Family Law & Criminal Defense Attorney in Gainesville, FL
Lorraine H. Sherman
Family law has been apart of my career since law school. My mentor was a family law attorney, and I felt that it matched my passion for helping others greatly. Since then, I have also worked as a criminal defense attorney, giving clients all over Florida the quality representation that they deserve.
— Helping Individuals & Families Since 1999 —
While I have extensive experience with litigation, I always try to help my clients resolve their issues through mediation. As your attorney behind the scenes, I can help you negotiate a settlement.
Your Family Deserves A Happy Ending
Many families will often need to work with a family law attorney to help them resolve legal issues. Whether you're filing for divorce or have been served with divorce papers, you need a divorce attorney in Gainesville, Florida at your side through every step of the process.
If you're looking to make divorce as easy as possible and are willing to cooperate with your spouse, mediation may be your best solution. Mediation is a great way to go through common divorce matters — such as child custody, support, alimony, property distribution, parent relocation, and so on — to seek a fair solution for everyone involved.
On the other hand, not all divorces can be solved as simply as sitting down and agreeing on every aspect. If you need an advocate on your side to fight for your rights, I will work closely with you to learn your story and create a plan that reflects your mission, needs, and goals.
Whether it's divorce, child support, step-parent adoption, alimony, or all of the above and more, you can contact my office in Gainesville, Florida today to schedule a free, 30-minute phone consultation. Your family deserves a happy ending and fresh start for the next chapter in your life, and I will do all that I can to make that happen for you.
As your attorney, I will work diligently to help you reach a result that can help you move forward in your new life.
Legal proceedings can be confusing because of legal jargon that can be difficult to comprehend. I'll make sure you fully understand your situation so you're never left in the dark.
When you're headed to mediation, I can help you develop an offer or compromise to resolve your disputes.
She was awesome!! She handled my cocky ex-husband like a pro. She makes you feel very comfortable and knows her stuff!!
Mrs. Sherman did a great job handling my paternity and custody case. She is direct and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend her Self Help Legal Services.
She helped me get custody of my son 50/50, and now we are on the road to full custody. Great atmosphere and always straight up about what has to be done.
Managing Your Stress During Tough Times
It's no secret that divorces can take a toll on your emotions and mental health. Much like the death of a loved one, people going through divorce need to grieve. The person who filed has likely already grieved losing a spouse, but if your ex was the one that filed, you may still be adjusting to the difficult process of coming to terms with your situation.
If kids are involved, you will also need to support them emotionally as they make adjustments to this new chapter in life. Clients throughout Gainesville and Lake City, Florida come to me for legal advice but often leave with emotional guidance on how to deal with these difficult times.
Much like a difficult divorce or other family law matters, being charged with a crime can be a heavy weight to carry on your shoulders. Whether you've been charged with a DUI, assault, or domestic violence, I'll work with you to build a strong argument for your defense.
At the end of the day, I'm proud to serve people throughout the state of Florida. Contact my office in Gainesville today to schedule a free, 30-minute phone consultation and get started on your case. For effective and compassionate family law representation and criminal defense, you can turn to Self Help Legal Services, P.A.