PRACTICE AREAS

Practice Areas

OUR SPECIALTIES

At Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A., we provide professional legal services to clients facing a wide range of family law concerns, including alimony issues and high asset divorce. Based in Ft. Lauderdale, we help individuals and families throughout South Florida.

With a half century of combined experience, our two board certified attorneys have the knowledge and skill to help with even the most complex situations. We stay up to date on the latest legislation with regard to alimony and are able to apply the current law to our clients’ cases. We can help analyze the factors that a judge will consider, such as length of marriage, marital lifestyle, employment histories, earning capacity and specific health or other needs in order to anticipate and work toward the most favorable results on behalf of either the alimony recipient or alimony payor.

Sometimes people assume that alimony, or spousal support, is automatic. It is not.  It is instead evaluated by a Judge on a case-by-case basis, taking several factors into account. The types of alimony available in Florida include:

  • Temporary — money allocated during the divorce
  • Bridge the gap — eases the transition from married to divorced for no more than two years
  • Rehabilitative — provides for vocational training in order to rejoin the work force
  • Durational — provides support for a set period of time, but the amount can be modified
  • Permanent periodic — awarded for long-term marriages based on length of marriage, lifestyle and income
  • Lump sum — the total amount is given in one installment

Alimony options are not exclusive. They can be combined depending on individual circumstances.

We are Ft. Lauderdale alimony attorneys who can handle every aspect of your case. We will take the time to learn about your situation in order to present a crafted and case specific alimony solution to the judge. Although we will make every effort to handle your case through mediation or negotiation, we are prepared to litigate if necessary to achieve the best results.

Whether your legal situation involves alimony, high assets, child support, custody/timesharing or another family law concerns, it is imperative to hire an attorney to help you. You need an expert to ensure things are done right from the beginning.

We are Ft. Lauderdale family law attorneys who can handle even the most complex family law issues. With half a century of combined experience, we have the knowledge and skill to help you resolve your matter effectively. Throughout your case, we will be available to address your questions and concerns as well as provide timely updates as things progress. We make every effort to settle through mediation or negotiation, but are also prepared to litigate your case in order to achieve the desired results.

Family Law Mediation is an alternative to traditional litigation. A mediator is a neutral third party, who assists and facilitates the negotiation of an agreement between the parties, without having to complete the case through litigation. Under current procedure, mediation is required before trial. All discussions at or concerning mediation are confidential and not subject to disclosure. Mediation is not arbitration, since the parties are not bound unless they voluntarily agree to the final result. Family Law Mediation can save thousands of dollars in litigation expenses, if the parties are able to reach an amicable agreement. Having a skilled mediator such as Mr. Sidweber is critical to achieving such an agreement.

The goal of Parent Coordination is to reduce conflict between the parents, giving them the tools to raise a healthy and well-adjusted child.

The role of a parent coordinator is to:
• Conference with both parties, together and/or separately, to determine the issues involved.
• Review psychological, school, or other relevant documentation.
• Consult with relevant third party witnesses such as psychologists, teachers, neighbors, etc.
• Assist the parties in creating appropriate timesharing schedules with the input of the parents.
• Resolving parenting or visitation disputes.

The parent coordinator also assists the parents in creating a parenting plan most effective for that particular family’s needs. In doing so, the parent coordinator and parents create a plan that minimizes the children’s exposure to parental conflict while balancing the child’s developmental needs with reasonable parental time-sharing.

The biggest difference a parent coordinator makes is in fostering communication and problem-solving skills between the parents. This can help the parents to cooperatively parent their children. Studies have shown that parents who can cooperate in the co-parenting process without conflict raise children with fewer emotional problems.

The purpose of parenting coordination is to provide a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process whereby a parenting coordinator assists the parents in creating or implementing a parenting plan by facilitating the resolution of disputes between the parents by providing education, making recommendations, and, with the prior approval of the parents and the court, making limited decisions within the scope of the court’s order of referral.

Parent Coordination is also a completely confidential process, with some statutory limitations.

At Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A., we provide professional legal services to clients facing a wide range of family law matters, including those pertaining to high net worth divorce. Based in Ft. Lauderdale, our experienced, board-certified attorneys assist individuals and families throughout South Florida. Our clients come from all walks of life — business owners, doctors, lawyers, athletes and celebrities — all with sophisticated assets that need to be properly managed during a divorce. We can provide the thorough attention to detail and personalization that your case needs, finding unique solutions that will yield the best possible results.

High asset cases tend to be more complex, but that does not mean a more complex legal process. With experienced legal representation, you can navigate through the legal process efficiently and effectively.

With more than a half century of combined experience, our two attorneys have a thorough understanding of the statutes pertaining to asset division, retirement assets, business valuation, alimony and other issues during a divorce. We have represented numerous doctors, lawyers, professional athletes, entrepreneurs and other high asset clients.  With a personalized approach, we will thoroughly gather information to build a strong case on your behalf, involving financial experts when necessary. We will make every effort to resolve your legal matter through mediation or negotiation, but can also represent your interests during litigation if necessary.

BROWARD, MIAMI-DADE & PALM BEACH COUNTY FAMILY LAWYERS

Based in Ft. Lauderdale, Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A., provides professional representation to clients throughout South Florida. Using a personalized approach, we work closely with every client in order to find the most suitable and cost-effective solutions. We have the skill and knowledge to handle a broad range of family law cases.

BROWARD COUNTY ALIMONY LAWYERS

Whether your legal situation involves alimony, high assets, child support, custody/timesharing or another family law concern, it is imperative to hire an attorney to help you. You need an expert to ensure things are done right from the beginning.

We are Ft. Lauderdale family law attorneys who can handle even the most complex family law issues. With half a century of combined experience, we have the knowledge and skill to help you resolve your matter effectively. Throughout your case, we will be available to address your questions and concerns as well as provide timely updates as things progress. We make every effort to settle through mediation or negotiation, but are also prepared to litigate your case in order to achieve the desired results.

CONTACT US TODAY

Call us at 954-563-3477 or send an email to schedule your initial consultation. We respond promptly to all messages. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. Our legal fees are competitive and respectful of your budget. We also accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit card payments.