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7 Reasons to Hire a Family Law Attorney in Florida


Family law attorneys are great at handling a variety of legal issues, outside of just divorce matters. In many instances, a family law attorney can be your best friend. Situations where retaining a skilled Florida family law attorney is important include:

Prenuptial and Post-Marital Agreements 

If you’re getting married and considering a prenuptial agreement, or a prenup, retaining a family law attorney can ensure that your agreement holds up in court in the event you eventually get divorced. Married couples who are interested in a post-marital agreement can benefit from the expertise of a family law attorney who understands the nuances of these contracts.

Legal Separation 

A separation agreement is a legally binding contract that is rather similar to divorce. It sets forth many of the same provisions, including property division, parental time-sharing, and spousal support.

Domestic Violence 

If you’re in immediate danger, call 911 and seek shelter at a relative or friend’s home while things settle down some. Domestic violence victims need a variety of legal assistance, including restraining orders. The attorneys at Law Offices of Schwartz | White have more than 50 years of combined experience handling domestic violence issues. Using all legal resources available, we empower victims to stand up to abusers in court.


When a child is born out of wedlock, paternity is not automatically assumed. Family law attorneys can represent mothers who seek to prove paternity as well as fathers who want to challenge or assert fatherhood.

Relocation for Children 

As parents plan to move on with the rest of their lives, it’s important to not violate any existing custody orders. Our attorneys can prepare relocation agreements in situations where the other parent does not oppose the child’s relocation. In the event your ex refuses to consent, you need an attorney who can petition the court for the right to move.

Guardian ad Litem 

Guardians ad litem, or GALs, serve as a child’s protector and are appointed in court for children who don’t have parents watching over them. GALs typically determine what is in the best interest of a child and act as their representative. In the event you need a guardian ad litem appointed, you would need a family law attorney to assist.

Spousal Support/Alimony 

Even if you are already divorced, there may be legal issues that bring you back to family court. One of these might be spousal support, also known as alimony. Florida statutes allow for a variety of spousal support types, so there’s a good chance you might find yourself in front of a family court judge even if you’re already divorced.

Retaining a Florida Family Law Attorney 

These are just seven situations where you may need the services of an experienced Florida family law attorney. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Schwartz | White have over 50 years’ experience handling an array of family law matters. We are located in Boca Raton and handle cases throughout Palm Beach County and all of South Florida. Contact our office at 561-391-9943 to arrange a consultation with one of our family law professionals.

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