"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life"
- Marcus Garvey
Family Law cases are often painful and emotional, so for that reason, we handle all cases with care and consideration; especially because there are children involved.
Call today for a confidential phone or office consultation meeting to discuss your case.
Matrimonial and Family Law Cases Handled:
Emergency Child Pick-up
Partnership/Cohabitation Agreement vs. Marriage
What if you could get "married" without getting "married?" Sounds too good to be true right? Many people associate Domestic Partnerships and or Cohabitation agreements with same-sex couples. But since same-sex marriage is legal in the United States, and with heterosexual divorce rates still above 50%, why not use the protections and benefits of marriage, without the "entrapment" of marriage?
For 90% of people looking to bind their relationship, a partnership or cohabitation agreement makes much more sense than a traditional marriage. Plus, if the relationship fails, you pay $50.00 to terminate!
WL Partnership Agreements give you almost every benefit of marriage (excluding Social Security Benefits and filing Married on Federal Taxes). You can still have a big or small wedding anywhere, you can still purchase property together, have children, or visit your partner in the hospital. There is no Divorce, and better, no divorce attorneys!
Call today for a consultation to see of this option works best for you.
PATERNITY CASES - FATHERS
For unmarried MEN, the stresses of Fatherhood can be compounded by a Mother whom routinely interferes with you and your child(ren)'s lives by denying contact or trading contact for money. It is a reality that far too many face.
Even when put on child support by the Florida Department of Revenue, Men gain NO PARENTAL RIGHTS over their children. Before getting upset, understand that you MUST file for Paternity. A Paternity Suit is the ONLY way to ensure and cement your parental rights.
Simply being on the birth certificate grants NO rights. Look at the Birth Certificate as merely a "receipt" with the "true owner" being the Mother. - (poor choice of words, but that is how the law see this.)
Watson Leigh handles Paternity cases for both Men and Women with a passion for parents that want to maintain a relationship with children.
FLORIDA HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MURDER IN THE UNITED STATES.
With ignorant police officers, unsympathetic judges who make you PROVE that you are living in fear, and family and friends who give support only at a distance, it is no wonder why women in Florida die at a much higher rate than any other state in the Country. It does not have to be this way.
Know your rights, be protected, and if you are in an emergency situation, Call us at any time or tweet DV911 to @WatsonLeigh1. We will add you and DM you details on how you can seek help if 911 is not a safe option. Many spouses or boyfriend/girlfriends check phone numbers and text messages for cries for help. Some do not think to check twitter. We have found success in this method.