In addition to 36 years of courtroom experience, Mr. Douglas is also an experienced Family Law Mediator and has acted in that capacity since 1986. He is widely recognized in the legal community for his experience, ethics, and professionalism.
Mr. Douglas is an experienced, knowledgeable, and intelligent family law attorney that understands both the legal complexities and personal attention that are needed in family law matters. He approaches cases with compassion and close attention to your individual needs to help you through this difficult life transition. He works to move your case towards a fair and timely resolution rather than create unnecessary problems. However, if we cannot reach an out of court settlement, he is experienced in litigation and is prepared to take your case to trial to fully protect your legal rights.
Our firm handles dissolution of marriage cases from the simple uncontested divorce cases to the sophisticated, highly contested cases. These cases include division of marital assets or property (equitable distribution) which may be accomplished via a Marital Settlement Agreement, Mediated Settlement Agreement, and/or a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage obtained by presenting evidence of your case before the trial judge. Our firm also addresses issues relating to setting aside Marital Settlement Agreements, invalidating Marital Settlement Agreements, enforcing Marital Settlement Agreements, partition and sale of marital real property, and other enforcement proceedings associated with property related matters. Of course, we handle all aspects of alimony, alimony modification, alimony enforcement, and contempt hearings related to alimony.
Mr. Douglas handles practically every facet of child related issues as it relates to the establishment of child support, pursuit of retroactive child support, child support modification, contempt for unpaid child support, enforcement of child support, as well as timesharing issues. Custody is an outdated term in Florida but one which many people know and continue to use. In Florida, the Court refers to custody as parental responsibility. We handle cases to establish parental responsibility, timesharing schedules, visitation, parenting plans, guardian ad litem, parenting coordinator, social investigations, relocation with children, opposition to relocation with children, relinquishment of parental rights, termination of parental rights, and other child related matters.
Similarly, Mr. Douglas is well versed in paternity actions. The establishment of paternity, scientific (DNA) testing, child support from paternity, parental responsibility, and other related matters. Along those same lines, our firm handles the disestablishment of paternity which is rather complex and time sensitive.
Mr. Douglas' Prenuptial Agreement, Antenuptial Agreements, and PostNuptial Agreements are very detailed and written to cover as many anticipatable events as possible in an attempt to prevent (or limit) litigation in the future.
Mr. Douglas also handles domestic violence injunctions, restraining orders, no contact orders, and other domestic abuse matters (including temporary child support, temporary spousal support, and exclusive use and possession of marital home);
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I have had the privilege and opportunity to co-counsel with Mr. Douglas on several occasions. His legal knowledge is exceptionally impressive and his analytical skills are amazing both in the realm of family law matters as well as in business litigation matters. Mr. Douglas is a well-versed, well-experienced attorney and it shows both on paper and in the court room. He is a persuasive, well-respected legal advocate that puts forth credible, well thought out, and passionate legal arguments on behalf of his clients. He has that rare quality of striking the right balance between fully protecting his clientsâ€™ rights, being respectful and respected in the legal community, and being known as an ethical consummate professional.
Dana Quigley Divorce & Separation Attorney
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1978||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Bar License||Florida Bar||1978|
|Attorney / Partner||Brandon J. Douglas, PA||2006 - Present|
|Attorney / Partner||Sachs & Sax, PA||2001 - 2006|
|Attorney / Partner||Benson, McGrath & Douglas||1997 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Academy of Family Mediators||Attorney Member||1996 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit||Attorney Member||1982 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Attorney Member||1980 - Present|
|Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States||Attorney Member||1980 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Attorney Member||1980 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Member||1978 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Attorney Member||1978 - Present|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||1977|
|State University of New York, College at Geneseo||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|University of Oxford||Political Science and Government||N/A||1970|