Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer
You should consider speaking with A. James Mullaney if you are having a family law dispute in the Jacksonville area. A Jacksonville divorce lawyer handles issues including divorce, child support, relocation, time sharing (visitation) and alimony.
Filing Fees - $409 Duval County - slightly more or less in other counties
Service of Process - $30
Updated: November 23, 2014
Recent events will be posted as curcumstances warrant
Updated: September 25, 2011
An uncontested divorce is available if you and your spouse agree on all the issues raised in your case. An uncontested divorce has the advantage of lower cost and quicker resolution. Watch the video below for more information.
Every Family Law case in Florida must have a mediation before the judge will decide your case. A mediation prior to the start of your case gives you the chance to make an agreement without the expense of hiring a Jacksonville divorce attorney. Watch the video to learn more about mediation.
Please use the menu at the top of the page to review information on the various Practice Areas if you are going through a divorce in North Florida.
Why do I need a Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer?
You will have a much easier time as your issues are resolved and you will tend to get more positive results by hiring a Jacksonville Family Law Attorney. Unlike some other firms in the area, when you hire me as your Jacksonville divorce lawyer, you get me as your attorney. You will not be given an associate with far less experience as a family law lawyer.
Divorce. Uncontested divorce. Paternity. Adoption. These are the types of cases that make up the broad category of Family Law. The issues raised in Florida Family Law cases include: property division, debt division, child support, time sharing (formerly called visitation), child relocation, and alimony. I also represent clients in the modification of prior court orders, including those entered in other states. For more information on the issues in your case, please see the links under Practice Areas. If you have additional questions about these or other topics, please call the office.
Florida Family Law Attorney
There is no doubt that your family law dispute can cause a great deal of stress in your life. Very often, clients face a complete change to their lifestyle. I have exclusively practiced as a Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer for over 14 years. As a result, I am aware of the emotional toll that these cases can take on clients and their children. With that in mind, my goal is to help clients complete a smooth transition to the next stage of their lives.
In many cases, the most stress comes from the duration of the case. If possible, I look for ways to resolve cases. Costly litigation is the last option. Always. Experience has shown me that quicker settlements make for happier clients. Of course, if a settlement is not possible, I am prepared to take your case to court.
Jacksonville Divorce Mediation
In addition to being a Jacksonville Family Law Attorney, I am also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Court Mediator. As an attorney and trained mediator, I can help the parties resolve their Florida Family Law dispute without resorting to litigation. The important word there is "help." A mediator does not decide your case. A mediator is not allowed to give legal advice. Instead, a mediator helps both sides reach an agreement. There may be solutions to your dispute that you have not considered.
No matter the issues in your case, a mediation may be helpful. A successful mediation allows you to resolve your case at lower expense to both parties. Your case does not need to be expensive. Your case does not need to take over a year. Based on my experience the majority of cases that go to trial (and therefore have a high cost) involve a child custody dispute or a dispute about whether an asset is marital property or not. Many cases with these issue can still be settled. For more information, view the short video on the right. Please call the office with other questions.
Once an agreement is reached, a court order can usually be obtained quickly. A final order takes about one month for an uncontested divorce. Only a few days are needed to obtain an order in a paternity case. Uncontested divorce and uncontested paternity cases also have the benefit of greatly reduced legal fees.
Please call the office and let me explain how I can help. The Law Office of A. James Mullaney is conveniently located east of the San Marco neighborhood. Free and convenient parking is available at the office.
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