Saint Augustine, Florida Divorce Lawyers
St Augustine, FL Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
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Saint Augustine, FL Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
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Prior to attending law school, Michael’s career was one that started with him joining the United States Navy in 1980. During his six years in the Navy he achieved the rank of Petty Officer First Class, EN1 (SW). In 1986, while still stationed at the brig as a Corrections Officer, Hines was accepted to the Virginia Beach Police Academy...
After graduation, Lex worked for Senator Connie Mack on the Joint Economic Committee in Washington, D.C. Following that, he moved back to Florida and worked for a large regional bank...
My passion as an attorney is being able to help people. When I help people resolve their legal issues that is the most rewarding aspect of the work I do. I also have an empathetic and compassionate side and I am willing to listen to my clients’ issues, to get a deeper understanding of what they would like to achieve and accomplish. Most importantly, I am an assertive advocate for all my clients and I will fight for what is fair and just according to the laws of the land.
Legally, I have successfully...
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My 30 year legal career began as Assistant State Attorney in Duval County where I prosecuted criminal offenses.
For approximately 20 years thereafter I was a private practitioner in Jacksonville. I started as an associate attorney at the law Offices of Tassone & Ferebee and represented clients in criminal and civil litigation. I then went on to partner of Tassone & Eler, with a focus on complex and major litigation practices in criminal and...
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If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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