Marital & Family Law

We Help Unhappy Couples Get Out of Bad Marriages and Secure Their Futures

There is nothing more important than your family, which is why we put such a large focus on marital and family law here at McKINNON LEGAL. Our practice and influence are widespread, and we are among the most highly-regarded in the field.

We practice in South Florida, but also serve as counsel/advisor in jurisdictions across the State. Our strength lies in our creative problem-solving skills, honed by over a decade of focus on family law. Our understanding of the complicated issues we face together with our clients, along with the reputation that precedes us, frequently leads to efficiently negotiated resolutions to the following legal issues:

  • Equitable Distribution – The division of assets and debts accrued or incurred during the marriage in a way that’s fair
  • Paternity – Establishing biological fathers’ legal rights to children born out of wedlock
  • Alimony – Spousal support to maintain the quality of life you were accustomed to during the marriage
  • Child Support – Entitlement to the child for monthly expenses and needs due from the noncustodial parent
  • Domestic Violence – Protection for victims of violence or those who reasonably believe they may become victims of violence
  • Parenting Plans – Timesharing arrangements to fairly provide access to children between two households
  • Prenuptial Agreements – Settlement of all property matters before tying the knot
  • Post-nuptial Agreements – Property settlement after tying the knot and a divorce or other event that could affect the financial impact of divorce is imminent
  • Attorney’s Fees – Getting an award from the spouse in the superior financial position to finance the case based on need and ability
  • Dissolution of Marriage – Undoing the bond of marriage that is irretrievably broken, settling all support and asset division matters therein
  • Name Change – Legally changing a name unconnected with divorce to merge with other family members

Obtaining a favorable result while avoiding the costs of litigation is our initial approach and ultimate goal. In the event litigation becomes necessary, our clients benefit from our vast experience and ability. We have faced and prevailed in courtrooms countless times. We are proud that the clients who we have represented are our greatest source of referrals.

Results-Focused Divorce

Divorce is the most common family law issue we encounter at our firm, and it is also one of the most important. If you are seeking a divorce, or if your spouse has already filed, we are here to help. Attorney McKinnon will work with you to determine the best course of action to get you the results you need. Whether this means aggressive litigation, mediation, or arbitration, we will always fight for your rights. We’ll be there throughout the divorce and long after to help with modifications, child support or custody, and much more.

Putting Your Family First

No matter what legal issue you or your family are facing, we will be there for you. Contact us to discuss any legal issues your family is going through today.