Providing Skilled Counsel Throughout Your Divorce

DivorceEnding a marriage can be difficult. You and your spouse have built a life together and untangling that life is often painful. This can make it hard to focus on the future. Your lawyer should be there to help you make decisions that are in your best interests for the long run.

At the office of H. Stephen Hillebrand, Attorney at Law, I have more than three decades of Florida family law experience. I know that you are going through a tough situation, and I am here to help you come out of separation or divorce in the best possible position.

Helping You Secure A Favorable Settlement

Divorce should not be a long, drawn-out process. My goal is to help you reach solutions that meet your family's needs as quickly and efficiently as possible. Whether you choose to litigate, negotiate or mediate disputes, I have the qualifications to represent you in and out of court.

I will work to safeguard your interests in every aspect of your divorce and settlement, including:

  • Child custody — Every family is unique. I will work with you to create a parenting plan that meets your child's needs while protecting your rights as a parent.
  • Division of marital property — Division of marital property requires a skilled negotiator and diligent investigation of your assets and debts. Most of the time, the court assumes that assets and debt will be split 50-50 between the parties. I will help you make sure that your separate assets remain separate and that marital property is divided fairly.
  • Child support negotiations — Day care, medical expenses and even putting food on the table for your child can be expensive. I will apply Florida's child support guidelines to your situation to help you obtain a fair child support result from the court.
  • Spousal support or alimony — You and your spouse have gotten used to living at a certain income level. Divorce changes that balance. I will help you protect your interests when it comes to alimony claims or agreements.
  • Post-divorce modifications — Situations can change after a divorce. I will work with you to modify your existing child support, alimony or custody agreement to meet your present needs. I can also help you obtain or fight against a parental relocation.

Unfamiliar With The Steps Built Into The Divorce Process? Contact A Knowledgeable Professional For Assistance.

It can be easy to rush to decisions during divorce. I will provide objective but compassionate guidance to help you make the right decisions for your future. Call 941-365-5900 or contact me, a divorce lawyer in Sarasota and Bradenton, online to schedule a free consultation at my Sarasota office.