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Considering Divorce in Naples?

Aggressive Representation Tailored to Your Needs in Collier & Lee Counties

Couple getting divorcedAt Family First Legal Group, we understand how difficult divorces can be on families. When you choose our Naples divorce attorneys to be your advocates during this time, you will receive excellent legal counsel and representation from family lawyers who genuinely care for you. We can help protect your rights and achieve your goals, to set you up for a great future.

Contact Family First Legal Group now to get started on the divorce process.

Choose our dedicated team of attorneys to represent your case. Contact us online or call us at (239) 319-4441 today.

How To Get a Divorce in Florida

In the state of Florida, divorce is known as dissolution of marriage. Spouses may only file for dissolution of marriage if one of them has lived in the state of Florida for at least six months prior to filing. If this is the case, a couple may file for dissolution of marriage based upon two legal grounds.

The grounds for divorce in Florida are:

  • The marriage is irretrievably broken
  • One of the parties has been considered mentally incapacitated for the previous three years

Marriages are considered to be irretrievably broken when there are differences and disputes between the spouses that cannot be resolved and have caused the complete breakdown of the marriage.

Divorce Mediation in Florida

"Do I still need an attorney for divorce mediation?" We are asked this question frequently, and the answer is, yes, you do need an attorney with you at mediation. However, this largely depends on how you define need.

  • If you define need as a requirement where you are going to go to jail if you don't have an attorney with you at mediation, or a requirement of the Court, then no, you do not need an attorney with you at mediation.
  • If you want to have a productive experience at mediation and you want to know what you don't know, then it may be best to have one. This would be a situation where you would need an attorney at mediation.

Mediators are duty bound they their code of ethics NOT to give legal advice. You will have no one advising you if you go to mediation without an attorney. Mediating issues as important as, "where are my kids going to grow up?" and "How am I going to live the rest of my life without my spouse?" really do require advice.

We meet with dozens of prospective clients each year who attended mediation on their own, in their original case, and are now realizing it was a mistake. There are errors and omissions in their agreements, or they felt bullied during the process. If you have more questions about mediation or how an attorney can help with your divorce, please do not hesitate to contact us at Family First Legal Group.

Filing for Divorce in Florida? Contact Us!

Our Naples divorce lawyers can help you with all aspects of the divorce process, from property division and determining spousal maintenance and child support, to post-divorce modifications. We handle both uncontested and contested divorce cases. You can have the peace of mind that our team of family law attorneys and legal assistants will always be available to provide you with knowledgeable counsel and strong advocacy.

We are ready to work toward a resolution so you can be at peace again. Call Family First Legal Group at (239) 319-4441.


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Why Family First Legal Group?

  • Decades of
    Combined Experience

    There's no substitute for experience. At Family First Legal Group you get access to a team of award-winning attorneys who focus exclusively on Family Law matters.

  • Superior Client Service

    Compassion and care for our clients and helping them achieve the best possible outcome is our number one priority. This approach has helped us win the "10 Best Law Firms" award for client satisfaction.

  • Your Support Team

    From our attorneys to our paralegals to our legal assistants, you have a whole team behind you, all working together to ensure a great experience and the best possible outcome for you and your children.

  • 21st Century Approach

    Our firm embraces technology, not only as a way to move cases forward, but to help reduce the legal costs for our clients. We are always looking for ways to operate more cost effectively for our clients' sake.