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Providing answers to frequently asked questions about divorce in Tampa

The divorce process is highly complex and the issues involved in divorce can be overwhelming when you do not know what to expect. At Baccarella & Baccarella, we are dedicated to helping you understand each aspect of your divorce, from how to file for divorce to your rights to property, support and custody of your children. In order to help you understand your rights and what to expect during your divorce, our firm is pleased to provide answers to some of our clients most frequently asked questions.

Divorce in Tampa, Florida

Offering conscientious assistance throughout your divorce

At the law firm of Baccarella & Baccarella, we understand that your questions are personal and your divorce issues are unique. We are happy to discuss your divorce and our practice areas with you by scheduling a free, confidential 20 minute consultation in our Tampa office. To learn more about your divorce and how our lawyers may be able to assist you, please call us at 813-254-8998 or contact us online today.


Divorce in Tampa, Florida

How long does the divorce process take in Florida?

How long the divorce process takes depends on many different factors, including the type of divorce process the spouses opt for and the number and complexity of disputed issues. In many cases, collaborative divorce or divorce mediation take less time than litigation because the spouses set up procedures that are more efficient.

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Am I entitled to spousal support payments and how much?

In many cases, the spouse who acted as a homemaker for the duration of the marriage, or who is unable to afford the standard of living enjoyed during the marriage, may be able to obtain a temporary rehabilitative or permanent spousal support award. As experienced negotiators, our Tampa divorce law firm helps many spouses work out a fair and equitable spousal support agreement so that neither spouse has to suffer a financial crisis. If you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement, the court may choose to order support payments after considering several factors:

  • Standard of living during the marriage
  • Length of marriage
  • Age and health of each spouse
  • Sources of income, financial resources and assets of each spouse
  • Contributions of each spouse to the marriage
  • Ability of a spouse to obtain sufficient education or training to find employment
  • Any other factors

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What are the alternatives to divorce litigation?

Although you do have to file a petition for dissolution of marriage with the court in order to get a divorce, you do not have to let the court decide your divorce issues for you. Our Tampa, FL divorce law firm helps spouses resolve all types of divorce matters outside of court, from dividing property to arranging a parenting plan that is practical for you, your former spouse and your children. One alternative to litigation is collaborative divorce, where the spouses and their attorneys negotiate a marital settlement agreement. Another alternative is mediation, where the spouses and their attorneys negotiate an agreement in a structured setting with the help of a trained facilitator. To learn more, please see our pages on Collaborative Divorce and Divorce Mediation.

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