At the Law Office of Kenneth M. Gordon we have focused on Family Law for over 15 years in the North Palm Beach area.
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Kenneth M. Gordon provides a warm and welcoming counsel as you move through the process
of the dissolution of your marriage. Our North Palm Beach divorce law firm is committed to seeking amicable resolutions to divorce for our clients because high conflict divorces can be costly. Resulting in more stress, and interfering with long-term working arrangements between spouses. The more amiable the process, the easier it is to co-parent together. Even if it is necessary to resolve through a litigated divorce, we work diligently to resolve as many issues as we can in the most efficient, and affordable way possible.
Divorce - Understanding Your Rights and Options
When a couple marry, they enter into a legal contract. Divorce is a legal process by which the couple can terminate their marriage contract and end their marriage.
What does a Divorce Involve?
Divorce involves many issues, including division of property owned by both spouses in the marriage. A determination must be made as to who will be responsible for debt acquired during their marriage. Another issue involves whether one spouse will be ordered to pay a living allowance to the other as a condition for the divorce, commonly referred to as spousal support or alimony. When couples have children, the divorce process also addresses issues about where the children will live, a visitation schedule for the non-custodial parent, and financial support for the children that must be provided by each parent.
Contested or Uncontested Divorce
A divorce can be either uncontested or contested. If a divorce is uncontested that means that the two spouses are agreed on all issues necessary to issue a legally enforceable dissolution of the marriage. In uncontested divorce cases, the court's role is typically minimal. Courts will enforce arrangements that both parties agree to. The benefit, then, from an uncontested divorce, is that it can usually be completed faster and less expensive. A contested divorce is one where the parties do not agree on one or more issues, and the court must intervene to help the parties reach agreement. As part of the contested divorce process, many states require spouses to go through non-binding mediation. In mediation, a neutral third party attempts to help spouses communicate and work out issues which can eliminate the need for a court to make final decisions.
Fault or No-Fault Divorce
In addition to contested and uncontested divorce categories, a divorce can be either fault or no-fault. In an at-fault divorce, one spouse has alleged that the other spouse committed some wrongdoing that was an offense against the marriage. Examples of these offenses are adultery, abandonment, and abuse. Not all states offer at-fault divorces.
All states do offer no-fault divorce, however. In these divorces, couples can end their marriage without assigning blame or fault. There need not be any misdeeds alleged against either party. Generally, in no-fault states, one or both spouses claim that the parties are not compatible or have irreconcilable differences and wish to end the marriage.
Requirements for no-fault and at-fault divorce will vary from state to state. Your attorney will clarify the requirements for your state.
Start the Process of Resolving Your Divorce Today
A divorce is the legal end of a contractual relationship, but when a marriage ends, it involves significant consequences for relationships, and finances for the parties involved. Each divorce is unique. Your attorney can help you understand the legal requirements for your state, the issues you will face as your divorce proceeds, and most importantly how to protect your rights throughout the legal divorce process.
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Non-Profit, and Civil Dispute
We take and interest in your business and take pride in leading you through the necessary process of getting it started.
Business law encompasses all of the laws that dictate how to form and run a business. This includes all of the laws that govern how to start, buy, manage and close or sell any type of business. Business laws establish the rules that all businesses should follow. A savvy businessperson will be generally familiar with business laws and know when to seek the advice of a licensed attorney.
REAL ESTATE LAW
Title Insurance and Settlement Services
Real Estate Closings
Quick Claim Deeds
Real Estate attorneys are not legally required at every transaction, however, acquiring one can be very useful for the average home buyers. We offer full Title Settlement Services. In addition, as your real estate attorney we can review the house’s transaction history, and title to ensure that the house is able to be sold and that no past owners will come back claiming to still own the house. We can advise you regarding your mortgaging options. Third, we can help review the contract of sale to make sure there it is fair to all parties. And more...
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Estate Management, and Property Management
As your Probate attorney Kenneth M. Gordon can handle wills, trusts, and estate administration and advises his clients on matters such as beneficiary designation, how to form a life estate in property, what will happen to property if your client fails to make an estate plan, and more.