Treasure Island, Florida Divorce Lawyers

Lynette Silon-Laguna
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Compassionate, experienced representation in divorce cases. Call today!

We are experienced Tampa divorce lawyers and we will aggressively pursue the best results for our clients. All Family Law Group's practice includes simple and complex divorce cases, family law and criminal defense. Read More »
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Mary Elizabeth Quinn
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Florida Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience

Your family and your financial security are two of the most important areas of your life. At Quinn & Lynch, our attorneys have over 35 years of experience in the area of Marital & Family Law. Mary Quinn is a... Read More »
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Howard Iken
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Florida Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

Attorney Howard Iken is the founder and managing partner of Ayo and Iken PLC, a law firm helping clients with divorce, custody, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and debtor defense. We have offices throughout Tampa Bay and... Read More »
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Ginger L. Dugan
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Get help now! Dedicated and experienced divorce lawyer. Call today!

We are experienced Tampa divorce lawyers and we will aggressively pursue the best results for our clients. All Family Law Group's practice includes simple and complex divorce cases, family law and criminal defense. Read More »
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Matthew Podolsky
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Divorce and Child Custody Attorney

We are A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau with hundreds of 5-star reviews. We understand clients need solutions, not overpriced legal fees. Our mission is to provide high quality representation at a reasonable cost. Read More »
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St Pete Beach, FL Divorce Lawyer with 59 years experience
(727) 367-1080 7116 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Timothy W. Weber
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St. Petersburg, FL Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(727) 828-9919 5453 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Employment
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Timothy W. Weber is Board Certified in Appellate Practice and practices in the areas of appellate law, civil and commercial litigation, business litigation, employment and labor, civil rights and education, land use and real estate, criminal, and family. He represents clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appeal levels. Before co-founding the firm, Tim was a shareholder at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A. in St. Petersburg for 16 years. He has been board certified in Appellate Practice since 2004 and has been selected as a SuperLawyer every year since 2014. He has also...
Erin Kays Barnett
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St Petersburg, FL Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(727) 525-0200 6501 First Avenue South
St Petersburg, FL 33707
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Kelli Hanley Crabb
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Saint Petersburg, FL Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(727) 828-9919 5453 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
Divorce and Family
University of South Dakota
Ms. Crabb has focused her practice on family law matters, including dissolution, paternity, custody, step-parent adoption, etc. for over twenty years. Ms. Crabb is a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and is co-chair of the Family Law Section. Ms. Crabb has accepted pro bono cases through the Community Law Program and has participated in their clinics. Currently, Ms. Crabb devotes much of her pro bono practice to acting as a guardian ad litem for children in dependency proceedings and/or in contentious dissolution or paternity matters. Ms. Crabb is a member of the Kanakaris Inns of Court (family law)...
Wesley Robert Stacknik
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Seminole, FL Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(727) 398-4496 6260 Seminole Blvd
Seminole, FL 33772
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Social Security Disability
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
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St Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationSt Petersburg, FL Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
The Catholic University of America
Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.
Gale H. Moore
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Largo, FL Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(727) 584-2528 10410 Seminole Blvd., Suite 3
Largo, FL 33778
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Stetson University College of Law
At the Law Office of Gale Moore, we are dedicated to helping clients restructure their families privately and respectfully. We practice both litigation and out-of-court dispute resolution though over the course of time we have expanded our out-of-court practice focusing on collaborative divorce and family law, mediation and direct negotiations. We maintain this out-of-court practice because we strongly believe that family disputes should be resolved in a private conference room, not in a hostile and public courtroom environment. As a result we bring a more peacemaking approach to family law.

Prior to opening her private law...
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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St Petersburg, FL Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Nicole M Denmon
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St. Petersburg , FL Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(727) 493-5610 520 2nd Ave. S.
St. Petersburg , FL 33701
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Stetson University College of Law
Nicole has resided in the Tampa Bay area for the last 20 years. She majored in criminology while attending Saint Leo University and interned with the United States Secret Service.

Upon graduation, Nicole attended Stetson University College of Law in Pinellas County, where she concentrated on trial advocacy. While attending school, she interned with the State Attorney’s Office for Pinellas County.

After law school, Nicole became the Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit for Pinellas County. During the three years, she was employed at the State Attorney’s Office, she prosecuted misdemeanors to serious crimes.

Nicole served as a...
Christian Matthew Denmon
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St. Petersburg, FL Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(727) 493-5610 520 2nd Ave S
(727) 493-5610
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationDivorce, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Arkansas School of Law
I fight insurance companies, big companies, or a person who is trying to bully and railroad another person into an unfair result. I believe that the Courtroom and the American Jury is the great equalizer in civil justice. I spend my team handling auto wreck, truck accident, and premises liability cases.

At the office I am lucky that one of my law partners is my Wife Nicole, and extremely accomplished trial lawyer. My other law partner is a great friend and accomplished trial lawyer, Lee. Great people make up my team. I am excited to get to work in the morning....
Andrew J. Tetreault Esq
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St. Petersburg, FL Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(727) 202-6917 944 4th St N
Suite 600
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Tulane University School of Law
Andrew Tetreault (pronounced Tay-tro) grew up all over the United States, though spending most of his life in the Midwest and the South. Andrew attended college at Ohio Wesleyan University, just outside of Columbus, Ohio, and received a Bachelor's degree as a double major. After college, Andrew enrolled at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. During the fall of 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused a disaster in New Orleans and Tulane was shut down for the entire fall semester. In order to graduate law school on time, Andrew enrolled as a visiting student at the University of Florida College of...
Roland D. Boyd III
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Clearwater, FL Divorce Attorney with 1 year experience
(727) 538-7741 13575 58th St. N.
Suite 291
Clearwater, FL 33760
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Attorney Roland D. Boyd III went through his own divorce while in law school. This drove Roland to focus his study on family law and divorce. In 2019 Attorney Boyd began his own practice, Pinellas Family Lawyer, PLLC.
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
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St Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationSt Petersburg, FL Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Cambridge and University of Florida Levin College of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Robert Whittel provides his clients with strong, disciplined, results-oriented representation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. Robert graduated from both law school and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with honors, and served on the esteemed Florida Law Review. Before co-founding Whittel & Melton, a full-service law firm, Robert gained valuable experience in the court room both serving as a former prosecutor and representing large corporations in complex litigation and transactional matters. Robert is devoted to fighting for his clients’ rights. He handles all types of criminal...
Wendy Doyle
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St Petersburg, FL Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(727) 824-5727 1 Progress Plaza
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
St. Thomas University School of Law
Attorney Doyle-Palumbo is an experienced Divorce & Family Law & Personal injury Trial Attorney. Wendy represents clients in multiple jurisdictions in Pinallas County, Pasco County, Hernando County and Citrus County, Florida. Doyle, McCabe & Uccello offers two convenient locations to serve their clients in Tampa Bay, FL.

- Proven Success in Family Law & Personal Injury Law

With a wealth of proven success in personal injury law and family law cases, Wendy utilizes her skill in both negotiation and litigation in family law, divorce, personal injury, auto accident and wrongful death cases.

Attorney Doyle-Palumbo uses her experience and perspective to...
Christina Sandvoss
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Saint Petersburg, FL Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(727) 323-1500 535 CENTRAL AVE. SUITE #407
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Ohio Northern University
Leon Armbrester
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Largo, FL Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
12114 Seminole Blvd
Largo, FL 33778
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Paul Knudsen
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St. Petersburg, FL Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(727) 873-0108 520 2nd Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Divorce and Family
Paul Knudsen was born in New Port Richey, Florida and resided there until eight years old. He then moved to Orlando where he attended Dr. Phillips High School. At 18, he went to The Florida State University on an academic scholarship. While at FSU, Paul received numerous Dean’s List Honors and is still an avid Florida State football fan. After his graduation from Florida State, Paul moved to Jacksonville and began attending Florida Coastal School of Law. In the Spring of his first year, Paul was invited to join the Moot Court Honor Board for his appellate advocacy skills....
Catherine Day Hult
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Largo, FL Divorce Lawyer
(727) 586-3306 10225 Ulmerton Road
Bldg #11
Largo, FL 33771
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Marital and Family Law Attorney serving Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Free consultation. Saturday morning appointments by request.
Ryan Norman Singleton
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St Petersburg, FL Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(727) 346-6050 3900 First Street North, Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Derek J. Byrne
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St. Petersburg, FL Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(727) 820-1688 540 4th St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Wendy A. Makholm
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St Petersburg, FL Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(727) 823-5100 696 1st Ave N
Suite 205
St Petersburg, FL 33701-3610
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Matthew Podolsky
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(844) 209-5001 1408 N. West Shore Blvd
Suite 114
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Stetson University
Florida Law Advisers, P.A., is a full service law firm with concentrations in: Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family Law, Wage Garnishment, Child Custody, and Home Foreclosure Defense. We understand that clients need solutions to their problems, not overpriced legal fees. Our firm's mission is to deliver high quality legal representation at a reasonable cost.

Florida Law Advisers is well recognized both locally and nationally for our legal counsel, we are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and have been featured in publications throughout the country.

If you have a problem that requires legal representation, we may be able to help. Please...
David Befeler
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Tampa, FL Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(813) 419-2004 3030 N. Rocky Point Dr. W.
Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33607
Divorce, Foreclosure Defense, Immigration and Real Estate
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University and University of Miami School of Law
Gary E Williams
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Clearwater, FL Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(727) 531-8737 2629 McCormick Drive
Ste. 101
Clearwater, FL 33759
Divorce, Appeals and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Since establishing The Law Firm for Family Law in 2005, Attorney Gary E. Williams has handled over 1,800 family law cases. He is a board certified specialist in marital and family law, and has earned an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. Whether you are filing for divorce or need assistance with a matter involving child custody or alimony, you can count on the professional service Attorney Williams will provide you with. To learn more about the representation offered by a Clearwater family lawyer, be sure to contact The Law Firm for Family Law.
Gary R. Jodat
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Tampa, FL Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(813) 225-7200 4315 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Gary Jodat enjoys living in Sarasota with his wife, 2 younger children and their dog Drake, a Yorkshire Terrier. During leisure time, his family enjoys swimming, boating and the beach. The 3 older children attended Manatee County schools and are no longer at home. Gary R. Jodat is the founding attorney of Jodat Law Group, P.A. started in 1994. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1993 and his undergraduate degree from Roger Williams University. Fresh out of law school he was an Assistant Public Defender trying criminal, Juvenile...
John F. McGuire
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Clearwater, FL Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(727) 446-7659 1173 N.E. Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Call us today and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment to discuss your legal needs. Put our team to work for you, and you will receive our guarantee of hard work and proven legal knowledge. In Clearwater and throughout the Tampa Bay area, contact McGuire Law Offices for all your legal needs.
Michael David Fluke
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Dunedin, FL Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(727) 793-9000 1022 Main Street
Suite E
Dunedin, FL 34698
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Duquesne University School of Law
Michael D. Fluke, P.A. is an A.V. rated law firm low volume practice handling serious Divorce and Family Law and matters. When you are dealing with matters of Custody, Alimony or Equitable Distribution, you may need to fight for your rights. Michael D. Fluke, P.A. is always ready to help you fight.
Steven Brian Bartlett
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Clearwater, FL Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(727) 942-1000 28471 U.S. Hwy 19 N, St 505 C
Clearwater, FL 33761
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
20 years of court room experience handling criminal, divorce, bankruptcy, family, foreclosure, and injury law cases in Clearwater, New Port Richey, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, and all of Tampa Bay, Florida My name is Steve Bartlett and I am an experienced Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney who is not afraid to fight for my clients. Although many lawyers describe themselves as aggressive or fearless, I have a proven documented history of fighting against the powerful. You can read about some of my cases in the news section of this webpage. I have over 20 years of court room...
Chris Fiori
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Tampa, FL Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(888) 384-2872 1211 N Westshore Blvd
Ste 102
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Landlord Tenant
South Texas College of Law
Lindsey Marriott
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Dunedin, FL Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(727) 877-1088 1177 Main St
Ste A
Dunedin, FL 34698
Divorce and Family
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Attorney Lindsey M. French is an experienced family law and divorce attorney who serves clients throughout Pinellas County. Before she became a partner at George & French, Attorneys at Law, Ms. French served as a staff attorney for Gulfcoast Legal Services. She worked in the family law unit and received specialized training in domestic violence.
Today, Ms. French is passionate about representing parents and families in tough situations through the litigation process. In addition to her private practice, Ms. French also completes family law appellate work and serves as a Guardian ad Litem for the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
Ms. French...
Chris Ragano
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Tampa, FL Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(813) 295-7854 3408 S. Manhattan Ave. Ste. 1
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Chris E. Ragano is a third generation Tampa native and the son of prominent attorney Frank Ragano. Frank Ragano was rated one of the top five greatest criminal defense attorneys in history. Chris was born in Miami, Florida and has resided in the Tampa Bay area since 1978. Chris Ragano carries on the family tradition started by his father of helping people by representing them in legal matters – protecting both their families and their rights.

Mr. Ragano practices exclusively in the areas of matrimonial and family law, including trial litigation in all areas of custody disputes and complex financial...
Mary Ellen Borja
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Clearwater, FL Divorce Attorney with 52 years experience
(727) 791-9911 2454 North McMullen Booth Road
Suite 401
Clearwater, FL 33759
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York
Dean George Tsourakis
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Clearwater, FL Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(727) 785-2700 29605 US Highway 19 N
110
Clearwater, FL 33761
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Florida
I was born in the Tampa Bay area and have lived here most of my life. My office is centrally located on US 19 in Clearwater, Florida, and is convenient to Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

After going through a divorce, practicing Family Law and Criminal Defense for 9 years, and working as a Prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office’s 6th, 12th, and 13th Judicial Circuits for 26 years, Dean’s seen his fair share of cases to handle the next challenge.

Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, New York.

Juris Doctor from University of Florida. Handled thousands of cases.

Tried hundreds of cases. University...
Robert Douglas Stein
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Palmetto, FL Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(941) 201-1224 4418 Emerson Point Drive
Palmetto, FL 34221
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Juvenile and Medical Malpractice
St. John's University School of Law
With more than 20 years of Florida & NY City experience as an attorney, I am dedicated to fight for your legal rights. My family law practice includes divorce, adoptions and custody disputes. My personal injury experience includes complex litigation including a variety of medical malpractice cases.

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,...
Richard Carl Griesinger
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Palm Harbor, FL Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
(727) 786-9800 31119 U.S. Highway 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Free ConsultationDivorce
Stetson University College of Law
Richard C. Griesinger is among the most experienced divorce attorneys in Pinellas County. Since 1985, he has aggressively represented divorce clients in North Pinellas County (i.e., in the Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs area). His practice is limited exclusively to divorce/custody law. His typical cases involve contested, and often complex, issues of custody, alimony, and equitable distribution. Mr. Griesinger graduated from Stetson College of Law in Pinellas County in 1977, then served as Clearwater Asst. City Attorney until he began private practice in North Pinellas in 1985. He is a member in good standing of the Clearwater Bar Association...
Frederick L Pollack
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Tampa, FL Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(813) 228-0400 5025 W Lemon St Ste 200
Tampa, FL 33609
Divorce, Family and Military
California Western School of Law
Fred graduated from Alfred University in New York in 1993, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After college Fred attended California Western School of Law in San Diego where he pursued concentrations in Environmental Law and Telecommunications Law, while working as a law clerk for a mining corporation where he earned his MSHA Underground Hard Rock Miner License. He wrote and spoke on the California Coastal Commission’s involvement in the expansion of the San Diego Convention Center as well as the Multiple Species Conservation Plan. He was active in the San Diego City of the Future...
Jarica B. Cairns
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Largo, FL Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(727) 683-1472 801 West Bay Drive
Suite 713
Largo, FL 33770
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Tulsa College of Law
Ky Koch
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Clearwater, FL Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
(727) 446-6248 200 N Garden Ave
Suite A
Clearwater, FL 33755
Divorce and Family
Maribel Martinez
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Tampa, FL Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(813) 871-1529 7029 W. Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL 33634
Divorce, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
Maribel Martinez – Attorney / Former Judge
A Florida personal injury attorney, family law attorney and traffic law attorney for over 20 years. Maribel Martinez began her career in New Jersey, where she had the honor to serve the public both as a Public Defender and Judge for the City of Passaic. As a public defender, she defended misdemeanor, DWI, traffic and domestic violence cases. As a Judge, she presided over similar trials as well as TRO’s, arraignments and bail hearings for felony and misdemeanor matters. At the same time, in the private sector, Maribel helped injured parties recover money...
Patrick Francis Gaffney
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Clearwater, FL Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(727) 796-7774 2348 Sunset Point Rd
Clearwater, FL 33765
Divorce
Loyola University New Orleans
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Considering divorce?

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.