The highly qualified Family Law Attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns can help tailor your case to support your specific needs.
Our Family Law attorneys work aggressively to ensure your case is handled with the care you should expect from a firm that has been around for over 40 years. With 13 locations throughout Florida, our attorneys are happy to meet you in the location that is most convenient to you. With our Main office in Orlando, we have 9 other offices including Clermont, Daytona, Gainesville, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Ocala, Orange City, St. Cloud, and The Villages.
We focus on many domestic/family law areas including (but not limited to):
- Paternity actions
- Children’s advocacy
- Child support & custody enforcement and modification
- Alimony modification
- Domestic violence injunctions
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Defense and prosecution of relocation actions
Adopting a child can be the most rewarding experience of your life. As momentous as this event is, it can be a very complicated process. Federal and State laws require certain steps to be followed before the finalization of an adoption. The Family Law Attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns specialize in Florida adoption laws. Each Florida adoption is unique. The Bogin, Munns & Munns Adoption Attorneys can help you. Some areas are:
- Adoption Agencies
- Open Adoption
- Closed Adoption
- International Adoption
- Guardian Ad Litem
- Foster Care
- Adoptive Parents
- Birth Parents
It is important to have representation from an experienced Adoption Attorney to avoid complications that often arise with the adoption process. Our attorneys form a group that can handle the largest and most complex litigation and domestic cases as well as smaller, less complicated matters.
Alimony Enforcement and Modification
Alimony is a monthly payment that covers everyday expenses and ensures the financial security of a person after a divorce or separation.
There are a number of factors that determine the length and amount of alimony received such as:
- The income of both parties
- The duration of the marriage
- The age and circumstances of both parties
- The standard of living before the divorce
Pursuing alimony or enforcing it requires skill and experience to receive optimal results. The Orlando Family Law Attorneys at Bogin Munns & Munns excel in establishing the spousal support you need to continue your pre-divorce lifestyle.
Has your amount of income changed and you can no longer afford to pay the ordered child support payments? Alimony modification can help. Our attorneys form a group that can handle the largest and most complex litigation and transactions as well as smaller, less complicated matters.
It is important to have representation from an experienced Central Florida family law attorney.
Child Support Custody Enforcement and Modification
When divorce is imminent, establishing custody of your child/children is of the utmost importance. Many parents make their own parenting agreement for custody and visitation. In the event that such agreements cannot be established, it is important to know your rights and seek competent legal representation. Bogin, Munns & Munns family law attorneys are qualified and skilled in Florida Custody laws.
Whether you need to establish supervised visitation or custody, our family law legal team can assist you. If you are dealing with a child support case in the Central Florida area, it is best to have a lawyer experienced in family law matters to help you.
Florida bases its child support amounts on various factors such as:
- Income for both parties
- Number of children being supported
- What percentage of time the child/children are under each parent’s care and control
- Any special needs the child/children may have
Did you know that child support doesn’t necessarily have to end when your child turns 18? If your child is still in school, support can continue until the child is 19. Also, if your child has special needs, support can be long-term or even permanent.
Has your amount of income changed and you can no longer afford to pay the ordered child support payments? Child support modification can help.
In the event that the non-custodial parent is not paying child support, contact us today. Leaving enforcement up to the state can take months. Bogin, Munns & Munns can pursue options to quickly restore monthly payments.
The highly qualified Family Law Attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns can help tailor your Child Support Case to support your specific needs.
A divorce can be relatively uncomplicated and fairly quick, or it can drag out and sometimes take years to complete.
No matter the style of divorce, it is always best to have legal representation from an attorney experienced in the many issues involved during the divorce process. Many decisions will need to be made such as the division of assets and debts, disposition or transfer of real property, retirement accounts, child issues such as timesharing, parental responsibilities, child support, educational and medical decisions, and spousal support.
Having an experienced and knowledgeable attorney is important from the filing of the initial petition, all the way through to a final judgment to ensure your interests are addressed and protected. The process of obtaining a divorce can be hard on all family members, especially children. At Bogin Munns & Munns. we are dedicated to helping clients complete their divorce as smoothly as possible.
Different Types of Divorce
- Uncontested Divorce – All divorces are considered contested, until they are not. The term “uncontested” means that the parties have, or will, reach an agreement on all decisions in their particular situation. This means that nothing will have to go before a judge for a decision on how to divide property or how to share their children. The parties often reach consensus on these issues out of consideration for each other and their children. It is the fastest and least expensive type of divorce.
- Contested Divorce – The parties cannot, or will not, come to an agreement on the major issues in their particular situation and require the courts to intervene and make the decisions for them. This can be quite traumatic and stressful as the decisions for things like child care, timesharing and other personal family issues are no longer within your control and have been given to a judge. Experience has shown that it is always better for the parties to come to an agreement on such family matters than to give that control over to a judge. It only takes one party to be unreasonable or want to WIN for a case to go to trial, but if BOTH parties are reasonable and consider what is best for their children and themselves, then an agreement will normally be the result. Everyone must remember… NO ONE WINS IN A DIVORCE. If the case goes all the way to trial it can take a year or more to complete, which is time-consuming and expensive for both parties.
- Mediation – If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the first step in the process is usually that of mediation. In this process, the parties go before a mediator who tries to help them get over whatever obstacles there may be which obstruct the ability to agree. We are experienced in the mediation process and may be able to help couples reach agreements. This helps avoid the high costs associated with litigation in contested divorces and benefits the parties, their children, and other family members by allowing the marriage to an end more peacefully and without further court intervention.
Modifications of Agreement/Orders
In some cases, circumstances of life can significantly change following a divorce, such as finances, health, job relocation, or a new marriage. The standard set for filing for such a modification is that of a “substantial change in circumstances.” This could be a result of changes in income, health, relocation, and many other life events that could affect the ability to adhere to the previous agreement.
It may be possible to amend previous agreements, but it should be accomplished with an attorney who can professionally present the case to the court. The burden of proof is on the party requesting the modification and a judge will be reluctant to change any previous agreement, unless the burden of proof can be met. Any modifications involving children must always meet the burden of being “in the best interests of the children,” not the best interests of the parents.
In a divorce, the court must begin with the premise that the distribution should be equal, unless there is a justification for an unequal distribution based on all relevant factors, including:
- The contribution to the marriage by each party, including contributions to the care and education of the children and services as homemaker
- The economic circumstances of both parties
- The duration of the marriage
- Any interruption of personal careers or educational opportunities of either party
- The contribution of one spouse to the personal career or educational opportunity of the other spouse
An injunction against domestic violence helps protect individuals who are in fear of being the victims of domestic violence.
If you feel that you are in need of an injunction against domestic violence, it is important to have representation from an experienced Family Law Attorney. Our Family Law Attorneys can assist you.
Mediation can help you reach a mutually satisfactory settlement of a dispute. Speak with one of our Mediation Attorneys.
Mediation helps the parties to reach a mutually satisfactory settlement of their dispute. Any settlement is recorded in an enforceable contract. Mediation is an efficient and cost-effective way of achieving that result while preserving, and at times even enhancing, the relationship of the parties. The Family Law Attorneys at Bogin Munns & Munns can help with all of your mediation issues such as:
- Dissolutions of marriage
- Separations—married and unmarried
- Parenting and custody agreements
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Dividing property and debts
- Modifications of support and custody
- Pre-marital agreements
- Co-habitation agreements
- Marital financial and responsibility issues
- Stepfamily issues
- Inheritance disputes and will contests
- Eldercare issues
It is important to have representation from an experienced family law attorney. Our attorneys form a group that can handle the largest and most complex litigation and transactions as well as smaller, less complicated matters. To learn more about how we can help you set up mediation, contact our offices today.
Paternity refers to the biological relationship between a child and a father. Sometimes legal action is required to determine the paternity of a child. The family law attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns can help with your paternity concerns. Paternity can have long-lasting legal ramifications, affecting such things as:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Visitation rights
It is important to have representation from an experienced Family Law Attorney. Whether you need to establish paternity to pursue child support or want to ensure your visitation rights, Bogin, Munns & Munns’ family law attorneys can assist you.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement
Unfortunately, if a marriage ends in divorce, the lack of a professionally drafted legal agreement can cause a bitter and costly trial to help determine property and debt division. Contact the law offices of Bogin, Munns & Munns to speak with an experienced family lawyer who can help you determine the best arrangement for you, your spouse, and your family.
With offices throughout Central Florida, our Family Law Attorneys can provide you with prenuptial agreements. Prenuptial agreements can outline each spouse’s rights and obligations should the marriage result in dissolution.
For clients who are married, the domestic attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns can assist you with postnuptial agreements. In the event that your marriage results in divorce or legal separation, a postnuptial agreement will determine how finances & debts will be handled.