Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Family Lawyers

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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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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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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Charlie Douglas
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

University of FloridaFlorida
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David M. Goldman
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(904) 425-1910 822 A1A N
#310
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
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...
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
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
Ponte Vedra, FL Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
103 Eagle Rock Dr
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Family, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
University of Alabama School of Law
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(904) 273-4734 4400 Marsh Landing Blvd
Ste 4
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Stetson University College of Law
Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney
(904) 708-7353 822 A1A North, Ste. 310
Jacksonville, FL 32082
Family and Bankruptcy
Heather Brooke Quick
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JACKSONVILLE, FL Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(904) 241-0012 4312 Pablo Professional Ct
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32224
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Stetson University College of Law
Heather Quick is the founder and CEO of the Florida Women's Law Group located in Jacksonville, Florida. By offering family and marital law services specifically for women, Florida Women's Law Group works in a consistent and reliable way to advocate for women in the divorce process. The firm educates and empowers women on their rights and the law, so they can find the strength to endure the process and end up better financially and emotionally. The firm has been recognized as the Best Gender-Focused Family Law Boutique - Southern USA by Acquisition International and is ranked number 45...
Diane Lynn Paull
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Jacksonville Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(904) 249-7288 1326 3rd St S
Suite 2
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Family and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Diane L. Paull Diane attended college and law school in Michigan. She began her career as an attorney in Michigan in 1982, working for several multi-national banks and financial institutions in the Detroit area. She was recruited by Barnett Bank in 1995, relocating to Florida for this position. Upon the sale of the Bank, Diane took the Florida Bar examination and obtained her Florida license in 2003. Diane changed her focus to family law after joining Kurt Simpson in his law practice in Jacksonville Beach. She spent two years under Mr. Simpson’s tutelage to...
Kellie Cameron Baker
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(904) 406-8636 12724 Gran Bay Parkway
Suite 410
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
Legal and mediation services for divorce, family law, probate, estate planning, business and consumer matters. Help by the hour, day or entire case. Offering a variety of services to assist all clients at an affordable rate. Free half hour consultations by phone or at the office.
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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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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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.
Lisa Coplan-Gardner
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Jacksonville Beach, FL Family Law Attorney
320 North First Street, STE 710
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Family
Darin Gardner
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Jacksonville Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer
320 North First Street, STE 710
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Family
A. James Mullaney III
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(904) 858-4334 4741 Atlantic Blvd.
Ste. A-1
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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...
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...
Charles Edward Willmott
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(904) 358-7818 425 North Liberty Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Military
New England Law | Boston
According to Mr. Willmott: "For almost twenty years, my philosophy as a divorce lawyer has been to take care of the client as if they were family and to offer emotional as well as affordable legal support to families in their time of need. Further, my goal is to help provide amicable resolutions in divorces while at the same time aggressively protecting my client's rights."
Judy Ann Smith
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(904) 562-1369 4465 Baymeadows Road
Suite #3
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Nova Southeastern University
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 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 handled...
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.
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
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.
Samantha Valentine Ellis
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Florida Coastal School of LawFlorida
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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!...
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....
Christopher Thomas Wilson
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(904) 777-7777 1837 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationFamily and Criminal
University of Florida
I am a Jacksonville native. I have lived here all of my life except for seven great years in Gainesville attending the University of Florida. I moved back right after graduation from law school and have resided in the San Marco area ever since. My law firm is also located in San Marco.

My personal interests include Major League Baseball, Gator football, golf, WWII history, backgammon, tennis, the greatest rock band in the world: Pearl Jam, and NASCAR races.

On the professional side, I enthusiastically practice criminal defense and have a busy family law practice. I...
Steven Leitman
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(904) 348-6723 4651 Salisbury Rd
Suite 479
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Family and Divorce
University of Florida
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am a family law attorney in Florida who primarily represents clients in uncontested and contested dissolution of marriage actions. I also handle paternity and post dissolution modification and enforcement actions involving custody and visitation (now called time sharing), child support and alimony. With 18+ years of courtroom experience, I am able to prepare and present a client's case for trial. However, the goal of my firm is to settle cases without litigation and without unnecessary costs to the client. As both a practicing lawyer and former Supreme Court Certified Mediator, I have seen firsthand the...
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.
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
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...
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
Cydney Bulger
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(904) 608-3694 2120 Corporate Square Blvd
Suite 17
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law and The University of Georgia School of Law
Cydney Bulger is the Managing Partner of The Bulger Firm, a Jacksonville law firm focusing on family law. Cydney began her career as an attorney for the State of Florida, prosecuting cases of child abuse and neglect. Cydney then entered private practice, where she exclusively practiced family law. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in political science. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, where she was elected treasurer of the Family Law Society. During law school, she interned at the Office of the Public Defender and the...
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.
Leanne Perez
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(904) 990-3066 4600 Touchton Road East
Suite 150
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Stetson University College of Law
Established in 2008, Leanne Perez, P.A. is a small law firm in Jacksonville, FL. Servicing North Florida, our clients are individuals who demand personalized attention and affordable rates.

Ms. Perez's practice is primarily focused on family law, bankruptcy, real estate law and estate planning. Leanne has been a member of the Florida State Bar for over 15 years and is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts and the Northern, Middle, and Southern Federal District Courts.
Heather Lee Mayer
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(904) 330-0289 3115 Spring Glen Rd.
Suite 502
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida Coastal School of Law and Lindenwood University
Glorian Maziarka
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(904) 800-6767 1010 East Adams Street
Suite 220
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family, International and Personal Injury
St. Thomas University School of Law
Glorian Maziarka, Esquire, is an attorney practicing in Jacksonville, Florida. Originally from Puerto Rico, Ms. Maziarka graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Prior to entering the legal profession, Ms. Maziarka was a mental health counselor and an activist in the rights of the homeless and ex-offenders. Ms. Maziarka graduated with honors from St. Thomas University Law School. Ms. Maziarka has practiced business and international law with a Miami-based law firm, and most recently has practiced family law, foreclosure defense, criminal law, personal injury and civil litigation in North Florida. Ms. Maziarka’s...
Refik Werner Eler
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(904) 236-4300 233 E Bay St
Suite 1133
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
ELERLAW is a general trial practice law firm handling all family, criminal and general litigation matters in both State and Federal courts.

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...
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
Gust G. Sarris
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(904) 398-9510 4800 Beach Boulevard
Suite 9
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Florida Coastal School of Law
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
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...
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.
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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.