Areas of Family Law Practice
Our practice areas ranges from (1) divorce and post-judgment divorce cases, such as disputes over the enforcement of child support, time share of child custody, alimony and modifications of divorce or paternity judgments, to (2) cases that usually do not involve disputes among family members, such as adoptions and prenuptial agreements. Our family lawyer also represents clients in cases of domestic violence and disputes over the paternity of a child and the responsibilities of the father. And he is experienced in appealing family law cases to the Florida District Courts of Appeal. The complete list of practice areas is shown on the left.
Our Family Law Attorney
Attorney Mejias graduated with honors from the University of Florida with the degree of Juris Doctor and started practicing law in 1999. He started practicing family law in 2003 and since 2011, only family law, in the Orlando metro area. He has represented clients in over one hundred trials, three hundred divorce mediations and twelve appeals. This level of experience assures you that he will be able to use all of the available aspects of laws and precedents to achieve the most favorable outcome you could obtain.
AAA Family Law can represent you in cases from the initial consultation through any mediation and their appeals to the Florida District Courts of Appeals. For trial court cases we cover the Orlando Metro area and for appeals all of Florida. Attorney Mejias is also committed to keep you as informed about your case as you require by answering your phone calls and emails within 24 hours during working days.
During the initial consultation he will (a) find out about your family law situation, (b) outline a realistic plan to resolve your legal issues and (d) quote you a retainer fee for his services. In almost every case the fee will be for a fixed (or flat) amount that you will know prior to signing any contract or making any payment, not an hourly rate whose total dollar amount is not known in advance.
Our attorney retainer fee for contested divorce cases up to the mediation stage ranges between $2,400 and $3,600 depending on its complexity. An additional retainer amount is set before a trial if there is a trial. For an uncontested divorces the fees range from $1,200 to $1,800. Please read the range of attorney retainer fees charged for each type of case in Family Lawyer Retainer Fees.
AAA Family Law represents clients in all of the circuit courts of the Orlando metro area. We can also represent you in any family law appeal case anywhere in the state of Florida.
Area Covered and Location
The law practice of AAA Family Law covers the courtrooms of the these five counties: Volusia, Orange, Seminole, Lake and Oceola. Most of its clients live in this area. However, some live throughout the United States and even in other countries and are involved in cases with jurisdiction in these counties.
The office of AAA Family Law is located in the uptown area on 283 Cranes Roost Blvd., Suite 111, across from Crane Roost Lake. Crane Roost Drive is a pleasant area of modern single-story office buildings and stores with abundant parking spaces.
If you are involved in a situation where we may be of help, please read the practice area page that applies to it. It will help you to better understand the legal angles of case and to prepare you for any initial consultation you have with any family lawyer.
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Early History and Name
This area of Seminole County, Florida was first settled in the early 1870's. The name “Altamonte” comes from the Spanish, where alta means high or tall female and monte means a small mountain or mount. Like some other names in the flat lands of Florida, such as Mount Dora, Lakeland Highlands, Zephyrhills or High Springs, a few feet above see level qualifies as highland. So, at 85 feet above see level, in Florida, this city deserves its name.
In keeping with the high-ground theme of its name, the central business area of Altamonte Springs is known as its “uptown”, not downtown. Uptown is a very attractive area surrounding the beautiful Crane Roost Lake. It is the area bounded by I4, East Central Parkway, Palm Springs Drive and Altamonte Drive.
Uptown contains high-rise condominiums and apartments, the Altamonte Mall shopping center, many other shops, restaurants, movie theaters, hotels and offices, including our law office. And it attracts residents from nearby Maitland, Longwood, Casselberry, Wakiva Springs, Winter Springs, Forest City and South Apopka,.
This city has a population estimated at 45,000 people (as of 2016) living in an area of 9.5 square miles, including the lakes and 8.9 square miles of land. That makes for a population density of 4,736 people per square mile, which is typical of suburban areas.