Divorce & Separation Attorney

Separation & Divorce Attorney in Vero Beach, FL

Family Law Counsel When You Need It Most 

Apart from the loss of a loved one, getting a divorce has been classified as the second most stressful event a person can expect to endure. During this complicated process, it’s important to know you are not alone. At Collins Brown Barkett Garavaglia & Lawn, Chartered, our attorneys understand the emotional toll this process can have on our clients. 

Every case is unique, and with so many factors to consider, it is important to secure legal representation to protect your best interests during this difficult time. With decades of experience in separation and divorce cases, our attorneys will guide you through the process of what to expect, as well as the many types of divorce, and the impact the case will have on you and your family’s future. 
Contested Divorce
This refers to the case where one of the parties cannot agree with the other on key issues to dissolve the marriage. Generally, both parties will hire an attorney to represent their interests in the divorce filings, appeal, and resolution.

Uncontested Divorce
This refers to the situation where all parties agree on major issues, which allows for a smooth and more amicable divorce process. These agreements often address subjects not limited to, but including:

• Child Custody Agreement
• Child Support Amount/Duration
• Property and Debt Division
• Alimony Payments and Duration
• Collaborative Law Dissolution of Marriage

Let Our Separation Lawyers Fight for You 


Collins Brown Barkett Garavaglia & Lawn, Chartered also has experience in cases regarding,

Same Sex Divorce:
• Divorce Planning and Consultations
• Child Custody/Time-sharing and Child Support
• Division of marital property and distribution of Assets and Debts
• Spousal Support/Alimony, entitlement, obligation, negotiation
• Attorney’s fees disputes, “Lawsuit Support/Alimony” to fund your divorce
• Emergency or Temporary relief issues, (Time-sharing, support, injunctions)
• Maintenance and protection of assets during proceedings
• Simplified Dissolutions

Post-Divorce and Post-Paternity Proceedings:
• Enforcement, Defense, or Modification of Final Judgment, Marital Settlement Agreement, or Paternity Agreement
• Enforcement, Defense, or Modification of Child support or Time-sharing
• Enforcement, Defense, or Modification of Alimony/Spousal Support
• Defend and Prosecute Motions to Compel
• Defend and Prosecute Motions for Contempt

Collaborative Divorces, Mediations, Alternative Dispute Resolution, including:
• Mediation Preparation & Attendance
• Informal Settlement Negotiations
• Collaborative Divorce Planning & Coordination
• Simplified Dissolutions


Most couples going through this process can agree the hardest and most sensitive issue to resolve is that of custody. At Collins Barkett Brown Garavaglia & Lawn, Chartered, our child custody lawyers will carefully examine each case and propose the best resolution for the safety and security of your child. 

Another factor to consider is that of spousal support, or alimony. This is the case in which one of the parties is determined to have a legal obligation to provide financial support to their former spouse. This agreement is separate from child support and adheres to very specific monetary guidelines. 

Under Florida Statute 61.08, the court may consider the following, when considering if to award alimony:
• The standard of living during the marriage
• Marriage Duration
• Age and physical, emotional health, and financial condition of each party
• Education and training necessary for the recipient to become self-sufficient
• The ability of the party paying alimony to support the recipient as well as themselves
• Contributions during the marriage to responsibilities such as homemaking, child care, education and career building of the other party
• Responsibilities each party has in regard to minor children they have in common

Whether the subject of alimony arises during the divorce proceedings, or is resolved in out-of-court settlements, it remains crucial to have a separation lawyer by your side willing to fight for you. Our attorneys make our clients’ interests our top priority.  

 For questions regarding representation or a consultation from our divorce attorneys in Vero Beach, FL, contact our law firm today!
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