Tampa Divorce Lawyer
Proven Professional Divorce Attorneys in Hillsborough County, Florida
We take the time to listen to our clients throughout Hillsborough County, assisting you through the entire process and customizing every strategy to determine the best legal process for your divorce case.
Our professional attorneys proudly service clients throughout the Tampa Bay area, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Sarasota, Fish Hawk, and other towns in Pinellas and Hillsborough County, Florida.
Our legal team can assist with a variety of aspects of divorce, including:
- Pre-Divorce Planning
- Property Division/Equitable Distribution
- Collaborative Divorce
- Domestic Violence Injunctions
- Child Custody
- Child Support
Legal High-Asset Divorce Matters
Our Tampa family attorneys take particular pride in handling high-asset, substantial income cases in which alimony and equitable distribution are complex.
These high-asset divorce cases often involve issues of commingled nonmarital property or disproportionate distribution where 50/50 is simply not fair.
Our divorce attorneys associate with highly reputable financial experts to value closely held companies, determine tax issues, or assist with structured settlements.
At times, we will even contact forensic experts to locate assets or income sources, if necessary.
Tampa Divorce Attorneys Are Ready to Support You
It is vital to realize that divorces can be complex, and the divorce process can be long and time-consuming.
Our family law firm has one primary objective: to fight for the best outcome possible for our divorce clients.
When you hire our family law firm in Tampa, Florida, you will have the support and legal representation of a divorce lawyer who takes pride in their family law legal representation during this stressful time.
Call us at (813) 223-5421 or Contact Us Online Here to Arrange a Consultation Regarding Your Divorce!
Professional Tampa Divorce Lawyers Acquainted With Child-Related Advocacy
One of the most vital areas for clients in family law cases is child custody matters, which also contain complications of the legal visitation process. Heated conflicts between parents can keep the process from moving forward.
If you cannot agree, the FL court will decide based on your children's best interests following a divorce case.
Since the Florida Supreme Court depends on resolving family disputes quickly and effectively, the court often requests mediation for parents before divorce proceedings.
Legal family matters in Florida can be very diverse.
Therefore, legal family issues must be attended to carefully, as the outcomes are often challenging to reverse.
How Do I File for Divorce in Tampa?
Florida is a no-fault divorce state, so the only reason you need to provide is that your marriage is irretrievably broken.
Another circumstance that qualifies you for divorce is if one of the parties has been deemed mentally incapacitated for at least three years. You will also need to prove that you and your partner are Florida residents.
Once that is established, you are eligible to file the Petition for the Dissolution of Marriage.
Whether you are serving divorce papers or the respondent, our attorneys and staff will be on your side every step of the way.
Is Florida a 50-50 Divorce State?
Florida is an equitable distribution divorce state.
According to Florida laws, marital property is divided fairly, although not necessarily equal, in a divorce. Other states that divide everything equally and straight down the middle are known as community property states, and Florida is not one of them.
Consult with Our Compassionate Divorce Attorneys Today!
Our Limited Caseload means More Individual Attention
At Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A., our divorce lawyers offer clients advice based on many years of attending and conducting mediations, hearings, trials, and frequent research on cases interpreting the statutory law relevant to their legal issues.
Our legal team educates our Tampa clients on both the legal issues and facts in their favor as well as those that may present obstacles, so you can make the best decision for your unique circumstances.
Our legal team takes on a limited number of clients to provide you with the personal, tailored, and cost-effective divorce representation you deserve.
With law firms in both Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL, we are able to offer legal guidance to clients throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas County, Florida.
To schedule a consultation, call our team at (813) 223-5421 or fill out our online contact form today.
Nancy Hutcheson Harris Founder, Shareholder
Joseph D. Hunt Shareholder
Christine L. Derr Shareholder
Katherine C. Scott Shareholder
Nicole M. Gehringer Partner
Cory A. Brandfon Attorney
James J. Wimsatt Attorney
Grace M. Samarkos Attorney
Cece Ingle Paralegal
Phillip Drake Paralegal
Tracy Reese Paralegal
Katherine Kurbatov Paralegal
Laura Holler Operations Manager
Wanda Alton Receptionist
Jill Gosline Legal Assistant
Ashley James Executive/Marketing Assistant
Lauren Doskocil Legal Assistant