My name is Christopher “Chris” Taylor and I am a divorce attorney and family law attorney practicing in Jacksonville, FL. I also maintain a Taylor Law location in St. Augustine, FL to serve residents of St. Johns County. As a divorce and family law attorney I am committed to providing the highest level of service and focus during your time of need. I serve as both your lawyer and counselor when you are going through divorce and family law issues. Most clients have not dealt with family law issues on a regular basis (or ever), so there is often stress and uncertainty associated with the process. Since I practice divorce and family law exclusively, I offer an informed perspective on both the legal and interpersonal issues associated with your case.
I grew up in the American West in Colorado and Montana. From an early age, I wanted to be a lawyer. My upbringing included working long hours on the family ranch. The ranching work ethic allowed me to succeed, first in law school, and later as a practicing attorney. After marrying a fourth generation Northeast Florida native, Northeast Florida became my home.
My undergraduate education focused on the study of law. As an undergraduate, I was fortunate to study under Sherman Finesilver the then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and constitutional law scholar, Norman Provizer. Following my undergraduate education, I attended the University of Denver (a top tier law school) graduating a semester early.
I enjoy the practice of family law, not only for the complex legal problems presented by the practice, but for the ability to work with people by assisting them through difficult periods of their life.
A Personalized Approach to Family Law and Divorce
I work with you to develop an individualized approach to your case. Each case is unique, just like every client is unique. When you hire me, I serve as your point of contact throughout the representation. Unlike many larger firms, your case will not be assigned to a younger attorney or paralegal. When you have a concern, I am there for you as your lawyer. I will know you and the facts of your case when you call, text or e-mail. I limit my caseload and overhead (while using technology to streamline my workflow) with the goal of providing better and more personalized service.
My Approach to Family Law and Divorce Cases
My practice philosophy is to first seek amicable resolution without over litigating cases. Typically, cases that settle early cost less and preserve working relationships between the parties. This is particularly important when children are involved. While my philosophy is grounded in doing what is best for the client and children through the pursuit of an amicable resolution, I am also prepared to take your case to trial when necessary.
I try several cases a year and attend numerous continuing legal classes, including trial workshops, to be ready when trial is necessary.
What does this mean for you in case your divorce goes to trial?
It means I am a strong attorney who is ready to effectively advocate when a case goes to trial. Being ready to try cases helps in mediation and settlement discussion as well. By seeing firsthand how area family judges apply the law to the facts of the case, I am better able to advise clients on the likely outcomes if a case goes to trial.
Free Initial 45 Minute Consultation to see if I’m the Family Law or Divorce Attorney for you
Many firms charge for an initial consultation. I offer one free initial forty-five minute consultation to allow potential clients to get to know me and how my firm operates prior to spending money. If you have questions about divorce or family law, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you. Please call or contact me through the website to schedule a free initial consultation.
Colorado (Inactive), 1999
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2010
Metropolitan State College of Denver, 5/1995
University of Denver, College of Law, 12/1998
Florida Family Law Inn of Court, Barrister, 2017 to Present
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2014 to Present
Florida Bar Family Law Section, Health and Wellness Committee, Vice Chair, 2019-2020
Florida Bar Family Law Section, Ad Hoc Parentage Committee, Vice Chair, 2019-2020