Daytona Beach Family Law Attorneys
Handling Divorces, Child Custody Cases & More: (888) 785-6548
The road before you when you begin a divorce or family law dispute will be uncertain. Smooth out the path and shed some light on the possibilities by teaming up with Buckmaster & Ellzey and our family lawyers in Daytona Beach. We have 40+ years of collective legal experience to put to good use for you, allowing us to confidently move your case forward while upholding your best interests all the while.
Family Law Problem? We Have the Family Law Solution
On the surface, every family law case can look difficult and tumultuous, especially if you are not familiar with Florida’s legal statutes surrounding it. Thanks to our vast experience and legal knowledge, our team at Buckmaster & Ellzey is capable of addressing any complication and concern that approaches. Let our talents be your guide and advantage in your case.
We can handle a great variety of family law cases, such as:
- Adoption: Growing your family through adoption is a noble, wonderful cause, but not one without legal complications. Let us be your guide throughout the adoption process.
- Alimony: We can help you decide a fair amount of alimony, either as the spouse paying the monthly amount or receiving it.
- Child custody: Protecting your child’s best interests usually begins with establishing a child custody agreement that works the best for everyone. Our Daytona Beach child custody attorneys prioritize your child’s wellbeing and your own.
- Domestic violence: You can depend on our legal team for steadfast and compassionate representation in a domestic violence case. We represent both people who have been abused by a family member and people who have been falsely accused of domestic violence.
- Mediation: Many family law disputes, including divorces, can be concluded without relying on a courtroom. Talk to us about mediation and how a cooperative approach can save everyone time and stress.
- Modifications: Not all court orders are final. When you need an order changed to alleviate undue hardship in your life, a modification may be possible if managed correctly.
- Prenuptial agreements: Aspects of your divorce can be decided before you are even married thanks to prenuptial agreements. Identical precautions can be taken after marriage with the use of a postnuptial agreement, too.
- Property division: “Who should get what when you divorce” is a major question in most divorces. Our attorneys are well-versed in property, asset, and debt division according to Florida’s equitable distribution rules.
Well-Versed in the Legal Process and Protocols
“He is well-versed in the legal process and protocols. Fortunately, the criminal complaint made against me was frivolous and without merit. Even so, I was able to sleep much better knowing that Jeremy was in my corner.”- Joe J.
They Had My Back
“Not every case works in your favor but knowing you have the right attorney to fight on your behalf is vital. Thankfully having Buckmaster & Ellzey have my back was a success.”- Jouban D.
Diligently and Highly Professionally
“Mr. Buckmaster was thorough in explaining legal jargon and procedures that were very alien to me. He was able to suggest my best courses of action and get my charges to a more manageable place so I could have a shot at a good future in society.”- Christine T.
Professional & Responsive
“They were knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and courteous. They took what could be a potentially confusing situation and guided me with stress-free assistance.”- Margaret H.
Gets the Best Results
“Jeremy worked hard and smart to get only the best results. Another thing that stood out and was most appreciated was the excellent communication, by phone, email, regular mail, and in person. I always knew what was going on in a timely and efficient manner”- Paulette S.
Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?
In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.
We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.
What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
How Are Child Support and Alimony Calculated in Florida?If you are going through a divorce, you may be concerned about how much child support or alimony you can receive or will be expected to pay. Alimony is ordered to ensure that both spouses have an equal opportunity of maintaining the same standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage. The higher-earning spouse makes payments to the lower-earning spouse. The amount of the payment is determined based on one party’s need and the other party’s ability to pay. This involves the consideration of a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, each party’s contribution to the marriage, and the ability of the unemployed spouse to obtain work. Child support, on the other hand, is determined based on Florida’s statutory guidelines. To calculate a child support payment, the court considers the total income of both parties, minus any deductions. The child support order is ultimately determined by what amount is needed to cover the child’s basic living expenses, including food, shelter, childcare, education, and healthcare.
A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
Former State Prosecutor
40+ Years of Collective Experience