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Katherine E. Macdonald Attorney at Law

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309 NorthEast 1st StreetGainesville, FL 32601-5310
Phones: 352-373-6323
Fax: 352-372-3464
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Katherine (Kit) E. Macdonald has practiced law since 1983 in the following areas of law:

Marital law, family law, and paternity
Estates, probate, wills, and trusts

Katherine Macdonald has practiced law in the following Florida counties:

Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, Union, Columbia, Marion, Putnam, St. Johns, Clay, Pasco, Volusia, Hernando, and Citrus

Family Law
Her family law cases have included issues of marital dissolution (divorce), child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, enforcement, paternity, modification, parenting plans, and time sharing. With the recent statutory amendments, child custody and visitation are no longer awarded and parenting plans and time sharing are the new concepts. She represents men and women equally, and has extensive experience with litigated family law hearings.

Estates, Wills and Trusts
Her probate cases have included issues of admission of wills to probate, estate administration, appointment of personal representatives, homestead, missing heirs, elective share, and final accountings. Katherine Macdonald has lectured at seminars on estate administration topics for the National Business Institute, and has presented programs for local groups about estate planning, wills and trusts.

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Practice Areas
Child SupportCustody & VisitationDivorceProbate & Estate AdministrationWillsTrustsPaternityMarital LawFamily Law
Published Works
Domestic Relations: Military Pay and Equitable Division in Divorce Courts - Preemption, 34 U. Fla. L. Rev. 280, 1982
Pro Bono Activities
United Way Board of Directors for 3 years in 1970'sUnited Way, Chair, Good Neighbor Division, Fund Drive, 1969United Way, Chair, Professional Division, Fund Drive, 1974 - Present Leadership Gainesville II, Leadership Training Seminar Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce, 1975 - Present Alachua County Genealogical Society, Inc., Secretary and Member, Board of Directors, 2003 - Present University City Kiwanis Club- Member, 1992 - 1997University City Kiwanis Club- Board of Directors, 1994 - 1995Evergreen Cemetery Advisory Committee (City of Gainesville)- Chair, 1994 - 1995Evergreen Cemetery Association of Gainesville, Inc.- President, 1994 - 1995Evergreen Cemetery Association of Gainesville, Inc.- Recording Secretary every year except one, 1996 - Present University Park Neighborhood Association- Board of Directors , 2010 - Present Junior League of Gainesville, Florida, Inc., Member since 1969 (Active 1969-1984: Sustainer 1964 to present),Board of Directors, 4 years, Officer, 2 years, 1970s
Melissa R. Salyer, Paralegal
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309 NorthEast 1st StreetGainesville, FL 32601-5310
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