If you are considering a dissolution of your marriage, you are not alone. According to the 2015 Florida Vital Statistics Annual Report, 166,921 marriages were performed in the state of Florida. This report also documented 80,204 marriages that were dissolved. The group of married couples with the highest number of marriages dissolved, were married for a period between 5 - 9 years, accounting for 20,963 couples. Additionally, Northeast Florida, including Duval, Nassau, St Johns and Clay Counties accounted for 11,101 marriages and 6,064 divorces in 2015. Throughout the state of Florida, the volume of marriages increased 11% from 2014 to 2015. Duval County experienced a 7% increase over the same time period.
On January 6th 2015, the Federal Court ruled that Florida’s ban on same sex marriages was unconstitutional. Since then, 1000’s of same sex couples have entered into matrimony. However, same sex marriage and divorce numbers cannot be calculated because County Clerk of Courts are not required to identify the gender of each person entering into a marriage or divorce. Same sex marriages now enjoy the same rights, privileges, and legal obligations as traditional marriages. Wood, Atter and Wolf are experienced Jacksonville family law attorneys
, providing legal services to both the straight and LGBT community.Innovative Solutions
If you have reached this page of our website, you are considering one of the most difficult decisions in your life. Support, understanding, compassion, and counsel are what we provide here at Wood, Atter and Wolf. Michael Atter, David Wolf, Jennifer Eringer, and Julia Hodges have tremendous experience helping traditional families and same sex marriages navigate the dissolution of a marriage. We believe in taking a more sophisticated legal approach to resolving complex marital issues between the parties. Divorce is something that is both time consuming and costly. We work to manage the conflict that is often the by-product of divorce proceedings, rather than create it. We understand that divorce and/or separation often make things seem out of control. Financial issues, living situations, and issues involving children can be challenging. Getting through the deconstruction of a marriage is a process that can be emotionally difficult. Having an attorney on your side and at your side throughout a divorce can make the process a little easier to handle. The attorneys at Wood, Atter and Wolf are committed to providing a more skilled negotiation on behalf of our clients, achieving a positive and cost effective resolution. Having a satisfied client at the end of the process is our goal, and mutual understanding is our collective desire.Going Through A Divorce?
At Wood, Atter and Wolf, we are committed to solving the most important problems created by divorce. We understand our clients’ goals and provide options to resolve disputes that are tailored to their individual needs. The proven and successful methods we employ create a working environment that allows both parties to respectfully and amicably resolve their disputes and differences. We are skilled in all areas of family law, including contested and un-contested divorce, child support
, modification, alimony, complex division of property, spousal abuse, and domestic violence.
Issues that may arise in your divorce:
The attorneys at Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. have a strong commitment to communicate with our clients and educate them throughout the process.
Divorce Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Premarital or Prenuptial Agreement in Florida? (9/27/11)
What Are The Residency Requirements to File for Divorce in Florida? (9/16/11)
What Does "No Fault" Divorce Mean? (10/23/11)
Is Marriage Counseling or Family Counseling Necessary Before Filing for a Florida Divorce? (6/21/12)
What is a Marital Asset in Florida? (8/23/10)
Can I Take Out Money from Our Bank Accounts Before the Divorce is Final? (6/18/12)
In a Florida Divorce, How Do I Divide or Split My Property? (12/16/11)
In a Florida Divorce, Do I Have To Return My Engagement Ring? (3/9/11)
How is Retirement Divided in a Florida Divorce? (5/24/12)
Can I Move Out of Town With My Child After My Divorce? (8/29/11)
Can I Qualify for My Ex-Spouse's Social Security Benefits? (5/31/11)
Can My Divorce Ever be Modified or Changed? (5/5/10)
For over 50 years, Wood, Atter and Wolf, P.A. have had a strong commitment to communicate with our clients and educate them throughout the legal process. That means we are accessible and ready to support you legally and emotionally. We represent clients throughout North Florida, including Jacksonville, Duval, Clay, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns. Our attorneys have completed many divorces, including those involving alimony, business valuations and divisions, marital home division, military divorces, family issues, and much more. Please give us a call at 904-355-8888 to schedule an initial consultation.