Family Law & Domestic Violence
If we are not able to assist you, there are other resources in the community you may find useful.
The Florida Bar Association
The Florida Bar Association's website provides general information to consumers about several areas of the law, including divorce, shared parenting, adoption, guardianship and other family law matters.
Florida Bar Association
The Jacksonville Bar Association Lawyer referral service
For a charge of $50.00, the lawyer referral service will refer you to a lawyer who will provide up to a 30 minute consultation to answer your questions. If, after your consultation, you decide that you do need further services of a lawyer, you may retain the lawyer you have consulted or some other lawyer of your choice. The nature and extent of the fee which you may be charged for any additional services are a matter of negotiation between you and your lawyer.
The Florida Supreme Court Family Law Forms
The Florida Supreme Court offers free forms for use without an attorney in the following areas: divorce, paternity, custody modification and enforcement, visitation modification and enforcement, child support, child support modification and enforcement, domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence, sexual violence, step-parent adoption, and name change. www.flcourts.org
Family Court Services
Clay, Duval and Nassau Counties
Family court services provides free informational clinics on several family law topics, assists with ensuring all required papers have been filed, offers low-cost forms, and provides other related services.
St. Johns County
Family court services provides coordination of family law cases and other services.
Florida Department of Revenue Child Support Enforcement Program
The child support enforcement program provides free representation to parents or others caring for children without the help of the other parent. Its services include: filing new child support cases, regardless of whether the parents are married or divorced; establishing paternity and providing paternity testing in contested cases; collecting child support; and modifying child support, including both increases and decreases.
Domestic Violence Shelters & Services
St. Johns County
Betty Griffin House
Sexual Assault Counseling & Services
The Women's Center of Jacksonville
City of Jacksonville Victims' Services Center
The victims' services center provides help with applying for financial relief and free counseling and other services for victims of crime, including domestic violence and child abuse.
Florida Attorney General's Office Division of Victim Services
Crime victims outside of Duval County may apply for financial relief and free counseling directly through the attorney general's office.
Duval County Anti-discrimination Ordinance:
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HIV & AIDS
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
Florida Dept. of Health AIDS Program Office
Metropolitan Jacksonville Area HIV Health Services Planning Council
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Gay Men’s Health Crisis
The Area Agency on Aging for Northeast Florida