Kristin Adamson has practiced exclusively in marital and family law, at both the trial and appellate levels for over 34 years. She is a Board Certified Marital and Family Law Lawyer since 1996. Ms. Adamson is AV rated by Martindale Hubble; has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (2008 – present) and was recognized by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Family Law - Tallahassee in 2012, 2021 and 2023.
She is a Fellow of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is Past-President of the Florida Chapter. She is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Kristin is listed as a Florida Super Lawyer, and a Florida Leading Attorney in Family Law.
Kristin Adamson is committed to providing superior personal service to her clients and dedicates herself to professional and ethical legal representation of her client’s interests. Her objective is to settle disputes quickly and discreetly, however, she is ready and able to litigate contested matrimonial and custody matters when settlement is not possible. She has been trained in Collaborative Law and is a Member of the Capital Collaborative Group.
Kristin practices Marital and Family law throughout North Florida , including Leon, Gadsden, Franklin, Jefferson, Bay, Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties.
Kristin Adamson has been extensively involved in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar serving on many committees as well as the Executive Council. She has served on the Tallahassee Bar Association Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Foundation; the Florida Second Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee; the Florida Legislature’s Study Committee on Public Records; the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Public Records; the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Privacy and Court Records; the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Access to Public Records; the Florida Supreme Court Family Law Forms Committee; the Florida Courts’ Steering Committee: Families and Children in the Court; Tallahassee Telephone Counseling & Referral Service Board of Directors; the Tallahassee City Commission Task Force Study Group on Domestic Violence and as a Mentor and Lecturer for Thunderdome Tallahassee.
Kristin is an Emeritus of William H. Stafford Inn of Court, Tallahassee Chapter, American Inns of Court; and an Emeritus of the First District Court of Appeal, Inn of Court. She is the recipient of the Community Service Award from North Florida Legal Services; Outstanding Service Award from the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar; The Special Service Award from the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar; and The Chair's Award of Merit from the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. She has lectured extensively on all areas of Family law for The Florida Bar Family Law Section; The Florida Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Legal Services of North Florida.
Kristin is an admitted member the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kristin has lectured extensively as a family law expert for the Florida Bar, the Florida Chapter of the Academy of Matrimonial lawyers, and Legal Services of North Florida.
PRENUPTIAL AND POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
Drafting of detailed prenuptial and postnuptial agreements after consultation.
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
Settling, mediating and litigating all aspects of dissolution of marriage cases, including equitable distribution of assets and liabilities, alimony, parenting, child support and complex business valuation.
Mediation services for family law actions.
Appeals for family law cases throughout the First District Court of Appeals
MODIFICATION OF FAMILY LAW MATTERS
Modification of child support, alimony, and custody issues which arise subsequent to dissolution of marriage.
In the 1990’s, an alternative to the traditional court-based litigation system was started in Minnesota by attorney Stuart Webb. The process is called “Collaborative Law.” It quickly spread through the states and is now a popular model in Florida.
Collaborative Law is a desirable model for divorce, but is not for everyone. Kristin Adamson is trained in this process and can discuss whether this is a process that would benefit you and your family. In general, a Collaborative Divorce costs less money than traditional litigation, takes less time, and empowers the parties to control decision-making, preserving confidentiality, focusing on the welfare of the children and looking to the future.
In a Collaborative Divorce, each party selects a trained attorney. The parties and their lawyers sign a Participation Agreement after selecting a lawyer trained in Collaborative Law. This Agreement requires that they agree to work with each other, and each attorney will work with the other attorney to resolve the issues. There is an open exchange of information with the goal of reaching the best possible solution for you and your family. You have the support of your own attorney who is part of the Collaborative Team. In addition to the attorneys, the Collaborative Team consists of a neutral mental health professional and a neutral financial professional.
In the Collaborative process the parties pledge not to litigate in court. There will be no hearings, no depositions, and no motions to the court. The parties and the Collaborative Team meet in a series of sessions, identifying common goals, interests and ultimately, the spouses, with the assistance of the professionals, create an agreement that is fair to them without depleting all of the family’s resources on fees and other litigation costs.
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