Counsel from a Board-Certified Family Law Attorney

At Weiss, Handler & Cornwell, P.A., we pride ourselves in our family law practice. Our team includes a board-certified family law attorney, and our lawyers have a large amount of experience with complex family law matters including dissolution, property settlements encompassing millions of dollars, and custody rights. We also employ in-house experience with forensic and tax accounting as well as real and personal property evaluation to help our clients throughout South Florida achieve a fair and equitable outcome to their family law matters.

Divorce, Child Custody, and Parenting Agreements

Ending a marriage can be painful and traumatic for everybody involved. We understand the tough situations our clients are in. Our attorneys work with you to create the best outcome possible for you and your children, whether that requires negotiation, mediation, or litigation. Divorce terms generally include:

  • The equitable division of property: Florida statutes and case law require an "equitable distribution" of assets and liabilities acquired during the marriage. While the distribution should be fair, it may not necessarily be equal — judges make their determinations based on the unique circumstances of each divorce.
  • Child custody and support: Courts make decisions about children based on their best interests. In most cases, parental responsibility for a minor child will be shared by both parents so that each retains full parental rights and responsibilities.
  • Alimony: The amount of spousal support you may be entitled to receive depends on the parties' standard of living, the length of the marriage, the age of each spouse, the physical and emotional condition of the spouses, financial resources, and more.

While we always promote amicable and collaborative divorce solutions, we are always prepared to litigate for the best interests of you and your children when necessary.

Drafting Strong Marital Agreements

If you are planning on marrying, seriously consider creating a prenuptial agreement. Under this agreement, spouses can agree how assets or income will be handled during their marriage and what will happen to them if there is a divorce, or if one spouse dies before the other.

A postnuptial agreement is much like a prenuptial agreement, but written during the marriage. It is a written contract created after a couple is married to settle the couple's affairs and assets in the event of a divorce. Like a prenuptial agreement, its contents can vary widely, but normally include provisions for division of property and spousal support if there's a divorce or death of one of the spouses.

Modifications and Enforcement Orders

We assist clients seeking to modify their marital settlement agreements when they feel the circumstances surrounding their original agreement have changed. We also help when the other party refuses to honor the terms of your agreement by taking the necessary steps to enforce judgments and orders put in place by the court.

No matter what family law matter you are facing, we are committed to defending your rights and protecting your family. Call our firm at 888-361-6745 to discuss your legal needs, or contact us online and we will reach out to you with more information.