Cohn Slater’s Tallahassee family law and divorce practice is led by Diana Cohn. She is a family law attorney who brings over a decade of family/child advocacy and complex trial experience.
Before founding Cohn Slater, Attorney Cohn practiced law as Managing Attorney at Children’s Legal Services, leading the active litigation of several hundred legal cases each year. She has been honored with several of Florida’s highest family law accolades, including Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Family Champion Award and DCF’s Excellence in Child Welfare Award.
We will fight for you and your children, work to protect your rights, and stand with you during this stressful time. We represent clients in Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson, Franklin, and Calhoun Counties in Florida.
Here are some of the cases handled by our family law attorneys:
Our Tallahassee divorce attorneys are prepared to handle a wide variety of issues that can emerge during the divorce process. From simple settlements to complex challenges, we will represent your interests during negotiation, mediation, trial litigation, and even appeals. Our experienced attorneys work hard to secure what you deserve.
When children are involved, Cohn Slater helps families quickly and effectively resolve issues that arise during divorce proceedings. Indeed, when it comes to children, having a strong and steady hand in your corner can be invaluable. We develop unique solutions that balance immediate practical problems, like custody and visitation, with long-term objectives, like parenting plans that minimize future conflicts.
Cohn Slater is one of a limited number of Tallahassee family law and divorce firms equipped to handle all aspects of your case, including complex trial litigation and appeals. Our attorneys prepare and argue family law appeals for our own clients and on referral from other law firms.
An uncontested divorce takes place when a couple agrees on all major terms of a divorce without having to argue in court. However, this doesn’t mean uncontested divorces happen without issue, only that the couple can arrive at an agreement without a judge or mediator.
When considering an uncontested divorce, it’s widely recommended that you hire a lawyer to represent your interests during the negotiation process and when developing a Marital Settlement Agreement. A lawyer can keep you from paying too much or receiving too little spousal support or child support, or lose property or time-sharing with your child. We’ve been through this before and can offer sound counsel while guiding you through the legal process.
We recognize that child custody and paternity disputes can be stressful and emotionally charged. Our child custody attorneys are ready to support you through this complicated process with a commitment to responsiveness and reliability. With an assertive, client-first approach, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and the nurturing commitment you share with your children. We represent clients in a variety of child custody matters, including time-sharing, family relocation, paternity, custody evaluations, and trials, and child abduction and enforcement issues.
Cohn Slater can help with calculating and securing child support payments and enforcing child support orders. If paternity is disputed, we can arrange for DNA testing to confirm parentage. Delaying a paternity evaluation could result in the loss of child support payments; so we urge swift legal action. Once paternity is confirmed, our attorneys can advocate for a fair award of child support.
Divorces can wreak financial havoc in your life—a lower standard of living and retirement uncertainty frequently top the list. Spousal support can help to minimize the upheaval. Our divorce attorneys can help with calculating and securing spousal support payments and enforcing spousal support orders. If your former spouse has attempted to hide income or assets, we can leverage a network of investigators, forensic accountants, vocational experts, and business valuation appraisers to identify and properly value undisclosed assets and assist in preparing a complex spousal support case for settlement or trial.