Family Practice Areas
Family law includes almost every legal issue that affects the legal rights of children, parents, grandparents and the exended family. But, family law can be complicated and confusing.
Sometimes family disputes lead to contested court battles about timesharing, support, alimony and divison of property and debts.
In court you will be better off with a lawyer with knowledge and experience in your type case.
Attorneys Johnnie Byrd and David Barnhill have over 60 years combined legal experience in family law.
We are ready to fight for your rights and the future of your family.
Divorce cases deal with the rights and duties of spouses who separate. The Court must decide on timesharing with children and child support, as well as division of property, debts and alimony.
Paternity cases address the timesharing and child support issues for children of unmarried parents. If the issue of paternity is disputed, DNA testing will be ordered by the court.
Grandparents’ rights are limited in Florida. But, grandparents have certain rights. Grandparents may obtain temporary custody of their grandchildren through a special court proceeding for that purpose.
4. Domestic Violence
Domestic violence injunction petitions are serious cases. Allegations of domestice, repeat, dating and sexual violence can result in no-contact injunctions against abusers to protect victims.
A step-parent can adopt a step-child where the birth parent is physically or emotionally absent. The consent of the absent birth parent is required, but excused if the birth parent has abandoned the child.
A parent who wants to move the residence of a minor child beyond 50 miles away must have the consent of the other parent or the court. If no consent is given the Court will decide on the relocation.