Family Law

Family Law Attorneys Jacksonville FL

As marital and family law attorneys, Michael Atter, David Wolf, Jennifer Eringer and Julia Hodges provide legal assistance in a broad range of family law issues. From traditional and same sex divorce matters that include division of property to complex family matters like child support and custody (time-sharing), modification of benefits and relocation rights, it is important to hire an attorney that is both experienced and knowledgeable of Florida family law to protect your interests. 

Wood, Atter & Wolf has been serving clients in Jacksonville and North Florida with compassionate and caring family law counsel for more than 50 years. We believe that an informed client is a well-served client, and we are vigilant about maintaining communication with you throughout your Florida family law matter. We work with you to ensure you understand all your legal options and how Florida family law applies to your specific case, so we can advocate for your rights and serve the best interests of the client as well as any children involved in the family law matter. Any decisions you make today may affect you and your family members for years to come, and these decisions start with finding the right attorney to represent your interests, bot short term and long term.

We understand that family relationships are complex, and that dealing with a family law matter is often one of the most emotional and stressful event our clients will ever face in their lives. Michael, David, Jennifer and Julia strive to ease that burden by fighting for your rights and wishes, at your side every step of the way. Family law cases involve alimony, marital property division, mortgage and rent payments, health insurance, day care, and many other issues. Most importantly, they often involve issues concerning your children, ranging from child support to where they will live and go to school.  An experienced Jacksonville family law attorney can help guide you through these issues because we recognize that how they are resolved will have an impact on the client and family for years to come. That is why it is so vital that the client makes informed, reasonable and wise decisions during their Florida family law case. When so much is at stake and so many lives can be affected by the decisions made by you and the court, choose a family law firm with a proven record and satisfied clients, long after the rulings have been made and the court has issued its decree. Wood, Atter and Wolf is there for you now and in the future, should you need us.

Mediation LawyersFlorida, is a no-fault state, meaning under-Florida law, divorce is granted without grounds for “cause” or finding “fault”, as long as the marriage is “irretrievably broken". Consequently, most uncontested divorce settlements are fairly easy to acquire and are less expensive than contested divorce settlements. In all contested divorces, prior to a judge hearing the case, mediation, a form of dispute resolution, is required by Florida divorce law. Mediation is often the best chance for the parties  to have a direct say in how their case is resolved. A Certified Mediator facilitates the discussion between the two parties and their attorneys, to resolve issues and find common ground. In the event the parties cannot resolve all of their issues, the cases are then sent to the court, where a judge will decide the ultimate outcome. There are actually two different ways to mediate a divorce case: publicly, through the county, or privately. One major consideration is that during mediation, the parties can help craft a resolution that may be more creative and more tailored to their unique needs than a judge could after a contested trial or hearing. Michael, David, Jennifer and Julia have extensive mediation experience in both public and private mediation hearings, advising clients in negotiation, to ensure that their client’s interests and desires are championed and protected. We find, when so much is at stake, that a successful mediation is a cost effective and successful way to help the parties resolve disputes, find common ground moving forward, and settle upon those terms that matter most to each individual party.Divorce and Family Law Attorneys Serving All of Northeast Florida

Florida family law matters that we cover include but are not limited to the following:

Why Choose Wood, Atter and Wolf?If you are considering a divorce, contested or un-contested, child support, child custody, modification, paternity, adoption, military divorce or any family law issue, you need the advice and counsel of an experienced family lawyer, well versed in Florida family law and the issues that arise, before, during and after a settlement has been reached. Wood, Atter and Wolf are family law attorneys always on your side and at your side throughout the entire process. Contact our Jacksonville Family Law Firm online or call us at (904) 355-8888 to set a consultation to discuss your case and any questions that you may have. Resolving legal disputes is who we are, creating satisfied clients is what we do.
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CLIENT REVIEWS
David Wolf is an excellent attorney. He is my FIRST call when a problem arises. He has represented me on a few matters and guided me on others. He is responsive, professional, and compassionate. If you want a down to earth attorney who will fight for your rights, David Wolf would be a good choice for you.
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I am writing to recommend David as counsel. Our grand daughter was injured in a family daycare and during a very difficult time David provided sound advice even when we were unsure of where to turn. David is sincere in desire to help others, is thorough in his explanation of complicated issues and is personable besides. Thanks for reaching out to us, David. We will forever be appreciative. - Mary
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I called Mr. Wolf to consult him about a settlement that was being offered to me due to an auto accident. He took the time to answer all my questions in a kind and honest way, so I decided to let him handle the case. I am very happy I did. He is very nice and professional, and promptly answers emails and calls. I highly recommend Mr. Wolf. - K.H.
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David is well recognized in the Jacksonville community as tireless advocate for his clients. I would recommend David and his firm for those who have been injured or harmed by the carless of negligence of others. - Ben Whitman
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David Wolf was able to resolve my situation quickly and efficiently. He is a professional attorney who is not only extremely knowledgeable but also kind and considerate. He took the time to assure me of the results and put my mind at ease. I would recommend him highly and would only retain him for other legal services. - Elyse
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