Charlotte County Divorce Attorney
Divorce, Child Custody, and Family Law Matters in Punta Gorda
As of 2010, Charlotte County was home to nearly 160,000 people. Established on April 23, 1921, Charlotte County was named "Carlos Bay," in 1565 by the Spanish, and it was later named Charlotte Harbor by the English in tribute to the Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III. Today, Punta Gorda is the only incorporated city in Charlotte County. As of 2010, there were 73,370 households in Charlotte County, with 59.20% of those representing married couples that were living together. When you consider the fact that approximately half of all first marriages in the United States end in divorce, it becomes apparent that a number of men, women and children in Charlotte County would be affected by divorce as in any other part of the U.S.
Divorce has earned a reputation for being one of the most difficult experiences an adult will ever have to go through, second only to losing a child. Even the simplest of divorces still involve resolving issues over asset, debt and property division under the laws of "equitable distribution." Florida is an equitable distribution state, and unlike community property states such as California or Nevada, the couple's assets are not necessarily divided down the middle; therefore, having a competent attorney becomes extremely important, especially if you want to feel as if you received your fair share from the divorce proceedings.
Serving Charlotte County & Punta Gorda
A judge will decide how the assets will be divided and when doing so, he or she will consider factors such as the length of the marriage, any children from the marriage, each party's income and assets, any contributions as a homemaker, alimony and child support awards, property owned outside of the marriage, the age and health of both parties and more. In the end, the court may not divide the assets in an "equal" fashion, but in a fashion they deem to be fair considering the circumstances. We can help you during this complicated process and present a powerful case before the court as to seek an outcome that you can feel good about, and without feeling shorted.
One of the most important aspects of a divorce involves matters over child custody and
visitation. Over the years, we have met many clients who actually put off divorce for too long because they feared how a divorce would impact their children and their rights to their children. At Bogle Law, we want you to know that we fully comprehend the gravity of this situation, and we are sensitive to the fact that our clients have concerns over this area of divorce in particular. As your law firm, we are fully committed to protecting your parental rights and helping you achieve the outcome that you desire as it pertains to child custody, child support and visitation. We cannot stress enough how important these matters are to us, as they are to you, and we will work tirelessly to help things turn out the way you want them to.
What Makes Us Unique
Unlike many other family law attorneys in Charlotte County, attorney Bogle is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and she is a
former state prosecutor. As a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer and a former prosecutor with extensive courtroom experience under her belt, she is in a unique position to help our clients dealing with issues such as
restraining orders, and even issues involving child custody where one parent has a violent crime conviction, or a conviction involving DUI, child endangerment, or a drug crime violation, all of which can have an impact on child custody proceedings. Whether you are a victim of domestic violence or anticipate a child custody battle because of your criminal convictions, attorney Bogle has a comprehensive understanding of how such matters affect the outcome of divorce and child custody proceedings, and this knowledge is invaluable to our clients.
Your Greatest Legal Advocate
All matters of divorce will differ depending on the specific circumstances of the situation and the unique aspects of each couple involved. The decision to terminate a marriage is often reached after a lot of angst and back and forth that can be somewhat difficult for many to endure. Unfortunately, reaching this decision is only the beginning of what will be an even longer process to officially dissolve the marriage. Many matters may arise throughout the divorce process that will call for legal knowledge and advice that can only be provided by a professional attorney in the field. For this reason, it is absolutely crucial to obtain legal representation as early on as possible. Finding a lawyer that you can rely on to support your wishes and attend to your needs could make all the difference in how your case plays out. Rather than adding further stress and worry to the process of divorce, a lawyer from our firm will remain loyally by your side, always keeping you informed and updated about the most recent happenings in your divorce, legal separation, or restraining order issue.
Our office will strive to bring about a resolution for you and your family that will enable you to move forward with your life and put the past behind you. With the necessary actions taken to protect your family rights, you can feel confident that Bogle Law will safeguard your rights and work aggressively on your behalf. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you to discuss how we can help you with your family law issues.
In addition to family law, our firm is proud to offer foreclosure defense services. We can help our clients examine their alternatives to foreclosure including
short sales and
loan modification. If your home is at risk of being lost to foreclosure, or if you need help with a family law matter, we urge you to
contact us right away so we can help you find the most viable solution for your unique situation.
We are proud to serve the residents of Charlotte County, Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Cape Coral, North Port, Port Charlotte, Venice, Englewood, Fort Myers, Sarasota County, and Lee County.