Sarasota, Florida Divorce Lawyers
Sarasota, FL Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
- (941) 323-9547
- Free Consultation
Mr. McDermott is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. He is also trained in Collaborative Divorce Law, an emerging field within the Alternative Dispute Resolution realm focused on resolving cases with a "team" approach...
Palmetto, FL 34221
Florida International University College of Law
e attended college at the University of Maryland, College Park where he received two bachelors of arts degrees and two minors. While in college he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve and served two years in the Military Police.
After college Lee moved to St. Petersburg where he attended Stetson University College of Law. While there Lee was a member of Stetson's top nationally ranked Trial Team and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. He was the recipient of the Ralph Harris...
My business law experience includes contracts, franchise law; commercial leases; sales of business entities; and bulk asset sales. I have further expertise in residential real estate sales.
My virtual office and traveling legal practice allow me to pass savings on to my clients. This winning combination has resulted in highly satisfied clients,...
I am a registered patent attorney and member of the Florida Bar. I am licensed to practice law in the State of Florida.
I graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 2012 with my J.D., and I graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in both Finance and Cellular Biology (2009).
I take a solution oriented approach to solving the legal problems of my clients. Whether that is a...
Divorce Lawyers in Nearby Cities
Divorce Lawyers in Nearby Counties
Sarasota Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc.
Gulfcoast Legal Services
St. Petersburg, FL
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
Researching Attorney Discipline