Family Law

Considering Adoption in Jacksonville, FL?

Work with an Experienced Adoption Lawyer

Adoption is a frightening concept. Welcoming a new child into your home that might have come from a challenging background requires a significant amount of preparation. At Charles E. Willmott, P.A., I can help you prepare for this situation and assist you as you go through the experience. This is a complex family law matter that requires significant preparation and a level of readiness that can only be reached through the assistance of my team.


The transfer of a child from one set of parents to another is bound to have challenges because it is a legal exchange. At the conclusion of a successful adoption, the new parents have gained complete legal custody of the child. The child’s relationship with the biological parents typically ends at the final signing of the adoption.
The biological parents are not required to have physical contact with the child ever again. An open adoption can be conducted if communication is preferred. The biological parent or parents may retain the right to communicate with the child after the divorce has concluded.


Have you already filed for divorce, but are having second thoughts? You may be interested in reading our blog, “Can I Put My Divorce on Hold if I’ve Already Filed?”
Call (904) 849-5183 and Schedule a Consultation With Our Divorce Lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida

What Should I Consider Before Filing for Divorce in Florida?

Filing for divorce in FL is a significant, life-changing legal action. By considering some aspects, FL couples can have a more practical approach to divorce and come to a settlement without litigation.
One of the first things to evaluate is the current state of your finances, both assets and liabilities.
By knowing exactly where the individual and joint finances stand, you will be able to get a better understanding on the costs involved in maintaining separate households.
By knowing exactly where the individual and joint finances stand, you will be able to get a better understanding on the costs involved in maintaining separate households.
Many other factors will have to be discussed including the timing of filing bankruptcy and divorce (where applicable). Alimony will be decided based on the standard of living of the couple during marriage, the length of their marriage and the health conditions of each member. Child custody and child support are also two important topics that will have to be discussed.
If the divorcing couple cannot come to a mutual agreement on these two factors, the court will take into consideration other factors and take the decision making into his or her own hands.

What If My Spouse Doesn't Respond to the Divorce Petition?

In cases where the other spouse cannot be located, or he or she fails to respond, there are actions which can be taken that will allow the Judge to move forward to conduct a hearing on the case without the other spouse’s presence or direct consent:

Contact Charles E. Willmott, P.A.

My office can help you through the dissolution of marriage process. At Charles E. Willmott, P.A., I know the documents you will need and can help you determine your household budget. I am prepared to discuss how a divorce will alter other factors, such as your taxes and marital debts. These are important factors that must be closely examined.
If you require assistance during this time, my firm can help safeguard your rights. Call (904) 849-5183 today to schedule your free consultation. We offer remote video & Zoom conferences as well.

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