Tampa Family Lawyer
From its conception in 1995, The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group has been dedicated to providing trusted and skilled legal advice and litigation. Family law cases can have a huge impact on family dynamics, and these cases should be taken seriously. The outcome of a family law case can affect the financial and emotional futures of everyone involved. Though these cases may be daunting, seeking the assistance of an experienced Tampa family lawyer can help bring about the best possible outcome.
- Annulment & Divorce
- Asset & Debt Division
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Child Support Modification
- Collaborative Divorce
- Contested Divorce
- Default Divorce
- Divorce Appeals
- Domestic Violence
- Fathers’ Rights
- Independent Adoption
- LGBTQ Same Sex Divorce
- Low Cost/Flat Fee Unbundled Services
- Military Divorce
- Modification & Enforcement of Final Judgments
- Parenting Plan
- Postnuptial Agreement
- Prenuptial & Post-Marital Agreement
- Prenuptial Agreement
- Retirement & Pension Division
- Service by Publication
- Stepparent & Relative Adoption
- Uncontested Divorce
In Florida, you may file a petition for divorce in the event that your marriage is irretrievably broken, or that a court has declared your spouse mentally incapacitated and you have satisfied the three-year waiting requirement, according to Florida 2015 Statutes section 61.052. A Tampa family lawyer can help you to navigate the many complex issues that are presented during a divorce, including:
- Property division;
- Child custody; (Timesharing) and
- Child support.
Petitioning for a divorce from a spouse can be a long and emotionally draining process. A divorce will present a variety of complex legal issues that may be difficult to understand. Alimony, child support, custody, and property division are all terms that strike fear into the hearts of a couple that has decided to divorce. Hiring a Florida family law attorney can help you navigate these issues and ease the pains that come along with the divorce process.
Child Custody (Timesharing) & Child Support
If you are a parent, your children are likely the most important things to you in the world. When you are seeking a divorce or separation from your child’s biological parent, with whom the child will live, what your visitation rights will be, and who will pay child support are all logical—and pressing—questions. Understanding how to petition for child custody and how a child support order is issued can be complicated without the assistance of a legal representative.
If you are filing for a divorce or are in the process of divorcing your spouse, it is understandable that any children you may have are of the utmost concern. You may be worried about their future and whether or not you will be able to see them and for how long. Without the assistance of an attorney, you may be overwhelmed by those questions. As a parent, you are entitled to parenting rights, so hiring an attorney will ensure the best possible outcome as you move through this difficult process.
While divorce and child custody/support issues are the most common cases handled by family law attorneys, there are other family law matters that may require legal assistance.
Adopting a child, either through an agency or another private party, comes with its own set of complex legal issues. If you are considering adopting a child, you may wish to consider hiring an experienced family law attorney who can assist you with all the required paperwork involved. Dealing with the courts is never easy, but you do not have to go it alone. A Tampa adoption attorney can help you understand the various types of adoption recognized by Florida law and determine which one is right for your unique situation.
One area of family law that deals with potential criminal charges is domestic violence cases. If you have been accused of domestic violence or have been a victim of domestic violence, you may be concerned about your rights as you face these charges. With the help of a family law attorney, you will be able to understand these rights and fight for the most just judgment.
Family law issues are handled in civil court, meaning that issues handled by this branch of the law have no criminal penalties. However, that is not to say that the outcomes of a family law cases are not to be taken seriously; a court order issued by a family law judge has legal bearing, and must be followed. If you have questions about family law matters, ranging from divorce to child support and more, an experienced Tampa family lawyer can help.
Other Family Law Matters
Divorce and child custody/support issues are two of the most common areas of family law. However, family law attorneys can also help you with your other family-related issues as well, including adoption, domestic violence, establishing paternity, and more.
Contact a Tampa Family Lawyer Today For a Free Consultation
When you are facing family law matters, hiring an experienced Tampa family lawyer at The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group is within your best interest. Not only can a family law attorney provide you with important information about the law and how it applies to your case, but can also advocate for your every step of the way. For a lawyer that you can trust, contact our firm today for a free initial case consultation.