Family Law/Family Mediation

John Edgar Sherrard has been board certified in Family Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education since 1985, the first year said certification was offered. Our firm’s Family Law services include all aspects of Dissolution of Marriage, including parenting issues, child support, alimony, property distribution, name change and marital settlement or mediation agreements. We also draft or review premarital agreements and provide representation in all post-divorce enforcement or modification proceedings. Choosing the right attorney to represent you in family law matters will have long-term effects upon you, your family and your future. Therefore, you should choose an attorney with the knowledge, skills, experience and the respect of the legal and judicial community in order to successfully resolve your case. Mr. Sherrard has years of specialized education and experience in negotiations and in trial, as well as a reputation as a highly skilled family law practitioner.

Family Mediation is one of the most important tools to resolving divorce and family issues without the stress and expense of time-consuming litigation. Mediation allows the parties to be the ‘masters of their fate’ without leaving important decisions to be determined by a judge who cannot possibly know all of the special needs and issues of each particular family. Mediation is successful in over 90 percent of all contested family cases, enables the parties to reach a mutual resolution and allows parties to foster a continuing amiable relationship where necessary for the future needs of their children. Mr. Sherrard’s extensive experience in family law gives him unique skills in bringing parties to a mutual resolution of their family issues.

Family Law Services

  • Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage
  • Mediation Services
  • Parenting Issues and Time Schedules
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Pre-Marital Agreements
  • Modification and Enforcement of Alimony, Child Support and Parenting Arrangements
  • Paternity
  • Name Changes
  • Appeals of Family Law Decisions

This is only a partial list of legal services available. For more information please contact Mr. Sherrard’s office by phone.