Family Law Attorney Representing Divorce Cases in Gulfport, FL
Situated near St. Petersburg and Boca Ciega Bay, Gulfport is blessed with a pool of talent consisting of artists, craftsmen and street performers who are inspired by the city’s spectacular scenery. The bi-monthly Artwalk event features works of the city’s up and coming artists.
This city was originally called “Disston City” and underwent several name changes until it was officially called “Gulfport” in 1910. Gulfport offers high quality choices for dining, fresh produce shopping, recreation, and art appreciation.
Gulfport covers a total area of 3.8 square miles, 2.8 square miles of which is land. In 2012, its estimated population was 12,066, with females comprising 52% of the residents. The median age was 50.9 years, significantly older than the Florida median resident age. There were 6,246 households with an average household size of 1.98 and an average family size of 2.63 persons – 41.4% of residents were married while 15.8% were divorced.
Getting a Divorce in Gulfport
Under Florida statute, married couples can have their marriage dissolved or obtain a divorce without assigning fault or blame to the other party. While fault need not be proven in order to apply for dissolution of marriage, the fault of one party may affect the award of alimony, distribution of marital assets and obligations, and judgment on child custody or parental responsibility.
There are two ways of dissolving a marriage in Florida — regular and simplified petitions for dissolution.
The regular method requires a petition to be accompanied with financial documents and a completed financial affidavit, which must be furnished to the other party. If there are children of the marriage, the petition party must also fill out a child support worksheet.
Parties who are able to enter into a written agreement on custody, shared time, property distribution, and other arrangements can obtain a court dissolution of marriage much faster than parties who are in conflict over many issues arising from the divorce.
A simplified divorce using prepared court forms may be less expensive and faster to obtain but it may not be for everyone. Several elements must be present for the court to proceed with the simplified procedure. A key disadvantage in using a simplified divorce is the inability to require the other party to provide a complete financial disclosure – which is possible under the regular procedure.
If you are contemplating a divorce and have children and substantial properties, your Gulfport divorce attorney can provide important advice to secure your parental rights and protect your property interests.
In Gulfport and other cities in the Pinellas County, Florida, The Law Firm for Family Law founded by Gulfport family law attorney Gary Williams has years of experience in high-asset divorce cases, family cases with complex custody issues, and high conflict cases. We also handle other family law matters such as domestic violence, child support, and prenuptial agreements.
We invite you to call us today at (727) 531-8737 to speak to an attorney about your case.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR CLEARWATER FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS FROM Gulfport, FL
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 28 mins
Total Est. Distance: 24.2 mi
- Head east on Gulfport Blvd S toward York St S
- Continue onto 22nd Ave S
- Use the right lane to merge onto I-275 N via the ramp to Tampa
- Merge onto I-275 N
- Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 30 for FL-686 W/Roosevelt Blvd
- Keep left, follow signs for County Road 296 W and merge onto 118th Ave N
- Merge onto 118th Ave N
- Turn right
- Use the left lane to take the ramp onto US-19 N
- Merge onto US-19 N
- Keep left to stay on US-19 N
- Take the exit toward Sunset Point Dr
- Merge onto Frontage Rd
- Keep right to stay on Frontage Rd
- Turn right onto McCormick Dr
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
2629 McCormick Drive #Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33759