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Boca Raton Family Law Attorney

Aggressive, Professional and Caring Boca Raton Family Law Attorney

At Carol Joyce Solomon, P.A., we focus on the following areas of our family law practice:

Divorce

Attorney Carol Joyce SolomonFrom uncontested divorces to complex dissolution of marriage cases, family law attorney Carol Joyce Solomon — the founder of our law firm — provides personalized and informed representation. Ms. Solomon offers thorough initial consultations, explaining often confusing legal statutes and concepts to her clients. She provides her clients with the facts and educates them on what to expect, while other divorce attorneys often offer only abbreviated consultations that leave clients confused and vulnerable. Ms. Solomon counsels clients on such instrumental family issues as:

  • Real property division/distribution
  • Distribution of intangible property such as pensions, IRAs and 401ks
  • Debt distribution
  • Child support
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Custody/Parenting time
  • Marital settlement agreements
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements

Child support

At Carol Joyce Solomon, P.A., we explain how child support is calculated and how the amount of support varies in accordance with the type and amount of timesharing each parent engages in. While there are set formulas and guidelines determined by the state, these guidelines may be deviated from in certain circumstances, such as when there are special needs children. There are also various ways to assess the amount of support, including a "gross up" calculation when each parent engages in substantial timesharing.

Our firm attends to every detail to ensure clients are paying and receiving what they are entitled to by law. Income, special needs, timesharing, childcare, health insurance, taxes, the number of children and various other factors are utilized to calculate the amount paid or owed, making it imperative to select an attorney who understands the appropriate way to calculate income and who knows how to apply the unique facts of your case to the law.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

For clients with significant assets, income or future inheritances, a prenuptial agreement can help protect assets and income should a marriage end in divorce. A subsequent marriage may necessitate a prenuptial agreement to secure money and/or property for children of first marriages. While focused on the current events of a wedding, we ask our clients to look into the future. While couples on the brink of marriage would rather not consider divorce as a possible outcome, legal steps should be taken to protect your assets and income.

Paternity

Unmarried fathers need proof of paternity through an adjudication by the Court to assert their visitation rights. Unwed mothers need DNA tests and/or an adjudication by the Court of the paternity of the biological father in order to secure child support. Signing a birth certificate is simply not enough. Paternity matters combine complex legal issues with science.

Once paternity is established, the best interests of the children take precedent with the Courts. In Florida, the Department of Revenue (DOR) can establish paternity through the Court; however, the DOR does not have the jurisdiction to establish timesharing/custody. Hence, biological fathers are often ordered to pay child support with no rights of visitation. To acquire those rights requires adjudication by the Court in a separate action for timesharing and/or paternity if paternity has not yet been established by the Court.

Contact Us

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Parkland divorce lawyer, please contact us at 954-255-5333.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing of this information does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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Attorney Carol Joyce Solomon

Carol Joyce Solomon, P.A.
1515 University Drive
Suite 204 B
Coral Springs, Florida 33071

Phone: 954-255-5333
Fax: 954-255-5310
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