Equal Justice Under the Law with expert representation
My practice includes family law, with many specialty areas including adoption, alimony, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Estate Planning, Father’s Rights, GLBT/LGBT Property Rights, Mediation, Military Discharge Issues, Military Family Law, Paternity and much more.
Contact me to find out what I can do for you.
I realize that you may eventually need to be involved in the legal system. Your livelihood may be affected, or maybe your relationship with the children in your life. I understand how important it is to make sure your rights are protected, while helping you be cost effective in achieving results you can be comfortable and happy with.
The joy of parenthood is a gift to not just you, but a child in great need of permanency. Learn about the benefits of adoption and rewards of giving a child a forever home.
Alimony is a financial obligation that you may have to address as part of your divorce. Alimony can play a large part in your divorce. It is important to have some one on your side who understands the law and your needs.
Timesharing with Chldren
I work hard to make sure your child gets the benefit of the time you have available for them. Whether its your first time or your current situation deals with an established court order, you need an experienced professional to guide you.
Child support can be a contentious issue in litigation. Don’t let the lack of representation cause unnecessary burdens for you and your child. Call me and I will make sure that best interests of your child is protected.
A good Will can insure your wishes are followed upon your death and limit the confusion that often befalls those who are left behind. Good estate planning can also insure the assets you worked a lifetime for aren’t wasted by misfortune.
I am a vetted member of the Family Law Institute co-sponsored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the National LGBT Bar Association, since its inception. I am also a member of their Transgender Legal Institute. I have over 30 years of LGBT/GLBT advocacy experience and am a recognized expert in this area of law.
Mediation is a helpful tool which allows litigants settle their matters out of the courtroom. It gives litigants an opportunity to decide what is in the best interests of them and their children, without the limitations a judge would face.
military discharge issues
The status of a military discharge can cause difficulty in pursuing employment and affecting your eligibility for government services. If you feel that you have been improperly discharged from the military, I may be able to assist you.
military family Law
There are additional ways the law measures your Family Law case when Military Law is part of the equation. Military Family Law can easily become a profound subject.
Establishing paternity may become the first focal point of a bitter separation that involves children. If you may be the father of a child and are seeking to acknowledge your status, you are taking the right steps to shape your future as a potential parent.
If you have any legal issues in your life
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Attorney Mead was enlisted in the U.S. Navy, 1985 – 1988 and is a third generation sailor and fourth generation military service member. He was given an honorable discharge as an enlisted grade disabled veteran. He is now a VA accredited Veterans Benefits Attorney.
Attorney Mead has also received awards from the LGBT community for his work on Justice for Terri Ann Summers Coalition while a Law student, Pride Award 1999 for his work in bringing a local mammography mobile unit for two years in a row, and received a Fairy Godparent Award from the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN).
In 2005 he proudly accepted the title of Young Lawyer of the Year, from the Jacksonville Bar Association for his pro bono work and Lawyer of the Year from Legalmatch.com in their Family Law section. He is also a member of the American Bar Association. He ranks as a Barrister in the American Family Law Inn of Court and is actively vetted into the Family Law Institute for the LGBT National Bar.
My philosophy as your attorney is to do my very best to help you find justice and accomplish your legal goals. In everything I do that means fighting for you to get you what you want with as little stress and expense for you as possible. I am genuinely interested in getting to know my clients. I take the time to understand your unique situation. My goal is to ensure that you receive fair treatment under the law.
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