An Attorney Offering Support And Legal Advocacy In Your Divorce Case
Getting divorced is essentially a business deal, but one that can easily be clouded by grief, anger and other strong emotions. During this difficult time, you need someone in your corner who recognizes and honors your emotional struggles while providing sound legal advice and advocating for your best interests.
That’s what you’ll find when you contact Charles P. Vaughn, Attorney at Law. I am Charles P. Vaughn, the founder of the firm and an attorney with more than three decades of experience. I’m ready to guide you through the divorce process with compassion while ensuring that you have the financial and other resources you’ll need to be happy and successful as a newly single person.
Addressing Property Division
Florida recognizes the legal principle of “equitable distribution.” In divorce, judges must divide assets and debts equitably, which doesn’t always mean in equal measure. The court ultimately decides what is equitable, but you can have significant influence over the outcome of the case if you are able to negotiate an agreement with your spouse on your own (with the help of your respective attorneys, of course).
The high-value assets need to be addressed first because they are likely to become sources of disagreement or contention. These include:
- The marital residence
- Cars and other vehicles
- Pensions and other retirement accounts
- Personal collections
- Household goods
- Heirloom items
Each of these items will need to be appraised and properly valued. That includes current face value as well as any tax implications or likely appreciation/depreciation over time. We will discuss all of these factors in detail to ensure that you are working toward a fair settlement agreement. No matter how complicated your family law situation may be, our firm can help you work towards a resolution.
Financial Support And Other Considerations
Spousal support (alimony) may be a factor in your divorce. Whether seeking alimony or being asked to pay, our job will be to ensure that the court has an accurate financial picture of each spouse and whether a proposed award amount is both sustainable and appropriate.
Child support will also likely be a factor if you have children, but calculation of child support tends to be formulaic. Therefore, we can discuss this as the process plays out.
Free Consultations Available – Contact Me Today
Charles P. Vaughn, Attorney at Law, is based in Inverness and serves clients throughout Citrus County. To help you feel confident that I’m the right attorney for you, I am pleased to offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients. To schedule yours, simply call my office at 352-464-8003 or send me an email.