Ruskin, Florida Family Lawyers

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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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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Kristi McCart
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Sun City Center, FL Family Law Lawyer
(813) 902-3576 137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd
Suite 203
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
Kristi grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Manchester University in 2010 with a degree in political science and peace studies. Before attending Whittier Law School, she moved to Florida and began working as a paralegal in a Brandon, Florida firm practicing in estate planning and probate. During law school, Kristi was an extern for the Honorable Scott C. Clarkson of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. She also worked in the Law School’s Children’s Rights Clinic and represented the interests of parents and special needs students exposed to unique legal issues regarding the Individuals with...
Apollo Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(813) 677-7827 7702 Nottinghill Sky Dr
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Family, Business, Divorce and Entertainment & Sports
Stetson University College of Law
Apollo Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(813) 645-6796 5908 Fortune Pl
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Matthew Podolsky
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(844) 209-5001 1408 N. West Shore Blvd
Suite 114
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce 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...
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
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.
Sarah E. Kay
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(813) 251-9200 307 South Magnolia Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
Sarah E. Kay is a Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law through The Florida Bar and is a Certified Family Law Mediator through The Florida Supreme Court. She has been listed as a Rising Star in family law in the Florida Super Lawyers publication 2013-2018, and she is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.

Sarah earned her J.D. magna cum laude at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, FL and her M.B.A. with academic honors at Stetson University in Deland, FL. During Sarah’s law studies, she received numerous honors and awards including a Leadership Certificate, the William F....
Brett Jacob Szematowicz
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(813) 444-2244 1207 North Franklin Street
Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33602
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
South Texas College of Law
Brett Szematowicz is originally from Chicago, Illinois, but moved to Tampa when he was in 1991. He attended high school locally at Tampa Preparatory School and graduated in 1999. Mr. Szematowicz attended college at The American University in Washington, D.C. and graduated with a B.A. in Justice. While at The American University, Mr. Szematowicz was a member of the highly selective Leadership Program in the School of Public Affairs. Mr. Szematowicz attended South Texas College of Law, located in Houston, Texas. During law school, Mr. Szematowicz interned with the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office in...
Gary R. Jodat
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(813) 225-7200 4315 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce 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...
Kristin R.H. Kirkner Esquire
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(813) 254-0156 707 W. Swann Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
Family, Divorce and Military
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Kristin Kirkner has focused her practice on family law and military family law since 2004. By limiting her practice to family law, including divorce, paternity, custody, child support, alimony and military divorces, Kristin has been able to focus on the one area that best utilizes her negotiation and litigation skills. Kristin is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law in the State of Florida, and has been accepted in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit for the State of Florida as an expert in military divorces and division of military pensions. Kristin is the Immediate Past Chair of the Marital...
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Family, Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Mr. Klemawesch's practice includes all aspects of criminal defense and personal injury in both State and Federal Court.

Prior to joining Whittel & Melton, Mr. Klemawesch worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, Florida, where he tried over seventy-five cases to juries, including cases involving homicide, hate crimes, sexual battery, weapons charges, and many other areas. He was a member of the Vehicular Homicide Squad, focused on the investigation and prosecution of severe DUI cases involving significant injuries and deaths.

Before working for the State of Florida, Mr. Klemawesch worked at several Florida law firms, practicing...
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Mary Elizabeth Quinn
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(813) 223-7739 412 E Madison Street
Suite 1008
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
St. Thomas University School of Law
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 Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer in the area of Marital & Family Law. Board Certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism in ethics in practice. Mrs. Quinn is also rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell reflects an attorney’s skill, experience, integrity, and overall...
Adam B. Cordover
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(813) 443-0615 412 E. Madison St.
# 824
Tampa, FL 33602
Family and Divorce
American University Washington College of Law
Family Diplomacy is dedicated to helping clients restructure their families privately and respectfully. We practice exclusively in out-of-court dispute resolution, with a focus on collaborative divorce and family law, mediation, direct negotiations, and unbundled legal services. 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. This unique perspective on family law stems back to Adam B. Cordover’s experience studying International Affairs in Washington, D.C., and abroad. Adam had the rare opportunity to work closely with...
Christina Anton Garcia
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(813) 907-9807 1219 North Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Family
University of Florida
Christina Anton Garcia graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in criminology and cum laude with a B.A. in psychology from the University of Florida in 2003. She earned her J.D. from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law in 2006. After graduation from law school, Christina Anton Garcia worked for nearly four years as an attorney at the law firm of Older & Lundy, where she practiced marital and family law. In 2010, Christina joined with attorney John S. Castro to form Anton Castro Law. Her expertise in marriage dissolution, paternity, domestic violence, and other areas of family law...
Dominic Baccarella
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(813) 348-9445 4144 N Armenia Ave
Suite #220
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida State University College of Law
Dominic J. Baccarella is a divorce and family law attorney and criminal defense lawyer. He has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating available for attorneys for legal ability and ethical standards. Prior to opening Baccarella & Baccarella, P.A., Mr. Baccarella worked as an assistant professor for the Legal Assistance program at Hillsborough Community college and as the Assistant State Attorney for the State of Florida. In 1989–1990, he was a certified contract advisor to National Football League (NFL) players. In addition to providing clients with zealous and thorough representation in divorce, family law and...
Michael David Fluke
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(813) 380-9095 620 East Twiggs Street
Suite 209
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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.
William J. Sheslow Esq.
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
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...
Samantha L. Dammer
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(813) 288-0303 620 E. Twiggs Street
Suite 110
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Valparaiso University School of Law
Samantha Dammer is an attorney licensed in Florida and Illinois, concentrating her practice in general business law, bankruptcy law, real estate litigation, foreclosure solutions, family law, as well as comprehensive asset protection and debt restructuring. A tenacious, compassionate and experienced attorney in Tampa Bay, Ms. Dammer provides a holistic approach to clients who are seeking relief from real estate related financial distress, foreclosure or pre-foreclosure issues.
Frederick L Pollack
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 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...
David Benjamin Hoffman
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(813) 712-8713 400 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 1900
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
David Hoffman was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, where he currently lives with his wife and three dogs. Mr. Hoffman graduated from the University of South Florida, where he received a B.A. in Spanish Literature. He earned his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida.

Mr. Hoffman spent two years working as a collections attorney for a large Tampa firm, representing banks and other lenders in lawsuits over credit cards, vehicle loans, and home equity loans, as well as representing small businesses in the collection of outstanding invoices and judgments.

He then joined a smaller,...
John DeGirolamo Esq.
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer
(813) 415-3510 1005 North Marion Street
Ste 107
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Barry University and University of Tampa
Attorney John DeGirolamo has experience handling high-profile cases, and the focus of his practice is in the areas of Divorce and Family Law For Men and Personal Injury. For 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Attorney John DeGirolamo was selected by The National Trial Lawyers of America as a Top 40 under 40 in Florida! According to the National Trial Lawyers of America, “membership into the Top 40 under 40 association is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young trial lawyer.”
Christian MacGregor Givens
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(813) 251-6700 201 North Franklin Street
Suite 1700
Tampa, FL 33602
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Florida State University College of Law
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,...
Sherri Kandel Dewitt
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(813) 251-2701 607 West Bay Street
Tampa, FL 33606
Family, Appeals, Business and Divorce
Cornell University
Sherri K. DeWitt was born and grew up in Middletown, New York. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1982 and has been authorized to practice before the U.S District Court of the Middle District of Florida since 1983 and before the U.S. Court of Appeal since 1985. She received her B.A. Cum Laude in 1973 and Ph.D. in 1977 from State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. DeWitt received her J.D. Degree from Cornell University in 1982. She was an editor of the Cornell Law Review and is the author of a book and numerous articles. Dr....
Charis Campbell
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Pinellas Park, FL Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(727) 362-1357 5030 78th Ave Ste. 13
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Free ConsultationFamily
Stetson University College of Law
Charis Campbell was born and raised in New Providence, Bahamas. In 2002, she moved to South Florida with her family to pursue an education that ultimately led to her career in the legal profession. Charis obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a major in Criminology and a minor in African Studies.

Charis obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson, She worked at a full-service real estate firm gaining experience in foreclosure and title curative work assisting with the representation of major lending...
James M Horne Jr
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Palmetto, FL Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
433 8th Ave W
Palmetto, FL 34221
Family, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Florida International University College of Law
James “Jay” M. Horne is a Bradenton native. He handles all the medical malpractice cases for the office. Jay and his team of medical professionals can handle any complex medical malpractice case. He has handled cases involving Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse (SUPC), misdiagnosis and misreading of MRIs and other diagnostic methods, which resulted in catastrophic injuries to the patient. In addition to handling medical malpractice cases, he practices personal injury/wrongful death and family law.
J Armando Edmiston
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(813) 482-0355 2002 E 5th Ave #103
Tampa, FL 33605
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
J. Armando Edmiston is an aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced personal injury and criminal defense lawyer handling serious felonies, sexual assault, DUI's, driving offenses, drug charges and weapon crimes. ...
Thomas Gill Jr
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Brandon, FL Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(813) 654-0514 137 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL 33511
Family, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Thomas P. Gill, Jr. completed his J.D. from Stetson College of Law and has been practicing law since 1988. He began his legal career at various reputable law firms before opening his own practice in 1991. His goal is to provide a full-service law firm that focuses on providing clients with personal and compassionate services. Every phone call will be returned personally by Attorney Gill. He has extensive experience in many legal areas, including family law, bankruptcy, personal injury, foreclosure defense, wills & estate planning, probate, and criminal defense. Outside of the law, he is very active in community organizations....
Eric William Neilsen
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St Petersburg, FL Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(727) 350-3240 5795 Lynn Lake Drive S.
St Petersburg, FL 33712
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Principal Neilsen Law Group, P.A. www.NeilsenLawGroup.com We are a general practice law firm, with specialties in bankruptcy, family law, immigration, and general civil litigation. Often, more than one area of expertise is required to address a particular matter. With us, there's no need to hire a multitude of attorneys. We can provide you with comprehensive legal support allowing us to advocate for you in many areas of law. We are dedicated legal professionals well-versed in many specialized areas of law, bringing a diverse background to the table. This gives us an edge when dealing with complex legal matters.
Lynette Silon-Laguna
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(813) 672-1900 511 West Bay Street
Suite 350
Tampa, FL 33606
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 24 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...
Cynthia Judith Hernandez
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Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(813) 841-2933 3030 N. Rocky Point Dr., Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33607
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Immigration
The Florida State University College of Law
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(813) 221-3200 2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Free ConsultationTampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
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...
Ginger L. Dugan
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(813) 672-1900 511 West Bay Street #350
#350
Tampa, FL 33606
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
Ginger L. Dugan practices Family Law Litigation including: Adoption, Divorce, Child Custody, Time-sharing, Parental Responsibility, Child Support Modifications, Custody Modifications, Contempt, and all other aspects of family law.

Ms. Dugan earned her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature at Florida State University in 2003. In college she received numerous honors including Student of the Year, Literature Award, Campus Leadership Award, Student Government Award, STRIKE Award, and Who's Who Among American College Students.

Ms. Dugan received her Law Degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In law school, Ms. Dugan participated in the Summer Study Abroad program where she studied International...
Christina Sandvoss
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Saint Petersburg, FL Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(727) 323-1500 535 CENTRAL AVE. SUITE #407
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Ohio Northern University
Erin Kays Barnett
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St Petersburg, FL Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(727) 525-0200 6501 First Avenue South
St Petersburg, FL 33707
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
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...
Gregory Saint Jour
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(813) 443-5793 400 N. Ashley Drive Ste 2600
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law
I am a trial attorney. I'm a member of the Florida Bar, Federal Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association and George E. Edgecomb Bar Association. I'm also admitted to practice in the United States District Court of the Middle District of Florida. I practice solely in the areas of personal injury, family law, criminal law, and immigration.
Blair H. Chan III
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(813) 280-5301 1112 Channelside Drive, Suite 2
Tampa, FL 33602
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
Board Certified Marital & Family Law attorney for Tampa Bay area.
Mark Andrew Nelson
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Bradenton, FL Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(941) 750-8592 2424 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 102
Bradenton, FL 34205
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
Mark Nelson is a third generation Florida lawyer. He was born in St. Petersburg Florida and moved to Bradenton Florida in 1987. He represents individuals, small businesses and large businesses primarily in civil litigation matters. In addition to being a licensed Florida lawyer, Mark Nelson is a Florida Supreme court certified circuit court mediator.
Donald Patrick DeCort
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Tampa, FL Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(813) 254-0156 215 West Verne Street
Suite A
Tampa, FL 33606
Family, Business, Divorce and Military
St. Mary's University School of Law
Don DeCort entered private practice in 1994 after an illustrious career in the U.S. Army, which culminated with his retirement as a colonel. He practiced with the firm of Anderson & Artigliere, PA from 1994 to 1995 and spent eight years as a partner in Holcomb & DeCort, P.A., from 1995 to 2003. He opened the Law Office of Donald P. DeCort, P.A. in 2003 and, along with Kristin R. H. Kirkner, Esquire, opened DeCort & Kirkner, P.L. July 1, 2010, and continues to concentrate his practice in the areas of family law, including military aspects of divorce and small...
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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.