Jacksonville Beach, Florida Family Lawyers

Joy Owenby
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Attorney Joy Owenby serves clients throughout Florida with aggressive and relentless representation for a wide-range of practice areas. While her knowledge and experience are extensive, Attorney Owenby particularly... Read More »
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Charlie Douglas
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

University of FloridaFlorida
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Gary T.J. Bryant
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Experienced family law attorney will fight for you. Free consultation. Call now!

I’m an experienced family law attorney and I represent clients throughout Florida. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and help you and your family through every step of your case. Read More »
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Jennifer M. Erlinger
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Personable, Experienced Family Law Attorney dedicated to your best interest.

Jennifer Erlinger is an experienced attorney in the areas of family and criminal law, who prides herself on providing clients with aggressive representation to protect and enforce their legal rights. Read More »
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Paola Parra
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(904) 900-1617 6810 St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Having been an Attorney for 20 years, Paola Parra Harris started out in Macon Georgia, before moving to Jacksonville. While in Jacksonville she met and married her Husband Robert and was an attorney at the Harris, Guidi, Rosner, Dunlap, Rudolph Law Firm in Jacksonville Florida before striking out on her own in 2016 to form Parra Harris Law.
Michael Giel
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(904) 516-4929 1830 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Family, Appeals and Divorce
University of Chicago Law School
I practice family law and family law appeals exclusively, bringing perspective and diverse skills to aid my clients. Though I began handling family law cases in 2008, I had long focused my practice on complex business litigation and appeals. And that background's proven especially useful when helping clients grapple with the complex financial issues that can arise in family law, such as taxation, discovering hidden income or assets, or the valuation and distribution of businesses, properties, retirement funds, and other investments.

I believe that background and my approach to divorce law contributed to the privilege of being selected for inclusion as...
Gary T.J. Bryant
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(904) 551-4120 205 N Washington St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
Samantha Valentine Ellis
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(904) 551-4120 205 N Washington St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida Coastal School of Law
Douglas A. Oberdorfer
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(904) 354-5454 432 East Monroe Street 2nd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Douglas A. Oberdorfer is a committed and experienced Estate Planning attorney in Jacksonville, FL. If you are considering preparing a will or inheritance for you family, call our office and get the help you need. We handle everything included in the practice areas below and more.
Dennis Guidi
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(904) 777-7777 1837 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Admitted to Florida Bar; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court; Assistant State Attorney, Office of the State Attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit; Director of Felony and Misdemeanor Prosecution Departments.
David Makofka
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(904) 355-2700 1400 Prudential Drive
Suite #1
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
St. Thomas University School of Law
Dear Friends:
I have been practicing in the complex and interesting legal fields of family, criminal and personal injury law for over 20 years. In that time, I have learned what it takes to provide competent, aggressive representation to my clients, and at affordable rates. I believe that dedication, preparation and hard work are the cornerstones of a successful attorney and law firm. Our office has handled hundreds of complex cases over the years and we are willing to take on the challenging legal matters! If you, or someone you know needs help, call us now!...
Jessica Jowers
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(904) 367-5433 7960 Baymeadows Way Ste. 2000
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Jessica Jowers is a staff attorney with the AmeriTrust Law Group and primarily handles cases involving family law, civil litigation, immigration and traffic tickets. Before coming to work at the AmeriTrust Law Group, she worked as a Certified Legal Intern at the State Attorney’s Office, Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit. She earned her Doctor of Law (JD) from the Florida Coastal School of Law in 2013 and was admitted ot the Florida Bar. Before going to law school, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the Georgia College and State University. Jessica enjoys contributing to the...
Scott Ellerin
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(904) 541-1252 76 South Laura Street
Suite 1470
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family and Divorce
Florida Coastal School of Law
Robert Haupt Fishback Jr.
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(904) 632-0080 3322 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207-8963
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
Robert Fishback has worked as a former prosecutor (1991-1999), former bank attorney, and former insurance defense attorney. These experiences are put into practice every day in this practice. Robert Fishback has participated in over 70 jury trials, and over 100 Family Law trials in his career. This firm has the experience to help clients through what can be a difficult legal process.
Judy Ann Smith
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Florida Family Law Attorney

Judy-Ann Smith, BSN, MS, JD, RN. 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... Read More »
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Sung H. Lee
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Florida Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Georgia State University College of LawFlorida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
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Maria Aguila
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(904) 385-9377 5 West Forsyth Street
Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family, Immigration and Landlord Tenant
University of Richmond School of Law
Florida Bar licensed attorney with extensive legal research and writing skills handling complex immigration cases, international adoptions, who is dedicated to helping families including spouses, children and parents of US citizens or permanent residents. I also offer a broad range of immigration law services including helping domestic violence victims file VAWA relief, naturalizations, employment based green cards, religious workers, and responses to requests for evidence. I am a former magistrate who presided over family law hearings and stand ready to provide you quality, personal family law representation through northeast Florida. Low cost divorce paperwork preparation for a...
Christian K. Winicki
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(904) 210-1137 Windsor Park Professional Center
4745 Sutton Park Court, Suite 401
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida Coastal School of Law
After growing up here in Northeast Florida and serving as a criminal prosecutor, Christian created this office to help and protect Northeast Florida citizens and businesses in criminal defense, bankruptcy, family law, and business law. Christian is also an Officer in the United States Navy Reserves.
William Blake Johnson
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(904) 300-3759 2254 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Georgia State University College of Law
Located in historic Riverside in Jacksonville, Florida, our office is located at 2254 Riverside Avenue. We provide courteous and efficient attention to our clients, while working hard to help you obtain the best possible result for your legal issues. Attorney Bill Johnson began practicing law upon his admission to the State Bar of Georgia in 1997 after graduating from Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta earlier that year. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1998. Bill currently practices law in state and federal courts in both Florida and Georgia. He...
Kendra Lee Bunn
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(904) 493-6101 4720 Salisbury Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Family, Business, Immigration and International
Florida Coastal School of Law
Locations in Jacksonville, Florida and Marietta, Ohio: Our firm practices broadly in immigration and international law, assisting businesses and individuals with US immigration issues (including visas, greencards, and citizenship). Ms. Bunn has practiced immigration law exclusively since her law school graduation in 2000. She serves as the national liaison to the USCIS-Jacksonville offices and was elected to this position by her peers in 2000. She is active in her communities and is married to a first-generation immigrant from the Mediterranean. Her husband is also a Navy officer and pilot and she assists many military families with their immigration issues.
Eric Jeston Friday
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(904) 353-7733 541 E. Monroe St., STE 1
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Free ConsultationFamily, Consumer, Criminal and Personal Injury
Florida Coastal School of Law
Elliot Zisser
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(904) 353-3222 121 West Forsyth Street Suite #1000
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family and Divorce
George Washington University - Virginia Campus
I have practiced law with an emphasis on marital and family law for more than 40 years. I have been Florida Bar Board Certified in this area since 1985 and was a co-writer of the initial statewide examination. Both my law firm and myself have been AV rated by the Martindale Hubbel Law Directory by my peers (highest rating) for many years. I have also been listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than 25 years. I have chaired the Family Law Certification Committee of the Florida Bar for a two year period and served as vice chair of...
Melissa M Riska
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(904) 352-1342 218 N. Broad Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
Melissa Riska attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude and received the Family Law Certificate. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated Cum Laude. Ms. Riska has focused her practice in family law by actively representing families and individuals in divorce, child custody, domestic violence, adoption, modification, relocation, grandparent custody, and related matters. She has developed a compassionate, hands-on, and active approach to all of her cases. She works diligently toward securing the best possible result for her clients.
Daniel Martin Copeland
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(904) 482-0616 9310 Old Kings Rd S
Suite 1501
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Family, Construction, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Florida Coastal School of Law
Lewis Fusco
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Jacksonville , FL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(904) 567-3113 630 West Adams Street, Suite 102-105
Jacksonville , FL 32204
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Fusco Law is a firm focused exclusively on criminal defense. We use an aggressive defense strategy to attack all legal issues with each case and fight to obtain the best possible outcome. Far too often, individuals who get caught up in the criminal justice system become a case number or just another defendant through the eyes of a Judge/Prosecutor. Here at Fusco Law we believe that it is very important to humanize each individual person charged with an alleged crime to give the Court a better understanding of who that person is. Human beings are products of their environment and...
Ross Scott Haine
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(904) 355-5633 519 N Newnan St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida State University College of Law
Samantha Valentine Ellis
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Florida Coastal School of LawFlorida
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Alyssa C. Shorstein
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Florida Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience

Alyssa C. Shorstein is a partner at The Law Offices of Shorstein and Lee, LLC, located in St. Augustine, Florida. Alyssa graduated from St. Augustine High School (High School Diploma) in 2002, Flagler College (B.A.) in... Read More »
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K. Beth Luna
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(904) 387-3334 301 W. Bay Street, Ste 1410
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family and Divorce
As an attorney, I feel that it is my responsibility to educate every client about the law and help them understand the legal process. Family law can be a scary, emotional process and being educated and well informed can help take some of the fear out of the court process. The Luna Law Firm is a full-service family law firm located in Jacksonville, FL. Contact the Luna Law Firm today to schedule a consultation with attorney K. Beth Luna, Esq., to discuss your child custody, divorce, or other family law matter. The Luna Law Firm will do...
Philip Moffitt
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(904) 413-1790 3733 University Blvd W
Ste 212
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Sharon Lynn Gasparo
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(904) 384-4044 2064 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
New York Law School
Christopher Eric Roper
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(904) 354-8775 315 East Bay Street
Second Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family, Criminal, Maritime and Military
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
D. Bradford Hughes
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(904) 389-0050 One Independent Drive
Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
University of Miami School of Law
Carolyn Elizabeth Wagner
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(904) 647-1224 220 E. Forsyth Street
Suite H
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Clay Smith
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(904) 374-4445 1035 LaSalle Street
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Family, Business, Collections and Divorce
Clay Smith has a very diverse background, having grown up in Florida, California, and Iran. Clay attended high school in Stockton, California (Benjamin Franklin) and in Jacksonville, Florida (Ed White and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts). After high school he joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served honorably for 5+ years until his humanitarian discharge to provide living assistance for his younger brother, also a Marine, who broke his neck and was rendered quadriplegic. During the period shortly after his discharge, Clay performed a variety of jobs, including ditch digging. Along the way, he...
Ms. Jennifer Dickens
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer
(904) 224-0020 233 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family
Andrew Taylor Morgan
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St. Johns, FL Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(904) 342-8340 2245 County Road 210 West
St. Johns, FL 32259
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Florida Coastal School of Law
Former Assistant State Attorney turned Criminal Defense and Family Law attorney with the law office of CANAN LAW. While with the State Attorney’s Office Andrew was a lead trial attorney prosecuting life, first, second and third degree felonies. Prior to law school Andrew obtained his Masters in Business Administration from Winthrop University. Andrew Morgan was also nominated and selected as a Rising Star Attorney by Super Lawyers for his achievements in the area of Family Law.
Markus A. Sermons
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(904) 541-6492 1543 Kingsley Avenue, Suite 18-B
Suite 18-B
Orange Park, FL 32073
Free ConsultationOrange Park, FL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Family, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Florida Coastal School of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
Markus A. Sermons, Esquire is a litigation attorney focusing in the areas of Probate, Guardianships, Divorce, and other Family Law issues, along with Trust Litigation, and general Civil Litigation. Prior to starting Sermons Law, PLLC, he spent several years in the Office of the Public Defender litigating criminal matters in the Juvenile and Felony divisions, but began his law career with the Office of the State Attorney as a Legal Trainee. With countless hearings and many jury and bench trials to his credit, Mr. Sermons has extensive courtroom experience.

Additionally, Mr. Sermons has also worked with...
A. Sam Jubran
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(904) 360-6100 871 Cassat Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Florida Coastal School of Law
Sam Jubran is a Florida native who has extensive training and experience litigating cases. Mr. Jubran is a Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law, certified by The Florida Bar. At The Law Office of A. Sam Jubran, P.A., helping others is a passion not a job! Questions about your rights under the law? We have answers! ...Jacksonville's attorney at law.
Jeanine Beard Sasser
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(904) 384-2999 3955 Riverside Ave., Ste. 204
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Florida
We specialize in helping persons who are going through transitions which involve court actions because of divorce, family disputes, business disputes, criminal allegations and probate actions. We proactively help people and businesses plan for the future through wills, guardianships, trusts, incorporation and business planning. In addition, part of our practice helps persons qualify for disability income. Jeanine's background in criminal and family trials, mediation and economics is part of the experience that she uses to help persons secure their financial and emotional futures for themselves, their families and their businesses. Jeanine is a North Florida...
Cindy L. Lasky
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(904) 399-1644 2950 Halcyon Ln #305
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Jacksonville family law attorney Cindy Lasky offers advice and representation in the following matters: - Divorce and legal separation - Complex property division problems in divorce cases - Military divorce - Alimony and modification of alimony obligations in cases of cohabitation - Child custody and visitation rights - Child support in divorce and paternity cases - Parenting classes ordered in divorce cases - Florida relocation issues after divorce - Modification and enforcement of family court orders - Paternity and fathers' rights of access to their children - Grandparent and relative custody as an alternative to foster care or juvenile...
Lara Alexis Mason
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(904) 373-5555 330 A1A North
Suite 323
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Florida Coastal School of Law
Ronald Joseph Davis II
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(904) 473-4935 822 North A1A Highway, Suite 310
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Ron has extensive trial experience in both state and federal court, where he has tried hundreds of cases involving felony and misdemeanor crimes, personal injury, medical malpractice, and family law. The extent of his litigation skills is ever apparent when he is representing your case in court.
Ron came to Northeast Florida in 2001 moving his family and practice from Miami to Jacksonville, and he has never looked back.
Ron began his legal career as an insurance defense attorney, giving him a unique perspective on how the "other side" thinks. This insight gives him an advantage when he begins to...
Sung H. Lee
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(904) 829-3035 305 Kingsley Lake Dr
#701
St Augustine, FL 32092
Free ConsultationSt Augustine, FL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Family, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Georgia State University College of Law
Lynn M. Salvatore
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Saint Augustine, FL Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(904) 230-0778 111 Nature Walk Parkway
Suite 102
Saint Augustine, FL 32092
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Florida
Sean Mason
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer
(904) 373-5555 330 A1A North
Suite 323
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
Michael Alexander Tupper
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(904) 270-9684 4575 St. Johns Ave. Ste 3
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
When you hire an attorney, you deserve caring and compassionate service from a competent professional. You also deserve solid, timely advice from someone you can trust. Finally, you deserve a zealous advocate that is prepared to represent your interests.

Attorney Michael Tupper is uniquely positioned to become your trusted legal adviser and advocate.

Experience:
Licensed to practice in the State of Florida since 2004.
Years of experience in the courtroom and numerous non-jury trials.
Experienced appellate advocate.

Admitted to Practice:
Supreme Court of the State of Florida (2004)
U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida (2013

Education:
Graduate of...
Barry W. Kaufman
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(904) 348-5669 11250 Old St Augustine Rd
Suite 15116
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Family, Business, Collections and Divorce
Florida Coastal School of Law
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Jacksonville Beach Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
(904) 356-8371
Jacksonville, FL


Harbor House--Orange County Center Against Domestic Violence
(407) 886-2856
Orlando, FL

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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.