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Bruce Childers Attorney at Law Call us Today at (850) 434-8000 Make an Appointment Family Law Criminal Law Wills & Probate Guardianship Appeals Domestic Violence or Domestic Violence

Best Attorney in Pensacola

Getting the best result for your case means having an attorney with experience in the local courts of Pensacola and the surrounding areas. It means having a team with proven results and the detailed knowledge to construct the strongest arguments on your behalf, whether it’s so you can protect your best interests in a family or marital dispute, prepare a will or trust for your future, or need to convince a jury that you’re innocent of a crime.

At Bruce Childers law we have decades of experience practicing in Pensacola and neighboring communities. We know the law and we know the courts. Our experience provides an advantageous perspective for your criminal defense, family law, and wills and probate issues. We understand that many people may be reluctant to contact a lawyer because they’re worried they won’t be able to afford the fees. You may be tempted to try to handle the legal matter yourself, but that’s often a recipe for a less-than-desirable outcome. When the custody of your children is at stake, or you’ve been accused of a crime, we want you to have access to the quality representation and justice you deserve.

Call us today to discuss your case so that you can tell your story, learn your options, and discover how we can help. We offer affordable fees for your family law or criminal case; to learn more about our legal and real world experience call us at (850) 434-8000 or contact us by email.

Practice Areas

Family Law

Wills and Probate

Criminal Law


Domestic Violence


Your Connection to Your Case

Bruce Childers Law is committed to providing you not only with quality legal representation, but also with excellent, individualized service. You don’t have to navigate the complicated and sometimes mystifying legal process alone. We’re here to be your connection to the legal system and to advocate for you from the moment you call us until your case is resolved.


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We're here to help. Call us at (850) 434-8000 or submit a request for a meeting.

Send Your Request:

Call us at (850) 434-8000 or send us an email to schedule a meeting.

Initial Meeting:

At our initial meeting we will sit together to hear your story, discuss your options with you, and discuss how we may help. Call us to schedule a consultation; we are here to listen and help any way we can.

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Sign a Contract:

Once you are ready to proceed we will present you with a contract to begin working on your behalf.

Payments and Retainer:

During our initial meeting we will discuss our fees, payment, and retainer structure. It is our goal to make this process as clear as possible based on your type of case. Our years of experience will provide you with a very good ballpark estimate and what to possibly expect during the course of your case.

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It’s time to investigate and gather information about your case! We considered this the most important part in your case; lawyers win and lose cases in court based on the knowledge they gather and homework they do based on your case. We don’t show up to court unprepared.

Fight in Court:

Not every case goes all the way to trial as many are solved through negotiation. However if your case is not resolved by negotiation or mediation we are prepared and ready to fight for you in court.

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Pensacola Family Law Attorney Offers Support When You Need It Most

An experienced attorney increases the odds you will get the best possible results when dealing with difficult family law issues. Bruce Childers has assisted clients in Pensacola and throughout the area with a variety of legal matters related to family. With more than 30 years of experience, Bruce understands that no two families are the same, nor are their legal issues.

Bruce can help you protect your best interests in a family or marital dispute, ensure that you are treated fairly, and that your children experience minimal trauma as your family goes through a difficult transition.

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Bruce and his team are familiar with the laws in Pensacola, Escambia County, and throughout the state. He has also spent a lot of time in the area court system. This gives him – and you, by extension – with advantageous perspective for your family law issues.

Bruce knows many people are reluctant to bring an attorney into family law issues because of privacy and cost. Unfortunately, this leads many people down a risky path. When someone is tempted to handle family legal matters on their own, they often find themselves dealing with the least-desirable outcome. And when the custody of your children is at stake, the last thing you want is for things to go wrong.

  • Bruce assists clients with a variety of family law matters, including:
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Title IV-D
  • Guardianship
  • Child Support
  • Custody
  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial
  • Modification
  • Relocation


Bruce has also worked with families in which domestic violence is an issue and he understands the delicate nature of helping these families transition to a better situation. Domestic abuse takes many forms including abuse that is physical, sexual, emotional, economic, and psychological. It is a pattern of abusive behavior that allows one spouse or partner to have control over the other and it can occur in any situation, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, or any other factor. It affects the children in the family, even if they are not directly victimized, and it makes divorce and other legal matters even more complicated than they already are.

If you are dealing with family legal issues and domestic violence is an issue, it is important that you focus on your own safety and the safety of your children first, and then find a Pensacola family law attorney with experience dealing with similar situations to assist you.

No family is perfect and unfortunately, these imperfections sometimes lead to the breakup of a family. If you are considering divorce or you or your partner have begun the process of transitioning from your current way of living and you need the assistance of a Pensacola family law attorney, contact Bruce Childers at 850-434-8000 to discuss your situation.

Bruce Childers Law

Attorney in Pensacola

We take a genuine interest in our clients, understand their objectives, and meet or exceed their expectations. We dedicate ourselves to these values: For our clients, we will work hard, provide superior legal services on a timely, effective, and efficient basis, and maintain the highest standards of professional integrity.

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