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A. James Mullaney III

Divorce and separation Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Jim Mullaney

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 27 years
    Georgia - GA 27 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About A.

Learn A.’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Divorce cases commonly include the issues of time-sharing (formerly called visitation and custody), child support, asset and debt division, and alimony.

    28 years, 300 cases

  2. Uncontested divorce
    20%
    Uncontested divorce is a less expensive alternative to a litigated divorce. An uncontested divorce is an option where all issues have been resolved prior to the filing of the divorce case.

    28 years, 400 cases

  3. Child support
    10%
    Child support cases deal with the application of the Florida Child Support Guideline. DO NOT allow another attorney or the Department of Revenue to calculate your child support obligation without consulting with an attorney who represents your interests.

    28 years, 200 cases

  4. Family
    10%
    Family Law cases unclude divorce, uncontested divorce, child support, time-sharing (formerly called visitation and custody), alimony, paternity and modifications.

    28 years, 100 cases

  5. Mediation
    10%
    Mediation is a lower cost alternative to a litigated divorce. Please consider mediating your dispute prior to the start of your case. A mediation very often results in a settlement that is better for both parties.

Mr. Mullaney's practice has been solely devoted to Famiy Law since 2000.

You should consider speaking with a divorce lawyer before becoming involved in a family law case. The common issues that are handled by a divorce lawyer include divorce, child support, relocation, time sharing (visitation) and alimony.

You will have a much easier time as these issues are resolved and you will tend to get more positive results by hiring a divorce lawyer. Unlike some other firms, when you hire Mr. Mullaney as your divorce lawyer, you get him as your attorney - not an associate with far less experience.

The broader category of Florida Family Law encompasses a wide range of cases and issues, including uncontested divorce, contested divorce, paternity and adoption cases. The issues raised in Florida Family Law cases include: property division, debt division, child support, time sharing (formerly called visitation), child relocation, and alimony. Mr. Mullaney also represent clients in the modification of prior court orders, including those entered in other states.

There is no doubt that involvement in any family law dispute can cause a great deal of stress in your life. Since Mr. Mullaney has exclusively practiced as a Florida Family Law attorney in North and Central Florida for over 17 years, he is aware of the emotional toll that these cases can take on clients. With that in mind, his goal is to help clients complete a smooth transition to the next stage of their lives.

In addition to being a Florida Family Law attorney, Mr. Mullaney is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Court Mediator. As a result of his mediation training and experience as a Jacksonville divorce lawyer, he can help the parties (husband and wife, or mother and father) resolve their Florida Family Law dispute through mediation without resorting to litigation. Whether your dispute involves divorce, paternity, child support, alimony, asset division, debt division, visitation or child custody, a mediation may be the answer to resolving your case at lower expense to both parties since the resolution of your case does not involve the hiring of a divorce lawyer.

Once an agreement is reached (with or without mediation), a court order can usually be obtained in about one month for an uncontested divorce and within a few days for an uncontested paternity case. Uncontested divorce and uncontested paternity cases also have the benefit of greatly reduced legal fees.

Not all Florida Family Law matters involve litigation. Mr. Mullaney can also prepare your power of attorney, durable power of attorney, healthcare directive, and living will.

 
 

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Location

Law Office of A. James Mullaney
8777 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 302
Jacksonville, FL, 32217

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Reviews

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Posted by David | February 16, 2022
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Great Divorce Lawyer
Jim was professional, efficient, and responsive throughout the process, resulting in the desired outcome.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2021
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Very Good Lawyer
Jim is a great lawyer to work with, honest and reliable. I had a great experience working with him. I would recommend him very much!
Posted by Amani | February 26, 2021
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Professional and responsive
My divorce could not have been easier. I never felt rushed when we spoke on the phone, and he was very thorough in any issue I might have.
Posted by Courtney | February 16, 2021
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Professional, Personable, and Efficient
The Law Office of A. James Mullaney is an excellent firm. Jim is highly professional. He always responded right away to any questions I had and guided me through my divorce process very smoothly. He made it so I understood what was happening at every moment and explained anything I didn't understand. He also filed and completed my case in a short period of time, which was very efficient. I am grateful for all his help and I would recommend his services to anyone in need of a great lawyer who is personable, professional and efficient.
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Posted by Bill F. | February 13, 2021
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Outstanding attorney
Jim handled my unconstested divorce case. He thoroughly explained everything and spent time answering multiple questions I had. I was always available during the process always returned my phone calls immediately. He is very knowledgable, compassionate and an advocate for you. Should you find yourself in need of a family attorney, Jim is the man to turn too. Very highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2021
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Professional and knowledgeable
Atty. Mullaney made this really easy for me, no stress, I am so glad I hired him.
Posted by Samuel | December 12, 2020
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Fantastic Lawyer
I have never felt more secure with a decision for an attorney ever. Upon first contact with Mr. James Mullaney , I instantly felt that my money was in the right hands. Super knowledgeable and professional in every aspect. Service and updates were phenomenal.
Posted by Shannon | May 13, 2020
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Fantastic!!!
I was looking for a family law attorney with reasonable pricing who was able to sympathize and work with my complicated situation.For something that seemed so complicated on my own , with his services it was quick and very straight forward. Mr. Mullaney was great , communication on point, and he helped me understanding the laws and what was to be expected with the paper work , classes and hearing. I would highly recommend his services to friends and family.
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Posted by Megan | April 9, 2020
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Great Attorney at Law!!
Mr. Mullaney was very helpful and professional during the time he was working on my case. He was available at any time that I needed or had a question, and provided lots of sound advice and support.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2016
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Divorce & Separation advice session
He was thorough and answered my questions!
Posted by Cindy | March 2, 2015
Couldn't have asked for a more
Mr. Mullaney was happy to talk to me over the phone the very first time I called his office. For free. I was impressed. We had good communication and he always kept me updated on what was going on in my case.
Posted by AnthonyCarswell | November 28, 2011
Did what I wanted him to do
I just wanted out of my marriage. My wife and I had a few assets. Mr. Mullaney told me my options and what I could expect in Court. My case settled at mediation and didn't cost me a small fortune. Call him if you live in Jacksonville and need a divorce lawyer. Thanks!
Posted by KevinCarr | November 26, 2011
Good job, Thanks!
I hired Mr. Mullaney after my wife left me. She and her new boyfriend took all of the money and almost everything from our house. Mr. Mullaney fought to get it back for me. Thanks!
Posted by Angie | November 20, 2011
wonderful child support lawyer in jacksonville
He helped me with my child support case. My ex was hiding his income so he wouldn't have to pay child support. Mr. Mullaney showed his real income. Thanks.
Posted by Stacy | November 18, 2011
He did a good job
my divorce case settled at mediation. I got almost everything I wanted from my ex.
Posted by RLogan | November 17, 2011
quick and almost painless
I had heard so many horror stories about lawyers, so I called about 10 before hiring one. Mr. Mullaney was the only one who called me back and talked to me. My case went pretty much as he expacted. No complaints from me. I definitely recommend him!
Posted by Matt | November 8, 2011
Big help
Good guy. The case unfolded as he said it would. At mediation my case settled even though he could have made more money if there was a trial. I appreciate the honesty.
Posted by Kathy | September 13, 2011
Great Attorney!
When my husband filed for divorce I called a lot of lawyers. Mr. Mullaney is the only one that took the time to actually talk to me about my case. My kids where my only priority in my case. Mr. Mullaney was also worried about my financial future. I'm so happy he took the time to consider this when I couldn't.
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2009
I recommend this lawyer
Mr. Mullaney really helped me during my divorce. He told me that some of what I was asking foe was unreasonable, rather than run up my bill. Then he fought my wife's lawyer to get me what I deserved. I would definitely use him again if I had too.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of A. James Mullaney
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Schutt, Humphries & Becker
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Gobelman & Love
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Legal Intern
  • Meininger & Meininger
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • 10th Judicial District State Of Alabama
  • 1994 - 1995
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Central Florida
  • 1993
  • University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • B.S.
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Unknown v Unknown
  • Settled
  • Valdez v Valdez
  • Resolved
  • Fulp v Fulp
  • Successful
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Associations

  • Florida Bar, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Technology Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar, General Practice Solo & Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Certified Family Court Mediator
  • Mediator
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • US District Court - Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - Present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Rules/Forms Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2000
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Gold
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2016
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in Florida
  • Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Finisher
  • Ironman Arizona
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Book
  • Uncontested Divorce in 10 Easy Steps (ebook)
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Divorce & Family Law Podcast
  • Family Law
  • 2020
  • Case Law Update
  • Florida Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Insurance Law
  • 1999
  • Law Day
  • Career Choices for High School Students
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (18)
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Unknown Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mullaney is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Mullaney is one of the finest attorneys in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mullaney takes time out of his busy schedule to voluntarily give well thought out, educated answers on a wide range of family law topics to those in need. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Always has great posts and insight into marital and family law. Clearly, one of the best in the Jacksonville area."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer is highly knowledgeable. I recommend him, without any reservation."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mullaney consistently provides excellent legal counsel in response to questions in this forum. He demonstrates in-depth knowledge on a variety of key legal issues, which is evident in his focused, well-reasoned analysis. His legal writing is cogent and practical. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"19 years of law practice is what we refer to as extremely experienced. Arthur's knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. The ultimate compliment that a lawyer can receive are positive client reviews and his are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him ASAP."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Arthur is an excellent Divorce and Family Law Lawyer who gets simply the best results for his clients. I endorse him."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Mullaney is an extremely well versed in family law and offers excellent services to his clients at reasonable rates."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Other
"A very knowledge and competent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Arthur Mullaney listens to his clients and works hard to achieve an advantageous outcome in Family Law matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attention to detail and a fantastic advocate for all his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is smart, experienced and dedicated to the success of his clients."
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Jacksonville Divorce and separation Lawyer A. James Mullaney III
A. James Mullaney III
Divorce and separation Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 27 years