Marital Law in Clearwater
At the law offices of Julie Beth Jouben, P.A., we are dedicated to providing outstanding marital law representation to our clients in Clearwater and Palm Harbor. Whether you are coping with a divorce or struggling to enforce alimony, we aggressively defend our clients to help them get what they deserve. We understand that this kind of litigation is both emotional and personal, and we will provide you with empathetic and compassionate representation throughout all of your legal needs.
Divorce can be a tough process, emotionally and mentally. Your former relationship will go through a complete shift and it’s important to prepare everything so that you are satisfied and ready for your new stage of life. When possible, we will enforce civility and resolve issues through negotiation. At the same time, we will zealously fight on your behalf if your ex isn’t being reasonable. We can help you through all proceedings, from the equitable distribution of your assets to spousal support. We have assisted residents in the Clearwater and Palm Harbor areas with marital law cases for years, so you’ll have the peace of mind knowing you have experienced professionals on your side.
Alimony is an essential part of ending your relationship so that each of you can begin building a new life. In Florida, and throughout Clearwater and Palm Harbor, alimony is determined under marital law statutes based on income and, in part, upon the standard of living established during the marriage. After an agreement has been entered into by the parties or a decision is handed down by the court, there is a possibility that spousal support amount can be changed later on. If there has been a significant change, such as a loss of income or other change in circumstances, we can petition the court to either lessen your payments or eliminate alimony altogether.
On the other hand, if you have an agreement in place and your former partner is not upholding his or her obligation or the amount is insufficient for your needs, we can pursue legal action against your partner to get you the amount you are entitled to in order to maintain your normal lifestyle.
Child Custody and Time-Sharing Plans
The end of a marriage can be very hard for a child. The rights and needs of the children involved in any of our cases are always a primary concern and we work to ensure that the best interests of the kids are upheld. However a Florida court, based on what is best for the child, will issue an order defining the plan if the parents are unable to come to an agreement.
If you are faced with a situation where the other parent wants to relocate to another area, know that under Florida law, they cannot move more than 50 miles away without your written consent or prior permission of the Court. If there is a problem where someone tries to circumvent this law, we will oppose the other party’s request for relocation and will vigorously represent your marital law case in Clearwater and Palm Harbor.
About Julie Beth Jouben, P.A.
Julie Beth Jouben, Esq. is a marital law attorney in the Clearwater and Palm Harbor area. With over twenty years of experience, she focuses on helping people through what can be a very difficult time in their lives. From the shock of the end of a marriage to handling child time-sharing, it can be an overwhelming and exhausting process. Attorney Jouben represents clients in every aspect of family law and will work tirelessly to negotiate for your interests.