Divorce FAQs

What To Expect When You Don't Know What To Expect

Even the most seemingly amicable divorce can have unpredictable elements, especially when you are involved in the military or government. You may not know what to anticipate when you are getting a divorce. It is important to have an attorney on your side.

Georgia Thomas has dedicated her practice to family law for more than 30 years. She has worked with military personnel, both active duty and retired, as well as contractors and other federal employees. She will anticipate your needs and provide answers to common divorce questions throughout the process.

Who will receive majority timeshare of our children?

The question of majority timeshare is likely one of the first you will have if you are considering a divorce. "Majority timeshare" indicates where the children live the majority of the time, and will be decided by the court.

Will I have to pay alimony?

The court may order alimony, or spousal support. It is often considered when one spouse will be left in a significantly worse financial situation.

What if I am deployed?

You can still file for divorce even if you are deployed in a foreign country. Ms. Thomas has extensive experience helping individuals who are deployed file for divorce or respond to a filing.

How long does it take to finalize a divorce?

In Florida, a divorce that is uncontested, meaning that the spouses agree on the issues, can take as little as six weeks to finalize. If you do not agree with your spouse regarding issues like division of assets, child custody and spousal support, the divorce could take six months or longer to be finalized.

What will happen to our joint property and retirement accounts?

Any joint property, including assets and liabilities, physical property such as a home and benefits such as retirement or pensions, should be divided.

Protect Yourself: Talk To A Lawyer

Whether you are anticipating a friendly or a difficult divorce, you should have someone on your side who understands how to look out for your interests. To discuss your case with Ms. Thomas, call her Fort Walton Beach office at 850-864-5551.