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Florida Practice Areas

Cordell & Cordell, a family law firm, hopes to make it easier for you and your children. Our Florida fathers’ rights attorneys focus entirely on men’s divorce, child custody, paternity, modifications, and other areas of family law.

Cordell & Cordell offers legal representation throughout Florida with offices based in the DadelandJacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Tampa regions. We also service Aventura and surrounding communities. Our Florida divorce lawyers are committed to delivering the professional service you need and fight to be a partner men can count on.

To schedule an appointment with a Florida divorce attorney, call 1-866-DADS-LAW or your local office. Explore answers to frequently asked questions about divorce in Florida.

Frequently Asked Florida Questions

What are the grounds for filing for divorce in Florida?

There are two grounds for divorce, formally referred to as “dissolution of marriage”: irreconcilable differences and mental incapacity of the other party. If mental incapacity is alleged, the party alleged incapacitated must have been adjudicated incapacitated for a period of three years prior to filing for dissolution of marriage.

How much will my divorce cost?

It is very difficult to say how much your divorce will cost due to all of the variables in a particular case. You and your attorney should discuss the different variables in every case generally and in your case specifically. Whether you can afford an attorney will depend, of course, on your income and assets and whether you would be entitled to an award of attorney’s fees paid by your spouse.

Can I annul my marriage?

An annulment makes it so the marriage never occurred. Annulments are rare in family law. There are no specific statutes in Florida that govern annulment and the court falls back on existing case law to make a decision. The grounds must involve grievous misrepresentations by one spouse to another. Examples include fraud, duress, consanguinity (you learned after the wedding that you are related to him or her by blood), or impotence. Impotence means that one party is incapable of having sex, and it should not be confused with an inability to procreate. You should discuss the particular facts of your case that cause you to believe an annulment is possible with an experienced family lawyer. Not finding the answer you are looking for? Browse our entire Florida Divorce FAQs.

Who will get custody of our child?

There is no such term as “custody” in the Florida Statutes nor is there a primary or secondary residential parent designation in the Florida Statutes. In Florida, both parents have “time-sharing” with their children. The court will order a time-sharing schedule that is in the best interests of the children taking into consideration factors enumerated in §61.13, Florida Statutes.

Can a parent refuse visitation?

Absolutely not. Time-sharing and child support are treated separate and apart from each other by the Florida courts except as it relates to calculating child support.

When can I modify custody?

Parents can petition to modify the parenting plan at any time with a showing that there has been a material, unanticipated substantial change in circumstances from the date the parenting plan was ordered and the requested modification is the best interests of the children. Not finding the answer you are looking for? Browse our entire Florida Child Custody FAQs.

Real-Life Experiences
Reviews from Our Past Clients
“It took years for me to come to a decision to end my marriage. I sought a law firm that is focused and prepared for trial if need be, and seeks to give me the best outcome possible. Cordell and Cordell has performed very well and is very supportive during this difficult time. I have full confidence in my representation and recommend them.”
– Mason B.
“Divorce is hard enough without trying to find a Lawyer who will truly work for you. I had several conversations with Lawyers that seemed only interested in winning somehow. No one wins in a divorce. I should have went to Cordell & Cordell first so I would have avoided a lot of headaches. I met a group of people that genuinely care for you.”
– Mark L.
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    Why Hire
    Cordell & Cordell?

    Men hire Cordell & Cordell because the firm’s entire focus is on aggressively championing the rights of men and fathers through divorce. Our attorneys understand how the deck is often stacked against guys in family law and are committed to leveling the playing field by providing the legal guidance and resources needed to give them a fair chance at success.