When your family is at its worst, you need the best.
Family law matters often involve substantial uncertainty as well as emotional and financial distress. The wrong decision can have long lasting consequences for you and your family. Whether you are contemplating marriage, considering a divorce, seeking a modification, or planning your estate to best serve your family, Mager Parúas is here to help.
With decades of experience, Mager Parúas strives to provide you with legal representation that balances compassion and tenacity. Your best interests are our focus and priority.
Personal Attention at Your Toughest Time
Family law matters significantly affect you and your children, which is why it is important to carefully choose the right law firm for your divorce or other family law matter.
At Mager Parúas, you will get the personal attention that your matter deserves. From divorce and equitable distribution of assets, to timsesharing/custody, alimony and spousal support, we are experienced in dealing with the most sophisticated family law financial issues and complicated child disputes.
Divorce is a difficult time in a person's life. Emotions can run high as well as costs. It's not easy for either party. If you are facing divorce, it is critical that you have an experienced divorce lawyer to protecting your rights and helping you through this difficult time.
At Mager Parúas, we recognize the how vital it is to calculate the right amount of child support a parent should pay or receive. You want to get this number right the first very time. Child Support is calculate by a formulate determined by the State of Florida and is based on each parent’s ability to contribute to the financial well being of their children and the children’s need. In most cases, Florida's statutory formula determines the appropriate child support. While the parent's net income a central point in the calculations, the court considers other factors as well.
Child Custody, Timesharing & Parenting Plans
There is no family law issue more difficult than the dispute over child custody, known in Florida as time sharing. Time Sharing is the schedule laying out how each parent will be able to spend time with the children. The courts in Florida try to provide each parent with reasonably equal time with their children. A parenting plan addresses the schedule of when the children will be with each parent, as well as how and by whom decisions regarding the children will be made. At Mager Parúas, we work to ensure that your parental rights are protected, as well as your children.
Alimony & Spousal Support
Unfortunately, there is no simple formula to determine the amount of alimony (known as spousal support). It’s largely based on the financial ability of the paying spouse as well as the needs and earning potential of the receiving spouse. Other factors will also be considered, such as how long the couple was married and each spouse's financial resources. Courts can award temporary or permanent alimony after researching such factors as the earning capability of the dependent spouse, age and health of the parties as well as the length of time the dependent spouse has not been participating in the workforce.
Following a divorce and child custody agreement, changes may naturally occur in your lives. Child custody, Child support, and spousal support orders may be subject to modification. This requires the approval of a family court. Property divisions may also be re-examined if discovered that either spouse failed to disclose all their assets. At Mager Parúas, we help clients determine whether they have justification to petition a court to modify a court order or reopen divorce deliberations.
Paternity is establishing of the legal identity of a child’s father. Usually, DNA testing is used to make this determination definitively. This determination is critical to establishing child support, custody, adoption, and even inheritance. Establishing paternity can assist a mother seeking to enforce child support orders. It might even lead to an estranged father being reunited with their children. Florida law states that the mother is the natural and legal guardian of the child. If the mother is unmarried at the time of the child’s birth, paternity must be established, either voluntarily or through a court order.