Marital and Family Law
Brinkley Morgan is one of the leading Marital and Family Law firms in the United States. The attorneys in Brinkley Morgan’s Marital and Family Law department have a depth of skill in all aspects of marital and family law. Because of our diverse background and skill sets we are able provide highly effective representation no matter what the case or client may require. The Brinkley Morgan team are compassionate, knowledgeable advocates who can assist with the most complex of matters. Our team of attorneys and support professionals are dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcome for their divorce, custody, paternity and other family law matters, whether through litigation, mediation, negotiation or the Collaborative Process.
Our experienced attorneys regularly prepare sophisticated premarital agreements for high-net worth individuals, including couples embarking on a first marriage, as well as those entering second or third marriages.
High Net Worth Divorce
High-asset divorces require sophisticated analysis and a customized approach. Our clients often have complex asset portfolios and unique assets. The attorneys at Brinkley Morgan have experience handling a wide variety of assets including family-owned businesses, professional practices, trusts, executive compensation packages, private investments, commercial and residential real estate, yachts, luxury vehicles and collectibles. We routinely work with forensic accountants and valuation experts to assist in valuing, evaluating and preserving our clients’ assets both during and after the divorce process.
Post-Divorce Enforcement and Modification
Sometimes circumstances change after the court enters a final judgment and a modification of orders regarding timesharing, parental responsibility, child support, or alimony is needed. The Firm’s seasoned family law attorneys provide zealous representation in all postnuptial disputes.
The Collaborative Process divorce is an alternate dispute resolution option the provides a peaceful, private, respectful process for divorcing families. In a Collaborative Divorce, parties utilize a legal process which enables them to dissolve their marriage by working with their collaborative team of professionals, including lawyers, a neutral facilitator, and neutral financial professionals, to achieve settlement.
Mediation is an informal and non-adversarial process in which a neutral third-party acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute with the objective of helping the parties reach mutually acceptable and voluntary agreements. Our attorneys provide effective representation to our clients during mediation and frequently serve as mediators themselves.
Once you have been able to reach a resolution in principle, it is vital that it be turned into a well-thought-out, comprehensive and enforceable settlement agreement. Our highly skilled attorneys have vast experience in drafting the most basic to the most intricate of agreements to resolve marital discord. Each agreement is specifically tailored to the particular needs of a client and situation.
Division of Marital Property
Florida law requires an equitable division of property between divorcing spouses, whether asset or liability based, as well as being marital or non-marital in nature. Each divorce involves identification and valuation of that property, establishing a desired distribution and then addressing other issues which may be germane to your matter. Our attorneys handle basic distributions to the most complex, contested, high net worth matters, oftentimes utilizing forensic and business-related valuations.
Alimony and Child Support
Whether connected or unconnected with a divorce proceeding, we help clients navigate the determination of whether alimony (also known as spousal support) is needed, the appropriate type of alimony, amount, and duration. For couples with minor children, calculation of child support is required. Although child support in Florida is formulaic, it is not always simple to determine.
Parental Responsibility (Custody) and Timesharing
Whether in a divorce or paternity context, we carefully craft parenting plans that will outline timesharing, parental responsibilities and all other relevant details pertaining to minor children of a relationship.
Same sex couples have the same legal rights to marriage and divorce as all other couples, but the challenges and concerns facing members of the LGBTQ community can feel different. Our attorneys are experienced in providing representation to LGBTQ individuals in all areas of family law.
Domestic Violence Protection
Domestic violence takes many forms, including physical; emotional; economic; sexual; and stalking and/or general harassment. We provide clients with domestic violence protection whether you are a victim of domestic violence, or a victim of being wrongly accused of domestic violence.