ABOUT US

Welcome to
Mace Family Law.

Our clients know that they can trust us with their family law matters, and specifically, their families. We practice exclusively in family law, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Families facing divorce and other family law matters have come to rely on the skill and knowledge that Devin Mace and Mace Family Law provides in family law, with experienced legal insight for compassionate and goal-oriented representation. We understand the financial, legal, and emotional issues associated with family law issues, and walk our clients through these difficult processes every step of the way.

With ingenuity, passion and resourcefulness, attorney Devin Mace will handle all aspects of your family law case. You may need help resolving a parenting issue or a financial dispute such as child support or alimony. You may not know what you are entitled to when dividing up your marital assets and liabilities. This is where Mace Family Law can help you. The end of a relationship is stressful enough. Let Mace Family Law manage the legal issues while you move on with the rest of your life.

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and all other times by appointment. Our office is conveniently located on Jackson Street in the heart of Downtown Fort Myers.

MACE FAMILY LAW – OUR PRACTICE

Services

Our clients know that they can trust us with their family law matters, and specifically, their families. We practice exclusively in family law, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Divorce - Litigation

The cause of action for divorce in the State of Florida is a “dissolution of marriage” action. Florida is a “no fault” state, which means that you do not prove that it was either spouse’s fault that your marriage is ending. This law serves to lessen the potential harm to the spouses, and their children caused by the process of divorce. All that is required is that the marriage be “irretrievably broken,” and either spouse can file for the divorce.

Before a divorce case can be filed, three requirements must be met:

  • the existence of a marriage;
  • one party has been a Florida resident for six months immediately prior to the filing of the petition for dissolution of marriage; and
  • that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

The major common issues of a dissolution of marriage case are:

  • Parenting issues, including parental responsibility, timesharing, and child support;
  • Equitable Distribution, which includes dividing all marital assets and liabilities; and
  • Alimony, including temporary, bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, and permanent.

Paternity - Litigation

If a child is born outside of a marriage, a biological father does not have the ability to exercise parental rights as to that child until those rights have been adjudicated by a court, through either a trial or by agreement of the parents. It may be necessary to prove who is the biological father of a child in order to exercise parental rights, such as custody, visitation, child support and equal decision making.

Domestic Violence Injunctions

Unfortunately, domestic violence issues are a common occurrence in family law cases. Whether you are a victim of domestic violence, or accused of domestic violence, we can assist you in navigating the turbulent waters of domestic violence court.

Post Judgment Enforcement

Once a final judgment has been entered, the fight might not be over. Unfortunately, the other party may not follow the settlement agreement or final judgment that was entered after a trial. Let us enforce your rights and bring the insubordinate other party before the court. You may be entitled to an award of attorney’s fees for their failure to comply with the final judgment.

Post Judgment Modifications

Final Judgments are meant to be final, and while most aspects of a family law final judgments are final, there are some parts that can be modified.

  • Child Support;
  • Alimony; and
  • Parenting Plans.

Post Judgment Modifications can be extremely complicated, and no matter what the issues are, a substantial change in circumstances is required to modify a final judgment.

Family Law Appeals

A judge’s ruling in a family law case does not have to be the final decision. You may have the right to appeal. Many attorneys are not willing or able to challenge a family law ruling at the appellate level. At Mace Family Law, we provide our clients with experience and an aggressive approach. We readily accept the challenge of appealing an initial ruling.

MACE FAMILY LAW

The Team

Our clients know that they can trust us with their family law matters, and specifically, their families. We practice exclusively in family law, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Devin J. Mace

Devin J. Mace is the Managing Attorney at Mace Family Law, P.A., and was admitted to practice in the State of Florida in September 2012 and the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He has dedicated his legal career to family law issues, practices in the area of family law, both at the trial and appellate levels, and is a passionate litigator, fighting for his clients’ rights.

A Fort Myers area local, Devin is a Florida Gulf Coast University alumnus, and obtained his J.D. in 2012 from Ave Maria School of Law. As a law student, he was certified by the Supreme Court of Florida to prosecute with the Twentieth Judicial Circuit’s State Attorney’s Office as a Certified Legal Intern during his second year of law school, preparing and presenting cases for trial before jury.

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Our office is located in Downtown Fort Myers, less than two blocks from the Lee County Courthouse. We practice primarily in Lee County, however we do represent clients in Collier, Charlotte, and Hendry counties.

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Physical Address: 1534 Jackson Street, Suite 1, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Mailing Address: PO Box 914, Fort Myers, FL 33902

T: 239 900 7089

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