Divorce Attorney Nassau County Florida

Divorce in Jacksonville, FL

Dissolutions of Marriage in Duval, Clay & St. Johns Counties, Florida

Fletcher & Phillips assists clients who are divorcing in northern Florida, including Duval, St. Johns, Clay, and Nassau Counties:

The law firm practices a philosophy of calm, cost-effective conflict resolution in place of expensive, drawn-out, acrimonious litigation.

Attorney Lyman T. Fletcher was Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar for 30 years from June 1986 through May 2016. He is a Fellow Emeritus with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Master Emeritus of the Florida Family Law Inns of Court. He was a Certified Family Law Mediator from 1989 to 2015 and a Florida Super Lawyer from 2007, and 2009 through 2014.

We can guide you capably and compassionately and through your divorce.


If children are involved in the divorce, the decision-making process includes child custody, visitation and support issues. If there is a jointly-owned business, decisions must be made regarding its division, whether to continue to maintain it, and other issues.


Every case is different and the Court looks at each individually. Alimony may be awarded as a lump sum, paid monthly, on a temporary basis, or not at all. If alimony becomes overly burdensome or impossible to pay, we can help with modifications, too.

Child support, custody & visitation

Florida family courts consider the best interest of the child as the standard for all orders about child custody and visitation. The court calculates child support based on multiple factors that include the combined income of the parents, and willingness of each parent to serve children’s best interest, including readily facilitating visitations with a non-custodial parent.

For the most part, spouses can expect that a cooperative attitude putting the child’s interest first will lend the court a degree of faith in that parent’s intent.

We are often able to work out many—if not all—child custody and visitation agreements before or in mediation without going to Trial. If your present arrangement no longer works, we can assist with modification.

Property Division

Florida property division works on the basis of marital and non-marital assets. This can be confusing to some clients, but, essentially, it’s a way of determining who keeps what based on as close to the true ownership of an asset as possible. It also means the property isn’t divided equally.

Fletcher & Phillips has experience with high-asset divorces and middle-class transitions and can help you determine how we want to classify a piece of property for the courts.

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