Pensacola Family Law Attorney

Escambia County Divorce Attorney

Family law issues can be emotional and complex. When considering divorce, you will more than likely have questions and concerns as to whether or not you and your family will come out of the process financially secure, or if you will be able to obtain an adequate amount of parenting time with your children. These unknowns can be intimidating, but with the professional legal representation of an experienced attorney, you do not have to go at them alone.

I am Joel M. Cohen, and I have been practicing law for more than 40 years. I will work to provide you with the services you need to effectively protect your rights and interests. From my office in Pensacola, Florida, I represent family law clients throughout the State of Florida. Please contact me to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Protecting the Rights of You and Your Family

Whether you are thinking about filing for divorce, or are just unsure of your rights are as a parent, there are several issues to consider:

  • Child support: A child support order is calculated according to court-mandated guidelines.
  • Child custody (time sharing, parenting plans): The State of Florida requires that divorcing parents create a parenting plan, which will outline a time-sharing agreement. Decisions are based upon what is in the best interest of the child.
  • Relocation: Parents may not relocate their child more than 50 miles from where he or she lived prior to divorce without consent from the other parent or from the court.
  • Alimony (spousal maintenance): Alimony can be awarded to either spouse. Factors such as the length of the marriage, a spouse's need and the other spouse's ability to pay are considered.
  • Modifications: Modifications to existing child support, child custody and alimony agreements can be made based upon a substantial change of circumstances for either party.
  • Mediation: Many times parties are unable to agree on one or more issues, We have had great success with family law mediation.
  • Attorneys Fees: The judge has the authority to require the attorney's fees of one party to be paid by the other.
  • Appeals: Just like any other legal decision, sometimes a review by a higher court is necessary.

As your lawyer, it is my job to obtain the best resolution to your case. When you come into my office, I will discuss each of these issues with you, and explain how they relate to your unique circumstances. I will do my best to help you resolve your family law issues in a manner that is both efficient and effective.

I am a Pensacola family law attorney. Please contact me at 850-583-2339, or send me an e-mail to discuss your case.