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When a marriage comes to an end and divorce is on the horizon, the challenges which lie ahead can seem overwhelming. You will be tasked will resolving numerous legal issues all while dealing with turbulent and sometimes conflicting emotions. Luckily, you do not have to go through this process alone. If you and your spouse have experienced irreconcilable differences, Owenby Law, P.A. can provide the support and guidance you need to get through this trying time.

From the division of tangled assets and debts to understanding child support guidelines, a divorce often involves several overlapping areas of family law. Our team is equipped to assist you throughout your entire divorce. Whether you are pursuing a resolution through mediation or if litigation has become necessary, you can be confident that our firm can protect your interests.

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Did You Know?

Every 13 seconds, there is 1 divorce in the U.S.

Common Family Law Questions

  • How Long Will My Family Law Case Take?

    The length of a family law case depends on a number of factors and there may be no simple answer to this question. When all parties can reach agreements amicably, the process can be relatively quick. However, when agreements simply cannot be reach, litigation may be the only path forward, adding substantial time to the process.

  • Will My Case Need to Go to Court?

    While family law disputes can be intensely emotional events, when spouses are able to work together and reach agreements through mediation or arbitration, a courtroom battle may not be necessary. However, issues such as child custody, alimony, and the division of assets must be resolved before a divorce can be finalized. When partners simply cannot agree, litigation may be the only way forward. At Owenby Law, P.A., we are here to help you understand your legal options.

  • Do I Need to Hire a Family Law Attorney?

    The family law system can be tremendously complex, personal, and emotionally charged. You need a lawyer who will guide you through the legal system, ensuring your case goes as smoothly as possible. At Owenby Law, P.A., we help you reach a solution that is tailored to your family’s unique situation and goals. Your needs and interests will always come first, as we work diligently to help you reach the most desirable.

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    Attorney Joy N. Owenby is a highly-rated, experienced family law attorney with the resources and skill required to tackle even the most complex cases. Before founding Owenby Law, P.A., she served as legal counsel for the state of Florida's Guardian Ad Litem Program. She was also a judicial intern for a family law judge in the 4th Judicial Circuit and a certified legal intern in the State Attorney’s Office Special Assault Division. Under her guidance, the team of attorneys at Owenby Law have handled thousands of cases.

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Common Divorce Myths

When you are going through a divorce, it often feels like everyone has an opinion or false knowledge of what actually goes on. Don’t fall for false truths and speak with an attorney to get the facts!
  • Myth All of your assets will be lost in the divorce if you commit adultery.

    False: This is not true. In a no-fault, no-contest divorce, judges often don’t even consider infidelity at all as a deciding factor in the division of assets. The courts will consider bad conduct during the marriage in the division of assets, but bad conduct for these purposes has more to do with hiding or losing assets.

  • Myth The children will get to decide for themselves which parent to live with.

    False: If the divorce is contested, it will actually be judges who determine the custody of the children, and in most of these cases, the mother will be the custodial parent, unless there is a definitive reason for custody to go to the father. For the most part, judges are not persuaded by the wishes of children. Only when they are older, of sound reasoning, and in the right circumstances, will they have an actual say.

  • Myth Women will always receive alimony in the event of a divorce.

    False: This is not the case. Alimony is most often paid to compensate a woman who has left the job market for a long period of time in order to raise children – it’s reasonable that they would have a hard time financially supporting themselves. Young, working women with no children will likely get no alimony.

  • Myth Having children will save your marriage.

    False: Contemporary patterns suggest that this isn’t true. Experts admit that couples with children have a slightly lower risk of divorce, but couples aren’t “staying together for the kids” the way that they used to. Children also have the potential to drive a wedge between couples. Experts warn that the intense love you’ll have for your children can force you to always but them first, leading to marital demise.

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Here are some reasons you can trust our firm with your family's future:
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