Lake Mary, Florida Family Lawyers

Thomas B. Luka, Esq.
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Florida Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience

Thomas B. Luka, Esq. is a native Central Floridian who has provided clients with exceptional courtroom representation and guidance for over 16 years. As a partner at the law firm of Adams & Luka, P.A., Mr. Luka has... Read More »
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Richard M. Adams, Esq.
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Strong and compassionate family law attorney. Free consultation. Call today!

I’m an experienced Florida family lawyer and will fight for the best results for you and your children. My practice includes simple and complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Howard Iken
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Attorney Howard Iken is the founder and managing partner of Ayo and Iken PLC, a law firm helping clients with divorce, custody, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and debtor defense. We have offices throughout Tampa Bay and... Read More »
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Deborah Poindexter
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Florida Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience

I am a Florida attorney, AV® rated, by Martindale-Hubbell and licensed in both State and Federal courts. For 15 years, I have provided excellent legal representation to individuals in Central Florida. I was born in... Read More »
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Felicia Bunbury
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Lake Mary, FL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(888) 262-1618 801 International Parkway 5th Floor
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Hofstra University
The FAB Law Firm, LLC is a multi-state practice with offices in Central Florida and NYC. The FAB Law Firm, LLC uses digital tools and systems to make the process of hiring and working with Felicia seamless and stress-free. Whether your case is a custody dispute or divorce, Felicia fights hard by putting her knowledge and experience to work for you.

Felicia is a seasoned trial lawyer with a track record of success.
Frank P Remsen
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Lake Mary, FL Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(407) 898-8822 801 International Parkway
5th Floor
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
St. Thomas University School of Law
I have been an attorney since 2001, but decided to opened the doors to the Law Office of Frank P. Remsen, PA in 2008. We handle cases throughout Central Florida, with four office locations to serve you. We provide excellent representation in the areas of Divorce/Family Law, Criminal Law, and Bankruptcy. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.
RoseMarie Feller
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Lake Mary, FL Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(407) 878-5942 745 Primera Blvd
STE 1021
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Personal Injury
St. Thomas University School of Law
People facing criminal charges need more than just a person to appear for them in court and take whatever the prosecutor gives them as a plea deal. They need an attorney not only with skill and experience, but the tenacity to fight for justice and their rights. The life altering consequences of a conviction demand it.

My name is Rose Feller and Feller Law, P.A. is a practice based upon those ideals. My mission is to work under the presumption of innocence, to aggressively protect your rights, and to facilitate a just resolution to your legal situation.

A native Floridian, I have...
Ann Marie Giordano
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Lake Mary, FL Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(407) 732-7620 1355 S. International Parkway, Suite 2461
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Marital & Family Law Litigation Attorney with 29 years experience. Ann Marie Gilden was an Assistant State Attorney in Lake County from 1987 to 1990, and in Orange County from 1990 to 1995. She obtained a great amount of trial experience as an Assistant State Attorney doing an extensive number of jury trials. She tried a wide variety of criminal cases, including murder cases. She left the State Attorney’s Office in 1995 and started her own law practice. Initially her areas of practice included Marital & Family Law and Criminal Law. She represented clients in trials including...
Lake Mary, FL Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(407) 322-2171 1001 Heathrow Park Ln
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Family, Business and Divorce
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Lake Mary, FL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(407) 461-0744 1562 Westover Loop
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Family and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
Lake Mary, FL Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(407) 322-2171 1001 Heathrow Park Ln
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Family and Divorce
Lake Mary, FL Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(407) 444-4930 1515 International Pkwy
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Miami School of Law
Darnelle Paige Toth
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Sanford, FL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(407) 688-1301 4019 W. 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771
Family and Criminal
Florida A&M University, College of Law
Attorney Darnelle P. Toth was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and believes that it is vitally important to serve the Central Florida local community in which she has lived her entire life. Attorney Toth attended law school a little later in life and as a result has diverse career background that includes experiences in the service industry and entrepreneurship. Attorney Toth developed her entrepreneurial and business skills at a very young age by owning and operating a Hawaiian Shaved Ice business in her early twenties. She then went to work in the airline industry which exposed her to many...
William Scott Orth
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Longwood, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(407) 772-0000 300 North Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Suite 100
Longwood, FL 32750
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Criminal
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
My practice is limited to Family Law and Criminal Defense. I also am able to prepare simplified wills. If I am not able to help you or your family with an area of law, I have an extensive network of attorneys I can refer cases to. I was Partner with Bigney & Orth P.A. for 9 years where my specialties were the same as they are now. Prior to that, I was an Assistant State Attorney in Seminole County. In my years as an attorney in Florida, I have been lead trial attorney in over 100 jury...
Roy J. Smith IV
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Florida Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience

"An attorney must wear two hats: one of the champion and one of the counselor. If an attorney fails to wear both hats he, or she, is only providing half of the representation deserved.” Roy Smith practices in the... Read More »
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Alejandro Rivera
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Earning Your Trust

I am an experienced attorney located in Kissimmee Florida. I started my law firm, ALEJANDRO RIVERA P.A., to bring value to all that need the legal services of our firm. ALEJANDRO RIVERA P.A. consists of 2 dedicated... Read More »
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Mark Troum
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Maitland, FL Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(321) 428-2247 100 E. Faith Terrace
Suite 1016
Maitland, FL 32751
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
The Troum Law Firm, P.A. represents clients in family law matters throughout Florida. The firm prides itself on being responsive to the needs of its clients, providing personal attention to all legal matters from initial consultation to conclusion.
Lisa A.G. Smith
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Altamonte Springs, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(407) 790-4800 815 North Orienta Ave
Suite 2050
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Florida
Lisa Smith practices exclusively in the realm of Family Law. Lisa has been given the distinction of being AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell through its peer review program. The AV rating is the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell and reflects an attorney who has reached the height of professional excellence. Lisa has the distinction of being selected by the Orlando Business Journal as a Top Family Attorney in Central Florida and by Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine as “One of Orlando’s Top Lawyers.”

In addition to her practice as an attorney, Lisa is also a certified Guardian Ad Litem.

Lisa...
Eduardo J. Mejias
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Altamonte Springs, FL Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(407) 260-6001 283 Crane Roost Blvd., Suite 111
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
Call Eduardo J. Mejias at (407) 260 - 6001 to schedule an initial consultation.

I will: (a) meet with you at the initial consultation to discuss your situation. and (b) personally keep you informed of the progress of your case and respond to all of your phone calls and e-mails within 24 hours.

I have been practicing law since 1999, family law since 2005, and exclusively family law since 2011. I have represented clients in more than sixty trials, dozens of depositions and hundreds of mediations involving family law cases like divorce, alimony, child support, paternity and their appeals....
Brian P Byrd
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Longwood, FL Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(407) 516-6984 1220 Commerce Park Drive
Suite #207
Longwood, FL 32779
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida State University College of Law
Brian P. Byrd Brian has worked in two of the State Attorney's Offices in the State of Florida: first as a Certified Legal Intern in Tallahassee, Florida from 2011-2012, and second, as an Assistant State Attorney in Orange County, Florida from 2012-2015. This extensive experience provided Brian with the experience of handling several thousand criminal cases. This invaluable experience provides Brian the opportunity to evaluate the facts of a criminal rationally and with neutrality. Brian has prosecuted a variety of criminal cases, and has taken many cases to trial and through to a verdict....
Roy J. Smith IV
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Altamonte Springs, FL Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(407) 790-4800 815 Orienta Ave.
Suite 2050
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Florida
"An attorney must wear two hats: one of the champion and one of the counselor. If an attorney fails to wear both hats he, or she, is only providing half of the representation deserved.”

Roy Smith practices in the realms of Family Law, Auto Accident Law, and Mediations. Roy has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 and 2011 and 2012 Rising Stars list published in Florida Super Lawyers® magazine, a distinction only given to 2.5% of all practicing lawyers in the State of Florida. In addition, Roy has been given the distinction of being AV Rated...
Deborah Poindexter
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Maitland, FL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(407) 478-1001 1009 Maitland Center Commons Blvd, Suite 218
Maitland, FL 32751
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
I am a Florida attorney, AV® rated, by Martindale-Hubbell and licensed in both State and Federal courts. For 15 years, I have provided excellent legal representation to individuals in Central Florida. I was born in Calatayud, Spain and speak both English and Spanish.

"An AV Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. "
-- Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

I am proud to have the highest peer-reviewed rating (an AV Rating) from Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s largest...
Andrew F. Nickolaou
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Maitland, FL Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(407) 354-5223 630 N Wymore Road
Suite 308
Maitland, FL 32751
Family and Divorce
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Andrew Nickolaou is a founding partner at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. He practices exclusively in divorce, marital and family law. Andrew also handles record expungements and sealings.

Andrew and his partner, Ophelia Bernal-Mora Nickolaou, joined forces in March 2016 to form the unique and boutique husband and wife family law team at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. Together, Andrew and Ophelia take a practical and team-based approach to all of their cases and clients to deliver the highest quality experience and representation.

Andrew was born in Chicago, Illinois and relocated to Florida as a teenager where he has lived since. He...
Jennifer C. Frank
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Alamonte Springs, FL Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(407) 629-2208 815 Orienta Ave. Suite 1030
Alamonte Springs, FL 32701
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
Jennifer C. Frank is a Board Certified Marital and Family Law attorney.The experience and competency of Certified lawyers have been rigorously evaluated, and they are the only Florida lawyers allowed to refer to themselves as “specialists” or “experts” in their particular field. Only 6% of licensed attorneys are Board Certified by The Florida Bar. Jennifer has an excellent reputation and is known as an expert in her practice area of Family and Marital Law.
Jennifer has been handling family law matters since 1994 and, while she is a fully seasoned...
Ophelia G. Bernal-Mora
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Maitland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(407) 354-5223 630 N Wymore Road
Suite 308
Maitland, FL 32751
Family and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University
Attorney Ophelia Bernal-Mora graduated with her law degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2004. She was admitted to The Florida Bar and the U.S. Middle District Court of Florida, Mrs. Bernal-Mora has represented well over 1,000 clients in her career thus far.

Mrs. Bernal-Mora's has a strong litigation background, her experience and the focus of her practice remain with family law. Divorce, child custody, mediation, paternity, domestic violence, child support, alimony, and family law appeals are just some of the cases in which Mrs. Bernal-Mora has assisted her clients.

What differentiates Ophelia from other lawyers is over 10 years of experience...
Gwen Cryer
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Orlando, FL Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(407) 370-9661 1800 Pembrook Dr.
Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32810
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Attorney Gwen J. Cryer represents clients throughout Central Florida in the areas of criminal defense and family law.
Jennifer Benton
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Free Consultation! Florida Family Law Attorney! Fighting for Your Rights!

I am committed to providing skilled representation for those with family law matters. I work hard to obtain quality results for my clients! Visit my website for client testimonials or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Christopher John Shipley
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Professional: Admitted to The Florida Bar on September 17, 2002 (Bar Number 0568831); licensed as a Florida Certified Public Accountant (License Number AC34985) on June 11, 2002; admitted to the Federal Bar, United... Read More »
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Russell S. Hershkowitz
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Altamonte Springs, FL Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(407) 753-4111 1110 Douglas Avenue
Suite 2030
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
For 25 years, Russell Hershkowitz has continuously served his community in Altamonte Springs as the founding family law attorney for Russell S. Hershkowitz, L.L.C. He is a proud graduate of the University of Florida and Western Michigan Cooley Law School. Attorney Hershkowitz is a member of the Family Law Section of Florida Bar Association and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Orange County Bar Association. He focuses his practice on divorce cases with complex asset and financial matters. The Altamonte Springs divorce lawyer is committed to protecting his client’s best interest. Set up a free consultation with Russell S. Hershkowitz, L.L.C....
John Iriye
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Winter Springs, FL Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(407) 542-7800 150 Tuskawilla Rd.
Winter Springs, FL 32708
Family, Business and Real Estate
University of Mississippi
Andrew Storie
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Altamonte Springs, FL Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(407) 838-0887 108 Robin Road, Suite 1002
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Justin Gary Hausler
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Casselberry, FL Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(407) 617-1064 5570 S US HWY 17/92
Casselberry, FL 32707
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University
Justin G. Hausler has worked in the criminal area of practice since being admitted to the Florida Bar. He began his legal career as a Prosecutor for the 18th Judicial Circuit in Seminole County, FL as an Assistant State Attorney. While serving as a Prosecutor, Mr. Hausler conducted many jury trials regarding Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked (DWLS), drug, domestic violence, theft, violation of probation and various other types of cases. After serving as an Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Hausler dedicated himself to representing individuals that had been accused in the criminal justice system. In...
Dana Anderson
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Longwood, FL Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(407) 221-0366 2949 SR 434 Suite 100
Longwood, FL 32779
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I have been practicing since 1991, 26 years now. I am a caring, affordable, and experienced general business, real estate, divorce and family law attorney. I am also a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist so I understand the stress and the emotions of legal problems and cases. I offer a free consultation over the phone or in person.
J. Manuel Acevedo
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Sanford, FL Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(407) 323-4080 116 North Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Immigration
Florida State University College of Law
Since 1997, attorney Acevedo has been helping people from all walks of life during some of their most difficult and stressful times. At the Law Offices of J. Manuel Acevedo, P.A., our goal is to help you solve your legal issues. Feel free to call us or visit our website to learn more about how we may help you.
Philip S. Karle
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DeBary, FL Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(386) 668-8511 5 West Highbanks Road
DeBary, FL 32713
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Brandon Michael Tyson
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Altamonte Springs, FL Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(407) 900-8917 283 Cranes Roost Blvd, Suite 111
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Estate Planning and Probate
Who is Brandon Tyson? Brandon is a long time resident of Central Florida whose lifelong goal has always been to be represent the people of his community. Brandon founded the Tyson Law Firm for the purpose of providing individuals and small businesses with the experience and expertise offered by large law firms while at the same time providing the individualized attention and care offered by a small law firm. Brandon has represented countless clients in several different areas of the law, including: Family law Landlord-tenant law ...
Christopher Melendez
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Orlando, FL Family Law Attorney
(321) 233-4584 1800 Pembrook Dr
Ste. 160
Orlando, FL 32810
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Michael R De Canio
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Orlando, FL Family Law Attorney
(321) 233-4584 1800 Pembrook Dr
Ste. 160
Orlando, FL 32810
Family and Divorce
Mr Dominick J. Salfi
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Altamonte Springs, FL Family Law Attorney with 58 years experience
(407) 774-2700 999 Douglas Avenue,
#3324
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Janis Halker Simpson
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Longwood, FL Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(407) 616-6207 2949 W State Road 434
Longwood, FL 32779
Family
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Marilyn J Hochman
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Oviedo, FL Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(407) 681-2688 3208 W. Hwy 426
Suite 2000
Oviedo, FL 32765
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Rachel Anne Gorenflo
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Sanford, FL Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(407) 324-0778 901 E 2nd St
Sanford, FL 32771
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Real Estate
Chase J. Zortman
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Altamonte Springs, FL Family Law Attorney
(407) 587-6287 238 N. Westmonte Drive
Suite 270
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Family, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Kim McGwier
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Altamonte Springs, FL Family Law Lawyer
(407) 951-7211 427 CenterPointe Circle
Ste. 1812
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Family
Victoria Lyn Anderson
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(407) 412-7041 1115 E. Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationOrlando, FL Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Victoria Lyn Anderson primarily practices in the areas of domestic and family law and bankruptcy. Ms. Anderson's experience in these areas of law has given her a unique ability to not only achieve results but to assist clients though difficult, complicated and sometimes incredibly emotional events. Ms. Anderson has been a resident of central Florida for over 25 years. She received her Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Central Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Barry University School of Law. At Barry University Ms. Anderson received a certificate for completing a concentration in the areas of Children...
Jonathan  Jacobs
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Winter park, FL Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(407) 310-5636 331 S. Wymore Rd.
Winter park, FL 32789
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
My name is Jonathan Jacobs, and I am an attorney that devotes myself to my clients' legal needs. I strive to be courteous, friendly, compassionate, and a strong legal advocate for you. My law practice is centered on a few areas of the law that I find fascinating and rewarding because they allow me to help the greatest number of people in need. My law firm, the Jacobs Law Firm, handles divorce and family law cases, landlord-tenant cases, contract and business litigation, estate planning, and more. We are open to many other types of cases, and would like to hear...
Michael Ferrin
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Orlando, FL Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(407) 412-7041 1115 E Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Michael Ferrin practices in the areas of domestic and family law, criminal law, and bankruptcy. Mr. Ferrin's experience has given him a unique ability to understand the difficulties one can face when confronted with the issues involved in these areas. Mr. Ferrin prides himself on treating each client as if they were family and making sure that as a client you are well informed and receive the highest level of representation. Mr. Ferrin has been a resident of Florida for over 25 years. He was born in New Orleans and raised in Key West Florida. He received his bachelors...
A. James Mullaney III
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Orlando, FL Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(407) 604-0406 188 E. Jefferson St.
Ste. 208
Orlando, FL 32801
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
You should consider speaking with a divorce lawyer before becoming involved in any family law case. The common issues that are handled by a divorce lawyer include divorce, child support, relocation, time sharing (visitation) and alimony. You will have a much easier time as these issues are resolved and you will tend to get more positive results by hiring a divorce lawyer. Unlike some other firms, when you hire Mr. Mullaney as your divorce lawyer, you get him as your attorney - not an associate with far less experience. The broader category of Family Law encompasses a wide...
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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.