A Firm Dedicated To The Exclusive Practice Of Marital And Family Law
We provide personalized attention to divorcing or separating couples seeking legal counsel and representation. Our lawyers, Heather L. Gurley and Suzane “Suzy” L. Woollums, are highly skilled family law attorneys offering a full spectrum of legal advocacy for divorce, collaborative law, mediation, child-related matters such as timesharing agreements, support and modifying or enforcing court orders and domestic violence orders. Heather is a certified mediator through the Florida Supreme Court. Suzy has extensive knowledge in collaborative divorce. Both Heather and Suzy are experienced guardian ad litems.
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The Challenges Of Resolving Family Related Disputes Can Be Overwhelming
It is profoundly stressful when you are contending with a divorce or trying to create a timesharing or custody agreement for your children on your own. Disputes involving your family are distinctly personal and often clouded by emotional turmoil. The guidance of a knowledgeable attorney can make a significant difference in the time it takes to navigate toward successful resolutions of your disputes. At Gurley Law, P.A., our attorneys are well-versed in the countless types of conflicts that place obstacles in your journey to your family’s next chapter. We can help you reduce unnecessary stress as you navigate through dissolution of your marriage, spousal support or alimony, division of marital assets, post-judgement modifications, enforcement/contempt, paternity, timesharing or custody, child support and domestic violence injunctions. We will listen carefully to your circumstances and help you understand your legal options. Our aim is to help you build a strategy using negotiation, collaboration and mediation before heading into court. We will be at your side every step of the way.
Our Lawyers Are Especially Attuned To Child-Related Advocacy
Divorcing or separating parents frequently struggle with keeping the best interests of their children at the forefront of their decisions. When parents can create their own timesharing or custody arrangement, everybody wins, especially your children. Heated disagreements between parents can keep the process from moving forward. If you cannot agree, the court will make the decisions based on the best interests of your children following a custody hearing. There are several factors the courts look at to determine a timesharing arrangement. First and foremost are the health and safety of your child. Because the Florida Supreme Court leans toward the ideal of resolving family disputes as efficiently and effectively as possible, the court frequently orders mediation for parents before proceeding. There are many benefits to mediation, one of the most important being that you will – with the help of a neutral party – have the opportunity to create your own agreement, rather than leave it to a family court judge. Mediation is private, and less emotionally and financially disruptive than a protracted court battle.
Let our attorneys’ experience and dedication help you effectively and efficiently resolve your child-related disputes in the best interests of your children. As a certified mediator by the Florida Supreme Court, attorney Heather L. Gurley offers compassionate guidance. She is also a guardian ad litem, as is attorney Suzy Woollums.