Providing accurate and objective information to help make the right decisions during a divorce in Florida, this guide provides answers to more than 350 queries such as What is the mediation process in Florida and is it required? How quickly can one get a divorce? Who decides who gets the cars, the pets, and the house? What actions might influence child custody? How are bills divided and paid during the divorce? How much will a divorce cost? and Will a spouse have to pay some or all attorney fees? Structured in a question-and-answer format, this divorce handbook provides clear and concise responses to help build confidence and give the peace of mind needed to meet the challenges of a divorce proceeding.
About the Author
Shayna K. Cavanaugh has been a family law attorney since she began practicing law in 1996. She has dealt with all aspects of family law including, children’s issues/parenting plans, financial issues (distribution of marital assets and liabilities), alimony, child support, relocation, domestic violence and appeals. She has worked with and continues to work with the Shelter for Abused Women and Children since 2004 as their attorney for victims of domestic violence. Ms. Cavanaugh strongly believes in addressing and working with the court to consider any domestic violence, including physical, emotional, psychological, financial, and immigration, in the family as a consideration when developing parenting plans. In addition, she enjoys guardianship law. She was previously the attorney with the Dignity Group which assisted families with developmentally disabled children/adults in securing a guardianship and also has experience with guardianship of minors and mentally incapacitated adults. Ms. Cavanaugh resides in Naples, Florida. Lisa Kirby has been a Family Law attorney since 1999 and has dealt with all aspects of family law, including, but not limited to Dissolution of Marriage actions, Paternity Actions, Domestic Violence issues, Child Support Matters and Family Law Appeals. Lisa Kirby has worked with the Shelter for Abused Women & Children since 2006 and has spoke at training seminars on the legal aspects of Domestic Violence Issues. Lisa Kirby’s philosophy is to help assist the client understand the judicial process to empower the client in understanding the court system and the realistic results to be expected in his or her case. Mrs. Kirby aggressively represents her clients interests. Mrs. Kirby received her J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1996. She makes her home in Naples, Florida.