Dunedin, Florida Family Lawyers

Lynette Silon-Laguna
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Providing Professional-Responsive-Effective Family Law Representation Since 1997

Issues affecting you are our top priority. Being sensitive to the emotional nature of the issues you face allow us to empathize with your situation so that we can provide an effective solution in your best interest. Read More »
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Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Exceptional Family Law Lawyer! Skilled and Aggressive Representation!

I am an experienced attorney that understands the complexities of family law. I aggressively fight for my clients’ rights and interests! Visit my website to see client reviews and testimonials, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Howard Iken
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Florida Family Law 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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Paul Crochet
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St. Petersburg, FL Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(727) 828-9919 5999 Central Ave Suite 203
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals and Business
Stetson University College of Law
Paul Crochet is an Associate with the firm, practicing general Commercial and Civil Litigation and Appellate Practice. Paul attended the University of Central Florida where he received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting. After completing his undergraduate degree, Paul earned his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, where he served as a member to the Moot Court Board. Paul won numerous awards while serving on the Moot Court Board, including winning the National Workers’ Compensation Moot Court Competition. Additionally, Paul represented Stetson in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition held in Vienna, and also in...
Lynette Silon-Laguna
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(813) 672-1900 1235 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
Free ConsultationClearwater, FL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Florida, College of Law
In January 1997, I founded the law firm of Lynette Silon-Laguna, P.A., now known as All Family Law Group, P.A. We are experienced and responsive attorneys concentrating in the areas of divorce, child custody/visitation/child support, stepparent and relative adoptions and name changes, as well as criminal defense, and consumer, personal bankruptcy.

Our objective is to provide professional and informed representation in the most expeditious and economical manner possible in consideration of each client's circumstances. Amicable settlement is the ultimate goal, if it is possible, to avoid the financial and emotional cost of litigation. Although we strive for an amicable resolution...
Marian Priest McCulloch
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(813) 223-5351 202 S Rome Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Family and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
Specialties: Divorces, Dissolution of Marriages,Collaborative Divorces, Premarital agreements, Marital Litigation; Family Law; Divorce Mediation; Modern Family planning, Family Mediation; Paternity; Post Divorce Modification, expert testimony Board Certified Marital & Family Law; AV preeminent; Featured in the Top 50 Woman Florida Super Lawyers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014; Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers 2009; Florida Super Lawyers since 2006; Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Family Law since 2008; Tampa Bay Magazine's Top Lawyers in marital litigation, 2010: Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite in the area of Marital & Family Law, 2004-06; Former...
Roland D. Boyd III
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Clearwater, FL Family Law Attorney
(727) 538-7741 13575 58th St. N.
Suite 291
Clearwater, FL 33760
Free ConsultationFamily, Consumer and Divorce
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.
Frederick L Pollack
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(813) 228-0400 5025 W Lemon St Ste 200
Tampa, FL 33609
Family, Divorce 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...
Theodore Rechel
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(813) 931-8111 2913 Busch Lake Blvd
Tampa, FL 33614
Family
University of Illinois College of Law
Mr. Rechel has been engaged in the practice of law in the Tampa Bay Area since 1990. After earning his B.A. degree in psychology and history from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1986, Mr. Rechel graduated with his Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1989. He is a member of the Florida and Illinois Bars and is also a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. He founded Rechel and Associates, P.A. in 1992. Since the inception of his career, divorce and family law have always been Mr. Rechel’s primary areas of practice. Over the last 25...
Theresa Nadege Jean-Pierre Coy
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(813) 413-7611 1936 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33607
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Stephen  Lee
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(833) 374-4487 3804 West North B St
Tampa, FL 33609
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Notre Dame
We are a law firm based in the heart of Tampa with expertise in Family Law, Discrimination and Business Litigation. Our lawyers have collective experience of over 35 years handling cases just like yours. We are a boutique law firm focused on your rights and making sure that those rights are taken care of.

Our attorneys are able to provide the skills and expertise that may be found at larger firms without the overhead expenses many of these larger law firms typically pass on to its clients. We are passionate about helping to build our community and its businesses and work...
Wendy Doyle
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St Petersburg, FL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(727) 824-5727 1 Progress Plaza
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Family, Divorce 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...
Christopher P. Arnold
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(813) 223-5351 202 S. Rome Avenue
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
William J. Sheslow Esq.
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St. Petersburg, FL Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(727) 823-0000 200 Central Ave
#400
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Family, Criminal, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Mercer University College of Law and University of California - Davis
Prior to joining Whittel & Melton, Mr. Sheslow served as an Assistant Public Defender in Manatee County, Florida. Mr. Sheslow accumulated an impressive trial record while with the Public Defender’s Office. He was quickly promoted from a Misdemeanor to Felony case load in less than 10 months. Mr. Sheslow has tried over 20 cases ranging from DUIs and Domestic Batteries to life felonies. He has earned acquittals in serious cases such as firearms offenses and sex offenses. Additionally, Mr. Sheslow completed the National Criminal Defense Lawyers College held at Mercer College of Law in Macon, Georgia, where he learned from...
Chris Fiori
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(888) 384-2872 1211 N Westshore Blvd
Ste 102
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
South Texas College of Law
Nicole M. Whitaker
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer
(813) 575-0854 Civic Memorial Office Center
6601 Memorial Highway
Tampa, FL 33615
Family, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of Baltimore School of Law
Nicole M. Whitaker, owner of Whitaker Legal, LLC, is also an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law where she teaches Legal Analysis, Research and Writing. Ms. Whitaker splits her time between the Towson, Maryland and Tampa, Florida offices. After living in Madrid, Spain, Ms. Whitaker speaks Spanish fluently. In her free time, she teaches English as a Second Language for the Community College of Baltimore County.
Stephen Frederick Alexander
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Pinellas Park, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(727) 488-3892 4581 76th Ave N
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Family and Arbitration & Mediation
University of Florida
www.goodfaithmediations.com - A Divorce & Family Mediator Serving the Greater Tampa Bay areas of Pinellas, Hillsborough and Manatee County. 727-488-3892 Stephen Frederick Alexander, Esq., our Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, will serve as your family mediator at your lawyer / attorney's office in the state of Florida in the cities that follow: Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Largo, Dunedin, Temple Terrace, Brandon, Palm Harbor, Plant City, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Pinellas Park, Gulfport, Madiera Beach, Riverview, Sun City Center, Seminole, Treasure Island, Valrico, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Gibsonton, St Pete Beach, Indian Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, Bellaire Beach, Bellaire, Safety Harbor, Lutz,...
Erin Kays Barnett
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St Petersburg, FL Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(727) 525-0200 6501 First Avenue South
St Petersburg, FL 33707
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
Audrey Jefferis
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New Port Richey, FL Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(727) 845-6174 8138 Massachusetts Avenue
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
The University of Toledo College of Law
Andrenee Anderson
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(813) 507-1286 14304 Knoll Ridge Dr
Tampa, FL 33625
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
Christina Sandvoss
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Saint Petersburg, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(727) 323-1500 535 CENTRAL AVE. SUITE #407
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Ohio Northern University
Raymond Haas
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(813) 964-7878 2002 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 510
Tampa, FL 33607
Family, Business and Insurance Defense
Mr. Haas was raised in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida. He attended Florida Southern College and graduated with a BS degree. He then attended the University of Florida Law School where he was distinguished as a member of the award-winning Moot Court Team, receiving the William C. Gaither Recognition for Best Oral Argument in the Moot Court Competition. He was also honored with seven book awards during his law school career, which recognize the highest course grade in the class. Prior to completion of his law school studies, Mr. Haas was commissioned as an Army Infantry Officer and rose to the...
Michael Lee Lundy
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(813) 254-8998 1000 West Cass Street
Tampa, FL 33606
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Education
B.A. Yale University, 1996
J.D. University of Miami School of Law, 1999
Michael has been practicing law since 1999, when he began his career in the area of complex civil litigation. In 2001, he was hired by Alston & Bird LLP, where he worked in both the Atlanta and New York offices in the areas of public and private securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. In 2003, Michael founded Older, Lundy & Alvarez with Ben Older and the firm has seen extraordinary growth ever since. Currently, Michael practices almost exclusively in the area of Marital and Family Law.
Michael’s...
Bryan L Albers
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Seminole, FL Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(727) 545-9334 11125 Park Blvd Suite 104-101
Seminole, FL 33772
Family, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Florida
Leon Armbrester
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Largo, FL Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
12114 Seminole Blvd
Largo, FL 33778
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
John Dubrule
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St Petersburg, FL Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(727) 480-1569 111 2nd Ave. NE Suite 300
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Family
Boston University School of Law
I am a graduate of Boston University School of Law and have practiced in the area for over 35 years. I was formerly the Director of Litigation and supervisor of the Immigration Unit at Gulfcoast Legal Services.I have represented clients in all types of immigration matters, including family petitions, U-Visas cases, Removal of conditions, VAWA Self Petitions, Citizenship, Consular Processing, Application for Green Card, 601-A Waiver Applications, Asylum, Cancellation of Removal and Removal Defense.I also have experience filing immigration appeals in federal court.
i have been a speaker for AILA CFC annual conference and for FILIAA on immigration matters as...
R. Todd Burbine
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Clearwater, FL Family Law Attorney
(727) 286-6257 13575 58th Street North
#145
Clearwater, FL 33760
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Whittier Law School
Mr. Burbine specializes in Real Estate, (Foreclosures) Development Planning and Land Use Law, Landlord/Tenant and Boundary Disputes, Probate and Trust Administration, Government and Administrative Law, Municipal Law, Family law, Guardianships, Estate Planning, and General Civil Litigation. Before starting his own firm Mr. Burbine clerked with firms practicing mainly in Civil Litigation. Mr. Burbine also clerked with the Orange County Public Defenders Office (California) and the Tampa City Attorney's Office. After passing the Bar, Mr. Burbine practice family law and general civil litigation before practicing mainly Real Estate, Municipal Law and Estate Planning and Probate. Mr. Burbine has been the...
Carlos Agustin Pazos
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(813) 930-5140 3603 W. Idlewild Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614-5733
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
South Texas College of Law
Carlos has lived virtually all his life in Hillsborough County and has attended local schools and the University of South Florida and South Texas College of Law, where he earned his law degree. He has served Florida as an Assistant State Attorney (84-85), Assistant Public Defender (85-87) and subsequently in private practice since 1987 to present. As Special Court Appointed Counsel in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties, as well as, in U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Florida Middle, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court, his serve...
Kelli Hanley Crabb
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Saint Petersburg, FL Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(727) 828-9919 5453 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
Family and Divorce
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)...
Steven J. Glaros
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Holiday, FL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(727) 938-2900 1014 US Highway 19 Ste 106
Holiday, FL 34691
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Steven J. Glaros grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Southeastern Louisiana University where he graduated Cum Laude and received the Roy E. Hyde Award for Top Graduate in Major. Steven attended law school at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where he received his Juris Doctor after only two years in the school's accelerated program. While there he participated in the American Bar Association, Moot Court Competition and was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity. Initially, Steven worked under then Attorney General Charlie Crist...
James Randall Kramer
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(813) 933-4888 13311 Winding Oak Ct
Tampa, FL 33612
Family and Divorce
University of Florida
Scott Davis
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(813) 251-6222 217 N Howard Ave #201
Tampa, FL 33606
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
SMU Dedman School of Law
Scott Davis is a respected and committed family law attorney practicing in Tampa, FL. No case is too big or too small for him to take on. Whether you are going through a divorce or a child custody dispute, give Scott Davis a call and see how he can help you.
Daniel Genet
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(813) 872-8787 3621 W. Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Pace Law School
I have extensive civil litigation experience including, but not limited to, breach of contracts involving real estate transactions and services, automobile accidents, complex civil litigation, insurance bad faith, §1983 cases, slip and fall injuries and workers’ compensation cases. I have a wide variety of Traffic, Misdemeanor and Felony experience with cases involving arson, assault, domestic violence, possession and distribution of drugs, vehicular assault, sexual assault, child abuse, kidnapping and attempted murder. My extensive family law litigation experience includes large and small estates, restraining orders, child support, and custody disputes involving allegations of physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse.
Ernie E. Trichler II
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(813) 862-1029 6528 Gunn Hwy
Tampa, FL 33625
Family, Business and Divorce
DePaul University College of Law
Megan M. Greene
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St. Petersburg, FL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(727) 821-2900 401 Fourth St. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Florida
Megan Greene, an attorney with Greene & Greene, was born and raised in St. Petersburg, and is happy to still call it home today. She attended the University of Florida, where she earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science, and a Juris Doctor degree. While in law school, Megan served as a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Estates and Trusts Society. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Community Service Certificate and the Pro Bono Outstanding Achievement Certificate for her involvement in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Megan primarily practices in the...
Jose Agustin Barreiro
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(813) 514-8810 2811 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Personal Injury
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Practicing law in Tampa, FL since 1997, in the areas of criminal law, personal injury, and family law.
Debora Ann Diaz Esq.
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New Port Richey, FL Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(727) 846-1802 6641 Madison Street
Suite 2
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Family, Divorce and Employment
Mark Hanks
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Saint Petersburg, FL Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(727) 578-8529 9600 Koger Blvd North
Suite 104
Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Saint Louis University School of Law
Prompt and personal legal representation in the areas you need most: Family/Divorce, Criminal Defense, and Auto Accident/Injury, throughout the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg/Clearwater/Tampa area. Attorney Hanks, P.A. is Justice Served.
Catherine Williams Real
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(813) 867-7936 2110 West Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606
Family and Divorce
Attorney Catherine W. Real is a practicing lawyer of family law, providing effective counsel and solutions to individuals throughout the entire state of Florida. As a certified mediator of family law by the Florida Supreme Court, she has the ability to help clients work through divorce and other family law proceedings in a manner that is as amicable as possible. Ms. Real also has extensive experience in litigation, and she can represent clients whose marriage must be dissolved in a family court. For more information about retaining the representation of Attorney Real, be sure to contact her firm, Catherine W....
Ryan Norman Singleton
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St Petersburg, FL Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(727) 346-6050 3900 First Street North, Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
Brandon L.  Kolb
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Gulfport, FL Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(727) 656-8363 801 49th S
Gulfport, FL 33707
Family, Criminal, IP and Juvenile
Attorney Brandon Kolb received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Stetson University School of Law in December 2001, and completed his undergraduate studies in Business Administration at Salisbury State University. Prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Kolb worked as an advertising sales consultant, and was also a Series 7 Licensed Stockbroker. As a seasoned attorney, Brandon Kolb is dedicated to obtaining the very best possible outcome for his clients. His primary areas of practice are Copy Right/Publicity Right protection, Criminal Defense, Adult Entertainment, and Family Law. Attorney Kolb will use every available resource to successfully craft an...
Paul Knudsen
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St. Petersburg, FL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(727) 873-0108 520 2nd Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Family and Divorce
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....
Lyndi Ann Gordon
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Clearwater, FL Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(727) 572-7678 2655 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33762
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Criminal
Stetson University College of Law
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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