Family Law

Fort Walton Beach Civil And Criminal Law Firm

Direct Attention From Attorneys Who Care

Personalized Guidance In Your Family Law Case

At Cotton & Gates, Attorneys at Law, we understand that family law issues are very sensitive and emotional for the individuals and families involved. We view every family law case as being unique, and we provide personalized and aggressive counsel for our clients.

Handling Your Case With Compassion And Care

Our attorneys care about helping you find a resolution that meets your needs and addresses your concerns. We put ourselves in your shoes to help us truly understand what you are facing. Our firm is in Shalimar, and we represent clients in Okaloosa County and throughout northwest Florida in all types of family law matters, including:

  • Divorce, including contested and uncontested divorce cases
  • Child custody and child support issues
  • Modification of orders
  • Division of property issues
  • Issues involving military retirement pensions

Comprehensive Divorce Representation

We believe in keeping our clients fully informed during the entire process. We will provide you with a complete overview of Florida law and answer any questions you may have to ensure you are fully prepared for your case. Our experienced attorneys will be at your side during the discovery process, mediation and final hearing. After the final divorce decree, our attorneys will assist you in the modification or enforcement of support and custody agreements. As is common after many divorces, the needs of the children change as they get older. Some may need more support while others may wish to change their primary residence. Other reasons for pursuing modification or enforcement are:

  • Failure to pay child support
  • Failure to return children after the scheduled visitation time
  • Parties that fail to communicate with regard to the best interests of the child

Steady Legal Counsel In A Changing Environment

The divorce laws in Florida are changing. It is in your best interests to have a seasoned attorney to keep you up-to-date with the most current laws and how they affect your case. We strive to help our clients reach the goals they have set in their family law matters. Contact us online or call our law firm at 850-651-9900 to schedule a consultation to start discussing your case.