Collaborative Practice empowers you and your spouse or partner to manage the divorce or separation process outside of courts and magistrates.
We are a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Kirkner Family Law Group can help you through your divorce using Collaborative Practice should you and your spouse/partner decide that Collaborative Practice is best for you.
Kristin Kirkner was given an “AV” rating from her peers, which means that she was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
Kristin Kirkner has focused her practice on family law and military family law since 2004. By limiting her practice to family law, including divorce, paternity, custody, child support, alimony and military divorces, Kristin has been able to focus on the one area that best utilizes her negotiation and litigation skills.
Kristin Kirkner is a Board Certified Specialist (BCS) in Family and Marital Law
Kristin R.H. Kirkner earned the Board Certification in Family and Marital Law in May 2014. She was one of only 73 attorneys in the entire State of Florida were awarded this elite certification, and only 8 attorneys were named Board Certified in Family & Marital Law.
There is no official count on how many attorneys took the exam but it is estimated that approximately 100 attorneys took the exam for the Family & Marital Law area of expertise. Check out the full article as posted on the Florida Bar’s website.
If you are in the Tampa area, Kristin R.H. Kirkner should be your first call for all of your family and marital law needs. She is an expert in her field, and will help ensure your assets are protected.
Collaborative Practice is an alternative to traditional divorce proceedings that does not involve the courts or magistrates. As a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals we are part of an elite group of over 5,000 members worldwide who are dedicated to resolving conflict in partnership with you, your spouse or partner and their attorney and Collaborative team.
Collaborative Practice is becoming more and more popular because it often provides faster resolution than traditional divorce proceedings that involve the courts, and in many cases becomes less expensive.
If you are considering a divorce and feel that you and your partner could amicably resolve conflict outside of the courts, Collaborative Practice might be right for you. Learn more about Collaborative Practice here.
Florida’s Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under the Age of 40
Looking for the best divorce attorney in the Tampa area? Kristin R.H. Kirkner has just been named one of Florida’s Top 10 Family Law attorneys under the age of 40. Read the about their big announcement and find out if Kirkner Family Law Group can help provide your family legal services.
We understand the unique difficulties faced by military families and the complexities of Military Divorce.
Kristin Kirkner‘s experiences as a military spouse make her particularly well suited to help the firm’s clients — whether a service member, spouse or former spouse—deal with complex matters in a divorce involving a service member.
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Frequently Asked Questions: Military Divorce
Who has jurisdiction over my divorce? What if I’m deployed during my divorce proceedings? Does Florida have jurisdiction over my divorce? Can my spouse keep TriCare after we get divorced? Find the answers in our Military Divorce FAQ blog post.
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Modification of Child Support
Generally, child support is a noncustodial parent’s obligation to support a child until he reaches age 18, graduates from high school, or is otherwise emancipated. A child can be emancipated through a statutory process by entering the military service or by getting married.
Property Division in Florida Divorce
One important factor in property division is the date of valuation of the spouses’ assets and liabilities for purposes of dividing marital property. The courts must consider the date of valuation in order to establish a consistent basis for determining a fair distribution of marital property.
Modification of Child Custody
If subsequent to the time a court awarded joint or sole legal custody to a parent, the parent becomes unfit to have custody of the child, a court will not hesitate to modify custody. There are various reasons for finding parents, or a parent, to be unfit to have the care and custody of a minor child.