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James Feuerstein
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Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(863) 512-5269 1643 Williamsburg Square
Suite 110
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Stetson University
James Feuerstein is a former prosecutor with decades of experience. We provide counsel for clients accused of all types of crimes. When you need top Tavares, FL Criminal Attorneys, rely on him.
Brian Max Monk
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Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(866) 494-2312 1102 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
Attorney Brian Monk has lived in the Central Florida area nearly his entire life. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Political Science. Thereafter, Brian earned a Law degree, a Master’s of Education degree and Specialist degree in counseling from the University of Florida. While in law school, Brian earned a Certificate in Family Law and was named a Fellow of the UF Law Center on Children and Families. Following law school, Brian worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Ocala, Florida, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases...
Heather Bryan Sellers
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Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(863) 825-5309 255 North Kentucky Ave., Ste. 203
Lakeland, FL 33801
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Heather Bryan is an experienced trial attorney. Heather began her legal career at the Public Defender's Office for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, where she worked on misdemeanors, felonies, and appeals. Heather then did plaintiff's personal injury work in private practice. Heather's passion for the courtroom was fueled by defending those whose rights had been compromised. She understands the importance of protecting all peoples' fundamental, Constitutional rights. Heather firmly believes in the tenet that every person deserves zealous representation, and if the case requires it, Heather is dedicated to giving every client his or her day in...
Darla K. Snead
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Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(863) 619-5291 609 MidFlorida Dr., Ste. 2
Lakeland, FL 33813
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Experienced & Effective representation for your legal matter. Call now for an office or telephone consultation. Attorney Snead has over 20 years experience as a Civil and Criminal trial attorney. Whether you need an attorney for a divorce, child custody, personal injury, or criminal case, you can rest assured knowing that you have Attorney Snead by your side. Whether you need aggressive representation in Court or an attorney with great attention to detail, Ms. Snead will guide you each step of the way. Attorney Snead is a former prosecutor and also a former insurance defense attorney. Why...
Joshua W Westcott
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Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(863) 660-2223 122 E. Main Street, #211
Lakeland, FL 33801
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Barry University
As a practicing attorney in Polk County, Florida, for almost ten years, I'm proud to offer my clients advice and representation in the areas of family law, criminal defense, and elder law. My vision is to bring a personal feel and approach to each of my client's legal concerns. It is my goal to give each client effective advice and craft personal solutions for difficult legal matters. I'm privileged to be part of the Polk County community, and proud to know that when the good people of this community need my guidance and experience, I'll be here for them.
Felicia Bunbury
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Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
122 E Main St
Lakeland, FL 33801
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
Hofstra University
The FAB Law Firm, LLC is a multi-state practice with offices in Central Florida and NYC. The FAB Law Firm, LLC uses digital tools and systems to make the process of hiring and working with Felicia seamless and stress-free. Whether your case is a custody dispute or divorce, Felicia fights hard by putting her knowledge and experience to work for you.

Felicia is a seasoned trial lawyer with a track record for success. Let her help you.
Deborah Annette Carroll
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Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(863) 937-9100 2920 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
Deborah Carroll grew up in central Florida, raised her family in central Florida and committed her practice to her hometown area. She graduated in 1999 from University of South Florida with a B.A. in Business Management. In 2002, Ms. Carroll graduated from Stetson University with her MBA and Stetson University College of Law with her JD.

Following law school, Ms. Carroll worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the 10th Judicial Circuit in Bartow, Florida, with both felony and misdemeanor cases. In 2005, Ms. Carroll went into private practice with a well known law firm in Lakeland, FL...
Walter C. Thomas Jr.
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Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(863) 940-4855 4927 Southfork Drive
Lakeland, FL 33813
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Melissa Wilson
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Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(863) 644-5566 4412 Old Highway 37
Lakeland, FL 33813
Family, Criminal and Divorce
As the founder of the legal practice Advocate Law Firm, P.A., Lakeland attorney Melissa A. Wilson devotes her practice to cases of family law, criminal defense and personal injury. She has been working in the legal field since 1998, and she is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and Florida courts. Attorney Wilson is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Quinnipiac University School of Law. Contact her firm for a free case review.
Ricardo Santander
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Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(863) 937-9175 206 Easton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33803
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Miami School of Law
Tony Cooper Dodds
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Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(863) 688-2389 1628 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
I have been licensed to practice law since 1987. I have tried over 400 jury trials from DUI's to First Degree Murder. I am licensed throughout the State of Florida and the Middle District of Florida for federal cases.
Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(863) 647-4100 1533 Tomahawk Trail
Lakeland, FL 33813
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
Tulane University Law School
Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(863) 687-7737 255 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
Family and Divorce
Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(863) 603-0563 842 S Missouri Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(863) 688-5700 2310 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805
Family, Business and Divorce
Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(863) 644-0311 5115 S Lakeland Dr
Lakeland, FL 33813
Family and Divorce
The Florida State University College of Law
Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(863) 680-4287 647 Temple Terrace
Lakeland, FL 33801
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
2310 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805
Family, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(863) 603-0563 842 S Missouri Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(863) 688-3000 206 Easton Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Eric John Olson
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Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(863) 688-3606 206 Easton Dr.
Lakeland, FL 38803
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
St. Thomas University School of Law
David Ralph Carmichael
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Bartow, FL Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
245 South Central Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
St. Thomas University School of Law
WORK EXPERIENCE Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the Florida bar (1999-Present) BOSWELL & DUNLAP, LLP Bartow FL. Partner, Litigation Specialist, 2004 - Present OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, Tallahassee, FL Assistant State Attorney, Special Prosecution Director. EDUCATION COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Board of Directors Bartow Women’s Care Center, (2009 to Present) Board of Directors, Chairman, Heartland for Children. (2010 to Present) Tenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee (2005-Present) Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Board of...
Stacey Hendrix McNelis
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Bartow, FL Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(863) 537-7370 158 E. Summerlin Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Free ConsultationFamily and Criminal
Stetson University and Florida State University College of Law
Stacey Hendrix McNelis - Experienced Legal Support From A Polk County Native

Stacey H. McNelis is dedicated to the practice of law and helping those in need. She focuses primarily in Criminal, Dependency and Family Law, and Social Security in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. She is an experienced trial attorney, having handled numerous cases in the county court as well as at the circuit court level. Over the course of her career, she has argued hundreds of motions and has tried over 30 jury trials.

Prior to founding McNelis Law, Ms. McNelis joined Colón & McNelis, P.A., in 2005 and practiced...
William J Lobb
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Bartow, FL Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(863) 534-8522 295 W Summerlin St
Bartow, FL 33830
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
I am a trial attorney with more than nineteen years of courtroom experience helping individuals, couples, and families in Polk and Hardee Counties. I hold a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Due to the nature of my practice, I appear before the judges in the Family Law division practically every day of the week. Through my years of trial work I have grown to recognize which cases may ultimately have to be tried and which cases may be resolved without going to court. By focusing on solutions to my client’s problems rather than...
Michael A. Amico
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Winter Haven, FL Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(866) 608-5529 435 1st St S
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Family and Criminal
Nova Southeastern University
Lynn Willyerd Rhodes
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Bartow, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(863) 533-4594 195 E Stanford St
Bartow, FL 33830
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
St. Thomas University School of Law
Sara L. Reyes
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Polk County, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(863) 534-4000 255 N. BROADWAY AVENUE
Polk County, FL 33830
Family
Nicholas C Mohr
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Bartow, FL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(863) 533-4433 295 W. Summerlin St.
Bartow, FL 33830
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Jesse Julian Bennett Jr.
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Winter Haven, FL Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(863) 293-9670 146 Avenue B NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Family and Divorce
Leonard J Connors
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Plant City, FL Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(813) 752-9596 Suite 210
Plant City, FL 33563
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(863) 646-2951 5300 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33813
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(863) 619-7331 4200 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33813
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(863) 680-1019 838 Woodward St
Lakeland, FL 33803
Family and Divorce
Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(877) 826-5630 2212 S. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
Family
Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(877) 826-5630 2212 S. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
Family
Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(863) 646-3135 6155 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33813
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(863) 688-2220 1960 E Edgewood Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Lakeland, FL Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(863) 669-9999 2920 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney
(863) 682-8833 122 East Pine Street
Lakeland, FL 33802
Family and Criminal
Lakeland, FL Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(863) 686-2727 2117 Harden Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33803
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
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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.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.