Practice Areas

Alimony and Spousal Support

Often referred to as maintenance or spousal support, alimony is a court-ordered provision that requires one spouse to provide the other economic support for a pre-determined period of time. Alimony is a very contentious issue; those dealing with this aspect of divorce are advised to seek assistance from respected Clearwater spousal support lawyers. Types Of...

Child Support

In the aftermath of a divorce, both parents remain responsible for ensuring that their children are properly cared for. Often, one parent will be charged with the task of taking care of the kids on a day-to-day basis and covering any associated expenses, while the other will be required to send monthly child support payments...

Collaborative Law

The courtroom divorce process is, at best, stressful and, at worst, a complete nightmare for everybody involved. Fortunately, spouses in the midst of divorce have the option to pursue an excellent alternative to litigation: collaborative law. This approach allows divorcing spouses to work together and amicably come up with viable solutions to such issues as...

Custody and Visitation

Custody and visitation are two of the most contentious issues surrounding divorce, especially when parents are very close to their children. Depending on the nature of the divorce, these issues can be ironed out through mediation or litigation. Kinnear Smith is equipped with the knowledge and communication skills necessary for either approach to custody and...

Divorce

Making the decision to file for divorce is never easy and often, emotions take over when it is necessary to start discussing some of the more contentious issues that surround a divorce proceeding. Too frequently, spouses lose sight of what is important to them and instead, a divorce proceeding becomes a battleground for all types...

Equitable Distribution and Property Settlements

Division of property is a complicated issues capable of transforming a seemingly cooperative divorce into a huge courtroom mess. In addition to determining the value of the property that is to be divided, divorcing spouses must also decide whether this property is considered marital or non-marital. Whether this process is pursued with the help of...

Modification and Enforcement Actions

Most of us believe after a Florida divorce that our legal wrangling with our spouses is over. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When the court orders alimony or child support to one spouse, the other spouse has an obligation to meet their financial responsibility. Additionally, there may be changes in the financial life...

Paternity Actions

One of attorney Kinnear K. Smith’s practice areas is marital and family law. With experience and high performance, his law firm carries several prestigious badges, including America’s Most Honored Professionals 2012. Attorney Kinnear K. Smith handles paternity actions. A paternity action is a legal proceeding that officially deems the father to be the parent of...

Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

In cases where one partner has significantly more assets than another, it is common for them to decide to sign a pre-nuptial agreement prior to marriage. If they elect to not have a document drawn up before marriage, they may later decide it is a good idea and sign one after marriage which is the...

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