Fort Lauderdale Divorce Attorneys
Board-Certified Representation in Marital and Family Law
We have extensive experience handling all aspects of Florida family law matters:
- Initial dissolution of marriage: custody and parenting issues, equitable distribution of assets, alimony, and child support
- Post-judgment issues, including modification of support or parenting plans, or enforcement and contempt proceedings
- Premarital and postnuptial agreements
- Paternity (child support and timesharing visitation)
Litigation should be a last resort, although we will fiercely protect your interests if your case goes to trial. Our philosophy is to try to resolve these sensitive and complex issues out of court whenever feasible. In mediation or negotiations, We aim to address the psychological, emotional, financial, and legal aspects to arrive at agreements that work best for all concerned.
As a Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer, Curtis R. Cowan offers more than 20 years of experience, and is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a marital and family lawyer. Curtis R. Cowan is also a Supreme Court certified family law mediator. Contact our law office to get started.
Fort Lauderdale Area • Broward County
Reduced Rate Initial Consultation: (954) 953-2575
Efficient, Fair Resolutions in Divorce
If your marriage is really over, you need to get it over with. Our number one goal is getting you the most reasonable, fairest result as quickly, efficiently, and affordably as possible. Your Florida divorce generally involves five major issues. We walk you through each of these to give you the legal information and counsel you need to understand your rights and define your objectives:
- Parenting plans/time sharing with children (aka child custody/visitation)
- Division of property and debts (equitable distribution)
- Alimony (spousal support)
- Child support
- Attorney’s fees
From high-asset divorce issues and business valuations to helping clients divide credit card debt in a divorce, I handle all types of divorce issues and disputes. Regardless of the specific facts in your case, I can explain thedo’s and don’ts of a divorce so you can make informed decisions regarding your future and your family.
Resolving Issues Before Marriage and After Divorce
After divorce, the court may later be asked to modify aspects of the original decree. Some people choose to formalize issues prior to marriage or mid-marriage, and parents who were never married have many of the same issues (and rights). Curtis R. Cowan, P.A. can advise and represent your interests in:
- Post-decree modification or enforcement of parenting plans (including parent relocation petitions), child support or alimony, or property settlements
- Prenuptial or post-marital agreements
- Establishing or challenging paternity
- Protecting fathers’ rights in paternity, custody and support matters
We are always available to talk to you if you need help and advice. Assuming you come to an agreement with your spouse (with our help), we make sure the legal paperwork is properly prepared, signed and filed with the court, and presented to your judge. Although reaching that agreement is always the primary objective, we will vigorously represent you at trial when necessary. Sometimes the other party is not amenable to working things out. Sometimes there is simply no room for compromise on issues involving your children. If litigation in a contested divorce cannot be avoided, we are experienced and effective trial lawyers who will help you prepare your arguments and stand your ground in court.
Call Today at (954) 953-2575
I offer affordable reduced-rate consultations where — unlike typical free consultation arrangements — we will discuss your situation in detail, and I will take the time to educate you on Florida law and legal processes, explain your probable rights, duties and obligations, review your available options, and answer all your questions.
Please contact our Fort Lauderdale office to arrange an appointment. Curtis R. Cowan can take the time to personally understand your situation and commit the energy to protect your interests and find workable solutions.