Family Law


Bringing a Unique Litigation Background to the Practice of Family Law

Attorneys Joshua Silverman and Adam S. Vorhis are both former prosecutors whose trial experience offers a unique advantage to family law clients both in and out of the courtroom.  At The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack, we use our litigation background to ensure each case is initiated in a litigation posture.  With all relevant evidence gathered, our attorneys can then either negotiate with a firm resolve or bring the matter all the way to trial.

Representing Clients Throughout North Central Florida in a Range of Family Law Matters

At The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack, we offer legal representation to clients throughout the North Central Florida area from our conveniently located Gainesville office.

Divorce

The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack has assisted hundreds of individuals through the challenging process of obtaining a divorce.  A divorce can encompass a variety of issues, including property division, spousal support, child support, child custody, and tax issues.  The skilled attorney team at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack has years of experience in the field of divorce and family law, providing us with unparalleled knowledge of the law surrounding the many issues that a divorce entails.

Most divorces will 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 an attorney well versed in uncontested divorce to ensure your interests are fully protected.  At The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack, our experienced negotiators can navigate you to a successful uncontested divorce.

When an uncontested divorce is not an option, the veteran divorce lawyers at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack 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 and Visitation

Creating a child custody, or time-share, arrangement that meets your child’s best needs and that you are happy with is a vital component to any divorce involving minor children.  We will work with you to set out a time-share arrangement that best serves you and your children. While equal time-sharing is often in the child’s best interests, if you have concerns about abuse, neglect, alienation, or other negative factors, the attorneys at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack will ensure your child is protected through supervised visitation or no visitation what so ever.

Property Division

Property division is a central issue in nearly any divorce as it will have a significant impact on the financial future of both spouses.  In the state of Florida, marital assets are divided on an equitable basis, which does not necessarily mean equally.  The assets are divided according to what is fair and just.  Florida judges have much discretion in the division of assets, making it imperative you retain an attorney who will aggressively protect your interests.  

The former prosecutor team at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack brings unmatched trial experience to property settlement negotiations and trial.  With us in your corner, you can rest assured you financial interests are well protected.

Child and 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.  At The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack, we will ensure your child receives the support to which they are entitled.

Spousal support or alimony is granted in some divorces to assist the receiving spouse in becoming financially secure and self-supporting.  It 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 the skilled divorce attorneys at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack will fight for your receipt of it.

Paternity

In 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 or visitation rights.  Further, the mother must bring a paternity action if she wishes to obtain a child support order.  The family law attorneys at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack have represented hundreds of mothers and fathers in paternity actions, working with each client to obtain a legal strategy that will achieve the results desired.

Modifications and Enforcement of Court Orders

At The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack, we are often approached by clients who need to modify their divorce, custody, or child support order, or need assistance in enforcing that order.  Our family law attorneys will assist those seeking a modification in determining what changes the judge is likely to accept as necessitating a change.  We also take steps necessary to enforce court orders, including child support, often filing contempt motions in these matters.

Divorce and 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, Vorhis, & Mack will put all our effort into overturning that negative decision through thorough investigation and legal research.

Call Today To See How We Can Help You

The attorney team at The Law Office of Silverman, Vorhis, & Mack offers knowledgeable, dedicated, and compassionate service for a range of family law matters to clients throughout North Central Florida.  We strive to provide each of our clients with the personalized and exceptional representation they deserve.