We primarily serve clients in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Flagler, and Putnam counties.
However, we gladly assist clients throughout the state of Florida.
Compassionate and Dedicated Jacksonville Law Firm
Representation for Probate, Estate Planning & Family Law Matters
Estate Planning, Probate Matters, and Family Law are all deeply personal. For many people, it can be difficult to open up even when they are desperately in need of help. At Beller & Bustamante, P.L., we will treat you with the utmost dignity, always respecting your confidentiality and never putting anyone else’s interests before yours.
Rebeccah Beller and Mina Bustamante are experienced attorneys who truly care about their clients’ needs. From estate planning to preparing to get married to going through a divorce, we want to help you feel comfortable and ensure that your interests are protected.
At Beller & Bustamante, P.L., we provide representation for all types of Family Law matters, including:
Going Through A Divorce
From an emotional standpoint, going through a divorce is never easy. Our family lawyers understand this and want to make the legal process as straightforward and streamlined as possible. If both you and your spouse have worked out what you each want from the divorce, we offer flat-fee options for uncontested divorces. If you need an advocate for pursuing rights relating to your children, marital property, or spousal support (alimony), we can represent you in a contested divorce as well.
Marital Agreements and Relationship Contracts
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be important tools for wealth management clients in Jacksonville. They can also help lay the foundation for a successful marriage. Our attorneys strongly recommend that all couples take the time to explore and understand the benefits of thesemarital agreements. Such agreements can help to protect assets and provide for loved ones in the event of death, divorce, or incapacitation.
If you are not married, it is still possible to plan for the future by creating legal protections in the form of a relationship contract. Regardless of your assets or circumstances, contracts that govern non marital relationships are a good idea for most couples – especially those who own a significant piece of property together, like a home or business; They protect your interests and those of your loved ones if the unexpected happens.
We represent both mothers and fathers in matters of paternity. Whether you are seeking child support or are trying to prove or disprove parental rights, Beller & Bustamante, P.L. can help. All consultations are confidential and we will put your interest at heart. Learn more about Florida paternity actions.
Guardianship rights allow non-parents to take legal responsibility for the finances, health, and welfare of minor children and incapacitated adults. Guardianship cases are usually tense and often adversarial. We help our clients become appointed as guardians, adhere to their guardianship responsibilities, and contest guardianship appointments of others.
Division of Assets and Debt
Florida property division law calls for equitable distribution of marital assets and debt; as experienced attorneys, we can help in guiding you through the asset division process, making sure that your rights are protected under Florida law.
Collaborative law is a process for amicably resolving a divorce without court involvement or heated disputes. If you and your spouse have some differences but are willing to work together in order to reduce costs and arrive at a resolution that fairly serves both of your respective interests as well as those of your children, a collaborative law divorce might be right for you. If you are not sure which route to take, schedule a consultation with us, tell us your story, and our collaborative lawyers will help you pick the best route for your divorce.
When circumstances change following a divorce, it is not unusual for former spouses to desire to modify their rights with respect to financial support or spending time with their children. In order to grant a modification, the Florida courts typically require proof of a substantial change.
Finalizing a divorce takes work, and the courts do not like to be flooded with requests seeking to disrupt finalized settlement agreements and divorce decrees. As a result, most modifications involve matters such as:
Increased financial needs
Loss of income
Introduction of new spouses, domestic partners, or other relationships
If you would like to pursue a modification, we urge you to contact us for a consultation with an experienced divorce modification lawyer. We can evaluate your situation and help you decide on a cost-effective course of action.
We have years of experience helping parents understand how Florida child support guidelines are calculated and how changes in their lives can affect child support. Our Jacksonville family lawyer will answer any questions you have related to child support.
Child Custody, Visitation, and Time Sharing
We have years of experience helping parents understand how Florida child support guidelines are calculated and how changes in their lives can affect child support. Our family attorney will answer any questions you have related to child support.
When you have concerns about alimony or spousal support, we can provide you with answers. Alimony awards can vary widely depending on where you are divorcing and the details of your situation.
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Our Jacksonville family law attorneys strive to maintain open communication, to listen to our clients, and to achieve our goals through decisive action in court.
At Beller & Bustamante, L.P., we also provide experienced advice and representation for estate planning and probate matters. We have over 30 years of combined legal experience, and we can help you memorialize your final wishes and ensure that your loved ones’ final wishes are carried through.
It is never too early to put together an estate plan. We strongly recommend that all of our clients have a plan in place. Your life can change in an instant, and having a plan in place can help ensure that decisions regarding your health and property are made with your wishes in mind. When you come to us to develop your estate plan, we will discuss documents such as:
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Contact Beller & Bustamante, P.L. Today
If you have questions about going through a divorce, preparing your will, or any other family law or estate matter, our Jacksonville Family Law Attorneys Rebeccah Beller and Mina Bustamante are here to help. Call (904) 288-4414 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.
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