Hillsborough County, Florida Family Law Firm

When it comes to family law and the many legal services necessary when a family falls apart, everyone deserves help. The family law attorneys at C. Alvarez Law offer our experience in family law to families in Hillsborough County, Florida who need help with issues involving divorce, child custody, modifications, and more. 

For legal guidance, contact our office and schedule a consultation. This way, we can help you and your family resolve your issue in the most efficient way possible.

Our Family Law Services

Family law is extensive and covers a multitude of legal issues. We offer legal services to help you solve specific problems or multiple problems, such as those you would encounter from divorce. These services include:

We have extensive experience helping families through trying times, and if you have any questions about our family law-related services, please contact us for more information.

Why Choose C. Alvarez Law?

Legal issues within the family are always complicated, no matter where you live in the United States. To better help families get through these trying times, we abide by five core values that help us best serve our clients.

  • Compassion: We’re here to help you and get you through this stressful legal process with empathy and care.
  • Communication: The best way for us to get you and your family what you need is to have open communication, even when legal situations change.
  • Teamwork: To succeed, we have to work together as a team. This includes our legal team at C. Alvarez Law and you, who knows the most about the relationship/family issue that requires legal services.
  • Professionalism: Being compassionate and using teamwork does not mean overstepping boundaries. We’re here to help and make you feel comfortable.
  • Honesty: The only way we can successfully act with compassion, communication, teamwork, and professionalism is to be honest without you throughout the process.

With these values in mind, we can better serve our clients and help them find appropriate solutions to their problems. With such sensitive matters, you don’t want an attorney who will encourage unnecessary actions or decisions that can drive a wedge between family members where there doesn’t need to be. 

Our core values help us remember this and act accordingly to offer our legal help to people who live in the Hillsborough County area.

Family Law FAQs for Hillsborough, Florida Residents

#1. What are the Different Types of Divorce?

There are several different types of divorce you can pursue, depending on your situation. Here are some of the most common types of divorce:

  • No-Fault Divorce: A no-fault divorce is a type of divorce where neither spouse is blamed for the breakdown of the marriage. This is the most common form of divorce, and it has been legal since 1971.
  • Fault-Based Divorce: In a fault-based divorce, one spouse accuses the other of wrongdoing, such as adultery, abandonment, or abuse. This type of divorce requires evidence to prove the fault of the accused spouse. This is particularly necessary when one spouse does not want to divorce.
  • Uncontested Divorce: An uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses agree on all aspects of the divorce. This includes division of property, child custody, and support. It can be a quicker and less expensive option than a contested divorce. You can have an uncontested divorce that’s also a no-fault or fault divorce, though the latter combination is rare.
  • Contested Divorce: A contested divorce occurs when the spouses cannot agree on one or more aspects of the divorce, such as property division or child custody. It often involves a lengthy legal process, including court hearings and negotiations.

#2. What is Collaborative Divorce?

Despite the name, this is not a type of divorce, but a specific process for divorce. Whether the divorce is no-fault or fault, contested or uncontested, you can use the collaborative divorce process to resolve it. 

During this process, both spouses hire an attorney who works together with the couple to reach an agreement on all issues related to the divorce. This can be a lower-conflict option than traditional divorce litigation and is a service that our attorneys at C. Alvarez Law offer.

#3. Is There Anything That Can’t Go in a Prenup or Postnup?

While prenuptial agreements, or prenups, can cover a wide range of topics related to the couple’s finances and property rights, some things cannot be included in a prenup, including:

  • Child custody and support
  • Illegal or immoral acts
  • Household chores 
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Grossly unfair terms

It’s important to work with an experienced family law attorney when creating a prenup to ensure that it complies with all legal requirements and covers only appropriate topics. We can help you with prenup and postnup writing services.

Contact the Hillsborough County, Florida Family Law Attorneys at C. Alvarez Law for Help

We’re here to help you through this trying process. Whether it’s divorce, writing a prenup or postnup, or modifying a pre-existing child custody or support agreement, we have the experience and knowledge you need. We want to make this process run as smoothly as possible and provide you with the best outcome possible. For more information, contact us today.