FLORIDA MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
What Is a Marriage Settlement Agreement?
A marital settlement agreement is the master document that spells out all the terms of your Florida divorce. This agreement is usually filed with the court and must be approved by the judge before your marriage can be officially dissolved.
Many couples create problems by using do-it-yourself divorce kits or by hiring non-lawyers to prepare their divorce agreement. Only an attorney-mediator is qualified to put marital agreements in writing, and even then experience and attention to detail are critically important.
Tampa attorney Beth Reineke is a skilled mediator. She can facilitate your divorce mediation and has the skills to draft your marital settlement agreement. She has over 30 years of experience as a family lawyer, and she is Certified by the Florida Supreme Court to conduct family law, divorce and custody mediations.
Beth Reineke brings extensive knowledge of Florida family law to the mediation table. She is intimately familiar with the language required to properly prepare a marital settlement. She can customize your divorce agreement to meet the particular needs of your family and the different protocols in the family courts of Hillsborough County, Pinellas County and Pasco County, Florida.
Your marital settlement agreement, also called a marital separation agreement or divorce agreement, must detail every aspect of your divorce that applies, including asset and debt division, alimony, child support and a comprehensive parenting plan. The parties must be in complete agreement with no unresolved disputes in order for the court to grant your divorce. Ms. Reineke can help couples iron out any remaining details and prepare the agreement and accompanying court documents, including:
- Petition for dissolution
- Acceptance of service
- Answer and response to the petition
- Financial affidavits
- Child support worksheets
- Alimony calculations
- Jurisdictional affidavits
- Waivers of discovery and hearings
- Other county specific disclosures
- Final judgment of dissolution
These documents present traps for the unwary, traps that could later result in financial exposure or protracted litigation. Our mission is to help you identify and address any potential pitfalls or omissions in your marital agreement that would come back to haunt you and your family.
Supreme Court Certified Mediator
Not all mediators are licensed attorneys - Beth Reineke brings legal experience and practical insights to the mediation process.
Over 3 Decades of Legal Experience
Reineke Mediations has over 3 decades of legal experience in helping families find divorce resolutions.
We believe any aspect of divorce and custody can be resolved without a courtroom fight. Beth Reineke has experience with mediating complex property division, entrenched custody disputes, and high-stakes alimony and child support issues. Reineke Mediations provides creative suggestions, gentle guidance, and reality check wisdom from years of hard work in courtroom wars.
We offer free phone consultations and reasonable rates for mediation, drafting of agreements, preparation of court documents and other mediation services. During your initial consultation, attorney Beth Reineke will discuss the benefits of mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and whether these methods are the right fit for your situation.