Winter Park, Florida Family Lawyers

Thomas B. Luka, Esq.
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Florida Family Law Attorney with 20 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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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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Richard M. Adams, Esq.
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Richard M. Adams, Esq., has been providing clients in Orlando and throughout Central Florida with outstanding legal guidance and representation for over 18 years. As managing partner of the Law Office of Adams &... 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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Jonathan  Jacobs
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Winter park, FL Family Law Lawyer with 1 year 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...
Richard Allan Heller
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Winter Park, FL Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(407) 501-4052 611 Wymore Road
Suite 219
Winter Park, FL 32789
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Miami
Attorney Richard A. Heller has been serving the residents of Central Florida since 1988. In that time, he has helped countless individuals to resolve complex legal matters related to bankruptcy, family law, estate planning and criminal defense, earning him and his firm an A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau. For this reason, if you are searching for high quality legal representation in Orlando, FL, you needn’t look any further than The Law Offices of Richard A. Heller, P.A.
Chad Frost
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Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(407) 670-5569 2153 Lee Road
Winter Park, FL 32789
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola University New Orleans
As a former prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office for Orange and Osceola counties, I now put my experience as a trial attorney to work for my clients.

I'm proud to represent clients against all types of criminal charges. I provide compassionate, personalized attention to every case, with the aggressive representation needed to protect your rights and freedoms.

My experience as a prosecutor includes both felony and misdemeanor trials in Orange and Osceola counties. No case is too big or too small. I have handled 1st degree attempted murder, DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident with death, robbery with...
AnnMarie Jenkinson
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Winter Park, FL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(321) 837-9547 222 W. Comstock Ave
Suite 112
Winter Park, FL 32789
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
AnnMarie Jenkinson is an attorney and sole owner of Jenkinson Legal PLLC. She graduated from Rollins College Cum Laude in 2005. AnnMarie began the journey to her legal career in 2006 when she commenced her legal education at Barry University – Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. During her education at Barry University, AnnMarie was President of the St. Thomas More Society. An organization whose purpose is to promote high ethical and moral standards in the legal profession. She also earned high honors in Healthcare Law and Trial Advocacy. In addition, AnnMarie also participated in a clinical internship at Barry...
Diane Baltzelle McWhirter
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Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(407) 622-5222 1270 Orange Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
University of Florida
This Florida native attended University of Florida Law School after graduating from Duke University. She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell peer review rating system. This is their highest rating. Avvo national ratings gave her an excellent rating. The office practice includes bankruptcy, landlord tenant, foreclosure, family law, estate planning including wills and trusts, and probate and guardianship matters.
Joseph Sternberg
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Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney
(305) 771-1563 7038 Stapoint Court
Winter Park, FL 32792
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of Miami School of Law
Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr.
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Winter Park, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(407) 645-3297 2020 Mizell Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32792
Family, Divorce, Education and Estate Planning
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Lacy Nava
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Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(407) 706-7447 941 W Morse Blvd Ste
Ste 100
Winter Park, FL 32789-3781
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Trusting your lawyer is so important and you must trust him/her in order to get the best results. Gaining my client’s trust from the first meeting and maintaining and improving that trust is my number one priority. I ask for trust through my actions. I clearly communicate with my clients, quickly respond to his/her questions, have up-front outlines to follow throughout the case, maintain transparency in billing matters and maintain the highest level of preparation and honesty in the courtroom. Every Florida lawyer knows the law, but a lawyer that is trustworthy, always prepared, commits to memory the specific...
J. Erwin Dunlop
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Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(407) 628-4300 2431 Aloma Avenue, Suite 150
Winter Park, FL 32792
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Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(407) 339-7220 1850 Lee Rd
Winter Park, FL 32789
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
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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Roy J. Smith IV
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Florida Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience

University of FloridaFlorida
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Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(407) 740-0046 1177 Louisiana Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
Family and Divorce
Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(407) 644-3991 1131 Symonds Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(407) 774-4949 1211 Orange Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(407) 677-4644 2431 Aloma Ave
Winter Park, FL 32792
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(407) 644-3991 1131 Symonds Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Winter Park, FL Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(407) 786-4529 140 N Orlando Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Real Estate
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Winter Park, FL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(407) 975-1441 111 N Orlando Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
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University of Baltimore School of Law
Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(407) 975-1424 111 N Orlando Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Winter Park, FL Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(407) 644-4040 2180 N Park Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
Family and Divorce
Winter Park, FL Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(407) 628-4300 2431 Aloma Avenue, Suite 150
Winter Park, FL 32792
Family and Divorce
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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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...
Adam Harold Sudbury
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Orlando, FL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(407) 395-4111 204 Park Lake St
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The George Washington University Law School
For the past twelve years Adam has represented hundreds of clients in court proceedings across the State of Florida. These include cases such as civil disputes, divorce, Fair Labor Standards Act, foreclosure defense, real estate litigation, warranty and lemon law claims, paternity, child support, child custody, enforcement proceedings, dependency matters, termination of parental rights, and appeals of final and interlocutory orders. Adam also has experience in transactional representation including nuptial agreement formation (pre-nuptial, post-nuptial, and written separation agreements), corporations, limited liability company, and partnership formations, as well as contract review and negotiation. Finally, Adam has extensive experience...
Andrew Thomas Windle
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(407) 514-2780 4767 New Broad Street
Orlando, FL 32814
Orlando, FL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore
Andrew T. Windle has committed his legal career exclusively to the practice of family law and appellate law. Having personally experienced the difficulties of his parents' divorce, Andrew set out to devote his life's work to helping families through this difficult time. Due to his firsthand experience with divorce, modification, remarriage, and relocation issues, he understands the emotional aspects of the process. He draws from his personal and professional experience to cultivate strategies and solutions that are suited to each individual client's needs and situation. Andrew has created Windle Family Law with the goal of ...
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.
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...
David Pilcher
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Orlando, FL Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(855) 473-1818 1000 Legion Place, Suite 1000
Gateway Center
Orlando, FL 32801
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Brigham Young University
David Pilcher is an attorney for the Central Florida law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A. He specializes in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration, Guardianships, 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...
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...
Mikaela Nix
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Orlando, FL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(407) 476-5131 4025 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law
Many fathers mistakenly believe they have few rights when it comes to matters involving their children after divorce or that the courts are hopelessly biased against men. At Nix Law, P.A., we are dedicated champions of men's rights. We will help you understand exactly what your rights are and how to assert them in a court of law. I am Mikaela Nix. I am a family law and fathers' rights attorney in Orlando, Florida. As a passionate adviser, advocate and legal ally, I am committed to making a positive difference in the lives of my clients and preserving their...
David Thurman Roberts
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Orlando, FL Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(407) 426-6999 823 Irma Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Florida
Orlando Family Law Attorney David Roberts handles a variety of Family Law cases. By restricting his practice solely to this dynamic area of law, he has developed a level of expertise that is conducive to achieving results. After graduating with honors from the University of Florida in May of 1992 with a degree in Finance (4.0 GPA), Mr. Roberts attended law school at the University of Florida’s College of Law. An avid student of business even before starting his own firm, Mr. Roberts utilizes his understanding of this area in complex divorce litigation. A long time resident of Florida...
Thomas B. Feiter
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Orlando, FL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(407) 574-7576 1018 E Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law
Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law, AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 10/10 Rating from Avvo.com. Former Prosecutor with more than 75 jury trials of experience. Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Family Law cases. Graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law with High Distinction in Trial Advocacy, Order of Barristers. Bachelor's Degree from the University of Miami School of Business.
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...
Thomas B. Luka, Esq.
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Orlando, FL Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(407) 872-0307 250 E Colonial Dr
#303
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Gonzaga University School of Law
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 an extensive background in litigation, and has been lead counsel on more than 150 criminal and civil trials. Mr. Luka has appeared as a legal analyst on local and national talk shows such as CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Nancy Grace, Geraldo Rivera, Jane Velez Mitchell and Court TV. Thomas Luka began his law career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade,...
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...
Lauren Roderick Brusca
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Orlando, FL Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(407) 501-6564 221 NE Ivanhoe Blvd., Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationFamily, Consumer and Divorce
Florida A&M University College of Law
Attorney Lauren Roderick Brusca is the founder of Brusca Law, a firm located in Orlando, and handles a variety of Family Law and Consumer Law cases with an emphasis on creative problem solving and preventative legal strategies. In pursuing her passion to help others, Ms. Brusca understands the struggles of families and consumers and takes pride in working diligently to obtain the best results.

Ms. Brusca is a native Floridian and is a long standing resident of Orlando. After attending the University of Central Florida and earning her bachelor’s degree, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution and...
Erin Morse
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Orlando, FL Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(407) 900-7451 1030 N. Orange Ave. Suite 102
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Erin E. Morse, Esquire is an exclusive Divorce and Family Law Attorney. She and her competent staff handle all Family Law issues including child custody, child support, divorce, military divorce, modifications, paternity, time-sharing & visitation. Her innate business acumen, natural talent of providing creative legal strategies, and prowess as a litigator, combine to offer unparalleled legal protection to her clients.

It was while working under the tutelage of a distinguished Winter Park Divorce attorney that Erin honed her skills and developed the passion for helping families through their most difficult of times. Her passion continues throughout her practice today in...
Christopher Hancock
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Orlando, FL Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(407) 894-0853 2014 E. Robinson St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Florida A&M University College of Law
Mr. Hancock is the Managing Partner at Hancock & Associates, P.A. He graduated from undergraduate school at the University of Central Florida in 2003, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology. He attended and graduated from Florida A&M College of Law, in Orlando, FL, and received his Juris Doctor in 2010. He has been a member of the Florida Bar and a practicing attorney since September, 2010. During law school, he was a summer associate at McCreary & Hancock, P.A., in Orlando, Florida, and later was a clerk for the Judge of Compensation Claims in Orlando, FL....
Michael Phillip DeVoe
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Orlando, FL Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(407) 284-1620 1060 Woodcock Road
Orlando, FL 32803
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida State University College of Law
Divorce, child custody, timesharing, visitation, paternity, child support, father's rights, and injunction attorney in Orlando. 20 years’ experience. Free consultation.
William J. Wieland
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Orlando, FL Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(855) 473-1818 1000 Legion Place, Suite 1000
Gateway Center
Orlando, FL 32801
Family, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
William "Bill" Wieland is an attorney for the Central Florida law firm of Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A. He operates out of the firm's Melbourne and Orlando locations. He graduated Pre-Med from Wake Forest University in 1973, and received his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1984. Mr. Wieland has over 30 years' experience and practices in a wide array of fields. He began his focus in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Insurance Defense, and Medical Malpractice. In 2004 he became a title insurance agent, expanding his practice areas...
Carlos Otero
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Orlando, FL Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(407) 900-7451 1030 N. Orange Ave.
Suite 102
Orlando, FL 32801
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Jeffrey Feulner
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Orlando, FL Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(407) 896-2677 938 Lake Baldwin Ln
Orlando, FL 32814
Family
Florida State University College of Law
Attorney Feulner graduated from Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Behavior and received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Florida State University College of Law. Attorney Feulner is the sole shareholder of the Men’s Divorce Law Firm, with an office in Orlando, Florida. Feulner has been practicing law for 20 years and holds an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell. Prior to his law school graduation, Attorney Feulner served as a judicial intern at the First District Court of Appeal for the Honorable Judge Stephan Mickle, now a federal court judge, and clerked for the Tallahassee...
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Winter Park Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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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.


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