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Tampa Bay Florida Family Law Services

The Tampa and St. Petersburg family law attorneys of Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A. practice Florida family law exclusively, including but not limited to working with the following types of cases.

For further information regarding select topics, please click on the appropriate title. We provide these services to clients throughout the Tampa Bay area, including: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Hernando and Marion counties.

For more information, we welcome you to call us at (813) 223-5421 (Tampa) or (727) 310-3017 (St. Pete) to schedule a consultation about a Florida family law matter. You may also contact us online.

Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage

For Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A.'s experienced Tampa Bay area divorce attorneys, your divorce is personal. We recognized the importance of what is at stake. For this reason, we take on a limited number of clients to be sure we can provide you with pers… Read More

Pre-Divorce Planning

The decision to pursue a divorce must not be taken lightly, particularly when complexities such as child custody, business ownership and/or valuation, co-mingling of and protection of non-marital assets or substantial alimony issues are involved. If… Read More

High Asset Divorce

Divorce is never easy. When dissolving a marriage means dividing significant assets, a layer of complexity is added to an already challenging process. Emotions are high, and there may be confusion about the valuation of certain assets such as a profe… Read More

Alternative Dispute Resolution & Divorce Settlements

Divorce settlements without court intervention are one of our strengths and our strong preference. Trial should be the last resort during your divorce. You have far better uses for the wealth you’ve acquired than to spend thousands of dollars on un… Read More


Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A. is committed to an amicable resolution of your unresolved issues.  Family law / divorce mediation is one of the strategies that might be appropriate for you. We spend significant time and effort preparing you for your m… Read More

Child Custody & Support

Frequently, we address the emotional issues surrounding your children such as: your Parenting Plan, shared versus sole parental responsibility, child custody or time-sharing, child support, and relocation of the child's residency.  We have extensiv… Read More

Property Division / Equitable Distribution

In a Florida divorce, “marital property” will be equitably divided between you and your spouse when your marriage is dissolved. While there is a legal presumption that “equitable” means “equal”, there are instances when a disproportionate… Read More


Florida law allows for several different types of alimony: permanent; rehabilitative; transitional; bridge-the-gap; and lump sum alimony. Alimony for support is designed to provide the recipient spouse with funds sufficient to continue living a lifes… Read More


For when things change… While our goal is to assist you in your initial action in developing agreement or obtaining a ruling that will stand the test of time, sometimes change is inevitable. When a change of circumstances occurs, we are able to ass… Read More


A lawsuit to determine the legal paternity of a child is a family law related legal matter.  Either the biological mother or the biological father can initiate a lawsuit to establish paternity in Florida.  With a determination of paternity comes th… Read More

Domestic Violence Injunctions

Florida domestic violence actions are typically handled in a separate division than family law cases. In some cases, when you have a pending family law action, it may be beneficial to consolidate the domestic violence action with the family law actio… Read More

Pre-Nuptial Agreements & Post-Nuptial Agreements

A pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement made by the couple before they marry concerning the ownership of their respective assets should the marriage fail. A post-nuptial agreement is a written agreement executed after a couple gets married, or have e… Read More

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