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Divorce can be an emotional time, which is why the Law Office of John D. Mills can be an invaluable resource through the entire process. I can act as a dispassionate advocate who will look only at the facts in the case in an effort to get you a fair settlement based on state law. I handle cases related to equitable distribution of property, alimony, and child custody and support, and I also handle cases involving domestic violence.

How is Property Divided?

Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means that assets are divided in an equitable manner but not necessarily 50/50. For instance, if you are raising your child, you may be entitled to the house. If you made more than your spouse, you may be responsible for paying off joint credit card debt on your own.

Who Gets Custody of the Children?

The question of child custody is commonly brought up during a divorce. In most cases, the law assumes that both parents will play a role in their child's upbringing as it is in his or her best interests. However, if a parent has been charged or convicted with domestic violence or may otherwise present a danger to the child, his or her rights may be modified. I will do my best to help you get child support and full custody or help you work on a shared custody plan.
John D. Mills, Family Law & Criminal Defense Lawyer in Ft. Myers, FL.

Will I Receive Alimony?

Alimony is often paid by the higher earning spouse to the lower earning spouse when the marriage is dissolved. A judge will look at a number of factors including the length of the marriage, your ability to find work after the marriage and whether or not you made any concessions during the marriage that limited your ability to make money.