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When you make the decision to end your marriage in a Florida court, you no doubt understand that it is going to have an impact on all aspects of your life, especially if you have children. While divorce disrupts kids’ lives, it certainly doesn’t have to ruin them. Knowing where to seek support to help you and your family cope is key to keeping stress levels low.

One of your highest priorities in divorce is to resolve child custody or child support issues. Also, problems regarding property division, marital assets or alimony can exacerbate stress levels, especially so in cases where spouses disagree. Finding a fair solution to a particular problem is easier if an experienced family law attorney is on hand to provide guidance and support to a concerned spouse.

It is possible for some couples to work out the terms of their own settlement without need for litigation. However, if you and your spouse do not get along well or you believe he or she is trying to undermine your parental rights, going to court may be the wisest choice. You do not have to go it alone and you can allow an attorney to speak and act on your behalf.

It is a lot less stressful to have someone well-versed in Florida divorce laws prepare your case and do the talking for you in court. No two cases are exactly alike, which is why the first logical step to take to build a litigation strategy is to ask an experienced attorney to review the details of your particular situation. J. Melanie Slaughter, P.A., is committed to helping clients protect their parental rights and financial interests in order to accomplish their divorce-related goals.