Helping litigants, within a confidential setting, to steer the process of a negotiated settlement in which they are a part of any decisions made, and have knowledge and control of their futures.
Representing clients in both uncontested and adversarial matters which need professional and skillful handling in a courtroom setting.
Often single parties have a child(ren). It is important for both the mother and the father to understand what his/her rights and responsibilities are vis-à-vis their child(ren), including support obligations and timesharing schedules.
Helping parents to achieve timesharing goals recognizing that, in most cases, no parent wants to be an impediment to the other’s access with their child(ren) but sometimes circumstances dictate that the child(ren)’s health and safety are at risk and must be protected. Written timesharing schedules are enforceable and subject to a court’s contempt powers.
Florida has child support guidelines which set forth each party’s monetary obligation to be paid each month for the support of his/her child(ren). Ms. Goade maintains, on her computer, the most up to date child support calculation program which is used by most judges on the Treasure Coast. It is important for each party to know what his/her share of the basic support obligation, together with health insurance expenses for the child(ren), and any daycare/aftercare expense.