Divorce in Tampa
Divorce is the termination of a marriage and the cancellation or reorganization of the legal duties and responsibilities of the couple. During a divorce, the following issues must be addressed if relevant: parental responsibility (timesharing and decision-making), equitable distribution (the division of marital assets and liabilities), alimony, child support, attorney’s fees, and any other important issue in your specific divorce. While a divorce often begins with a party filing a petition for divorce, some divorcing couples negotiate their divorce settlement completely before filing for divorce. If parties are not able to come to an agreement regarding all issues in their divorce, they will go to court for a judge to order the remaining issues. A final judgment of dissolution of marriage ends the marriage and dictates how issues should be handled going forward.
Joryn Jenkins has almost three decades of experience in practicing divorce law in the Tampa Bay area. Not only are the attorneys of Open Palm Law comfortable litigating divorce issues, but they are trained in alternative dispute resolution like collaborative practice and mediation. Hire Open Palm Law to resolve your divorce.
FAQs for Divorce
If you can prove you’ve lived in Florida for at least six months (by either personal ID or a witness), then you can get a divorce. However, you may not be able to have the Florida court decide all the ancillary issues (real property, child custody, etc.), which will depend on your answers to lots of other questions.
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“Joryn was simply amazing. Her supporting, consistent, honest, and most importantly – productive – approach was exactly what I needed to get through the process. A court trial was imminent if we did not have a successful mediation (the third one!), and no other attorney was able to focus the entire team like Joryn.”Danielle, January 2016
JORYN JENKINS | FOUNDING PARTNER,
TRIAL ATTORNEY, COLLABORATIVE ATTORNEY
Open Palm in Tampa, Florida is proud to present our firm’s founder, Joryn Jenkins. Please take a moment to read about her qualifications to assist you. We also invite you to view her resume.
In the beginning, Ms. Jenkins worked for one of the ten largest law firms in the country in its Washington, D.C. office. After nearly three years practicing in all aspects of regulatory law, she took a break from big firm life to work exclusively for one of her own clients on a class action involving more than fifty sex discrimination claims in California. When she returned to the East Coast, she accepted an offer from the state attorney in Tampa, E.J. Salcines (now an appellate judge). CONTINUE READING…