Skilled Family Law Attorneys in Jacksonville, Florida
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We understand that divorce and family law conflicts create some of the most difficult times for those involved. We take pride in guiding our clients through these times with compassionate, competent, and experienced legal representation.
Frequently asked questions about
FAMILY LAW and how Reep Law can help!
During a major life change like divorce, it’s always a good idea to consult with a lawyer who can familiarize you with your rights, assist you with next steps, and ensure that you are legally protected throughout the process.
To file for a divorce in Florida, one of the two parties must be a Florida resident for at least six months. The exception to this law is for military members who are Florida residents but are currently stationed out-of-state. The divorce must also be filed within the county that the filing party resides.
Because Florida is a no-fault state, the only reasoning you must provide to file for divorce is that your relationship is over and cannot be repaired (which the Court calls “irreconcilable differences”). Additionally, if one spouse is mentally incapacitated for three or more years, the couple is then eligible for divorce.
Spouses have the option to divide their assets and debts however they see fit in what’s called a “marital settle agreement.” This contract can divide property, debts, and also settle additional issues within the marriage; however, this contract requires the consent of both parties.
Although many divorces are initiated with emotional challenges, the majority are typically settled without the need for a judge to decide on assets. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, then the court steps in to determine the outcome through a process called equitable distribution.
If both parents are unable to agree on custody of their child/children, the courts establish a Parenting Plan based on the best interests of the child/children. This decision is based on a multitude of factors, which is why it is advantageous to go through this process with adequate legal counsel.
Child support is determined on a case-by-case basis and is based on several factors that are best handled with legal assistance, who will advocate for your rights and ensure the calculations are done fairly and accurately.
A family law attorney accepts cases involving divorce, paternity and child support issues, spousal support, alimony, child custody, domestic violence, juvenile law, and adoption cases. All attorneys who have passed the Florida bar exam are licensed to accept family law cases; however, not all attorneys have the same level of experience and training in handling family law cases.
At The Law Offices of Randy Reep, we have a skilled litigation team who is well-versed in all areas of Florida family law and can assist you with the complicated processes it entails.
A Florida law attorney can only represent one party. In divorce and/or family court cases, it’s necessary for each party to obtain their own individual legal counsel
If you find yourself being served with a legal case, it’s important to immediately seek legal counsel, as you only have a specified amount of time to respond to that petition. Our experienced and skilled team of legal experts have the knowledge and experience to guide you during an exceptionally complicated time. We fight to make sure your rights are protected at all times.
WE’RE HERE TO PROTECT AND SERVE YOU & YOUR FAMILY
As one of the leading firms in Florida, the Law Offices of Randy Reep brings together the best of experience and knowledge to serve our clients in a way that you won’t find anywhere else. The Law Offices of Randy Reep provide world-class representation with some of the most aggressive attorney’s in Florida
Randy brings more to your case than the average attorney. As an Air Force Veteran and Lieutenant Colonel and F15 Pilot for Florida Air Guar, he lives his life by the core values of “Integrity first, service before self, excellence in all we do.”
John Holzbaur grew up in Jacksonville and enlisted in the US Navy immediately after graduation from Wolfson High School. John served for over twenty-three years as a Naval Helicopter Aircrewman and Helicopter Rescue Swimmer and as a commisioned Naval Fight Officer.
Personal Injury Director
Camila was born and raised in Brazil, where she received a law degree and worked in the education field. In 2015, she moved with her family to USA, consolidating her passion for helping people navigate the complex legal system as well as assist the Latino community to ensure their vital access to the law.
Chief Litigation Case Manager, Paralegal
Bonnie was born and raised in New Jersey, then moved to Florida with her family in 1995. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of North Florida in 2003 and her Associates in Paralegal Studies from Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2014.
Hugo began his legal profession litigating medical malpractice and commercial cases that ultimately resulted in millions of dollars recovered. When he expanded his practice to Criminal and Family law, Hugo took advantage of the litigation skills he had developed in the complex world of medical malpractice and commercial litigation. He has since successfully defended over a hundred cases in traffic and criminal offenses throughout the State of Florida.