Pensacola Marriage Dissolution Lawyer
Going through a divorce, creating a will, suffering from an injury, facing a criminal conviction, or fighting the Department of Children and Family Services can all be difficult situations. I am attorney David A. Carroll, and I help clients dealing with these issues. My staff and I are dedicated to providing experienced, skilled representation and to take the time to keep you informed. We assist clients in the Florida Panhandle with family law, probate, personal injury and criminal defense. I am also licensed to practice in the state of Arkansas.
I have been representing clients in family law disputes for more than 25 years. My family law practice includes a broad range of issues, including contested and uncontested divorce, military divorce, child custody and child support, adoptions, domestic violence, injunction, and paternity determinations and disestablishment. I also help clients in dependency hearings against the Department of Children and Family Services.
I encourage families to settle disputes when possible through negotiations and mediation. However, in order to reach a fair settlement, both parties have to be reasonable. Sometimes, one spouse will not participate in a productive discussion. In those circumstances, we are compelled to go to court, and we are fully prepared to fight for every advantage for our clients.
Creating a will is especially important for parents with young children or people who want certain property to go to specific people. We help people plan for their future using powers of attorney, HIPAA personal representative, and health care surrogates. I will gladly assist you to probate complex and simple estates.
Dependency — DCFS Children
If your family is under the scrutiny of the Florida Department of Children and Family Services, if your children have been removed from your care, if DCFS is seeking to Terminate your parental rights, then you need to call me right away. There are strict time requirements in which you must act to protect your parental rights. I have handled hundreds of cases against DCFS, and I will apply my knowledge and experience to help you. I can also often help Grandparents or others to stay involved with the children and guide them through the process to prevent the children from being lost in the foster care system.
If you are suffering from an injury caused by the negligence of another, contact my office immediately. The sooner you call, the sooner I can begin gathering information and finding particulars for your case. If I am unable to help you, I will help find you a lawyer that can.
If you have been accused of a crime, I can help you receive the vigorous representation you need. Protect your rights against felony or misdemeanor charges by calling my office.
Other Important Legal Issues
I can also handle cases involving:
- Parenting Plans
- Complex Financial Divorces
- Alimony – Spousal Support
- Distribution of Assets and Debts
- Paternity Establishment
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Postnuptial Agreements
- Pre-Suit Mediation
- Parenting Coordination
- DVI — Domestic Violence Injunctions
- Use of Private Investigators
- Child Support
- Child Support Modification
- Child Support Enforcement
- Chapter 39 Proceedings
- Termination of Parental Rights
- Grandparents’ Rights
- Stepparent/Grandparent Adoptions
- Automobile Accidents
- HIPAA Personal Representative
- Health Care Surrogate
- Living Will
- Powers of Attorney
- Real Estate
- Quitclaim Deeds
- Warranty Deeds
- Property Conveyance
Refundable Retainers And Payment Plans Available
Before you hire a lawyer, make sure you know the fees. I offer a refundable retainer, meaning that any money in your retainer that is not used for fees and costs will be returned to you. If the case is resolved quickly or if you choose to stop your case, then the funds that were not required will be returned.