Nicole Ferry

Nicole Ferry

Ferry & Ferry, P.A. Helping Good People at their Worst
  • Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Law...
  • Florida, Louisiana
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Summary

I graduated from Winthrop High School in the top 10 of my class, being inducted into the National Honor Society. During my high school tenure I participated in Varsity Cheerleading, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Softball and Track. I attended Louisiana State University, obtaining my Bachelor's degree in 3 1/2 years. I am licensed in Louisiana and Florida. I have been practicing law for 18 years. For 14 of those, my husband, Chris Ferry has been my law partner. I encourage clients to settle so that they have the ability to make the decisions regarding their lives instead of a Judge; however , when that is not possible, I embrace the litigation side of being an attorney. I have several trials per year. In doing family law, I do my best to answer questions and alleviate the fears my clients may have during their case. Our staff and myself are responsive to client's needs.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept Visa, MC, AX, Discover.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Louisiana
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Co-President
Ferry & Ferry, P.A.
- Current
Attorney
Vernis & Bowling, P.A
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Attorney
Office of the Public Defender for the 1st Circuit of Florida
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Education
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
B.A. (1995) | Political Science
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Honors: Rho Lambda, Psi Chi, Who's Who of College Students,
Activities: member of Zeta Tau alpha fraternity
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Professional Associations
Lousiana State Bar Association # 25952
member
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Florida State Bar Association # 172560
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Divorce Litigation: From Start to Finish, Pensacola
NBI
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered

Q. my Divorce way final in 2010. But her lawyer has not filed the QRDO and I am not able to get my pension. What can I do
A: I would suggest hiring a QDRO specialist. They charge around $500 to do it. It could save you the headache of waiting.
Q. In Florida in alimony court if I worked for 30 years at my parents business making 80k and they decide to close
A: If you are paying alimony a court will look at whether a substantial change has occurred. The change must be permanent and involuntary. I would say yes, that could be basis to reduce your alimony payment. The court will look however to your former spouse's needs and how the reduction will impact him/her. Every case is fact specific.
Q. I live in Florida. Trying to get a simplified divorce. Do we have to appear in court? Before we can get this divorce.
A: If it is a simplified divorce, you are required to attend a final hearing. It may now that your spouse has an attorney become what we call an uncontested divorce. If during that process you both agree, (assuming your county has an uncontested packet), neither of you will not have to appear. I would contact the attorney to see what route he is taking.
Q. can I leave the house before filling divorce papers without being accused of abandon, if yes what should I do?
A: The other attorney is correct that you can leave the home. If there are expenses related to the home, you may need to think ahead to see if the remaining spouse can afford them. You do not want to ruin your credit. If you have children with the remaining spouse, you should consider paying her/him via check (not cash) support for the children. I urge you to either remove the items you want or take an inventory of what was left behind in the house. In my experience, once a divorce is filed, personal property is hard to find.
Q. If two people are going through a divorce and went to mediation and came to an agreement on everything. Now they have a
A: If your agreement was in writing, you can still go to the final hearing. It honestly will depend on the Judge if he/she will finalize the divorce without your ex attending the hearing. The general practice would be for the Judge to adopt the agreement if you can testify that he entered the agreement voluntarily. Make sure the other side has notice of the hearing.
Q. My husband signed the financial affidavit prior to purchasing property. Does he need to disclose this asset?
A: Whenever there is a change to your financial situation during a divorce, both parties are required to amend their financial affidavit and add it. When they add it, they are also required to attach proof of the change. Keep in mind that the new property is not necessarily classified as marital, (there is an exception if he bought it with marital funds.)
Q. Wife won't let me see my dog prior to divorce being finalized. Can she do that?
A: If you have not filed the divorce, you are entitled to use of the former marital residence. You can break down the door, the window, or have locks changed to gain entry. Even if you have filed divorce, if there is no order on the house, you are entitled to use of the home. The dog, if bought during the marriage, is a marital asset. A judge is going to give him/her to one of you. There will not be visitation rights for the dog because he/she is seen as property. If there is no order on the house, you can go see the dog without her permission.
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Contact & Map
415 North Spring Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
USA
Telephone: (850) 469-8118
Fax: (850) 469-8132