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Family Law Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

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Family law matters are extremely sensitive, and many cases are emotionally overwhelming because they can affect you and your loved ones. Since there is a lot at stake, you need to hire an experienced and skilled family lawyer to guide you through the complexities of the legal process from start to finish, while protecting your rights and best interests inside and outside the courtroom.

Whether you are interested in filing for divorce or you are dealing with a hotly contested dispute in family court, let The Law Offices of Kate Mesic, P.A. help you obtain the most positive result in your case. With more than 12 years of experience, our Jacksonville family law attorney can listen to your story, review all your legal options, and determine that best course of action to get the outcome and justice you deserve.

Our firm handles the following type of family matters in Jacksonville and within the surrounding area:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Property Division
  • Alimony or Spousal Support
  • Paternity

Schedule your consultation by calling (904) 615-8950 today.

Florida Divorce Laws

In Florida, you can end a marriage by either filing for a divorce or an annulment. Since Florida is a “no-fault” state, either spouse may only claim that a marriage is “irretrievably broken” without having to prove any grounds to validate the divorce.

According to the state’s residency requirement, either you or your spouse must have lived in Florida for at least six months before filing a divorce petition. The petition needs to be filed in your county’s circuit court.

There are two main types of divorce: contested and uncontested divorce. A contested divorce means that both spouses do not agree one more or more divorce issues (i.e. child custody, child support, property division, spousal support, etc.), while an uncontested divorce means both spouses agree on all issues of divorce.

A couple going through a contested divorce may resolve their issues through mediation, which allows a third-party to help both parties mutually resolve their issues in order to come to a final agreement. However, if both spouses fail to find a compromise, then their case will go to court litigation, where a judge will ultimately determine the final agreement.

On the other hand, an uncontested divorce may not involve the court until the end, when the final agreement is filed. Thus, uncontested divorces are much cheaper and quicker compared to contested divorces.

Ready to Help You Start a New Chapter in Life Today!

No matter what type of divorce or family dispute you are going through, our Jacksonville family lawyer understands what it takes to help you get the fresh start you need. Do not hesitate to obtain compassionate and personalized legal representation from our experienced firm.

Contact us today to discuss your case with Attorney Kate Mesic.

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