Divorce And Family Law

Family law disputes have a bad reputation. Certainly, divorce, child custody and related issues can stir painful emotions. But disputes in family law do not have to turn into ugly fights, or leave bitter feelings and resentment in their wake.

At the Pensacola, Florida, law office of Christine Sue Cook, LLC, we help men and women resolve their family law issues in a way that is professional, respectful and forward-looking. We help with issues such as:

  • Divorce
  • Contested divorce
  • Military divorce
  • Collaborative law
  • Mediation
  • Property division
  • High-asset property division
  • Child custody/time-sharing
  • Child support
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Divorce and estate planning
  • Adoption
  • Termination of parental rights

Litigation And Collaboration

Christine has been trained in collaborative law, a system designed to resolve family law issues without the high-conflict atmosphere of traditional litigation. Using mediation and other techniques, she helps people reach better results while maintaining a positive, cooperative approach to solving problems.

Collaborative law is not the right approach for every client or every issue, but when it works it helps people reach better results for themselves, their finances and their children.

That said, we are highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable about a wide range of techniques and approaches. To help them get the best results, we can help our clients in mediation, negotiation or arguing in court.

Child Custody And Child Support

Florida law uses the term "time-sharing" for child custody because the goal is to give children the benefit of spending time with each parent. However, the split is rarely exactly 50-50. Parents must negotiate how they will divide their responsibilities in a way that meets the best interest of the child.

Child support is related to custody, but is handled very differently. The amount of child support is typically based on the paying parent's income, and the obligation cannot be negotiated away.

We help parents with many issues in time-sharing and child support, including negotiating agreements, modifying orders and more.

Get Started

If you need an experienced lawyer for help with divorce, child custody or other issues in family law or estate planning, call our office today at 850-972-1738. You can also contact us by email.