Tag: family law

Sometimes The Best Man For A Job Is A Woman

At Dahl Family Law Group we esteem men too. Most of us are married to them or are raising sons to become great men, husbands and fathers. So do not read this title and think I am bashing men. But sometimes a man should think before going into a divorce or family law matter (especially going into Court) on whether a woman attorney might serve his needs better. Many a man will tell you they left court and felt the result was not fair because it seemed the Court saw things as two men beating up on the little woman. I have had several male clients tell me they flat out hired me because I was a woman that worked and would not automatically expect every wife to stay at home. Another said only women can figure out other women and I need someone to figure this out. One of my favorite clients complemented that his soon-to-be ex-wife’s crocodile tears did not phase me.

2015 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Florida

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized J.J. Dahl, Esquire for her exceptional performance as a 2015 10 Best Family Law Attorney in Florida for Client Satisfaction.  The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization. The AIOFLA selects the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state annually. The attorneys selected as one of the “10 Best” are required to pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which relies upon client and/or peer nominations, detailed research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. The “10  Best” list was initiated for clients to use during their attorney selection process.

Dahl Family Law Group Custody


Is your current timesharing schedule not working for you and the child(ren)? Did your income change substantially and you need to modify your child and/or spousal support? Florida law allows for a modification of timesharing and/or support under certain circumstances. We will be happy to assist you in determining if modification is an option for you, as well as how best to achieve this change.

Dahl Family Law Group Enforcement


Is your former spouse not abiding by the existing court order regarding payment of spousal support or equitable distribution? Is the other parent not following the timesharing schedule or parenting plan that was previously established? At Dahl Family Law Group, we can represent you in your legal proceedings to enforce the terms and conditions of court Orders and Final Judgments already in existence.

Dahl Family Law Group Child Support

Step-parent Adoption

Are you married and want your current spouse to adopt your child(ren) from a previous relationship? Under certain circumstances, a court has the ability to terminate the rights of the biological parent and allow your spouse to adopt the children, establishing a legal relationship as if the child was born of the marriage. Let our firm help you to determine if this is an option for your family.

Dahl Family Law Group Visitation


Now referred to as a “timesharing schedule,” our firm can help you to create a visitation plan that works for you, while keeping the best interest of your children in mind. At Dahl Family Law Group, we know that everybody’s situation is different, and will strive to create a timesharing schedule that is specific to your circumstances.

Dahl Family Law Group Adoption and Paternity


When a child is born to parents that are not married to each other, it creates a very unique set of legal circumstances for everybody involved. Our firm can educate you regarding your rights and can assist you in establishing paternity, disestablishing paternity, or defending you against similar claims.

Dahl Family Law Group D.C.F.


Nobody wants the Department of Children and Families involved in their lives or the lives of their children, but sometimes it happens. Let Dahl Family Law Group help you to navigate the confusing and somewhat foreign territory of dependency court to make sure your rights are protected and your children are safe.

Dahl Family Law Group Child Support

Child Support

Every child is entitled to financial support from both parents. And while child support in Florida is, in fact, based on a guideline formula, the calculation of that support is more complicated than it may seem. Let Dahl Family Law Group educate you regarding the components of the child support calculation and help you to ensure your children are receiving the financial support to which they are entitled.

Dahl Family Law Group Adoption and Paternity


At Dahl Family Law Group, we recognize that “family” does not necessarily mean blood-related. Let our firm help your family grow through the joy of adoption (private or step-parent).