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what we do

Matters relating to Divorce and Family Law

  • divorce .. dissolution of marriage

  • spousal support

  • pre-and-postnuptial contracts

  • same-gender marriage & divorce

  • Divorce Malpractice

  • child custody

  • child support

  • time sharing & visitation

  • grandparental rights

  • paternity

 My Common Sense Approach

As a Florida Board Certified Divorce Attorney and Family Mediator, I have practiced in the Florida Divorce and Family Law courts since 1989. You will find my practical nature and common sense approach to my practice enhances my ability to help people solve their legal problems, in and out of the courtroom. 

I've handled over 1,000 cases in my practice, and have been asked to serve as an Expert Witness in numerous malpractice actions involving negligent divorce attorneys in Florida. Unfortunately, these circumstances are not uncommon.

Be advised that not all attorneys who handle divorce and related cases are Board Certified by the state of Florida. Your decision to choose a Board Certified attorney over a non-specialist is a wise one as it is will affect the outcome of your divorce and many other aspects of your life long after the divorce papers are signed.

I take pride in being responsive and available to my clients. This can be rare among attorneys. Few lawyers give their clients so much access. For me, it's a matter of practicality. When divorce cases heat up, as they are prone to do, my clients appreciate having direct, timely contact with me.

—Douglas Kneller, Esq

ifloridadivorce.com LLC


BOARD CERTIFICATION .. What does it mean?

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State of Florida Board Certification encourages attorneys to hone their skills and satisfy requirements for continuing legal education in practice and professionalism.

Certification recognizes attorneys’ special area of knowledge, skills and proficiency. Board certification helps consumers, promotes ethics in practice and helps identify specialists in various areas of law. Douglas Kneller holds multiple marital and family law certifications in the state of Florida.

  • Board Certification by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law, 1995-present

  • Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Family Trial Law, 2015-present

  • Certified as a Family Mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida, 2004 (inactive)

  • The Family Law Section provides information to its members and the public with information on attorneys who practice in the areas of divorce, parenting and timesharing matters, adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and modification and enforcement of judgments, including those which involve alimony and child support. Family law includes the legal issues which arise from the relationships of husband and wife and parents and children, and the litigation and resolution of civil controversies which are brought forth as a result of those relationships. Marital and family law includes evaluating, managing, and resolving these conflicts before the institution of lawsuits, both pre- and post judgment, as well as the pretrial and trial process.


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Quote of the Day

IT IS BETTER TO CONQUER YOURSELF THAN TO WIN A THOUSAND BATTLES. THEN THE VICTORY IS YOURS. IT CANNOT BE TAKEN FROM YOU, NOT BY ANGELS OR BY DEMONS, HEAVEN OR HELL.

—BUDDHA

 

If you can't get out of it .. get into it. 

 

LET GO OR BE DRAGGED. —AMERICAN PROVERB