Child Custody & Divorce (MC)

We Are Experts in Complex Custody and Divorce Cases

Don't delay, even if you are not sure you need a lawyer, call us today for piece of mind.

If you are involved in a child custody case or divorce case in Northeast Florida, you should know that the team of attorneys at Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, PA have years of experience with the most complex custody and divorce cases.

Our firm understands how difficult child custody and divorce cases are emotionally and financially. You can rest assured that we bring more than just our legal expertise and knowledge to these cases. We also bring compassion and a commitment to the wellbeing of the child or children at the heart of these cases. Maybe that’s why we are among the most highly recommended and in-demand child custody and family law attorneys in Northeast Florida.

Our Team Will Fight for Your Rights Every Step of the Way

As with so many family law cases, child custody and divorce cases are legally complex and require the balancing of a child’s needs and safety with a parent’s rights and abilities.

When you come in for an initial consultation with one of our expert family law attorneys, we will discuss the child custody options available to you and the potential legal strategy for achieving them.

These are among the most common custody options:

  • Sole Parental Responsibility: Only one parent has legal authority to make major decisions on behalf of the child, including those involving schooling and health care.
  • Shared Parental Responsibility: Both parents have the legal authority to make major decisions on behalf of the child.
  • Majority Timesharing: The child lives with one parent the majority of the time and the other parent is granted reasonable access to the child.
  • Equal Timesharing: Shared timesharing between the parents, with the child living with each parent approximately 50% of the year.
  • Supervised Timesharing:  The child lives with one parent for the majority of the time and the other parent is provided timesharing at a supervised center or in the presence of an agreed-upon supervisor.

As children grow and circumstances change, their needs may change as well. And that can affect custody arrangements. For example, if a non-custodial parent lives closer to a better school for the child and it is clear that it is in the child’s best interest to attend that school, then custody arrangements could change.

We Have Vast Experience with Family Law

The top-notch, highly regarded attorneys who make up our team have a combined decades of experience in all areas of family law, including:

  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Modifications
  • Child custody
  • Parental responsibility
  • Visitation
  • Alimony
  • Child support, including child support orders, support enforcement and modifications
  • Property settlements

Reach Out Today!

Reach out to schedule a consultation. When you come in, we will familiarize ourselves with the specifics of your case, discuss the outcome you hope to achieve and start to formulate the right legal strategy for your case.

Why not let the team at Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, PA help you as we have helped countless clients in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs, Ponte Vedra, Duval County, St. Johns County, Clay County, Nassau County, Flagler County and all over Northeast Florida?

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Criminal Defense

Founded on the steadfast belief in doing what's right for our clients, Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux is a Criminal Defense firm serving Duval County and the surrounding areas. We've built and staked our reputations on getting the best possible outcome for our clients. Every case is important, no matter how big or small. Our senior trial attorneys pride themselves on knowing the law and using it your advantage. We are experienced in handling case as simple as traffic tickets and as complex as homicide.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident due to another’s carelessness, you may be able to recover your damages. However, time is of the essence. If you wait to long you may be barred form making a claim. Our personal injury attorneys have years of knowledge representing clients who have been injured and can help you learn more about personal injury and whether or not you are eligible for recovery.

Family Law

We approach family law and divorce in a straightforward manner. We strive to find peaceful solutions while protecting your rights. We strive to minimize discord and strive to help everyone prioritize the children’s interests. Our experienced family lawyers understand the need to protect your assets, your business and your ability to earn income and provide for your family.

Estate Planning

Although end-of-life planning can be a difficult subject, it is important for you to deal with these issues so you and your family can be protected in case something unexpected happens. Let our experienced attorneys guide you through these difficult decisions and give you peace of mind.


If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI, we realize this can be an embarrassing and traumatic experience. Our experienced DUI attorneys know how to fight DUI charges by contesting field sobriety test, breath test or blood draws. Our DUI Attorneys who have the trial experience necessary to expose the weaknesses in the state’s case.

Traffic Tickets & Misdemeanors

Most of us have had to deal with the authorities regarding a traffic ticket or infraction. Traffic tickets can be an expensive frustration of both your time and financial resources. However, most people are not aware that they have options after being ticketed. Don't take the points!

Immigration & Deportation

At FMNA, we are prepared to guide you through the complicated immigration process of filing a family petition. We can also guide you through the naturalization process so you can become a citizen of the United States and reap all the benefits that citizenship offers. If you or your loved one is not a United States citizen, it is extremely important that you consult with an immigration attorney if you have been arrested or are involved in a criminal investigation.

Federal Court

Not all attorneys choose to represent clients in federal court. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience in federal court to handle your federal case. Bruce Culbert is a veteran federal trial attorney serving Clay County, Duval County and Nassau County. Attorneys Gonzalo Andux and Ann Finnell are also veteran trial attorney who practice in the Middle District. Additionally, attorneys Vanessa Newtson and Bruce Culbert are active members of the Criminal Justice Act Panel.

Civil Rights Cases

If you’ve had your civil rights violated by the government, you need a strong and experienced law firm to defend you and uphold the Constitution. Whether you’ve been hurt by a local municipality, a state actor or the United States government, our attorneys have the experience, expertise and resources necessary to defend your rights, hold the government accountable and ensure you are compensated for your damages.