Parra Harris Law Prevents a Bifurcation to Protect a Mother and her Three Children’s Best Interests

After 20+ years of marriage, a military husband stationed overseas moves his wife and three children to Jacksonville. Shortly thereafter the husband filed for divorce. In most cases, service members

Reasons to Hire a Jacksonville Family Law Attorney

Family law attorneys handle family-related issues, represent clients in a divorce, as well as the issues related to divorce including alimony, child custody, and child support. Divorces are not only

Case Study | Parra Harris Law Helps a Loving Mother Maintain Custody of Child

A mother came to Parra Harris Law seeking help in resolving an issue she was having with her daughter’s father. The father of her child was seeking an injunction (restraining

Case Study | Parra Harris Law Declares Paternity and Gains Substantial Timesharing for an Unmarried Father

Soon after discovering the mother was pregnant, an unmarried couple separated. Following separation, the mother refused to have any contact with the unborn baby’s father. Since he was blocked from

Should You Consider a Do-It-Yourself Divorce?

The divorce process can be complicated and there are many mistakes that you can make if you try a do-it-yourself method. Even if you are amicable with your spouse, you

Child Custody Tips During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a tough time for divorced or separated couples with children. Both parents want to spend time with their kids, and it can be hard splitting

Case Study | Parra Harris Law Beats the Odds and wins a Paternity and School Designation Case for an Unmarried Father

Background: An unmarried mother and father of two recently broke up and were struggling with resolving issues related to timesharing and school designation. In Florida, the law states that all

How to Deal with False Allegations in a Family Law Case

Going through a divorce is a difficult process, especially if your spouse and/or co-parent makes false accusations against you. Unfortunately, his or her words could be used against you in

Paola Parra Harris leads the publication of “La Guia”

Paola Parra Harris, as Chair of the Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board, leads the publication of “La Guia”, a bilingual (English/Spanish) directory of resources for Hispanic Community in Northeast Florida.

Paola Parra Harris appointed to Jacksonville Port Task Force

Paola Parra Harris appointed to Jacksonville Port Task Force by Mayor Alvin Brown. Read the full article online: Jax Daily Record

Parra Harris Law Firm to Offer Free Clinics

Parra Harris Law Firm to Offer Free Clinics. Click here to see the full article online on the Jax Daily Record website.

Local student wins Hispanic Heritage Contest

Local student wins Hispanic Heritage Contest by writing about Paola Parra Harris as her inspiration and local Hispanic hero. See the full article online on the Florida Times Union

San Marco Merchants Association and San Marco Preservation society joint event at Parra Harris Home

San Marco Merchants Association and San Marco Preservation society joint event at Parra Harris Home – The Resident Community News

Annual Black & White Ball celebrates Silver Anniversary

Paola Parra Harris, Chairman of the Board and Event Chair of Catholic Charities Annual Black & White Ball celebrates Silver Anniversary – See more online on The Resident Community News

JWLA Names Paola Parra Harris Woman Lawyer of the Year

JWLA Names Paola Parra Harris Woman Lawyer of the Year – Click here to read the full article online on the Jacksonville Daily Record’s website.

Paola Parra Harris named 2019 Ultimate Attorney

Paola Parra Harris named 2019 Ultimate Attorney by Jacksonville Business Journal on March 7, 2019. Click here to see more online the Jacksonville Business Journal Website.

Paola Parra Harris participates in a panel of Women Attorneys

Paola Parra Harris participated in a panel of Women Attorneys at the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) March Luncheon titled: History of Women Lawyers in Jacksonville: A look into the

Girl Scout Woman of Distinction

Paola Parra Harris named a Girl Scout Woman of Distinction at the 30th Annual Women of Distinction Celebration on April 30, 2019. See the full article online.

Spotted: 2019 Fiesta At The Beach – Fundraiser for the Sulzbacher Center

Sulzbacher Board Member Paola Parra Harris served as event chair at the annual Fiesta at the Beach, at the Casa Marina Hotel on May 16, 2019. Read the full article

Re-framing Your Perspective During Moments When You Are Hurt

I typically meet new clients at a point in their lives of great pain. They are often coming out of prolonged heartache. Sometimes they are seeing me after great effort

Notes From a Single Parent

  It’s not easy to be a single parent. And it isn’t exactly what you had planned when you imagined being a parent a long time ago. But you are

Starting Over: New Careers, New Pursuits Later In Life

In my line of work, I encounter people who are in transition. Divorce often means change not only in marital status, but in friendships, parenting, and work and careers. I

Memorial Day 2019

Parra Harris Law remembers the sacrifice of all of our fallen heroes and their families. From our family to yours, have a safe day of peace and reflection.

Alimony Reform Debate Heats Up in Florida

In even the least contentious cases of divorce, the topic of alimony can cause cooperation to cease and tempers to flair. Alimony debates can derail meditations and send a divorcing

Family Time: A Hike Close to Home

As the weather becomes more and more spring-like, it is once again time to enjoy the outdoors. Spending a day outdoors is an inexpensive way to spend quality family time.

Divorce: Getting the Documents in Order

Because divorce is an emotional time, the practical parts of it- the gathering of documents and documentation of events- often falls by the wayside. But there are several things you

Paola Parra Harris Honored as a Woman of Distinction

Congratulations to Parra Harris Law founder Paola Parra Harris for being honored by the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council as a Woman of Distinction. This award is given to outstanding

Parra Harris Law Founder Paola Parra Harris Speaks on a Panel of Women Lawyers

Parra Harris Law Founder and President Paola Parra Harris was a panelist at the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) March luncheon on Thursday March 14, 2019. The luncheon’s theme, History

Tidying Up: Sparking Joy After Divorce

For those of you that have watched the Marie Kondo show “Tidying Up” on Netflix, you may have noticed that the show covers individual families cleaning their homes and determining

Heartfelt Quotes About Divorce

It is no secret that divorce is hard. Divorce causes a major change in the life of each member of the former couple. It causes one to reevaluate their life,

Paola Parra Harris Named 2019 Ultimate Attorney for Family Law

Parra Harris Law congratulates founder Paola Parra Harris for being selected for a Jacksonville Business Journal “Ultimate Attorney Award” presented by Comcast Business.  Mrs. Parra Harris was chosen for the

A Divorce Attorney Writes About His Observations- And How to Avoid Being in His Office

It is hard to stay together. And it is hard to split apart. Divorce is never easy. And although it happens frequently, and divorce attorneys see it a lot, there

Yours, Mine, and Ours: How Millennial Couples are Managing Finances

More than half of married millennials are choosing to manage their finances separately. Couples may choose to do this for a variety of reasons and may implement separate finances in

A Rise in Couples Rushing their Divorces is a Consequence of 2017 Tax Reform

Divorce attorneys are seeing a rise in the number of couples trying to finalize their divorces before the new year. Even attorneys who specialize in highly contested divorces find that

Google Maps Catches a Cheating Spouse

A man in Peru did not need to hire a private investigator to confirm that his spouse was cheating- Google Maps did the work for him! To read the article,

Discussing Debt Before Saying “I Do”

It can be awkward to discuss finances while planning a wedding, but it is crucial that these things are addressed. Both of you bring to the marriage your spending habits,

Divorce Rate Declines in Duval County

There is something happening in Duval County. The divorce rate is declining. Researchers point to fewer military deployments, an improved economy, and an increase in availability of social workers and

What is a Simplified Divorce?

Sometimes, couples approach me wanting to know if their case is one which can be quicker and easier than a contested divorce. What they are asking for is a simplified

Financial Planning for Second Marriages

Many couples today report that finances, or spending, are a factor contributing to their separation and divorce. Indeed, finances are considered personal when one is single, and many couples report

Is Marriage Harder Today than it was for our Predecessors?

The podcast attached is admittedly long. But it follows the traditions and changes in the institution of marriage throughout the centuries. Once seen as a way for powerful families to

Father’s Rights – A Broward County Father Wins Against Antiquated Law

In what as seen as a victory for father’s rights in the state of Florida, a recent ruling will bring about change. According to a very old law, in the

Make it a Stay-Cation!

Why not make your next week with the kids an affordable (and FUN) Stay-Cation! There is a lot to do on the First Coast, and with a little planning and

Summer Fun Close to Home

School is out for the summer and many of my friends and clients are making fun plans for activities to do with their children. Florida is a state with so

Camp Gratitude: A Weeklong Camping Trip for Military Families Receives Applications from Florida Families

Camp Gratitude provides a camping experience for military families who may otherwise not be able to afford a summer vacation. The camp, currently in Minnesota, is planning to expand to

How Does Credit Card Debt Affect My Divorce?

How does credit card debt affect my divorce is a question that comes up time and time again. Divorcing couples have a lot to consider when dividing assets and liabilities.

A Proclamation Declaring April as Parental Alienation Awareness Month

Fathers’ Rights activist and Florida resident David Henry is on a mission to educate others about Parental Alienation. He experienced it growing up in Italy. His military father did not