Carroll Law, P.A.

Family law and divorce attorney

Family Law and Divorce Attorney Serving Panama City, FL

The process of working out the details of divorce, child support, child custody, visitation or any other issue in a family law case involves careful planning and preparation.

Carroll Law, P.A., is committed to helping clients successfully navigate the legal system while minimizing the stress and anxiety of the process. Marital and family law can require extra care and consideration because of the emotional aspects involved. The consideration and ultimate decision to seek divorce may seem to create a heavy burden. We know that divorce can be very difficult and the uncertainty that accompanies major change can be rather overwhelming.

Susan Carroll has wisdom and experience in all types of marital law and family law. Her mission is to be your advocate and defender by supporting you in all legal issues related to family law. She is highly skilled and able to work with you to give you the options you need during this chapter of your life.

Our office has a solid philosophy about how we approach all types of family law cases based on truth, justice and protection. We understand that this time is likely to be one of the most difficult and traumatic times in your family’s lives. You will receive support, attention and the consideration that you deserve. Our dedicated legal team has worked with hundreds upon hundreds of family law cases. The experience that we have to offer is invaluable, and our devotion to your satisfaction is second to none.

We have dedicated our practice to supporting families. If you have a case involving any area of family law, we can offer you experienced legal advice, support, and representation. We represent clients in both contested and uncontested divorce, understanding the importance of a collaborative approach such as mediation when necessary to save time, money, and stress. We also offer flat fee divorce services if this aligns with your particular case and goals. For those who want minimal assistance, unbundled legal services can be accessed through the Virtual Law Office.

Carroll Law has the experience to effectively address the many issues that may arise during your divorce, such as child custody, child support, visitation, grandparents rights, dependency, property rights, property division, alimony, and the recovery of attorney’s fees.

Child Custody

When children are involved, divorce can obviously become more complicated and emotional. Concerns about whether the children should receive the care of a licensed counselor, where they should live, what type of visitation should be in place, and what is truly in the best interest of the children must be considered. It is through the tangle of these emotional concerns that the law must still be followed.

We approach child custody disputes, enforcement and modification with the utmost care, taking the time to fully understand our clients’ needs and concerns so we can develop a plan of action that will help them reach their goals. Although the Florida courts typically award shared custody, there are some circumstances where sole custody may be awarded to one parent because the other has a history of domestic violence or a problem with drug or alcohol abuse. No matter the circumstances of your case, you can count on Carroll Law to protect your parental rights.


There are a number of post-divorce related matters we can also address for our clients, such as the modification of child support, modification of child custody, or modification of alimony and the relocation of children. If you are having trouble receiving the support you are entitled to or your ex-spouse is not complying with custody or visitation orders, we can help with the enforcement of settlement agreements, enforcement of court orders, and contempt of court proceedings.

Our experience enables us to protect the rights of both civilian and military clients, mothers, fathers, step-parents and grandparents in all family law related matters. Our military clients from area installations such as Tyndall Air Force Base, Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field and Naval Support Activity Base in Panama City are particularly well served by the instant access to the status of their legal case through our Virtual Law Office.

Unbundled Legal Services

“Unbundled” legal services is the deconstruction of specific legal documents or services from the totality of the legal representation. It allows you to choose “a la cart” either the legal documents you want to review with an attorney or even just how much of the attorney’s time you believe you need or can afford.

For example, if you were seeking a divorce and you choose to be a self-represented person you might purchase services to assist you in filling out the Petition for Dissolution, but you would not seek the attorney’s services regarding the other documents or services offered to clients seeking a divorce.

The unbundled services may include court coaching for a set price where the attorney walks you through the process and gives general legal advice to your particular situation. Being unbundled may result in a limited session or on a question by question basis. Sometimes, it may include some type of legal analysis regarding a particular document or course of action. In some instances you may purchase the services of the attorney at a fixed price for very specific services.

Carroll Law is prepared to serve you in the way that best meets your needs. Though full representation is ideal we understand that is not the choice of all clients. Our online Virtual Law Office expedites the availability of unbundled legal services where you may pick and choose which documents or which specific service you need representation in.

Call us at 850-785-9005 or send us a request through our secure Virtual Law Portal if we may assist you.