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We serve clients seeking top divorce lawyers in:

The County of Hillsborough, including Tampa, Brandon, Plant City.

We also serve clients seeking the best legal advice on divorce, child custody and associated matrimonial breakdown issues in:

St. Petersburg
Pinellas
Pasco
Hernando
Clearwater, New Port Richey, Dade City, Springhill, Zephyrhills.
Sarasota
Manatee &
Polk 

Case Development

Florida Family Law Practiced with a Team Approach

We are one of a very few Florida family law firms with sufficient depth to provide a team approach.  This approach grants you immediate access to someone knowledgeable about your case; someone who can answer your questions.

One of the main benefits to you from the team approach is that it reduces the cost of your divorce.  For example, we have paralegals who specialize in obtaining the documentary evidence needed to support the relief you deserve.  Their billing rates are substantially less than those of your attorneys.

Our team approach allows us to “put our heads together” for a better solution to your problems.  In any problem solving approach, whether personal or business, there are instances when you end up with a better solution by brainstorming a new idea or unique approach with someone whose opinion you respect.  This helps you get to a faster and more effective resolution.

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Legal Plan Developed with Your Florida Attorneys:

At the beginning of your case, a road map for your divorce will be developed with your input.  Determining your goals is the first key component in your plan.  Then, together, we will develop the legal approach to be taken to accomplish these goals.  There is no substitute for experience in formulating your legal strategy.  Our experience in Family Law has shown that there are seven key components for a divorce action.  These components are:

I.     GOAL ASSESSMENT / ANALYSIS*
II.    PREPARATION OF CLIENT ROADMAP TO REACH GOALS
III.   DETERMINE AND OBTAIN NECESSARY DISCOVERY DOCUMENTATION
IV.   VALUATIONS, EVALUATIONS AND CALCULATIONS** as necessary
V.    NEGOTIATIONS
VI.   CONSTRUCTION OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT OR PREPARATION FOR TRIAL
VII.  FINAL JUDGMENT

*It is important to assess not only your but your spouse’s goals to evaluate in advance, the barriers to obtaining your goals.

**Reassessment and adjustment of the outcome goals at this step is essential as you begin to analyze discovery, obtain expert opinions and factual foundations for support and equitable distribution (or alimony need and ability to meet need; asset and liability valuations) and barriers to goal attainment.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in Florida Divorce Law

Resolution without Court intervention is one of our strengths and our strong preference.

Trial should be the last resource. You have far better uses for the wealth you’ve acquired than to spend thousands of dollars on unnecessary litigation whether paid by you or your spouse.

Alternative dispute resolution is the ideal option, whether using the new and innovative Collaborative Divorce practice method, mediation, or even binding arbitration with a private judge.

The best approach for you will vary depending upon your case’s unique aspects, including your and your spouse’s personalities and that of their attorney.  We specialize in tough, creative negotiation.  Our methods result in over 90% of our cases being resolved amicably and without court intervention. Our success relates to our many years of experience with various alternative dispute resolution methods, and to our steadfast belief that an amicable resolution generates a better outcome for you and your family.

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Court Proceedings Relating to Florida Divorce Law

If litigation is necessary, you will be well prepared and well protected.

We engage in litigation only when necessary.  Sometimes, despite our best efforts, court intervention is essential.  When that happens, our trial lawyers are ready to take your case to court.

Our attorneys possess the trial skills and experience to present the facts and law critical to your case with clarity and persuasion. For any court appearance, your team will fully prepare you in order to increase your confidence and understanding of the issues, including the anticipated legal arguments of your spouse and his or her attorney.

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