including:
This option usually allows spouses to reach a divorce settlement agreement without involving Florida courts. This joint endeavor between you and your partner and your lawyers is meant to be an amicable alternative to a lengthy and emotionally-damaging divorce.
Over a series of conferences, you and your spouse will make decisions on issues of child custody, alimony, child support, and property division. Hopefully, a fair agreement is reached and the family, especially the children, can avoid facing a traumatic experience in court.
Agreeing to give a collaborative divorce a chance does not mean you have to forfeit an unfair amount of assets or give up fair time with your children. Robert Sparks Attorneys remains at your side for the entire process and facilitates a divorce and custody agreement that works for you.
High Net Worth Divorce
One partner may earn drastically more income than another, or both spouses could possess an uncommon amount of savings and benefits. Trying to divide up an estate and non-liquid assets to the satisfaction of high net worth parties often makes for a more complex divorce case. Robert Sparks Attorneys has experience negotiating Tampa divorce settlements when high net worth is involved.
You may want to protect a retirement fund, an inheritance, or other assets during a divorce proceeding. Our skilled Tampa Divorce Legal Team works with you to make sure you maximize the assets you are able to keep.
Mediation is a popular option for Tampa couples looking to resolve divorce disagreements with the help of an impartial helper. This is also often the most economical option for couples going through a divorce. Costs for each mediation session are mandated by state law.
Couples sit down together and attempt to settle the issues they are the furthest apart on. Solutions are arrived at with the help of a third party. Couples can pull out of mediation at any time and choose to settle in Florida court. Robert Sparks Attorneys represent clients in mediation and helps them present a strong case to the mediator to make sure they aren’t taken advantage of.
Those serving in the armed forces in Florida often have unique and complex issues to settle before a divorce agreement can be reached. One party in the divorce may be serving on duty and may be unable to attend divorce proceedings. That service to one’s country should never unfairly affect the division of assets or child custody decisions.
The allocation of military retirement pay is one issue that military couples must settle. It’s important that this valuable benefit is fairly distributed. Robert Sparks Attorneys remains up-to-date on military-specific codes regarding divorce in Florida. We can help you secure what’s fair if you are on-duty military or if you are a military spouse.
Robert Sparks Attorneys remains a team of compassionate legal professionals sensitive to the unique challenges facing our LGBT divorce clients.
Our LGBT divorce lawyers represent clients in need of help negotiating a separation, annulment, or divorce in Florida. We are also qualified to protect clients during divorces involving partners residing in another state. We take up cases for our clients to make sure child custody, alimony, and other family law issues are settled fairly.
Simplified Divorce and Uncontested Divorce
When you and your spouse are ready for divorce and you don’t have children and no one is seeking alimony, a simplified divorce or an uncontested divorce may be the easiest way to move on with your lives. Florida allows couples who are in agreement on their divorce terms to file for a simplified divorce. It’s a way to avoid the main divorce process along with the hassle and expense.
You’ll still need to work out and agree on how you’ll divide up property ahead of time. A Tampa legal professional at Robert Sparks Attorneys may prove beneficial at this stage to ensure you don’t lose out on assets you should be retaining. It’s also key to have these issues decided early so you don’t lose your chance at a simplified divorce.
Divorce Attorneys for Doctors
Doctors going through a divorce will face additional challenges to make sure they aren’t unfairly punished for their elevated income and their often challenging schedules. These factors can be taken advantage of and doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers can end up paying an unfair amount of alimony. Their schedules can also result in unfair treatment when it comes to child custody and visitation.
Robert Sparks Attorneys understands these obstacles to a fair divorce settlement for doctors and other professionals. We utilize a wealth of legal experience to fight for the rights of our clients in the medical field and make sure any sensitive patient and practice information remains protected throughout.
Divorce Attorneys for Lawyers
It’s a sad fact that lawyers are just as vulnerable to divorce as anyone else. Sometimes it’s a lawyer that needs protection in divorce proceedings. Business and client information from a jointly owned practice must be kept as secure as possible during this time.
Robert Sparks Attorneys works on behalf of legal professionals to negotiate fair alimony compensation, child custody agreements, and more. If you’re a Tampa attorney, you already know the dangers of entering a settlement negotiation without skilled representation.
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What to Expect at Your Divorce Consultation
If you are considering divorce, an initial consultation with our firm could provide you with vital information about the process ahead. We can go over the divorce process as it applies to your unique situation, ensuring you are aware of your rights and have a thorough understanding of the court process. If we accomplish that, your case will run as smoothly as possible.
Even if you and your spouse decide not to divorce at this time, the team at Robert Sparks Attorneys can provide you and your spouse with a plan for the future and helpful guidelines on how to avoid conflict in the future if, later on, the marriage doesn’t work out.
Discussing Case-Specific Aspects of Your Divorce
Just as no two families are identical, no two divorces are the same. You and your spouse might have questions that apply specifically to your unique situation. During your divorce consultation, your attorney will discuss any and all case-specific issues, including relocation, modification of previous divorce orders, division of specific assets and more.
Other important factors you may wish to discuss include:
- Timelines and procedures for your divorce
- The jurisdictional aspect of your Florida divorce
- Child and family issues, such as custody and support
- How your assets and debts are likely to be distributed
- Attorney’s fees (one spouse can pay for the other’s)
- Whether or not alimony would be appropriate
With highly experienced divorce lawyers on the team, Robert Sparks Attorneys is here to provide vital and necessary information that you can use and apply to make your divorce less stressful and complicated. Knowledge is very important, and it is paramount that you educate yourself so that you can make informed decisions and take action when necessary.
Can I Get a Second Opinion On a Current Divorce?
- You are filing for divorce pro se (doing it yourself).
- You are filing for divorce and using a different attorney.
- Your son or daughter is the one filing for divorce.
Schedule Your Tampa Divorce Consultation
When you meet with one of the divorce lawyers at Robert Sparks Attorneys, you will be able to make sure that the process is going smoothly and as it should be. The Florida legal system can be difficult to navigate; let our experience work for you when you need it most.
The knowledge you will gain in a one-hour consultation with a Tampa divorce attorney is priceless. Discussing your problems and receiving solutions and information on how to face them is invaluable when you are considering a divorce or going through a divorce.