Bringing A Unique Litigation Background To The Practice Of Family Law
Attorney Joshua Silverman is a former prosecutor. His trial experience offers a unique advantage to family law clients both in and out of the courtroom. At The Law Office of Silverman, Mack & Associates, we use our litigation background to ensure each case is initiated in a litigation posture. We strive to provide each of our clients with the personalized and exceptional representation they deserve. Once we gather all of the relevant evidence, our family law attorneys can then either negotiate with a firm resolve or proceed to bring the matter to trial.
Family Law Firm In North Central Florida
At The Law Office of Silverman, Mack & Associates, we offer legal representation to clients throughout the greater North Central Florida region from our conveniently located office in Gainesville, FL, for the following matters as well as adoptions in Florida and other family law issues.
Our family law attorneys have assisted hundreds of individuals through the challenging process of obtaining a divorce. A divorce can encompass a variety of issues, including the division of assets, mediations, and tax issues, among other matters pertaining to family law. Our skilled attorneys have years of experience in divorce and family law, providing us with unparalleled knowledge of the legal ramifications pertaining to divorce.
Most types of divorce fall into one of two categories: contested or uncontested. An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties agree to the divorce and on most important issues such as the division of assets and child custody. Uncontested divorces can be less costly and time-consuming. They can also lead to less animosity down the road. As such, an uncontested divorce can be a great option for some couples. However, you will need the assistance of a divorce attorney well versed in uncontested divorce to ensure your interests are fully protected. Our experienced Gainesville divorce attorneys can navigate you through a successful and uncontested divorce.
When an uncontested divorce is not an option, our firm’s veteran divorce lawyers will pioneer your contested divorce and zealously fight for your rights along the way. Our litigators will artfully prepare your case for negotiations and trial.
Child Custody & Visitation
Creating a child custody arrangement that both meets your child’s needs and your preferences is a vital component of any divorce involving minor children. We will work with you to set out a timeshare arrangement that best serves you and your children. While an equal time-sharing parenting plan is often in the child’s best interests, if you have concerns about child abuse and neglect or other negative factors, our attorneys will ensure your child is protected through supervised visitation or work to cease visitation altogether.
Property division is a central issue in nearly every divorce, as it introduces a significant impact on both spouses for the financial future. In the state of Florida, marital assets are divided on an equitable basis, which does not necessarily mean there is an equal distribution between both parties. The assets are divided according to what is fair and just at the discretion of the presiding judge, making it imperative to retain an attorney who will aggressively protect your interests.
The Law Office of Silverman, Mack & Associates brings unmatched trial experience to property settlement negotiations and trial. With our attorneys in your corner, you can rest assured your financial interests are well protected.
Child & Spousal Support
Child support can prove essential in meeting your child’s basic needs and educational requirements. The amount of child support to which your child is intended will depend upon the incomes of both parents and the child custody arrangement. We will ensure your child receives the support to which they are entitled.
Spousal support, or alimony, is granted in certain divorces to assist the receiving spouse in becoming financially secure and self-sufficient. This support can be temporary or permanent, depending on the needs of the receiving spouse, the length of the marriage, and the ability of the sending spouse to afford the payments. Alimony is not automatic but our skilled divorce attorneys will fight for your receipt of the support you deserve.
Divorce & Family Law Appeals
If you have received a negative judgment in your divorce or family law matter, you may feel that all hope is lost. However, the experienced appellate attorneys at The Law Office of Silverman, Mack & Associates will put all our effort into overturning that negative decision through thorough investigation and legal research during a divorce appeal or family law appeal process.
Modifications & Enforcement Of Court Orders
Our attorneys are often approached by clients who require assistance with modifying the terms of their divorce, custody order, or child support order, or help to enforce these orders. Our family lawyers assist clients who seek modification in determining which changes the judge is likely to accept. We also take steps necessary to enforce court orders — including child support — often filing contempt motions in these matters. Many courts will not grant a modification of time sharing without just cause, so obtaining adequate representation can make all the difference.
In the State of Florida, when a child is born to unmarried parents, the mother is presumed to be the sole custodian. The father must initiate court proceedings to establish paternity in order to obtain custody and/or visitation rights. Furthermore, the mother must bring a paternity action if she wishes to obtain a child support order. The family law attorneys with The Law Office of Silverman, Mack & Associates have represented hundreds of mothers and fathers in paternity actions with legal strategies uniquely designed for each client to achieve the desired results.