Jennifer Kirkhart Curcio

Jennifer Kirkhart Curcio

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Gainesville, Florida
Phone:
352-505-2746
Fax:
352-792-1330
Email:

GAINESVILLE AREA DIVORCE ATTORNEY

Jennifer Kirkhart Curio has been practicing law since 1997, and she has devoted a significant portion of her practice to family law matters since 2000. She is an experienced attorney, familiar with both settlement and litigation. She firmly believes that to be effective and cost conscious for her clients that collaboration and settlement should be the primary goal until it is clear that aggressive litigation is necessary. When it is, Mrs. Curcio is very experienced and comfortable in the court room. She has handled hundreds of family law cases during her career.

She offers a free consultation over the phone, so call her for a free confidential phone consultation at 352-327-1201.

She handles family law issues including but not limited to the following:

  • Contested and Uncontested Divorce
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Paternity
  • Visitation Enforcement and Modification
  • Relocation Issues
  • Child Support Enforcement and Modification
  • Department of Revenue (DOR) Actions
  • Alimony Enforcement and Modification
  • Cohabitation Issues
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Separation Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions

Mrs. Curcio has started a small solo practice that allows her to provide personal service to her clients. If you call, you will speak directly with her, not several layers of administrative assistants. She is accessible and responsive. She will listen effectively and compassionately to your issues and provide you with sound advice. When you are in need of legal advice, it can be confusing and emotional. Mrs. Curcio can cut through the emotions and focus you on a cost effective and common sense approach to legal matters.

Mrs. Curcio stays current with all of the latest legal changes and education. She was certified in 2006 in Collaborative Law, a new approach to divorce. Collaborative Law takes family out of the courts. Parties enter a contract not to file litigation, but to collaborate together to find a dignified and respectful way to redefine the family unit. It is a whole team approach and financial professionals, divorce coaches and child advocates are available to assist in the process. This ensures that your family issues are addressed legally, financially and emotionally.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Contested and Uncontested Divorce
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Paternity
  • Visitation Enforcement and Modification
  • Relocation Issues
  • Child Support Enforcement and Modification
  • Department of Revenue (DOR) Actions
  • Alimony Enforcement and Modification
  • Cohabitation Issues
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Separation Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions
  • Legal Name Change
  • Annulment
  • Support Unconnected with Divorce

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Collaborative Law, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2006
  • Florida Supreme Court , Family Law Mediator , 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1998

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: Book Award for Scholastic Excellence in Civil Procedure, 1994-1995
    • Honors: Student Government Class Representative, 1994-1995
    • Honors: Research Assistant to Professor Lars Noah, 1995
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Honors: Administration of Criminal Justice
    • Honors: With Honors

Classes/Seminars

  • Fundamentals of Divorce, Gainesville Collaborative Divorce Team, 2009
  • Guest Speaker on Collaborative Law, University of Florida, Collaborative Law Class, 2007-2009, February 2016, 2007 - 2009
  • North Central Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association. February 2015
  • North Central Florida Estate Planning Council, Fall 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Eighth Judicial Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair and Member, 2003 - 2004
  • Clara Gehan Association of Women Lawyers, Vice President, 2006
  • Clara Gehan Association of Women Lawyers, President, 2007
  • Gainesville Collaborative Divorce Team, President, 2010 and 2017
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member since 2006
  • Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member since 2016
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Member since 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Stephen K. Miller, Senior Associate, 2000 - 2009
  • The Walters Law Firm, Associate, 1998 - 2000
  • City of Fernandina Beach, Planning and Development Department, City Planner and Grant Administrator, 1997-1998