Divorce, for many, is the most personal, and also the most significant legal matter they will ever encounter, which is why it is so important that anyone going through the divorce process speaks with an experienced Pensacola family law attorney at once. Our firm understands that divorce is a financial and often emotional matter, adding several layers of complexity to an already complex issue. This is why our firm pledges to treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve, all while working to effectively guide you to a positive outcome. Contact The Law Office of James M. Burns today to learn more about the divorce process and how we can assist you, every step of the way.
Pensacola Family Law Attorney | Resolving Critical Family Law Issues
When a legal problem affects your family, emotion can cloud your decision-making. For example, you may need to fight through a divorce to protect relationships with children or your future finances. This isn’t easy, especially if you decide to go it alone. Our competent Pensacola family law attorney has dedicated years of his career to providing his clients with the candid, straightforward, and practical legal advice they need to make smart decisions and protect their futures. Don’t put the outcome of your divorce to chance; speak with an attorney who can help you.
Our Legal Services
Attorney James M. Burns is known for his skillful and efficient handling of divorce and other family law disputes throughout the Pensacola-area community. He has built a widespread reputation for helping divorcing clients get the results they need, whether that requires assertive negotiation or representation at trial.
Many clients come to him based on recommendations from other attorneys and friends who were impressed with his work. He emphasizes results and affordability in matters such as:
- Contested and Uncontested Divorce: When spouses can agree on the terms of their divorce, they are in an uncontested divorce. However, more often than not, spouses cannot agree on every aspect of their divorce on their own, in which case, they are in a contested divorce. Whether your case can be resolved amicably or requires preparation for trial, you will need to have a practical Pensacola family law attorney at your side.
- Military Divorce: Unique concerns affect service members — whether active duty stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola or retired and now flying for Delta or working private contractor jobs in Afghanistan — as well as their spouses who may have a home base in Navarre.
- Child Custody and Child Support: If you are a divorcing parent, child custody and child support matters are most likely at the top of your list. You can depend on us to firmly represent your interests in all child-related aspects of divorce, including paternity disputes and child relocation matters.
- Property Division: When a couple gets divorced, they have a lot on the line, including their marital property. Once courts determine which property is considered marital property and which property is separate property, they will then equitably distribute the spouses’ assets. Equitably does not necessarily mean equally, which is why you need an attorney who can fight for what is rightfully yours. Common examples of marital assets can include houses, vehicles, retirement plans, and assets held in bank accounts. Do not hire just any attorney to represent you; hire an attorney who will provide you with the zealous representation you deserve.
- Alimony: Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is a form of payment that a financially dependent spouse will receive from the financially independent spouse in the months or years following the divorce. The type and amount of alimony one spouse receives will depend on the duration of their marriage and both spouses’ yearly incomes, among other factors. Our firm can help ensure that you are in a financially stable position after your divorce is finalized.
- Divorce Modifications: When an initial divorce agreement no longer works for one or both spouses, they may request a modification. However, to be granted a modification, you and your attorney will have to prove that there has been an unforeseen and significant change, warranting a modification to your divorce agreement. As long as you can prove as much, you may receive a modification to the divorce term in question, whether it be alimony, child custody, child support, or otherwise.
The bottom line is that divorce is a life-changing legal matter for many, and if you are currently facing a divorce, the most important thing you can do is speak with a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney who has significant experience navigating the divorce process on behalf of his clients. Fortunately, you’ve just found that attorney in James M. Burns.
Contact a Pensacola Family Law Attorney
Clients of all ages and occupations turn to Mr. Burns when their parental rights, financial stability or both hang in the balance. He is a proven resource for professionals, wage earners, military personnel, and anyone else with family law challenges to overcome. Whether you have questions about the divorce process or a pending paternity matter, contact The Law Office of James M. Burns or call us at 850-930-3018 today. In addition to his work in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, he is licensed to practice in Alabama and handles matters in Baldwin County. Do not put you or your family in jeopardy–speak with a competent and dedicated Pensacola family law attorney who truly cares about your future.