Attorney and Counselor at Law
Collaborative Divorce, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Family Law and Guardianship
Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr. knows many names and roles. As a child, Harry grew up in a midsize town in Tennessee and delivered the afternoon newspaper in the married housing dormitories at Tennessee Technological University. Around the age of 10, his family moved to Signal Mountain, a bedroom community outside Chattanooga, to live with his Grandmother who had begun showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Harry became Junior (just prior to the premier of Dallas) and his mother cared for Mamaw for eight years as she progressed through dementia and became bedridden. After joining the U.S. Navy at 17, and coming to the Orlando Naval Training Center, Fireman Ducker attended the Electrician’s Mate “A” school, followed by Naval Nuclear Power School as Petty Officer Ducker.
During the Navy’s extensive training, he met his future wife Laurie Weatherford, a new attorney at the old Orlando firm; Maguire, Voorhis, Wells and Wells. They were married in 1988 when he was stationed onboard the U.S.S. George Bancroft SSBN 643. The couple moved in with Laurie’s parents after her father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given six months to live. After caring for Parks in their home, the couple also inherited the care of her mother, Ann. For six years after her husband’s death, Ann lived with the family until complications made it necessary for her to move into a nursing home. Ann stayed several years at the Mayflower in Winter Park, and enjoyed interaction with staff, friends and family. She said she enjoyed the Mayflower because there was always someone to talk to and, though she could not get around anymore, her true friends kept in close touch.
While attending the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, Aubrey insisted he would never practice divorce or draft wills. Ironically, those two areas now make up the bulk of his practice. Elder Law – Estate Planning, and Family Law and Guardianship make an interesting intersection illustrated by the law firm’s motto: “Compassionate, Caring Service for Your Family.” All of the experiences of his early life culminate to inform Aubrey’s active Collaborative Family Law practice.
When crisis comes to families in Winter Park, the Law Offices of Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr. stand ready to assist with sound advice; seeking to preserve family relationships while effectively addressing real problems. After more than 17 years in practice, with offices in Winter Park and Orlando, Mr. Ducker is adept at solving problems effectively for clients in many areas and sometimes surprisingly different ways.
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