ADAM L. SACKS, ESQ. received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1994 from the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Sacks received multiple Honor Roll awards during his time in College. In 1994 Mr. Sacks became a Certified Paralegal from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts. Mr. Sacks later received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 1999. Mr. Sacks received multiple Honor Roll awards during his time in law school as well as receiving a “Book Award” for top grade in one of his classes.
While attending Law School, Mr. Sacks awarded the distinction of practicing law for the school’s highly acclaimed Elder Law Clinic based upon his academic excellence in the area of Wills, Trusts and Estates. While under the supervision of a licensed attorney, Mr. Sacks prepared Wills, settled estates and represented the elderly in court against eviction proceedings.
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Sacks, prior to taking the Florida Bar Exam, offered a job with the Office of The State Attorney in Sanford, Seminole County, Florida where he was allowed to practice law as a Certified Legal Intern. Mr. Sacks took the first Bar Exam that was offered after he graduated from law school and passed. Upon passing, the Office of the State Attorney in Sanford, Seminole County, Florida, offered Mr. Sacks a full time position as an Assistant State Attorney.
After working for the State of Florida, Mr. Sacks decided it was time to enter the private sector and continued to practice in the area of Criminal Law. Mr. Sacks also became passionate about the study of Divorce and Family Law and made that the focal point of his career from that point on.
Mr. Sacks has been practicing law for almost 20 years, and to this day, his practice is still focused on Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Defense. Mr. Sacks is also blessed and fortunate to have Melanie J. Sacks, his Wife and best bankruptcy attorney in Jacksonville as his Law Partner.
ADAM L. SACKS, ESQ. Areas of Practice include but are not limited to the following:
Divorce (Opposite sex, Same Sex, Military)
- Equitable Distribution of marital assets and debts.
- Parental Responsibility and Timesharing
- Disestablishment of Paternity
- Child support
- Spousal Support
- Division of Retirement Funds, Pensions, 401 K, TSP, etc…
- Temporary need hearings
- Motion for Contempt and Enforcement
- Motion to modify
- Parental relocation with minor child(ren)
- Child Support unrelated to Divorce
- Establishment of Paternity and Timesharing unrelated to Divorce
- Felonies (1st degree, 2nd degree and 3rd degree)
- Misdemeanors (1st degree and 2nd degree)
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Domestic Violence
- Violation of Probation (Felony and Misdemeanor)
- Bond Reductions
- Sentencing Hearings
- Drug offenses (Felony and Misdemeanor)
- Theft offenses (Felony and Misdemeanor)
- Weapon offenses
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Sacks is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. Before most Family Law cases can proceed to trial or final hearing, a case must be mediated first. Choosing the right mediator can be a very difficult task. Some mediators have different styles and their approach to mediating cases may conflict with the parties that are ordered to mediation. Mediators should always be neutral. A mediator should never take sides with a party based upon any bias that a mediator may have regarding a party or a party’s attorney. A mediator should never give legal advice but should be well versed in the laws surrounding Divorce and Family Law matters. Perhaps the most important ingredient that a mediator needs to possess is Compassion. Parties at a mediation want to feel that they have a voice and that what they have to say is important. Parties want to make sure that when they speak, people care. If the mediator does not care, why should the parties care. Through the observation of many mediations and conducting mediations, it is more likely that parties will come to an agreement if they feel that they and their problems matter. Parties want to know that the mediator cares about them and not just because they are getting paid to do a job.
At The Law Offices of Sacks & Sacks, our mission has always been to provide the best representation to our clients along with displaying the compassion that our clients deserve. We care about our clients and in a mediation setting, we are confident that we can display the utmost compassion to our clients that we do not represent. Please call today to schedule your mediation and experience why The Law Office of Sacks & Sacks sets the bar so high and treats their clients and mediation clientele like people and not just another case.