Posted March 24, 2012 by Steve W. Effman in Marriage

Steve Effman Regarding Divorce Cases

Going through a divorce, paternity or custody case is never a pleasant experience. It is stressful not only on the adults involved, but on their children, as well. There are many issues to consider and deal with in what many see as a never-ending process of meetings, hearings, details and finally a complex often confusing final hearing.

When children are involved, there are several basic issues which must be addressed. Where the children shall spend the majority of their time (what used to be called “primary custody”); how often and under what circumstances they shall have timesharing (what used to be called “visitation”) with their other parent; how much child support shall be ordered; who will provide them with health insurance; who will maintain life insurance for the children’s benefit and for how much; will they be able to attend camp or participate in extracurricular activities and who will pay for them; who will make decisions regarding the children’s school, religious upbringing, health issues, etc. And these are but a few of the matters which must be decided in such a case.

In addition to the children’s issues are factors such as alimony, division of marital assets and liabilities, attorney’s fees and expenses of the case, and many more.

All cases go through 3 basic stages: pleadings, discovery and trial. Additionally, all cases are required to be mediated before a final hearing. In some surrounding counties, mediation is required more than once in all cases…once before a temporary relief hearing and another before the final hearing.

If a divorce, custody battle, paternity, relocation, modification or other family case is in your future, your best move would be to contact the law offices of Steven Effman at 1000 South Pine Island Road, Suite 310 in Plantation, Florida. With his 34+ years of experience in handling the entire range of family matters, from uncontested divorces to highly complex family litigation, he is well equipped to handle your matter with knowledge, compassion and efficiency.

The experience and outstanding reputation of Steve Effman throughout the legal community have made him one of the leading divorce and family law attorneys in the area. Remember, who you choose to represent you will impact your life for years to come.

Steve W. Effman