Attorney at Law Magazine's Jacksonville Divorce Local Legal Authority.
Heather Brooke Quick is the founder and CEO of the only divorce and family law firm for women in Northeast Florida, Florida Women’s Law Group, located in Jacksonville, Florida. Her vision for Florida Women’s Law Group began with a passion for changing the way women in Florida undergo divorce. By offering family and marital law services specifically for women, Florida Women’s Law Group works in a consistent and reliable way to advocate for women in the divorce process. The firm educates and empowers women on their rights and the law, so they can find the strength to endure the process and end up better financially and emotionally.
Actively engaged in the local legal community, Heather Quick is a member of the American Bar Association, Jacksonville Bar Association and the Jacksonville Beach Bar Association. She serves on the Family Law Rules Committee for the Florida Bar and the executive board for Junior Achievement. Heather is a member of the National Organization for Women, Jacksonville Women’s Lawyer Association and is a Trustee for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Heather is rated by Martindale Hubbell as AV Distinguished® and “Superb” by AVVO, both the highest ratings available. She has been named as a Woman of Influence and an Ultimate Attorney by the Jacksonville Business Journal is consistently featured in Jacksonville Magazine’s Best Lawyer edition and is a top rated Local Legal Authority for national publications American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel. Heather has been selected to the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list and she has earned the title “Legal Elite” by Florida Trends magazine.
Consistent with her message and mission of women empowerment, Heather has published three books Women’s Guide to Divorce in Florida, Is Divorce Right for You and Women’s Guide to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur. Heather continues to work on issues that affect women and participate in programs designed to elevate women in the area of business and particularly as entrepreneurs. “Women have so much more to offer than they give themselves credit for, and it is time we lift one another up and call attention to all of our wonderful achievements.”
A Jacksonville native, Heather, and her husband reside in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with their three children and two dogs.
From a legal standpoint, getting married is often far easier than getting divorced. Between ensuring that there is an equitable division of property, determining parenting time, dividing retirement accounts, and other formalities, the process of divorce can be both expensive and time-consuming. While many people can, and do, undertake this process without an Jacksonville divorce attorney, there are a number of specific items involved that can use an divorce attorney’s legal experience.
In spite of an often-quoted statistic that half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce, the divorce rate is actually dropping and now stands at about 39 percent, according to a 2018 article from Time. However, it isn’t because the millennials—who have now entered adulthood, the workplace, and even matrimony—have found the key to a long-lasting relationship. It is, rather, that they’re delaying marriage, with recent Census figures revealing that the average age for a first marriage is around 30 for men and 28 for women. In 2003, these ages were 27 and 25 respectively. The frequently cited reason for delaying marriage is to gain financial security first, the article notes, adding that many couples are choosing to cohabitate rather than marry.
Jacksonville Divorce attorneys fall into a legal practice area known as family law. Family law is focused on assisting individuals with legal matters pertaining to family relationships. In addition to divorce, family law also covers annulment, child custody and visitation, as well as adoption. Some of the reasons people seek the help of an experienced Jacksonville divorce attorney include: