ADOPTION


The Law office of Eliza Hope, Esq. provides the following legal services for reproductive law and adoptive parents.

• Step-parent Adoptions
• Relative Custody and Adoptions
• Adult Adoptions
• Agency Adoptions and Finalization
• Private Adoptions
• Egg Donation
• Sperm Donation
• Gestational Surrogacy

Our Adoption Law Firm focuses on providing comprehensive and affordable legal services for adoptions and surrogacy cases. Adoptions and surrogacy matters can be complicated and challenging, and require the know how of an experienced attorney.

Ms. Hope will guide you through the process of adoption or reproduction.

DIVORCE


Divorce is one of the most stressful life events anyone goes through. Only the loss of a loved one is in its class, difficulty-wise, and divorcing generally involves many other changes of lifestyle and the standard of living. Even when you are the one initiating the divorce, the enormous changes that result are bound to throw you off and leave you feeling, at the very least, a bit lost.

The topic of divorce is no longer one that is shunned or looked down upon. It is still, however, an all-consuming and difficult procedure that can break apart even the strongest of families. It is important to take into account all elements and proceed with caution. Every maneuver to navigate the process can affect the outcome of the divorce.

Ms. Hope focuses on the protection and preservation of the marital assets by engaging services of the best forensic accountants, business and assets valuation experts and financial advisors in Florida. Dissolution of marriage is financially challenging to all parties involved. Ms. Hope aims for the prompt and efficient resolution of the case with the best possible financial outcome for her clients. She handles all aspects of the dissolution of marriage including the alimony/spousal support, the time sharing, the child support and any related matter

Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, Ms. Eliza Hope, Esq. is qualified to handle all aspects of your divorce zealously, knowledgeably and skillfully, and provide alternative dispute resolution services such as mediation and collaborative family law.

FAMILY LAW


Ms. Eliza Hope, Esq. represents clients in following matters:

• Adoption
• Annulment
• Arbitration
• Child Custody
• Child Support
• Divorce
• Domestic Violence
• Enforcements
• Fathers’ Rights
• Grandparents’ Rights
• Mediation
• Military Divorce
• Modifications
• Multi-State Jurisdictional Issues
• Paternity
• Post-nuptial Agreements
• Prenuptial Agreements
• Recovery of Attorney’s Fees
• Separation Agreements

MEDIATION


Helping You Make Divorce Affordable and Amicable

When you come to Eliza Hope, Esq. for help with your divorce, you can benefit from the fact that I am not only a divorce attorney, but also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law mediator. What does this mean for you? It means that, if you and your spouse are willing to work together to reach a compromise on the issues involved in your divorce, I can help you pursue a swift and amicable uncontested divorce which minimizes the stress and expenses involved in legally ending your marriage.

Mediation does not depend on you and your spouse already agreeing on how to settle your divorce, but it does require that you are both willing to engage in respectful and constructive communication and can work together to settle the case outside of court.

Benefits include the following:

• More control over the outcome
• Less costly
• Private and confidential
• Flexible
• Less conflict
• Faster resolution
• More collaborative

Mediation can be especially beneficial for divorcing parents, since they commonly learn new skills of communication and establish frameworks for discussion while avoiding arguments in the negotiation process. This can make the transition amicable, as both parents understand ways of communicating effectively in regard to their children.

Understanding Divorce Mediation

The divorce courts in Tampa and throughout the state require couples to
attend mediation before the judge will hear their case, unless they come to court with a settlement agreement already worked out. Mediation as an alternative dispute resolution approach for settling a divorce is different from the traditional image.

Instead of having your own legal representation and entering the courtroom for a heated and often drawn-out battle over issues, you and your spouse come to the negotiating table with the purpose of reaching a mutually beneficial set of agreements on the issues involved in the divorce.

Retain a Mediation Lawyer

It is important to understand that the divorce mediator is present as an entirely neutral third party. The purpose of the mediator is to facilitate discussions between you and your spouse and to help keep the environment amicable. While he or she may help to clarify legal issues, the mediator may not advise or advocate for either spouse.

The mediator also cannot represent you in court at your final divorce hearing. Mediation is not the ideal solution for every couple, but when it is the best approach it can often make the divorce faster, more affordable, and far less stressful for everyone involved. I can provide the skilled mediation counsel, so you and your spouse can move forward amicably through this process.