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Complex Family Law Litigation

Attorney Assisting South Florida Residents in Domestic Matters
Complex Family Law Litigation

Family law disputes can present issues that are both emotionally and legally complicated. For example, a divorce in which the parties have substantial assets or a custody dispute involving a special needs child can be challenging and require careful attention to resolve fairly and efficiently. In any complex family law litigation, it is critical to retain an assertive lawyer who will work diligently to help you strive to achieve your desired result. Hollywood family law attorney Cindy D. Sackrin has the skills and experience needed to handle complex cases and will work tirelessly to help you protect your rights.

Attorney Sackrin is board-certified as a specialist in Marital and Family Law. She frequently handles high-profile matters, such as paternity disputes and claims for child support, for professional athletes and other people in the public eye. Ms. Sackrin also has substantial trial experience and is proficient at achieving successful results for her clients in the Florida family law courts. She has an office in Hallandale Beach and regularly assists people in complex family law litigation throughout South Florida.

Complicated Divorces

Divorce actions in Hollywood or elsewhere in South Florida often become complicated due to disputes over the ownership and valuation of assets and property. Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means that a couple's marital assets and liabilities will be divided in a manner that the court deems just, which does not necessarily mean an equal division. Instead, the court will analyze numerous factors, such as each party's contribution to the assets, their economic circumstances, and the length of the marriage, in determining how the property should be divided.

While marital property is divided equitably, separate property that is owned solely by either spouse remains his or her sole property. In many instances, however, when marital and separate property are commingled, or when it is unclear whether an asset is separate or marital, this can result in a dispute over how the property should be distributed. For example, if one party receives an inheritance and then uses the inheritance to contribute to the cost of a jointly owned property, it can cause contention when determining the nature of the property. Similarly, if one party owns a business as a separate asset, but the other party contributes to the growth and maintenance of the business, there may be a dispute as to whether the business is a separate or marital asset.

Complex Child Custody and Support Issues

While many disputes over child custody and support are straightforward, when a child has special needs, there are additional considerations that must be addressed. For example, the parties and the court must consider whether the child will need supplemental care and resources, such as treatment with a therapist, specialist, or home health care aide, and who should be responsible for providing for the child’s needs. While a parent’s obligation to provide for a child generally ceases when the child reaches the age of majority, in cases involving special needs children, the obligation can be extended beyond the age of 18.

Additionally, the process of determining time-sharing is complicated in cases in which a child has special needs, and it may be necessary to retain one or more experts to evaluate which arrangement would be in the child’s best interests. It is vital for anyone involved in complex family law litigation regarding the custody and support of a child with special needs to engage the services of a skilled attorney to develop an appropriate arrangement.

Consult a Skilled Hollywood Lawyer

Family law cases can have a permanent impact on your rights and obligations, and complicated matters can be difficult to navigate on your own. Attorney Cindy D. Sackrin is mindful of the sensitive nature of family law disputes and will respectfully strive to achieve a just resolution without court intervention, but if that is not possible, she will aggressively advocate on your behalf at trial. Ms. Sackrin has an office in Hallandale Beach, and she frequently assists people in family law cases in cities such as Hollywood, Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, North Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, Weston, Coral Springs, and Pembroke Pines. You can contact Ms. Sackrin to schedule a confidential and free meeting through the form online or at 954-455-0800.

Client Reviews
"Cindy and her staff were extremely vigilant and effective in resolving my child support case. They promptly returned calls and kept me informed. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a family lawyer." D.A.
"Cindy Sackrin was very knowledgeable and professional with my case. She is a great attorney and she really showed her 30 years experience in my mediation process. I highly recommend hiring her as you always want to use someone who is not only well experienced, but also looking in the best interest of everyone when it comes to family law." A.B.
"Great lawyer and I will continue to use Mrs. Sackrin when in need." C.R.