Areas of Practice
We understand that Family Law matters can be complex and stressful. These types of issues could involve young children, parents, spouses and others that you care about. It is close relationships like these that we take seriously. It is important that you hire an experienced advocate for your rights and freedom. For more information on our practice and to speak with a qualified attorney, call (904) 722-3333
Our legal team will utilize our skills and experiences to create positive outcomes no matter how complex and unique your situation may be. Lauren Kingry is a skilled family law litigator who knows how to secure the results you are counting on. Our legal team is prepared to ensure all aspects of the dissolution of marriage are dealt with appropriately and efficiently and that our clients are in a position for settlement or if necessary litigation.
Child Support cannot be waived in the state of Florida. Florida law requires that all parents have a financial obligation to their children. Once a Child Support case has been established, if you are the parent required to pay Child Support your drivers license may be suspended if you are 30 or more days past due. Florida Courts use the incomes of the parties as well as a the current timesharing schedule to calculate child support guidelines to determine how much the paying parent will be responsible for.
Child Custody in Florida is also referred to as timesharing or visitation. It is usually agreed upon by the parties and formatted into a parenting plan that will be entered in Court. If the parties cannot agree on a timesharing schedule, the Family Court Judge will decide based on the Best Interests of the Child. The parties will then follow a Parenting Plan that is created and agreed upon then finalized with a Court Order. The Parenting Plan will be attached to the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage or if the parties are unmarried, the Parenting Plan will be filed with the Final Judgment of Paternity.
In Florida, there are five types of Alimony- Permanent alimony, Bridge the gap alimony, Rehabilitative Alimony, Durational Alimony, Lump sum Alimony. Alimony in Florida is based on the length of the marriage as well as the need and the ability of the party to pay.
Lauren Kingry has years of experience with military divorce. Florida divorces meet the same residency requirements as a military divorce meaning that one party must be a resident for at least 6 months prior to the filing of the Petition of Dissolution of Marriage. Lauren has experience with Relocation Petitions as well as Military retirement and pensions.
Some parts of Divorce Final Judgement may be reopened for a Modification based on a substantial change of circumstance. Alimony, Child Support, and Timesharing are common issues for Modification. The parties may agree on the Modification and have it entered by a Family Court Judge or there may be a Court Hearing for the Judge to create a new Order which would be binding on both parties.