Jean K. Westin - Gainesville, Florida Family Law Attorney
Gainesville family law attorney Jean K. Westin is an experienced divorce lawyer who has been practicing in the area since 1989. She is also a certified collaborative divorce lawyer who can help divorcing couples save time, money, and the stress of uncertainty as they negotiate mutually acceptable arrangements for the dissolution of their marriages.
A 1989 graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, Jean Westin combines a practical and levelheaded approach to family law problems with an ability to provide highly effective courtroom representation to her clients when necessary. Given the strong preference of both Florida law and the judges of the 8th Judicial Circuit for resolution by agreement of problems concerning the marital property distribution, child support, and alimony, she became interested in collaborative divorce techniques as a way to further encourage negotiated divorce settlements by putting litigation beyond the immediate reach of the divorcing parties.
Gainesville divorce lawyer Jean Westin also knows how to present a client's case in court when necessary. She's especially effective in the identification and valuation of complex marital assets, such as investment accounts, professional practices (such as medicine, dentistry, real estate, and law), and public and private retirement systems, such as VALIC or TIAA-CREF accounts at the University of Florida.
Jean Westin also handles paternity cases, child support problems, and complaints to determine paternity, by which her clients who are unmarried fathers can formalize and protect their relationship with their children.
For additional information about how Jean Westin can help with your family law problem, contact her Gainesville office, located about a mile north of the University of Florida campus.