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Helping You Get Through the Divorce Process

Divorce is a time of stress and uncertainty. At Pickett Law Firm, PLLC, our Jacksonville divorce lawyers are dedicated to providing you with sensitive and compassionate legal service when you need it most.

At our firm, we help people deal successfully with the emotional, financial, and practical problems that accompany the breakup of a marriage. We guide our clients through the divorce process by developing solutions that enable them to move forward in life in the most positive way possible.

We counsel and represent clients in all types of family law and divorce matters, including:

  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Contested Divorce
  • Child Custody and Time-Sharing Plans
  • Child Support
  • Equitable Distribution of Assets and Debts
  • Post-Divorce Modifications in Custody
  • Post-Divorce Modifications in Child Support
  • Domestic Violence

For more information about the Jacksonville divorce process and how we can help you, contact our family law firm for a free consultation.

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Achieving the Right Solution for You

In your case, we will take the time needed to fully understand your situation. We will learn about your family, and your concerns and anxieties. We will also learn about your hopes for the future and the direction you want your life to take in the coming years.

We will then explain your legal options, their likely outcomes, and what our firm can do to help you build a better life for yourself and your family. Based on your wishes, we will work to achieve your goals.

Negotiation, Mediation, and Litigation

In many cases, achieving your goals will mean developing an overall solution through negotiation with the attorney for your spouse. A negotiated settlement can provide many advantages — giving you greater control over the outcome, with less financial cost and emotional stress than a court fight.

Our firm can also counsel and represent you in mediation, which provides many of the same benefits as a negotiated solution. If the situation is such that litigation cannot be avoided, we will assertively represent you to protect your rights and achieve your goals. Your future may seem uncertain at this point.

With the help of Pickett Law Firm, you can make a successful transition to life after divorce.

Sometimes, what starts out as an uncontested divorce can turn into a serious dispute over children or how to divide the property. If you hire us to handle your uncontested divorce and a dispute arises, we can apply your retainer to resolving the contested matter through negotiation, mediation, or litigation.

Knowledgeable Jacksonville and Neptune Beach Military Divorce Attorney

At Pickett Law Firm, we understand the unique aspects of military divorce law in Florida. Civil actions are delayed for military personnel overseas.

Additionally, military pensions and benefits may affect your divorce settlement. Your Neptune Beach military divorce attorney will diligently protect your rights and interests throughout your divorce.

Free Consultation With a Lawyer

In addition to divorce, we can help you with adoption, paternity actions, and child relocations.

For a free consultation with Pickett Law Firm, call 904-356-7LAW (529) or contact our divorce firm online. We try to return all calls within 24 hours.

Military Divorce Lawyer in Jacksonville

A military divorce presents many of the same issues as a divorce involving civilians. But in key respects, it is quite different. For this reason, it is important to be represented by an attorney who understands the unique aspects of divorce in the military so that your rights can be protected to the fullest extent possible.

At Pickett Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we represent clients in military divorce matters, including military personnel at Jacksonville NAS, Mayport NAS and civilians married to military personnel. We will work to achieve a settlement that protects your rights and enables you to move forward after divorce in the most positive manner possible.

Contact us for a free consultation.

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We Understand the Unique Aspects of Military Divorce

The law delays civil actions (including divorce) against active-duty military personnel who are stationed overseas until they return to the US. If necessary, we can try to proceed with a military divorce by obtaining the cooperation of the service member's commanding officer.

Other laws apply to the division of pension rights and the provision of health care benefits to the spouse of a service member. Our founding attorney, Lee Pickett, understands these laws and will work to protect your rights regarding these critical elements of the settlement.

Military Divorces in Clay County

Even though NAS Jacksonville is in Duval County, many service members and their families live in nearby Clay County.

If you or your spouse is in the military, you need a lawyer who understands the complexities of military divorce in the county where you live and can help you through your family matter efficiently and effectively.

At Pickett Law Firm, we have extensive experience helping Clay County residents with a military divorce. Whether you are in Orange Park or Iraq, we can advise you on your rights and help you with every aspect of your military divorce, including:

  • Servicemember's Civil Relief Act — Under this act, a civil court cannot enter a final order without his or her consent while a service member is overseas on active duty. They also cannot force a service member to appear in court while he or she is on active duty.
  • Military Pensions and Benefits — Pensions and benefits may impact equitable distribution, alimony, or child support in your divorce. Benefits, such as housing benefits, home duty allotments, and fly allotments, are calculated as part of the service member's income for purposes of child support and alimony.
  • Child relocations — Military personnel move frequently. Florida law outlines specific rules regarding parental and child relocation.
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Focused on the Future

At our firm, we believe that divorce is about the future, not the past. We will work to put you in a position to make a successful transition to life after divorce. This includes a successful resolution of matters involving property division, alimony, child custody and support, and other matters.

Pickett Law Firm will work diligently and compassionately to protect your rights and achieve a settlement that enables you to build a better life for yourself and your family.

Free Consultation with an Attorney

For a free consultation with Pickett Law Firm, call 904-356-7LAW (529) or contact us online. We understand that your legal is important and we try and return all calls within 24 hours.