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Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Family Law

We are a family law firm in Jacksonville, FL providing comprehensive legal services for divorce, child custody, alimony, adoption, and more. Our experienced attorneys work closely with clients to create personalized solutions, ensuring informed decisions, and the best possible outcome for your case.


Florida is a "no-fault" state, so proving fault or wrongdoing is unnecessary.

Child Custody

Child custody refers to the legal responsibility and authority over a child's well-being and upbringing.


Adoption is the legal process through which an individual or couple assumes the parental responsibilities of a child.

Practice Areas

We have a deep understanding of the complexities of family life. Our team is comprised of experienced professionals who strive to provide compassionate, client-centered legal services. Our mission is to provide families with an informed and holistic approach to resolving conflicts and navigating legal issues. We understand that when families face difficult times, they need support and guidance that is tailored to their unique needs and circumstances.

Florida Divorce Attorney


Divorce is a tough decision, and it’s important to have the right support in place during this difficult time. We understand that no two divorces are alike. That’s why we take a tailored approach to every case we handle.

Restraining Orders

Our experienced attorneys have successfully handled numerous restraining order and injunction cases, helping clients gain the protection they need from abusive or threatening individuals. We will work closely with you to assess your situation, provide guidance on your legal options, and develop a strategy that aligns with your goals.

Child Custody

When it comes to child custody, the welfare of the child is always the top priority. Whether you’re looking for legal advice on child custody arrangements, visitation rights or parental responsibilities, our dedicated team is here to guide you every step of the way.

Our team of lawyers has a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in family law cases. We handle a wide range of issues such as divorce, child custody, spousal support, adoption, and domestic violence.

Child Support

Our goal is to make the child support process as smooth and stress-free as possible for our clients. We understand that family law matters can be overwhelming, so we strive to provide compassionate service.


Adopting a child can be one of the most fulfilling experiences in life. However, navigating the legal system can be a daunting task without the right support. Whether you are looking to adopt an infant, child, or even a stepchild, legal help is crucial to ensure all necessary steps are taken for a successful adoption.

When it comes to family law, we are the team that you can count on. Let us help you take that first step towards a brighter future. Contact us today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a divorce?

A divorce is a legal process that ends a marriage between two individuals. It is a formal way to dissolve a marriage contract that was previously established between the couple. There are different reasons why a married couple might choose to get a divorce, such as irreconcilable differences, infidelity, or financial problems. The process usually involves a series of legal steps that aim to divide the couple’s assets and liabilities, determine child custody arrangements (if applicable), and establish any required spousal support. Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, as it signifies the end of a significant relationship and can have long-lasting effects on both parties involved, as well as their families and friends.

What is a marital settlement?

A marital settlement is a legally binding agreement between two parties who are divorcing or separating. This agreement outlines the terms and conditions of property division, spousal support, child custody and visitation rights, and any other issues that need resolving after a marriage has ended. The settlement is usually reached through negotiation or mediation, and if both parties are in agreement, it is presented to a court for approval. Once approved, the settlement becomes a court order, and both parties must abide by the terms laid out in the agreement. A marital settlement can provide a quicker, less expensive, and more amicable resolution to divorce or separation, as opposed to a long and contentious court battle.

What are the different types of family law?

Family law addresses legal matters related to families and domestic relationships. There are several types of family law, including divorce or dissolution of marriage, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support or alimony, property division, adoption, paternity, and domestic violence.

Divorce or dissolution of marriage is a legal proceeding in which a couple officially ends their marriage. Child custody and visitation deals with decisions related to where a child lives and how much time they spend with each parent after a separation or divorce. Child support ensures financial support for children of separated or divorced parents. Spousal support or alimony is a financial support paid by one spouse to the other after a divorce.

Property division entails dividing marital assets and debts between spouses during a divorce. Adoption is the legal process of creating a permanent parent-child relationship. Paternity matters establish the legal father of a child. Domestic violence involves legal protections for victims of abuse, harassment, or threats from a partner or family member.

How long does it take to get divorced?

The length of time it takes to get divorced can vary depending on several factors, such as the state laws where the divorce is being filed, the complexity of the case, and how cooperative both parties are. In some states, there may be mandatory waiting periods before a divorce can be finalized, ranging from a few weeks to several months. If the divorce involves complicated issues such as property division or custody disputes, it can take longer to resolve these matters. In some cases, the parties may opt for mediation or alternative dispute resolution methods to help expedite the process. Ultimately, the timeline for a divorce can range from a few months to several years, depending on the specific circumstances of the case.

What is the difference between family law and civil law?

Family law and civil law are two branches of law that have different focuses and areas of practice. Family law deals with issues related to family relationships such as marriage, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, and domestic violence. Family law cases are usually heard in specialized family courts and are mostly related to personal and emotional matters.

On the other hand, civil law is a broad term that encompasses all non-criminal matters, including contractual disputes, property disputes, and personal injury claims. Civil law cases can be heard in various courts, depending on the nature and extent of the dispute.

Another difference between family law and civil law is the role and involvement of the government. While the government plays a crucial role in enforcing family law decisions, civil law is typically a private matter between two parties.


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644 Cesery Blvd. Suite 250, Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Phone : (904) 348-0030

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MON-FRI 09:00 – 19:00

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