Palm Coast, Florida Family Lawyers

Wendy A. Mara
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Palm Coast, FL Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(386) 672-8081 389 Palm Coast Parkway SW, Ste. 4
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Florida Coastal School of Law
Wendy A. Mara attended Stetson University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1993, Ms. Mara taught language arts in high school for 13 years. While teaching full time, she earned her MBA degree from the University of Central Florida in 2006. Deciding to pursue a legal career, she entered law school at Florida Coastal School of Law where she graduated in the top 10 percent of her class. While in law school, she was a teaching and research assistant, earned the Dean’s Certificate for Pro Bono Work and became an award winning oralist for the Jessup International Moot Court...
Timothy M Goan
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Palm Coast, FL Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(386) 445-9003 4873 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Suite 5
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Experience matters! With over two decades of experience in all phases of law, Attorney Tim Goan offers comprehensive, results-oriented legal representation to business, individual, and family clients throughout Florida, including Flagler Beach, Bunnell, St. Augustine, Palatka, and Flagler County, Volusia County, Putnam County, St. Johns County, and beyond. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Tim Goan spent his formative years exposed to the metal of “Motor City” and the music of “Motown.” But his heart was set on Florida and a career in law, so he headed to Gainesville, where he earned dual degrees at the University of Florida in Law and...
Kevin T. Vagovic
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Palm Coast, FL Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(386) 265-0900 389 Palm Coast Parkway SW, Suite 4
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Probate
I am a native Floridian raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. Since I first learned about the U.S. Constitution and the civil rights cases of the 1950s and '60s when I was a young boy, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer: to help and serve people when liberty, freedom, or property are on the line; to ensure justice is served. I am a fervent defender of the Constitution and its guarantees enumerated in the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments. Nothing is more integral to my practice of law than helping others, serving my community, and ensuring the protection...
William B. White
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Flagler Beach, FL Family Law Attorney
(386) 693-3293 712 S. Ocean Shore Blvd.
Suite 105
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Fordham University School of Law
I graduated from Fordham University School of Law in New York City in 1996 at the start of the internet/technology revolution. While my plan to seek justice and fairness in the courtroom was very strong, the call of a technology revolution was more than I could resist. Shortly after passing the New York Bar I went to work for a small technology start up and spent the next several years of my life advancing the use of technology throughout the United States Court System. I also worked with US Attorneys’ offices, state courts and district attorneys’ offices throughout the country...
Jared A. Frankel
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(386) 317-4641 120 E. Granada Blvd.
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Ormond Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida Coastal School of Law
Jared A. Frankel is a Family Law Attorney in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Frankel Law Firm represents clients in all areas of Family Law including divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, modification, and domestic violence and injunctions. The firm serves the Volusia and Flagler county areas including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, DeLand, Deltona, Flagler Beach, and Palm Coast, as well as the rest of Central Florida.
Bonnie Berns
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Ormond Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(386) 672-4040 1360 N. U.S. Highway 1 Ste. 101
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Flagler Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(386) 439-6720 48 Nautilus Dr
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Ormond Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(386) 248-1440 120 E Granada Blvd
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Ormond Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(386) 671-1293 160 Hidden Hills Dr
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Family, Business and Divorce
Ormond Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(386) 615-9521 116 E Granada Blvd
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
David M. Goldman
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(904) 425-1910 822 A1A N
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Free ConsultationPonte Vedra Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Florida Coastal School of Law and University of London
Firm works with Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Wills, & Trusts, Probate, Jacksonville Foreclosure Defense,Employment, Criminal Law, DUI, Elder Law Guardianship, Gun Trust, NFA Firearms, NFA Trust, Gun rights, Probate, Probate Litigation, Trusts, Trust Litigation. Licensed in Texas and Florida
Christopher M Taylor
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St. Augustine, FL Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(904) 339-5298 34 Cordova Street, Suite E
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Metropolitan State College of Denver
From an early age I wanted to practiced law. I studied pre-law as an undergraduate and earned my Juris Doctor from the University of Denver. I'm passionate about the practice of family law because it gives me the opportunity to assist people through a difficult time in their life. For more information about me, please click the link on this Justia profile to my website.
George Trovato
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Orange City, FL Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(386) 626-9006 200 E. Graves Ave
Orange City, FL 32763
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Regent University School of Law and Barry University
MEMBER OF THE FLORIDA & NORTH CAROLINA BAR With almost 20 years of experience, George Trovato has acquired the knowledge and the skills to provide effective and aggressive representation. GRADUATE OF BARRY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW He also earned The Masters of Law from Regent University School of Law. Honored by the cities of Deltona, Orange City and Port Orange. HONORED BY FLORIDA SUPREME COURT 10 YEARS IN A ROW FOR PRO-BONO WORK FOR HIS COMMUNITY Champion for hands-on classroom training & apprenticeships. SUPPORTS THE COUNCIL ON AGING George is a leader in his community and always...
David Pilcher
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Orange City, FL Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(855) 473-1818 2730 Enterprise Road, Suite C
Orange City, FL 32763
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Brigham Young University
David Pilcher is an attorney for the Central Florida law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns. He specializes in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration, Guardianship, Business Entity Formation, Business Law, Commercial Litigation, and Civil Litigation.

He is a native to Florida, born in Orlando and raised in Sanford. He attended Brigham Young University on a full academic scholarship, receiving his B.S degree in Computer Science.

He worked for large companies including IBM before deciding on a career in law. David Pilcher returned to Brigham Young University (once again on scholarship) to its J. Reuben Clark Law School...
Paul E. Rice, Jr.
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Daytona Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(386) 257-1222 222 Seabreeze Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Family and Divorce
University of FLorida School of Law
Paul Rice was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida. Mr. Rice is board certified in divorce and family law and has been helping spouses and parents through challenging situations for almost 35 years. Mr. Rice has been married for over 25 years and raised three children with his wife, Kristi. If you want the best divorce attorney in East Central Florida, then you'd "better call Paul."
Elizabeth C. King
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Daytona Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(386) 257-1222 222 Seabreeze Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Family and Divorce
Florida Coastal School of Law
A member of the Florida Bar since 2004, Mrs. King began her legal career in the Office of the Attorney General. She served as a Staff Attorney for the Seventh Judicial Circuit at both the DeLand and Daytona Beach Courthouses. In 2006, she joined the law firm of Smith, Schoder & Bledsoe, where she specialized in medical malpractice defense, workers compensation, and school board defense. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Middle District of Florida and in West Virginia. In 2013, she joined the Rice Law Firm. Mrs. King is trained in Collaborative Law and is a...
Joy Owenby
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St Augustine, FL Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(904) 674-8779 326 Paseo Reyes Dr.
St Augustine, FL 32095
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Florida Coastal School of Law and Florida State University
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 handles matters involving divorce, adoption, trusts / wills, probate, bankruptcy, criminal defense, child support, and family law. Over the course of the years, she has obtained much recognition and has become an accomplished lawyer with an Avvo Rating. Prior to the founding of Owenby Law, P.A., Attorney Owenby serves as legal counsel for Florida’s Guardian ad Litem Program. During this time, she explored the intricacies of family law which have allowed...
Genine Ann Mejia
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Daytona Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(386) 463-0849 737 S Ridgewood Ave
#221
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
At The Law Office of Genine Ann Mejia we focus solely on Criminal Defense, Traffic Ticket Revocation & Family Law issues. If you are in need of legal help, feel free to call our firm today.
Christopher LoBianco
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St. Augustine, FL Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(904) 671-8395 One News Place
Suite E
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Family and Divorce
Florida State University College of Law
FAMILY & DIVORCE ATTORNEY IN JACKSONVILLE, PALATKA, & ST. AUGUSTINE

After spending his early childhood on Long Island, New York, Mr. LoBianco moved to Hernando County, Florida with his loving parents and two younger siblings. Upon graduating high school, with honors, Christopher attended Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science, minoring in communication and public administration, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Before returning to Florida State University to attend the top 50 nationally ranked College of Law, Mr. LoBianco took a long-term substitute position for a third grade class at the Elementary School he once attended....
Andrew Taylor Morgan
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St Augustine, FL Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(904) 824-9402 1030 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
St Augustine, FL 32084
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.
Philip Bonamo
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Daytona Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(386) 257-1222 222 Seabreeze Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
Mr. Bonamo received his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of law in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1995. While in law school, Mr. Bonamo was extensively involved in Stetson’s trial practice and clinic programs. Prior to attending Stetson University, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1992. Due to Mr. Bonamo’s academic achievement while at the University of Florida he was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society. He has been selected as an "Advisor" for the Florida Bar's Lawyers Advising Lawyers Program (LAL).
Prior to joining...
Leonard Ross
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Daytona Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(386) 210-0299 642 N. Halifax Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Family and Divorce
Vermont Law School
With 37+ years of experience, The Law Office of Leonard R. Ross will aggressively advocate for the needs of Volusia County and Flagler County residents in the divorce process.

The firm knows divorce can often be confusing and they are dedicated to helping you figure out your needs during this difficult time.

The firm’s lead counsel has obtained board certification as a specialist in Marital and Family Law, is a certified Family Law Mediator and Parenting Coordinator. Mr. Ross is also trained in collabrative law.

Mr. Ross is among the select group of Florida attorneys to achieve recognition as a Super...
Tonya Cromartie
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Daytona Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(386) 615-9521 648 S Ridgewood Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Florida
Charlie Douglas
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St. Augustine, FL Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 705-5457 1 News Place
Suite E
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Jarett A. de Paula
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Daytona Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(386) 257-1222 222 Seabreeze Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Family and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
Jarett A. de Paula joined Rice Law Firm in 2018 after a decade of litigating primarily contract and business disputes as well as a variety of family law matters with his father-in-law, Ormond Beach attorney David A. Vukelja of Vukelja Law. At Rice Law Firm, Mr. de Paula focuses on serving clients in family law and divorce matters, including uncontested and contested divorces, alimony, child custody and timesharing disputes, child support, relocation of minor children, and appeals. In addition, Mr. de Paula represents businesses and individuals in contract and business matters, including breach of contract disputes, employment disputes, landlord/tenant disputes,...
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
Jeffrey Alan Klein
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Daytona Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(386) 530-4203 747 S. Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 108
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Family, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Barry University
As the founder of The Law Office of Jeffrey A. Klein, Daytona Beach attorney Jeffery A. Klein provides legal services in the area of foreclosure defense and family law. For over a decade, Attorney Klein has practiced law in Florida. He is a manga cum laude graduate of the Barry University School of Law in Orlando. Mr. Klein is committed to serving his community, and has been recognized with the Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. Pro Bono Service Award. For a consultation, contact the firm today.
Barbara Hartbrodt
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DeLand, FL Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(386) 690-1878 101 N. Woodland Blvd
Suite A308
DeLand, FL 32720
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Florida A&M University College of Law
As the founder of Hartbrodt Law, P.A., Attorney Barbara J. Hartbrodt is committed to trustworthy and passionate legal representation that focuses on a client-centered approach and collaborative lawyering.

As a native and lifelong resident of Central Florida, Ms. Hartbrodt attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida for her undergraduate education. In 2015, Barbara graduated with honors, Cum Laude, from Florida A&M University College of Law (“FAMU”) at the top of her class. During her law school career, Ms. Hartbrodt held office as the Treasurer of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, a student organization.

Prior to admission to the Florida Bar, Ms. Hartbrodt interned...
Steven Brian Whittington
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Green Cove Springs, FL Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(904) 264-8602 712-A North Pine Street
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida State University College of Law
Mr. Whittington has practiced law for over 16 years exclusively devoted to family and criminal law. He has handled a wide array of criminal & family law cases throughout the state of Florida. He is a skilled trial lawyer who is capable of negotiating a just and fair agreement when necessary. Mr. Whittington and his partner, Bruce Culbert, practice law from their office in Green Cove Springs directly behind the Clay County Courthouse and the practice focues on Clay, Duval, Putnam & St. Johns counties.
Lex Morton Taylor III
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St. Augustine, FL Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(904) 671-8395 One News Place Suite E
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
Lex was born in Lakeland, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in English from the University of Florida in 1998. Lex excelled in extracurricular activities; serving as a Student Senator, Cicerone (student ambassador), Homecoming Director, Associate General Chair for Homecoming, Vice President of Beta Theta Pi, member of Florida Blue Key, and was President of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary Society.
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...
Linda D. Carley
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Daytona Beach,, FL Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(386) 281-3340 435 S Ridgewood Ave,
Suite 205
Daytona Beach,, FL 32114
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Stetson University College of Law
Experienced, wise, and compassionate.  From thirty plus years of being a circuit court judge and an attorney, Linda is not your ordinary attorney. She uses common sense and practical advice for you to resolve legal problems as quickly, saving relationships, money and time.

Her law practice caters to individuals with legal issues related to life transitions and caters to individuals who understand how important it is to resolve legal issues that threaten the security of their family, home, and business. Her knowledge and experience from serving as both judge and attorney gives her a unique perspective that enables her to project...
Heather Marie Caeners
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Deland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(386) 738-4708 218 E New York Ave.
Suite C
Deland, FL 32724
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Stetson University College of Law
Heather Caeners lives and practices in Deland, Fl. She attended Stetson University and graduated in 1997. Ms. Caeners then attended Stetson University College of Law and graduated in 2000, Cum Laude. After graduating from Stetson University College of Law she became an Assistant State Attorney. During the four years as an Assistant State Attorney she was department supervisor of the Domestic Violence Division and handled the felony drug docket. Mrs. Caeners is now in private practice handling Probate, Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Modifications, Juvenile Dependency, Landlord/Tenant, and most other general practice areas. Please contact Mrs.. Caeners with...
Michael Patrick Hines
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Saint Augustine, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(904) 794-7898 4425 US Highway 1 S
Ste 105
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Temple University
For nearly 20 years, Michael has passionately and fiercely represented clients with legal needs. His practice areas include Family Law, Divorce, Criminal Defense, DUI, and Traffic Crimes. He has a unique perspective as a former State Prosecutor, Police Detective, and Military Veteran of the United States Navy. Michael is a knowledgeable and skilled negotiator and trial attorney. He is dedicated to using his passion, experience and expertise to obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Michael received his B.A. from Saint Leo University, and J.D. from Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law. He has been practicing law in...
Robert Francis Stepniak
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Daytona Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(386) 253-4750 150 S. Palmetto Avenue
Suite 100
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Family and Criminal
South Texas College of Law
Robert Stepniak earned his law degree at South Texas College of Law. He spent over a decade in the U.S. Army and ended with the military career as a Captain. He has been practicing law for over fifteen years, including at large law firms in Florida. But in the last several years, Mr. Stepniak turned his efforts to starting his own practice, where he is able to dedicate more of his personal attention to each client. Mr. Stepniak is committed to making sure that each client receives customized solutions and responsive advocacy to their legal needs.
J. Manuel Acevedo
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Sanford, FL Family Law Attorney with 22 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.
Angelique Kelley
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St Augustine, FL Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(904) 295-3000 1100 S. Ponce De Leon Blvd
Suite 3A
St Augustine, FL 32084-3507
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida Coastal School of Law
Originally from New York City, Angelique made her way down to Florida and attended Florida Coastal Law School. She became an Assistant State Attorney, prosecuting various criminal offenses in the 5th Judicial Circuit.

In 2008, She left the State Attorney's office to join The Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the 5th District.

Now with over 13 years of trial experience, she is ready to defend all who need her help.
Eva Paulk
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St. Augustine, FL Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
100 Island Cottage Way
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Family and Criminal
Indiana University Maurer School 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
Carol Lee Peake
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Daytona Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(386) 868-4039 Post Office Box 2164
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Skilled and Experienced Attorney for your Divorce, Family Law, Juvenile and Criminal Law Needs in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Flagler County, St. Johns County and the surrounding Central Florida areas.
Christine Alexis Gay
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Daytona Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(386) 492-5935 747 S. Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 101
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Georgia State University College of Law
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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.

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