Our solutions-based approach achieves results for you
The attorneys at West Family Law Group focus upon the resolution of your marital and family law issues. We utilize mediation, arbitration and collaborative law as alternatives to litigation whenever possible. Our experience, in-depth knowledge of family law and solutions-based approach are our foundation in achieving results for you.
With offices in the Dr. Phillips neighborhood in Orlando, our attorneys practice in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia and Lake Counties, Florida, as well as nationally and internationally.
Mediation allows you and your partner to make decisions which are in the best interests of the entire family in a non-contentious manner. All divorce cases in Florida must go through mediation before being set for a hearing before a judge.
Through the collaborative law process, the couple, not the lawyers or judges, maintains control of the outcome. By working toward an acceptable settlement, you will be able to move on with your life faster, and avoid the financial and emotional expenses of litigation.
Alternative Approaches Comparison
See the differences between traditional litigation, the collaborative law process and mediation from The Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida (www.cfl-cfl.com).
We focus upon avoiding conflict and solving problems, helping you develop the best solutions for you, your children and your finances. We educate you on the law, achievable goals and appropriate next steps.
Alimony is based upon a variety of factors and can be awarded in several different ways. Because there is no formula used in setting alimony, the experience, negotiating skills and creativity of your attorney is of paramount importance.
Parenting Plans / Time Sharing
A Parenting Plan or Time Sharing (formerly called “custody”) gives parents a way to avoid arguments over their children through a clear outline of all aspects of raising the children – helping to maintain a stable home environment for everyone.
Through a Paternity Action, the court determines a child’s legal father and establishes child support and a contact schedule for the parents. There are also ways to establish paternity other than through a court order.
After your divorce’s final judgment, circumstances do sometimes substantially change. We can help you determine your best line of action for alimony, child support, parenting plans, parent relocation out of the jurisdiction and other situations.
Marital & Cohabitation Agreements
You can legally protect your assets in the event of a break-up, divorce or death – and establish the groundwork for staying together, including money management, career goals, family composition and lifestyle preferences.