Family and Matrimonial Law
With offices in Jupiter and Boca Raton, the marital and family law office of Caroline Olson, P.A., serves clients throughout North and South Palm Beach County and Broward County. See below for some of the main areas of focus of our family law practice. If you have questions or need immediate assistance with a family law matter call 561-288-0548 for dedicated representation from a qualified, experienced lawyer.
Either spouse can file a petition for dissolution of marriage if at least one party has been a Florida resident for the preceding six months. Grounds for divorce in Florida include the no-fault ground of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage (irreconcilable differences), as well as mental incapacity. After making the required financial disclosures and requesting any temporary orders, the parties will enter a period of litigation. Simultaneously, the parties may attempt to resolve the issues in their divorce through mediation, which can be voluntary or court-ordered. If the case goes to trial, the parties will present evidence and make factual and legal arguments to the judge, who will issue court orders regarding alimony, child support, equitable distribution, and parenting and timesharing when granting the divorce.
Jupiter and Boca Raton divorce lawyer Caroline R. Olson is your advisor and your voice throughout the dissolution process. Ms. Olson is an experienced family law mediator, and a tested courtroom advocate, ready to resolve your divorce efficiently and effectively, with your rights intact and your best interests looked after.
Over 60,000 people are arrested in Florida each year related to domestic violence, out of a total of more than 100,000 complaints or reports. Domestic violence in Florida includes abuse directed at a current or ex-spouse or dating partner, as well as co-parents, relatives and household members. If you are being threatened with or subjected to domestic violence, get to a safe space and call the police, a shelter, and The Law Offices of Caroline Olson, P.A. We can help you seek a temporary injunction, restraining order or order of protection that can keep the abuser from contacting you while you seek a long-term or permanent order. Although a restraining order is obtained in a civil proceeding, criminal penalties can be imposed on someone who violates the order.
If you are in the middle of a divorce or custody dispute, the presence of domestic violence or a restraining order can impact how the court decides issues such as child support, alimony, equitable distribution and, of course, parenting and timesharing. If you feel you are being unfairly accused of domestic abuse as a strategy to hurt you in your divorce, be sure and retain qualified legal representation from a compassionate yet aggressive attorney who will fight to protect your rights and interests.
If the parents are unmarried when a child is born, an official Acknowledgment of Paternity is important. If the parents later split up, without an establishment of Paternity of the child, the father will not necessarily be able to enforce rights to parenting and timesharing, and the mother, if the custodial parent, will not necessarily be able to enforce rights to child support from the father. At the Law Offices of Caroline Olson, P.A., we will guide you through the necessary steps to establish paternity or represent you in a contested paternity proceeding, whether you are the mother, child or putative father.
Your Jupiter & Boca Raton Family Lawyer Serving Palm Beach and Broward Counties
For all your family and matrimonial law needs in Jupiter, Boca Raton and surrounding areas, call The Law Offices of Caroline Olson, P.A., at 561-288-0548.