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Navigating a divorce in Florida can be a challenging life transition, especially when raising a family. The Boca Raton Divorce Lawyers at Ostrovsky Law are experienced in handling these complexities. We’re here to guide you through the legal process and provide support during these tough times.

Recognizing the delicate nature of divorces and the impact on family dynamics, Ostrovsky Law is committed to being a trustworthy ally. When facing this challenging family situation, you can rely on our divorce attorneys to advocate for your rights and work toward a proper resolution.

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Danielle M. Ostrovsky is the best family law attorney I have ever worked with. All you have to do is just send her an email and she will respond to me in a very quick manner. If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable attorney at a great price, then I recommend her!

~ J.D

It was a pleasure having Ostrovsky Law handle my QDRO modification. Very professional and kept me up to date with the process. All of my questions were answered very quickly (via email). Danielle and team made this process quick and headache-free. Thanks again!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

~ K.W

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Why Choose a Divorce Attorney

What is “Divorce Litigation”

Engaging in divorce litigation entails navigating complex legal proceedings, where parties seek resolutions on various issues like asset distribution, spousal support, parental responsibility, child custody, and child support. These matters are governed by specific laws, highlighting the importance of having an attorney adept at navigating these complexities and advocating for your best interests.

In divorce litigation, your choice of attorney is crucial. Danielle brings years of trial experience, a deep understanding of Florida family law, and empathy for the challenges clients face during divorces. Committed to providing compassionate and effective representation, she guides you through the litigation process.

Recognizing the uniqueness of each divorce, Danielle adopts a personalized approach. She collaborates closely with clients, delving into their specific situations to develop a tailored strategy aligned with their goals and needs.


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Understanding Florida’s Divorce Laws:

While Florida is renowned for its sunny weather and beaches, it also bears one of the highest divorce rates in the U.S., standing at 13%. Adding complexity, 30-40% of divorced families have underage children. Divorce rates in Florida vary by county, with Broward County notably having one of the highest rates at 13.4%. It’s crucial to grasp the implications of divorce and the pertinent laws that may significantly affect your case.

Several factors influence divorces in Florida:

Residency Requirements: To file for divorce in Florida, either you or your spouse must have resided in the state for a minimum of 6 months before filing.

No-Fault State: Florida operates as a no-fault divorce state, meaning fault doesn’t need to be proven for marital issues. Irreconcilable differences are sufficient grounds.

Duration of Marriage: The length of your marriage significantly impacts alimony payments, with longer marriages generally requiring more substantial alimony post-divorce.

No Jury: Family law cases in Florida are exclusively decided through bench trials, where a judge oversees the proceedings, and there is no involvement of a jury. The judge has the final say, regardless of whether the case settles.

Affidavit: In Florida family court, spouses must provide a detailed affidavit disclosing financial details, including documents like insurance records, tax returns, and other relevant information. This information is critical for determining alimony payments and the equitable distribution of childcare expenses.

Planning Retirement: Investments made in 401K, IRA, or other retirement plans during the marriage are considered marital assets in Florida. Generally, the judge will divide these accounts equally between spouses. Investments made before the marriage are regarded as separate property unless co-mingled.

Given the nuanced divorce laws in Florida, hiring a divorce attorney is crucial for navigating your case effectively.

Why Choose a Divorce Attorney

While Danielle strives to explore non-court resolutions, there are instances where litigation becomes inevitable. In such cases, having an attorney capable of providing assertive representation in court is crucial. Danielle excels at delivering robust courtroom representation, presenting compelling arguments, examining witnesses, engaging necessary experts, meticulously preparing clients, and advocating vigorously for their rights and interests.

As a divorce lawyer, Danielle extends her expertise to complex matters like parental responsibility, timesharing, modifications, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Navigating the Florida divorce legal system demands experience, and Danielle has successfully represented diverse clients in litigation cases, including doctors, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, and homemakers. Irrespective of the circumstances, her commitment is unwavering—to secure the best possible outcome for her clients.

For those requiring strong representation in divorce litigation, contact Ostrovsky Law for a consultation. Danielle will guide you through legal options, tailor a strategy to your needs, and ensure that your rights and best interests are well-represented and protected.

Danielle understands the stakes involved and is prepared to fight for you!

Divorce Litigation (Contested Divorce) FAQs​

A divorce is “litigated” or “contested” when the spouses cannot agree on how to resolve the issues between them such as parental responsibility, timesharing, alimony, child support, division of assets and liabilities and attorney’s fees. In this situation, one of the spouses will file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the Court to begin the process.

Divorce litigation involves navigating the legal system to resolve the contested issues between spouses in their divorce case such as the division of assets and liabilities, spousal support (alimony), parental responsibility and timesharing, child support and attorney’s fees. It typically includes filing various documents with the court, preparing for and attending hearings where evidence is presented and testimony is taken, attending depositions and mediations, requesting and exchanging various documents and evidence, and ultimately attending trial, if necessary.

The duration of a divorce from start to finish can vary based on many factors such as the complexity of the case, how many issues are contested between the spouses, whether there are minor children of the parties, the Court’s availability to set hearings and trial in a timely manner, and whether the parties are willing to reach a settlement agreement on some or all the issues. At the very least, a litigated divorce in Florida will take several months to a year or longer.

Practice Areas

At Ostrovsky Law, we specialize in a wide range of family law practice areas to address the unique needs of our clients. Our practice areas include:

Divorce Litigation: Our divorce attorneys have extensive experience in handling complex divorce cases and will work diligently to protect your rights and interests throughout the litigation process.

Alimony: We provide guidance and representation in matters related to spousal support, ensuring fair and reasonable alimony arrangements are reached.

Child Support: Our attorneys assist clients in matters involving child support, ensuring the best interests of the child are prioritized while advocating for fair support arrangements.

High Net Worth Asset Division Divorce: We have the expertise to handle divorces involving substantial assets, complex financial holdings, and property division to secure a fair distribution.

Parental Responsibility and Timesharing: Our attorneys help clients navigate issues related to parental responsibility, custody, and timesharing arrangements, with the goal of protecting the well-being of the children involved.

Paternity: We assist clients in establishing or disputing paternity rights and obligations, ensuring legal recognition and the protection of parental rights.

Modifications: Our attorneys can guide you through the process of modifying existing court orders related to child support, alimony, custody, or visitation to reflect changing circumstances.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: We provide legal counsel and drafting services for prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, helping clients protect their assets and clarify financial expectations before and after marriage.

Uncontested Divorce: If you and your spouse are seeking an amicable divorce, our attorneys can assist you in navigating the uncontested divorce process, making it smoother and more efficient.

Collaborative Divorce: We offer collaborative divorce services, encouraging a cooperative approach that seeks mutually beneficial solutions outside of litigation.

Meet Danielle M. Ostrovsky, Esquire

Choosing Ostrovsky Law means choosing a Boca Raton Divorce attorney committed to protecting your interests and providing personalized legal solutions. Contact us today for a consultation and let us guide you through the complexities of family law with expertise and compassion.

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In addition to our offices in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Ostrovsky Law is proud to serve all of Broward County, including DaviePembroke PinesHollywoodCooper CityCoral SpringsPlantationPompano Beach and more. We’re here to assist clients across South Florida, offering dedicated legal representation in family law matters and divorce cases.

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