Getting and going through a divorce is undoubtedly a life-changing experience, full of emotion. In Florida, we call a divorce a “dissolution” action – dissolving the bonds of marriage. Divorce actions can encompass an array of issues such as timesharing of minor children, child support, alimony, equitable distribution of assets and liabilities, and allocating attorney’s fees and costs, among other various issues. These issues can become overwhelming and oftentimes people become lost and mixed up in legal jargon when trying to navigate through the legal world themselves (pro se).
Know Your Rights
Without question, it is in every person’s best interest to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney if they are planning or going through a divorce. At the Law Office of Gregory M. Ruster, P.L., we rely on more than forty (40) years of family law experience in reaching the best possible outcomes for our clients. We will work with you, hand in hand, and provide you the best possible advice and guidance through this difficult time.
It is our goal, from your initial consultation through to the Final Judgment of Dissolution (your divorce decree), to have you be an integral part of the process and involved in every step and decision. We are proud to handle any and all divorce actions ranging from complex, high-asset divorces involving dozens of issues, to the simplest purely uncontested divorce. Unlike other firms, we accept both Wives and Husbands and are well versed on arguments and issues from either party’s perspective. We will strive to cut through the tough emotions, reach a suitable resolution, and battle for you in Court. It is our mission to get you through this most difficult time efficiently and effectively.
Get started by contacting us today for your initial consultation with either Mr. Gregory M. Ruster, Esq. or Mr. C. Garrett Gaa, Esq.
Your Attorney’s Obligation To You
Your attorney’s obligation is to be your staunchest representative and an officer of the Court. We will provide you with the most practical and straightforward advice available in assessing each client’s situations and goals.
Attorney Client Privilege
In Florida, the attorney-client privilege is codified in Section 90.502, Florida Statutes. This law states that, generally, communications between a client and their attorney are confidential. In other words, without a legal waiver or other specific exceptions, you and/or your attorney cannot be compelled to disclose communications made in performing our services.
Relationship Based On Trust
From the initial consult through the final hearing, it is of the utmost importance for attorneys and clients to be truthful with one another and for there to be trust between them. The pair are a team and trust is essential. We believe in being transparent with our clients and we cannot afford to be surprised at any time in a case because a client has failed to be transparent with us. If the idea should ever cross your mind and you question, Should I tell my attorney this? The answer should always be, Yes – we are available to then tell you if “this” may be an issue.
Your Attorney’s Role
An attorney may have several roles throughout a case, especially in family law. We may be your representative, your advocate, your advisor, an/or your counselor.