A Family Law Attorney Should Know The Jurisdiction

On Behalf of | Oct 20, 2022 | Family Law

An effective family law attorney should know Florida law, the unique characteristics of the courts where they practice, local government agents and the issues that families face during divorce. Knowing the law and the local legal terrain is an asset.

Understanding divorce issues

Jennifer H. Milne is the founder and owner of South Florida Legal Rescue. Her legal dispute over regaining timesharing with her stepson underlies her legal approach and her ability to comprehend the stress and issues her clients face.

Her approach is to help clients who may not have access to attorneys in family law disputes who are seeking legal representation in Delray Beach. She is approachable to her clients.

Delray Beach

All courts in Florida follow state law on divorce and other family law matters. But every jurisdiction has its own customs and procedures. Each court and social service agency is staffed by individuals with their own personalities and practices. In more serious cases, such as domestic violence, it is important for an attorney to be familiar with local law enforcement.

The needs of divorced or separated spouses often depend on the communities where they live and their local economies. Local school districts may play an important role in child custody and modification issues.

Knowledge of local court, agencies and individuals helps parties focus efforts on achievable results. Options are more focused, and this knowledge and experience may decrease costs and expedite the resolution of family law disputes. Experience with local attorneys can help lead to the resolution of cases or indicate the need to prepare for litigation.

Ms. Milne’s legal approach includes her experience and knowledge of Delray Beach and Palm Beach County’s judiciary, court and agency personnel and practices. She worked with the Palm Beach County Guardian Ad Litem program and served as a domestic violence volunteer.

Practice areas

Ms. Milne’s family law practice in Delray Beach eliminates the need to travel to Boca Raton or West Palm Beach for effective legal representation. Her areas of practice include:

  • Divorce.
  • Marital settlement agreements.
  • Alimony.
  • Property division.
  • Child custody and visitation.
  • Child time sharing.
  • Parental alienation.
  • Parents’ rights and responsibilities.
  • Enforcement of child support order.
  • Domestic violence and neglect.

Information about South Florida Legal Rescue and its ability to address your family law issues is available on its webpage.