Melbourne, FL Family Law Firm — What We Do
A full-service family law firm serving Cocoa and eastern Florida
Life is complicated, especially when the law is involved. Sometimes you need the help of an experienced Melbourne family law firm. At the Melbourne and Cocoa family law firm of Tucker Mitnik P.A., our attorneys represent clients in cases involving:
Our Melbourne, FL divorce and family law firm can help
Our Melbourne, Florida divorce law firm can help you with your no-fault divorce. You do not have to prove your spouse did anything wrong to obtain a divorce. Either spouse can choose to dissolve a marriage for any reason, regardless of the other spouse's wishes. You must be a Florida resident for at least six months prior to filing for dissolution of marriage, and you or your spouse must testify under oath that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.
Even when both spouses agree that divorce is the right option, disputes often arise regarding the division of property and debt, and the care and custody of any children involved. Because Florida is an equitable distribution state, the court divides property and debt based on what it deems fair. This is not always 50/50. Childcare, custody and visitation are determined based on the best interests of the children.
The early advice of a skilled Melbourne family lawyer may impact the outcome of your case. If you need the assistance of a family law firm in Melbourne or Cocoa, contact Tucker Mitnik P.A. today or see our Melbourne Divorce Attorney FAQ page for more answers.
Juvenile dependency in Melbourne, FL
When the state of Florida suspects a child may be at risk due to neglect or abuse, the law allows the state to intervene. An investigation is launched, the child may be removed from the home, and charges may be filed against the parent or caregiver. Ultimately, the goal is to protect children and ensure they live in a safe environment.
However, there are times when the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) removes a child from an intact family and seeks to terminate parental rights without cause. If your child or juvenile dependent has been removed from your care and placed in DCF protective supervision, or if the state is attempting to terminate your parental rights, we can help.
At the Cocoa family law firm Tucker Mitnik P.A., we fight to keep your family together.
Florida criminal law matters
When you are accused of a crime, you risk losing your good reputation, your freedom and your future. The attorney you choose to represent you may be all that stands between you and a jail sentence. An experienced criminal lawyer knows how to build a solid, strategic defense and convey your side of the story to the judge and jury. In Melbourne, Florida, the criminal law attorneys at Tucker Mitnik represent individuals in all criminal cases:
Domestic violence in Florida
At Tucker Mitnik P.A., our experience in criminal and family law in Melbourne makes us uniquely qualified to represent clients in cases where these laws intersect. For instance, we often represent clients in divorce proceedings in which one spouse is removed from the home. These cases sometimes include allegations of domestic violence or battery, and orders of protection.
Attorney Timi Tucker is a former prosecuting attorney for the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). Ms. Tucker handles criminal law cases that overlap with our family law practice. As a Melbourne family law attorney, she knows exactly how Melbourne family law cases work — and how to protect your rights.
Contact the Florida family law firm Tucker Mitnik, P.A. in Cocoa and Melbourne today
Finding a family law firm in Melbourne you can trust with your divorce, criminal or family law case is crucial. At the Melbourne, Florida law firm of Tucker Mitnik P.A., we are dedicated to providing strong, compassionate legal support to our clients. We fight aggressively on your behalf, and we are never too busy to answer a question or discuss your case with you.
Contact us today for experienced legal help with your Florida divorce, criminal defense or family law case.