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Dade City Divorce Lawyer

Dade City Divorce Attorney

Robert Sparks is a top Divorce attorney serving Dade City, FL.

(813) 606-5050
Attorney Robert Sparks was selected for 2022 Super Lawyers® for his work in Tampa, Florida in the categories of “Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff” and “Family Law.” This is the seventh consecutive edition in which he has been listed.
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Robert Sparks is our recommended Dade City Divorce attorney. (813) 606-5050

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About Robert Sparks

Robert consistently represents clients against insurance companies that wrongfully deny or underpay insurance claims. He works tirelessly for his clients and has been successful in helping families and businesses recover against the insurance giants who would have otherwise denied or refused to take responsibility for their actions. As a result of this track record, Robert is acknowledged as one of the best up-and-coming trial lawyers.

A Tampa native, Robert attended King High School and then Saint Leo University on a baseball scholarship. Following his collegiate career, Robert graduated from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, where he was honored for trial advocacy. Robert is licensed to practice in Florida, the Supreme Court of Florida, and the Federal Middle District Court of Florida.

He and his wife Dana, along with their children, reside in the Tampa Bay area and are involved in various civic and athletic organizations as sponsors and donors, as well as their local church.

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Getting a Divorce in Dade City

From a legal standpoint, getting married is often far easier than getting divorced. Between ensuring that there is an equitable division of property, determining parenting time, dividing retirement accounts, and other formalities, the process of divorce can be both expensive and time-consuming. While many people can, and do, undertake this process without a divorce attorney in Dade City, there are a number of specific items involved that can use an attorney's legal experience.

A Glimpse of Marriage and Divorce in the U.S.

In spite of an often-quoted statistic that half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce, the divorce rate is actually dropping and now stands at about 39 percent, according to a 2018 article from Time. However, it isn't because the millennials---who have now entered adulthood, the workplace, and even matrimony---have found the key to a long-lasting relationship. It is, rather, that they're delaying marriage, with recent Census figures revealing that the average age for a first marriage is around 30 for men and 28 for women. In 2003, these ages were 27 and 25 respectively. The frequently cited reason for delaying marriage is to gain financial security first, the article notes, adding that many couples are choosing to cohabitate rather than marry.

Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer in Dade City

Dade City divorce attorneys fall into a legal practice area known as family law. Family law is focused on assisting individuals with legal matters pertaining to family relationships. In addition to divorce, family law also covers annulment, child custody and visitation, as well as adoption. Some of the reasons people seek the help of an experienced Dade City divorce attorney include:

  • They don't wish to navigate the legal arena themselves. The legalities of divorce involve a lot of paperwork and timelines. A top Dade City divorce lawyer, is well educated and trained to deal with this type of work.
  • There are children involved in the marriage. Divorcing with children involves a lot of provisions, such as which parent the child will primarily reside with; a parenting schedule that covers the school year, summer vacation, and holidays; and child support, along with other considerations.
  • You and your spouse disagree on some matters that must be decided, such as child custody or division of assets. It is important if there are disagreements that you don't try to settle those disagreements in court without a lawyer to assist you, particularly if your spouse has a lawyer.
  • Your case is complex, due to high-value assets or business ownership.
  • You or your spouse has a retirement plan. Often these plans are considered a marital asset and will need to be divided equitably through a Qualified Domestic Relations Order.
  • Your spouse is not sharing all of his or her financial information with you. Because many things such as equitable division of assets or expenses and the determination of spousal maintenance relies on your finances, if you are having difficulty obtaining this information, a lawyer can help.
  • You or your spouse will need maintenance support. The laws in your state may help you determine how much this support will be or how long it will last. Your divorce lawyer understands the complexities surrounding spousal maintenance.
  • You have real estate. Selling a home during a divorce can be a tricky situation that needs the expertise of someone trained in family law. Additionally, if you or your spouse wishes to live in the house for a time after the divorce, this impacts the division of your marital property in ways that an attorney can help you understand.

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