Divorce is becoming increasingly common, even among families with children. More than 16% of Fort Myers residents over the age of 15 are divorced, which means a Fort Myers divorce attorney is always in high demand. If you are going through a divorce with children, it is important that you get in touch with a family lawyer in Fort Myers as soon as possible.

Legal Separation vs. Divorce

There is no such thing as a legal separation in Florida. Although the parents are remaining legally wed, creating important differences regarding each other, by moving to separate locations and time-sharing, it becomes necessary to come to an agreement in regards to custody agreements. Having a formalized agreement filed with the Court is important for ensuring that a parent is not taken advantage of.

Why Bring Lawyers Into It?

Sometimes two people grow apart despite holding no hostility for each other. In these situations, it can be tempting to think you can simply agree to an arrangement without outside legal counsel. This is a mistake, and you should always seek to hire a Fort Myers divorce attorney to represent your interests during the separation/divorce. Although things are amicable now, this may not always be the case. Similarly, when one parent is more inclined to be amenable it is possible to be taken advantage of without an outside interest to watch out for your legal best interests. Please contact the Law Offices of Shawn Seliger today for a free initial telephone consultation. Call us at (239) 333-0077 OR fill out the online contact form.