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Not all marriages last forever. And not every divorce has to be stressful and turbulent. In fact, uncontested divorces can be very straightforward, fast and cost-effective. No matter what your issue or challenges, the team at Jeffrey P. Cario, P.A., is here to help.

Do The Attorneys At The Firm Have a Focus Or Specialization?

Yes. With over 30 years of Florida family law experience, firm founder Jeffrey P. Cario is board certified in family and marital law and is a certified mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida. He is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a top-rated lawyer in the Tampa Bay area. An active member of the Hernando County community, he is respected by his peers and judiciaries. He is also a six-time Super Lawyer (2006,2008-2011, and 2020).

Kimberly A. Scarano worked for the Florida Department of Children and Families. Her work included termination of parental rights proceedings and providing legal counsel to child protective investigators, case managers and adoption case managers in her role as adoptions specialist. Since joining the firm she has specialized in complex parenting custody disputes. Previously, she worked as an assistant state attorney with the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court in Pasco County. Kimberly works with family law and also handles dependency cases and appeals.

Does Adultery Affect A Divorce Case?

Due to the fact that Florida is a “no-fault” state, adultery, in and of itself, has no bearing on the outcome of a Florida divorce. It may, however, become relevant if it caused neglect of children or dissipation of assets.

Can The Court Make A Decision On Where A Parent Lives In A Custody Case?

Florida courts have the ability to restrict where parents live and raise their children. Under Florida Statute 61.13001, a parent can be restricted from relocating more than 50 miles from their principal place of residence at the time of the last order establishing or modifying time-sharing or at the time of filing the pending action to establish or modify time-sharing.

How Long Does An Uncontested Divorce Generally Take?

An uncontested divorce, one in which all issues are agreed upon, can be completely resolved within 30-60 days.

Do Parents Have Custody Rights To Their Children When They Are Unmarried?

Every parent has a right to parenting time (also called time-sharing) with his or her children, regardless of whether or not they were married. There are behaviors that can affect parenting time, such as addiction and mental health concerns, criminal behavior or a history of abuse. A family law attorney can advise you of your parenting time rights or help you understand when custody or visitation by one parent is not in the best interest of the child.

Get Answers To All Of Your Divorce Questions

At Jeffrey P. Cario, P.A., we are here to help. Schedule an initial consultation so that you can have your most pressing questions answered. We will also let you know how we can help. Call 352-448-0546 or send us an introductory email about your question or issue.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.