Simpson & Paull, P.L.

Simpson & Paull, P.L.

Jacksonville Beach Lawyers Offer Caring Legal Services for your divorce, child support and other family and marital law needs.

Firm Overview

Welcome to the Jacksonville Beach, Florida law firm of Simpson and Paull. Since 1982, we have been a small local firm, serving the communities of Duval, St. Johns, Clay, and Nassau counties.
Simpson and Paull maintains a personal, family-like atmosphere with attorneys who genuinely care and are compassionate towards every family facing the difficulties of divorce. We use technology to optimize our service, but maintain a personal touch to help you through the legal process.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding client service. The moment you walk through our door, you will find a comfortable environment and a caring staff committed to helping you resolve your legal problems. You can trust that your legal needs will be understood and that an experienced, competent team follows up and follows through until the optimal resolution of your case.
We focus on family law and provide legal representation and advice regarding wills and estates and small businesses.

Family law
-Divorce including well-versed in military divorce
-Child Custody and support

Wills and estates

Small Business Law

Main Office

Main Office
1326 3rd Street South
Suite 2
Jacksonville Beach FL 32250




(904) 249-1779


Office Information

Office Hours

9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Emergency After Hours



Family law is the primary area of practice for Simpson & Paull.

Our attorneys understand the difficulties and strains that accompany family legal issues and divorce. We empathize with our clients and form personal relationships so we can earn our clients' trust and make them feel supported and protected. Our lawyers are adept at developing creative solutions to the complicated and unique issues presented by each family's personal circumstances.

Family law encompasses most legal issues relating to domestic relationships. Divorce and child custody disputes can be sources of considerable stress. At Simpson & Paull, we are sensitive to the difficulties our clients experience. We make the process as understandable and worry-free as possible. Contact us and you will find dedicated, experienced advocates in all family law matters.

The dissolution of a marriage can involve child custody, visitation, and support, spousal support issues, the division of assets, and obtaining of protective ordersall are areas of potential conflict. Whatever the difficulties, we work to reach a positive resolution that is in the best interests of clients and their families.

Military Divorce
We are well-versed in military divorce, where support and custody are subject to a combination of state and federal laws. Both parties must comply with military rules and regulations, and residence requirements for filing are different.
We make every effort to alleviate the stress, cost, and negative issues involved in divorce.

Child Custody and Support
Children require special protection in a divorce proceeding. When deciding custody and visitation rights, the most important consideration is the best interests of the child. Regular financial support is usually required of the noncustodial parent. Keep in mind that the advice of an experienced lawyer may help parents settle custody, support, and visitation issues without going before a judge.

Whether you are asserting or disputing paternity, we can help. Since paternity involves legal rights as well as obligations, it is of the utmost importance that paternity be legally established. Custody, reasonable child support, and visitation are all matters subject to guidelines and laws both state and federal.

Diane Paull

Simpson & Paull, P.L.

Diane L. Paull, managing attorney, divides her practice among the following areas:
-Divorce and Family Law (80%)
-Small Business Law (10%)
-Wills and Estates (10%)

-Born in St. Louis, Missouri
-Managing Partner, Simpson & Paull, P.L. since 2003
-Attorney with Simpson & Paull since 2001
-Vice President and Senior Counsel, Washington Mutual, Tampa, Florida, 1998-2000
-Vice President and Senior Counsel, Merrill Lynch, Jacksonville, Florida, 1998
-Senior Counsel, Barnett Banks, Jacksonville, Florida, 1995-1998
-Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Florida Community College, 1996-1998
-Vice President and Senior Counsel, NBD Bank, Detroit, Michigan, 1990-1995
-Assistant Vice President and Regional Counsel, Society Bank, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1986-1990
-Assistant Vice President and Compliance Officer, Citizens Bank, Flint, Michigan, 1983-1986
-Editor, Michigan Corporate Finance and Business Law Journal, 1980-1982
-Author: "Coverture," University of Detroit Law Review, 1982
-Author: "Due on Sale Clause," S Michigan Corp. Fin. & Bus. Law

-University of Detroit, J.D., 1982
-Oakland University, B.A., 1979

Admittance Information
-Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, 1982
-State of Florida, 2003
-U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2004

Professional Activities and Memberships
-Jacksonville Bar Association
-Jacksonville Beach Bar Association
-The Florida Bar
-State Bar of Michigan
-Florida Women Lawyers Association


University of Detroit
Juris Doctorate, 1982

Kurt A. Simpson

Simpson & Paull, P.L.

Kurt A. Simpson, senior and founding partner, divides his practice largely between family law and estate law. He is BV-rated, according to the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

-Born Jacksonville, Florida, 1952
-Senior Partner, Simpson Paull, P.L., Attorneys at Law, Jacksonville Beach, Florida since 2003
-Attorney and Owner, Law Offices of Kurt Andrew Simpson, P.A., Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 1982-2003
-Assistant State Attorney, 4th Judicial Circuit, Florida, 1978-1982

-University of Florida, B.S. and B.A., with honors
-Nova Southeastern University, J.D., with honors, 1978

Admittance Information
-Florida Bar, 1978
-U.S. District Court
-Northern District of Florida
-U.S. Court of Appeals
-U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Activities and Memberships
-Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach Bar Associations
-Christian Lawyers Association


Nova Southeastern University
Juris Doctorate, 1978