About Our Firm

"It's my belief that my role as a family law attorney is not limited to providing legal counsel. Family law is an especially difficult area because the things and people we most dearly value are often at stake. My job is to help my clients negotiate very difficult and often painful terrain patiently and compassionately. I'm deeply interested in my clients as people, and work tirelessly to ensure the best interests of my clients and their children."

We Do Things Differently

Looking for an attorney for a family law matter can be nerve-wracking. Many of our clients have never hired a lawyer or had any experience with the legal system. We understand these concerns. Mary G. McDaniel demonstrates her interest in her clients from the first meeting. Her compassion is evident in every interaction. But make no mistake, she is the fiercest advocate you could have and will work aggressively to protect you and your children.

"I hired Mrs. McDaniel to be my divorce lawyer a few months ago. I've never needed a lawyer before and was nervous about the entire process, but Mrs. McDaniel and Kimberly, her paralegal, made me feel very comfortable from the first moment I met them. They stay on top of the mountains of paperwork, answer all of my questions, and explain the processes in a way that I can understand them. In addition to that, they are both nice, caring, and seem to have good attitudes. I'm sure they both stay very busy, but with every interaction that I've had with them, I have felt like I was their only client."


"Recently, we went to the first hearing. I was very anxious about this but found out that I had no reason to be. Mrs. McDaniel was very professional, prepared, and competent. I was amazed with her during the entire hearing. I'm confident that with her I will get the best possible outcome throughout the whole process. I would recommend her to anybody."

"An Outstanding Attorney. An Outstanding Person."

"Mary McDaniel is a fantastic lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to get the job done and get it done quickly. In my specific case, I had everything you can imagine to fill out all the paperwork and Ms. McDaniel's team took my 3-inch binder of documents and was able to draft ALL my paperwork within 2 weeks. No other lawyer in town could have accomplished this so fast and so efficiently. Ms. McDaniel is not a lawyer who is going to waste your time or your money. I highly recommend her services."

To learn more about our attorney:

At Mary Gay McDaniel MGM Law, P.A., we all work together to help ease your transition from married life. We know that while divorce occurs often in Florida, everyone is different and that is why we consider really getting to know our clients the most important part of our job.

We Listen

We understand how difficult family law matters can be. And how upsetting. We know it can be painful and an emotional roller coaster. But ultimately, we want your divorce to leave you in a better position than when you began.

A Collaborative Divorce Process

A divorce is a process. Because no two couples or families are exactly the same, every proceeding will be slightly different. We listen to your story and learn the facts and your goals. We then work together to develop the divorce settlement.

At every step of the way, we work to diminish the conflict and when appropriate, engage the collaborative divorce process. We are committed to using the collaborative divorce process to reduce conflict and allow the parties to resolve their differences and reduce the stress that typically accompanies litigation.

Work With Our Team

Our team is here to help. Because we know how disorienting the process can be, we work hard to provide the support you need during this difficult process. If you have children, we help you work through the genuinely difficult and confusing work of creating a parenting plan that will truly be in the best interests of your child. This is a very complex document and task, as it will govern much of your life before your children become adults.

We also help with the difficult work of dealing with your finances. We carefully analyze your resources and liabilities to ensure that you receive an equitable distribution of the marital property that is accurate and that you can live with for the future.

Contact Our Firm

The team at our law firm is here for you. We want to help you obtain the best possible outcome. You can rely on us. Call our Pensacola office for a free initial consultation at 850-972-1787 or use our convenient online form.