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How much will a Tampa divorce attorney cost?

I’m always faced with this question with each perspective client I meet with–how much do I charge for handling a divorce or other family law case in the Tampa Bay area?  For divorce cases, my initial retainer is approximately $3,000-$5,000, which does not include the filing fees. Upon scheduling a…

Tampa Military Divorce

What No One Tells You About Military Divorce

Deciding to divorce is never easy. However, when one or both spouses are in the military, the matter is even more complicated. It’s important to know what to expect when getting a military divorce and preparing for the challenges ahead. Here’s what no one tells you about military divorces. Custody Is One…

Tampa Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

The Truth About Uncontested Divorce

There are many misconceptions about uncontested divorce, what it is, and what to expect. Here are several truths about this type of divorce. Understand why you need strong legal advocacy even when you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse are in agreement about matters relating to the dissolution of your marriage. Uncontested…

Tampa Divorce Lawyer

5 Compelling Reasons to Get a Prenup

You’ve heard it before — “getting a prenup is unromantic” or “getting a prenup means your fiance doesn’t actually love you.” Neither are true. A prenuptial agreement is a smart move for most couples. Here are 5 reasons why. 1. The Divorce Rate is 50% — and Rising Sure, it’s a…

Tampa Divorce Lawyer

Is My Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Settlement Marital Property?

If a party receives a personal injury settlement or a wrongful claim settlement after the filing of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, the settlement funds are generally not considered marital assets and are considered non-marital assets to the Party receiving the funds. However, if a portion of the funds…

Florida Divorce Lawyer

The 5 Steps of Divorce Mediation

Most mediations go through five different stages. Although they’re not always in the same sequence and a few may be repeated at various points, each stage is generally visited at least once during mediation. While each mediation is unique, below are the basic steps. Introductory Stage The mediator begins with…

Florida Divorce Litigation Attorney

Should I Litigate My Divorce?

When you’re getting a divorce in Florida, you have a couple of choices to finish the procedure. Arbitration, mediation, and litigation can all be a means to end your marriage. Understanding which one is appropriate for you can be challenging. In some situations, litigation is the most suitable, although it could…

Florida Paternity Lawyer

Paternity Frequently Asked Questions

Paternity can be a sensitive issue, but it’s important you understand the facts surrounding the legal establishment of paternity and why it is a crucial component of many cases. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Can Paternity Be Assumed? Paternity is only assumed in cases of a married couple.…

Florida Child Custody Attorney

Can My Medical Records Be Used Against Me at Trial?

Many clients expect complete privacy when talking to a doctor, mental health provider, or alcohol counselor and believe those medical records are completely confidential.  There is a Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege Statute law in Florida, along with HIPPA, that protects these records, as well as conversations said in meetings or sessions with…

Tampa Military Divorce Lawyer

How the SCRA Affects a Military Divorce

While members of the military, be it the Army, Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, the National Guard, the Marines, or the Air Force, are subject to the same laws as civilians when it comes to family law, there are some special provisions for servicemembers. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides…

Florida Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer

5 Reasons to Get a Prenuptial Agreement

Many people believe that prenuptial agreements are “unromantic” and unnecessary if you really love the person you’re marrying. However, prenuptial agreements aren’t about how much you love one another or how romantic you want to be — it’s about affording yourself legal protections in the event that you get a…