MATRIMONIAL AND FAMILY LAW

Divorce, Paternity, Timeshare, Child Support

During this trying time, emotions are extremely high. People everywhere are losing friends and family members to this horrible global pandemic. The strain its having on families is extreme to say the least. We at Watson Leigh are sympathetic and empathetic to these challenges and are here to lend family law advice or action to those who need it.

We are OPEN as we are considered "essential" officers of the Courts. That said, we are all working remotely (just like you!) and will be indefinitely; until things settle down and are realistically safe for everyone.

The Courts are still open, just not to the public. So if you need to file for Divorce or need to make a modification to an existing timeshare agreement, now is as good a time as any. Contact us anytime.

PATERNITY

In Florida, unmarried Fathers, by "operation of law" have no rights over their children. Before getting upset, understand that you MUST file for Paternity (F.S. 742.10). More than just a way to start or reduce child support, a Paternity filing enables Men to become "Proper Fathers."

Not just for Men, Mothers can file Paternity suits too.

DIVORCE, TIMESHARE, MODIFICATION

When it's over, it's over! However, all divorces are emotional and should be handled with experience, stamina, and respect. Whether in-state or out, modification, or relocation; rest assured that we will handle your case with maturity and professionalism.

HELPFUL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  FILES

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PET: INJUNCTION  AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 

If you are a victim of any act of domestic violence or have reasonable cause to believe that you are in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, you can use this form to ask the court for a protective order prohibiting domestic violence.

TEMP INJUNCTION AGAINST DV WITH MINOR CHILD(REN)

If you are a victim of any act of domestic violence, have reasonable belief that you are in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, and you have children you can use this form to ask the court for a protective order prohibiting domestic violence, WITHOUT prior notice.

TEMP INJUNCTION AGAINST DV W/OUT MINOR CHILDREN

If you are a victim of any act of domestic violence, have reasonable belief that you are in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, and you have NO children you can use this form to ask the court for a protective order prohibiting domestic violence, WITHOUT prior notice.

PET: INJUNCTION  AGAINST DATING VIOLENCE 

If you are a victim of any act of dating violence or have reasonable cause to believe that you are in imminent danger of becoming a victim of dating violence, you can use this form to ask the court for a protective order prohibiting domestic violence.

PET: INJUNCTION AGAINST REPEAT VIOLENCE

If you or a member of your immediate family are a victim of repeat violence, use this form to ask the court for a protective order prohibiting repeat violence.

**RV= 2 incidents of violence have been committed against you or a family member by another; one of which must have been within 6 months of filing this petition.

TEMP INJUNCTION AGAINST REPEAT VIOLENCE

If you or a member of your immediate family are a victim of repeat violence, use this form to ask the court for a protective order prohibiting repeat violence.

**Use this form if you are seeking help WITHOUT prior notification of the person committing the repeated violence.

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