Put A Local Firm with 33 Years of Experience in State and Federal Litigation on Your Side
Our firm represents spouses and parents alike dealing with family law matters.
Naturally, family legal matters may trigger strong emotions and cloud important judgments as tensions run high. However, while you focus on your and your child’s emotional wellbeing in the legal battle, Attorney Mills will handle the legal side.
The firm has 33 years of experience practicing family law in Fort Myers and the surrounding area. Attorney John D. Mills is a born-and-raised local familiar with the clerks and attorneys involved in family law at the Lee County Courthouse.
No matter how difficult your situation is, we have the experience and skill set needed to help you find a solution. Our legal team is committed to helping you achieve all your goals, whether through negotiation or litigation, and can help you no matter where you are in Fort Myers. You can rely on our family law firm to provide you with tenacious and individualized representation.
One important divorce matter is how the marital property will be divided between the couple. Note that Florida law handles property division based on an equitable distribution approach, where marital property will be divided equitably or fairly, rather than simply 50/50.
To determine the division of assets, a Florida judge will look at:
- each spouse's income and earning potential;
- the length of the marriage;
- the number of minor children;
- whether one spouse made career sacrifices for the other spouse's education or job;
- each spouse's debts and assets;
- each spouse's overall physical and mental health; and
- any other relevant factor.
Keep in mind that only marital property is usually up for division, and separate (nonmarital) property is not (unless commingled with marital property). Marital property includes all assets and debts either spouse acquired during the marriage, such as income, retirement accounts, etc. Separate property is typically property that one spouse owned before the marriage or acquired during the marriage as a gift or an inheritance.
Our firm has experience handling even the most complicated property division cases, as he has represented numerous clients pursuing high net worth divorce that involved high-value assets. Visit our page on Division of Assets to learn more about the process and how our attorneys can help you and your spouse negotiate a settlement.
If you are dealing with a family law issue in Lee County, do not hesitate to reach out to the Law Office of John D. Mills, P.A. for legal guidance immediately. Whether you have questions about filing for divorce, negotiating alimony or child custody, our firm has handled it all. He can guide you through the legal process and make sure your parental and spousal rights are being protected.
Call (239) 347-9932 today to schedule an initial consultation.
John D. MillsManaging AttorneyI'm John D. Mills, and I am dedicated to aggressively pursuing the best possible outcome for my clients - inside and outside of court.
Monica S. AdkinsOffice ManagerMonica Skinner Adkins is a 5th generation Lee County residence. She was born and raised in Fort Myers and graduated from North Fort Myers High School and attended Edison Community College for two years.
Sheryl A. RiebenackParalegalSheryl A. Riebenack, a Florida Registered Paralegal, has worked with the firm since 2010. She has over 40 years of experience in marital & family law. She serves our clients with compassion and respect.
Kimberly A. Chaps-MillsDirector of MarketingKimberly Ann Chaps-Mills relocated from West Bloomfield, Michigan in 2006 to Lee County, Florida. Kimberly has worked in the real estate legal arena, development, marketing, and sales since her arrival. She is a proud mother of two grown sons and an ...