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Brydger & Porras is an elite Fort Lauderdale law firm specializing in exclusively divorce and family law. Both partners, Gordon Brydger and Carin Porras, are board certified in Marital and Family Law, and are highly respected across the state and country for their knowledge regarding sophisticated divorce cases with signficant assets and complications. Both have been recognized in practically all peer-reviewed journals for excellence, including Super Lawyers, AV Rated, and Best Lawyers in America.
While their preference is to resolve cases amicably without litigation, Mr. Brydger and Ms. Porras will not hesitate to take cases to trial if a satisfactory resolution cannot be achieved. The firm also utilizes litigation support professionals such as top-tier forensic accountants and psychologists when necessary.
Areas of practice include:
High Net Worth Divorce
Divorce is a complex process that has serious personal and financial implications, especially for couples who have accumulated significant assets or own a business. Brydger & Porras, LLP, is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, family law firm that specializes in providing comprehensive divorce services tailored to the unique needs of high net worth clients and their families.
The decisions that are made during a divorce lay the foundation for the financial health of each spouse moving forward. For individuals with high-value assets, having the right advisors throughout the legal process can help ensure that they will be left in the best possible position after their marriage has ended.
Asset & Business Valuations
In order to equitably divide marital property during a divorce, the court first must have a clear understanding of what the assets are worth. Brydger & Porras, LLP, is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, family law firm that helps clients facing divorce secure accurate valuations that protect their rights during settlement negotiations and at trial.
For many couples, an equitable division of property does not end with the valuation and distribution of their property. The court may also award a husband or wife alimony, or spousal support, to ensure that he or she is financially stable after the divorce.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements allow couples who are planning for marriage to make provisions to protect their assets and the financial stability of their family if and when the marriage should end. These contracts are strictly construed and limited by legislation, making it critical that both parties have an experienced attorney guiding them through the process.
Decisions involving children are often the most difficult and important ones that parents must make. Brydger & Porras is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, family law firm that is dedicated to helping parents work through these complicated and difficult issues to find viable arrangements that serve the best interests of their children.
Parents have an obligation not only to care for their children, but also to provide for them financially. Whether parents are married or not, the court ensures that both parents are contributing to a child’s financial needs through child support awards.
Parental Relocation Disputes
There are many reasons why a parent looks to move out of state; a new job offer, an opportunity to be closer to family or a fresh start. However, for parents who are divorced or those who were never married and share parenting time, moving can be a very complex issue.
Families change and evolve with time, making it difficult for courts to implement orders that remain relevant, fair and beneficial to the family. When circumstances change, families can request to modify court orders to more adequately reflect their needs.
Parenting can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. Often, when unmarried couples have a child, establishing legal paternity takes a backseat to sleepless nights and new challenges. However, when paternity is not established, both parents can be left unable to enforce their rights.
Appeals of Family Law Judgments
An appeal is a proceeding that allows a higher Court to review a lower court’s decision. The most common reasons for an appeal from a decision by the Family Part are (1) the court failed to make adequate findings of fact; (2) the court failed to follow the law; (3) the court failed to conduct a plenary hearing to resolve material issues in dispute; and (4) the court abused its discretion.