Hometown Legal Support For Florida Families

A Family-Focused Approach To Legal Challenges

Navigating legal issues with your family at the center of them is difficult. It can be hard to reconcile the legal side of things and the family side of things. At Akin Law P.A., we understand this dilemma. That’s why she approaches everything in this area of practice with careful consideration of your family’s best interests. If your family needs legal help in DeLand, look no further – we have you covered.

Guiding You Through Divorce Step By Step

A divorce represents a significant transition in your life. With so many moving parts and unknown variables, taking the first step can be terrifying.

We strive to help you navigate the divorce process confidently. We’ll help you understand the full scope of the implications for your family, home and finances. Then, we’ll work tirelessly to ensure you have a bright future post-divorce.

Making Healthy Child Custody Arrangements

It can be challenging for divorcing parents to agree on child custody. You both want what’s best for your children, but you arrive at an impasse if you have opposing ideas about what that is.

We can help you find common ground with your ex-spouse, uphold your children’s best interests and create an ongoing plan that works for your family.

Crafting Strong Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

Without proper precautions, a marriage can place you in financial jeopardy. If you get divorced one day, property division might leave you worse off than you were before you got married. 

For this reason, pre- and postnuptial agreements are highly advisable – no matter what your financial situation looks like. When you and your partner agree to specific terms ahead of time, there are no unwelcome surprises if you separate one day.

Common Florida Family Law Questions

Family law matters can be extremely sensitive and complex. At Akin Law P.A., we can answer your questions and address your concerns by offering tailored solutions. Here are some questions we often receive:

What issues do family law attorneys address?

Family law attorneys navigate a variety of issues, including divorce proceedings, parenting plans, child support and paternity. We work to protect your rights and best interests, whether it’s representing you in divorce proceedings or custody matters or receiving your fair share of marital assets.

How does Florida determine child custody?

In Florida, child custody, known as “time-sharing,” is determined by evaluating the child’s best interests. Factors include the child’s relationship with each parent, the parents’ ability to provide a stable environment and their willingness to cooperate with a parenting plan. We help parents advocate for fair and equitable time-sharing arrangements.

How can a lawyer help if I can’t afford a child support request?

If you’re facing a child support request you cannot afford, a lawyer can assist in reviewing your financial situation and advocating for a payment that reflects your capacity. We can help present your case to the court, aiming for an equitable solution that supports your child’s needs without causing you undue hardship.

When is a paternity test used in a family law case?

A paternity test is often used in family law to establish a legal relationship between a father and a child. This is crucial for child support, inheritance rights and custody. We guide clients through the paternity testing process to protect their rights under Florida law.

Get Answers To Your Family Law Questions

With decades of experience in family law, we provide compassionate and knowledgeable representation. If you have family law questions, call us at 386-271-4740. You can also contact us online by describing your issue on the form provided. We are committed to providing you with the support and guidance you need to navigate challenging and complex family law issues.