CARMEN R GILLETT, PLLC

BOARD CERTIFIED IN MARITAL AND FAMILY LAW

Family Law FAQ

Grounds for Divorce

Is it necessary to prove that one party is at fault to obtain a divorce?

Is there a Florida residency requirement?

Must I actually attend a hearing?

Parental Responsibility for Children

Does Florida recognize “custody” of children?

Equitable Distribution

How is property divided in a divorce?

Alimony

What is alimony?

What are the guidelines for the court in determining an award of alimony?

What is rehabilitative alimony?

Child Support

How is child support calculated?

Is there a consideration of health insurance or day care paid on behalf of the child?

Is a deviation from the guidelines ever permitted?

If one parent refuses to honor the time sharing plan, does that party waive the right to collect child support?

Are there alternatives to litigation?

Attorney Fees

What is your hourly rate?

Do you offer a flat-rate fee for your services?

What if I can’t afford to pay fees?

Do you accept credit cards?