Saint Johns, 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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Holli Dean Esq.
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Dedicated to Protecting Clients and Their Children

Our firm maintains an experienced Jacksonville Family Law Lawyer practicing throughout Northeast Florida. We provide clients cost effective, aggressive and responsive representation in all Family law matters. Read More »
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Charlie Douglas
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience

University of FloridaFlorida
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Gary T.J. Bryant
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Florida Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience

University of FloridaFlorida
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Andrew Taylor Morgan
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St. Johns, FL Family Law Attorney with 13 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.
Sung H. Lee
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St Augustine, FL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(904) 829-3035 305 Kingsley Lake Dr
#701
St Augustine, FL 32092
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Georgia State University College of Law
Alyssa C. Shorstein
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St Augustine, FL Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(904) 829-3035 305 Kingsley Lake Dr
#701
St Augustine, FL 32092
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The University of Florida Levin College of Law
Lynn M. Salvatore
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Saint Augustine, FL Family Law Lawyer with 28 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
Anne Marie Gennusa
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(904) 827-0775 309 Kingsley Lake Dr.
Suite 903
Saint Augustine, FL 32092
Free ConsultationSaint Augustine, FL Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
Family, Collections, Consumer and Divorce
Temple University
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...
Kellie Cameron Baker
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 14 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.
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.
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...
Bruce Parker Culbert
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Green Cove Springs, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(904) 264-8602 712-A North Pine Street
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida Coastal School of Law
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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Judy Ann Smith
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Florida Family Law Attorney

Judy-Ann Smith, BSN, MS, JD, RN, LHCRM. 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... Read More »
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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
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
Laurie James Arnold III
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Green Cove Springs, FL Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(904) 284-5618 718 N. Orange Ave.
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Florida
David Nilson
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Fleming Island, FL Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(904) 321-9605 By appointment only: 1845 Town Center Blvd., #240
Fleming Island, FL 32003
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Florida
A. James Mullaney III
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 22 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...
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."
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...
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
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.
David Alan Wolf
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(888) 962-4453 100 N Laura St
#702
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Florida
I am an attorney, author, and advocate. For the past 27 years, I have dedicated my practice to the representation of injury victims and their families. My clients have ranged in age from infants to one client who was 106 years old. Throughout the State of Florida, I have represented clients and guided them through the challenges of an injury case. From intake through conclusion, I am there for my clients. My firm's motto is On Your Side - At Your Side. This is a simple and powerful motto that puts the client...
Alyssa C. Shorstein
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Florida Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience

The University of Florida Levin College of LawFlorida, Florida Middle District Bankruptcy Court, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Florida Southern District Bankruptcy Court and U.S. District Court, Southern District Court
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Samantha Valentine Ellis
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Florida Coastal School of LawFlorida
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Judy Ann Smith
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(904) 562-1369 1301 Riverplace Blvd
Suite 800
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Nova Southeastern University
Judy-Ann Smith, BSN, MS, JD, RN, LHCRM.

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...
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...
Heather Lee Mayer
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 5 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
Michael A. Atter
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(888) 962-4453 100 N Laura St
#702
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Free ConsultationJacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
Family, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Florida State University College of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Michael Atter is an "A.V.-Preeminent" rate attorney. He is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law and is a member of the Florida Bar and the Federal Bar-Middle District of Florida. After serving as an Assistant State Attorney in Jacksonville, he joined the Firm in 1981 and has served as Managing Partner since 1996. He represents injured persons in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice cases, and individuals in the areas of Criminal and Family Law. He is married with two adult children.

His civic involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors for Five STAR Veterans Center (Currently...
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...
Anthony W. Chauncey
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(877) 315-5107 301 W. Bay Street
Suite 14161
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Anthony “Tony” Chauncey practices in the areas of Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Criminal Defense, Traffic Citations, Family Law, and Personal Injury. Mr. Chauncey has counseled clients in many areas of the law including representation of numerous individuals and business entities in transactional and litigation proceedings in Florida’s state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. Mr. Chauncey has helped thousands of clients achieve a fresh start financially using the federal bankruptcy laws. He is experienced in Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 under the Federal Bankruptcy Code. His criminal practice includes the defense of clients accused of crimes such as DUI, traffic offenses, drug...
David Makofka
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 20 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!...
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...
Charlie Douglas
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St. Augustine, FL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 705-5457 1 News Place
Suite E
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Florida
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
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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Jennifer M. Erlinger
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(888) 962-4453 100 N Laura St
#702
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Jennifer Erlinger moved to Jacksonville in 2009, after growing up in the Tampa Bay area. Ms. Erlinger received her Bachelor's of Arts from the University of Florida. She went on to achieve both her Juris Doctor, where she focused her study on Trial Advocacy, receiving a Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy for the top ranked advocacy center of Stetson College of Law. She also received her Master's in Business Administration from Stetson University. Prior to joining Wood, Atter, & Wolf, Ms. Erlinger has worked as an Assistant State Attorney, Assistant Attorney General both in child support enforcement and in the...
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.
Christopher LoBianco
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St. Augustine, FL Family Law Lawyer with 9 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....
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.
Diane Lynn Paull
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Jacksonville Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 36 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...
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...
Summer R. Nichols
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4604 Atlantic Blvd. Suite 9
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Free ConsultationJacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida Coastal School of Law
Summer R. Nichols has been practicing family law in the state of Florida for over a decade. . Mrs. Nichols received her Bachelor’s Degree in English (2001) and Master’s Degree in English Literature (2005) from Florida State University. Her outstanding achievements at Florida State won her the Florida Governor’s Scholarship to attend Florida Coastal School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor Degree in 2008. She has volunteered with Three Rivers Legal Aid in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, and the Florida Coastal Family and Child Advocacy Clinic.

Mrs. Nichols enjoys practicing solely in the area of family...
Lara Alexis Mason
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 18 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
A. Russell Smith
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Jacksonville, FL Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(904) 355-5633 519 N Newnan St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Family, Criminal and DUI
A. Russell Smith is engaged in a trial practice, with emphasis in the areas of criminal defense in the Florida and Federal Courts and complex family litigation. Mr. Smith graduated from the University of South Florida in 1976, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the Spessard Holland Law Center at the University of Florida in 1979. He began his legal career in the Office of the Public Defender for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, and has now been defending Floridians accused of crime and representing people in complex family law litigation for almost thirty-seven years. ...
Holli Dean Esq.
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(904) 685-1200 3733 University Blvd W
#212B
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Jacksonville, FL Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
Family, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
I have always believed in the principles of fairness and justice, and that is a big reason I decided to become a lawyer. I am the first lawyer in my family and, being the product of divorce at an early age, I gravitated towards family law in an attempt to help families resolve problems in the best interest of their children. My personal background gives me the unique insight to know what families go through during a divorce and even after a divorce is finalized.

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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.