Jacksonville Divorce Attorney
The breakup of a marriage is an extremely challenging time. It can be difficult to navigate the waters of a changing relationship, co-parenting children and trying to manage the distribution of property on your own.
In the Jacksonville, Duval County, FL and St. Johns County, FL areas, Fletcher & Phillips has been providing specialized marital & family law services since 1985. Our divorce lawyers understand the stress of this difficult time and work closely with clients to assist in crafting the best possible settlement.
We focus our practice in family law. This allows you to work with a family law attorney with years of experience in assisting people through this often emotional time.
When you meet with any of our divorce attorneys in Jacksonville, we will answer your questions and provide information about the divorce process. Often people have misunderstandings about divorce that add to the stress and uncertainty of the process. Your lawyer will ensure you are informed about your case at each step along the way.
We can provide information on alimony, modification of custody post-divorce or for support for child custody and co-parenting options. We also provide estate planning services which may also be required when a divorce occurs.
Litigation and Settlement Opportunities
While each family law attorney in the firm has litigation experience and is prepared to proceed through the court with your divorce, we also understand that arriving at a mutually agreeable settlement offers a low-conflict settlement option.
We can provide mediation services for our clients to allow couples to negotiate their divorce with the assistance of a third-party neutral, the mediator. This is also a service that can be used for custody modifications and co-parenting plan development at any time after the divorce is finalized.
For more information on the marital & family law services offered at Fletcher & Phillips, give us a call today at 904-353-7733.
With over 50 years of experience working as divorce attorneys in Florida, we can help you through the legal proceedings of divorce. Our team understands that initiating divorce proceedings is emotionally and financially difficult. This is why we go out of our way to make the process straightforward and transparent, so you know what to expect every step of the way.
With all our clients our priority is to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible and that our clients always understand what actions we are taking and why.
We understand that legal proceedings can be overwhelming and confusing and as such we strive to ensure that we explain each phase clearly so that you are never in the dark.
As leading Florida divorce attorneys, we will prepare the relevant documentation for the divorce. We will always seek to settle contested divorce cases through mediation, although our qualified attorneys will go to trial if it is necessary. We are also available to assist with judgment modifications after the divorce is settled. This includes alimony adjustments as well as child custody and support changes.
If you are considering a divorce in Florida, you or your spouse will need to be living in the state. Divorce in Florida officially begins when you or your spouse files a "Petition for Dissolution of Marriage” with the court. The other spouse will be served with the paperwork and given time to respond. The divorce can be finalized without a trial if both parties can agree on the division of property, debt and child-related responsibilities (known as an uncontested divorce). If an agreement is not reached, the court will assign a time and date for the hearing.
The key areas that need to be looked at in a divorce include: