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Puzo Law specializes in the practice of complex family law matters with an emphasis on positive results for her clients. Leslie understands that disruptions in her clients’ private lives can be economically and emotionally difficult. Leslie and her staff take a personal interest in every case and dedicate the time to assure our client’s that they are fully informed every step of the way
Divorce is the termination of a marriage or marital union, the canceling or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country or state. In Florida, a divorce is commenced with the filing of the petition for dissolution of marriage. Once the Petition is filed, it is served on the other party and the other party then has 20 days to file their response to the Petition.
In family law and public policy, child support (or child maintenance) is an ongoing, periodic payment made by a parent for the financial benefit of a child following the end of a marriage or other relationship. Child support is based on few predominant facts including but not limited to parties' income, health insurance costs for the children and who pays it, daycare or aftercare costs for the children and who pays it, health insurance costs for the parents themselves, number of overnights the minor children spend with each parent, prior child support paid by either parents etc. Child support is deemed for the support of the minor children and typically, the parents cannot contract around it.
You enter a prenuptial agreement (prenup) before the wedding. If you sign an agreement during your marriage but before a separation, it's a postnuptial agreement (postnup). There are many things that need to be included in the prenuptial or post nuptial agreement in order for said agreement to be enforced in the future. Few things that one needs to keep in mind is that neither party should be able to claim that they entered into said agreement without having full financial disclosure of the other party or that they entered into the agreement under duress or coercion.
Alimony is a legal obligation on a person to provide financial support to their spouse. The Court has to engage in a very delicate balance to determine if one party has the financial need for alimony and if the other party has the financial ability to pay the alimony. In order to make this determination, the Court examines many factors such as length of the marriage, lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage, earning capacity of the parties, among other factors, etc.
A well done estate plan is an integral part of legal foundation for you and your loved ones. At Puzo Law we work to create plans that achieve your families personal asset objectives by implementing planning techniques, tailored specifically to your desired outcome. Having a secure estate plan in place will be sure that your estate is handled according to your wishes, Estate planning is used in a vast amount of different areas such as providing for incapacity, avoiding probate, providing for minor children, planning for death, taxes, elder law, and planned charitable donations. At Puzo Law planning for the future is of the utmost priority, we will work with you to your loved ones to design a plan specific for whatever the needs.
Having a well crafted estate plan can help your loved ones estate avoid the court managed probate process after a loved one passes away. At Puzo Law we work collaboratively to secure your loved ones estate and work with you to administer their estate due to their wishes. When one’s estate is properly drafted, it is less likely that a court managed administration will be necessary. We have experience dealing with estates of of varying complexities and sizes through probate court and administration.