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DIVORCE LAWYER FOR MEN

If you are going through a divorce, child custody battle, or another matter relating to family law, it can be a confusing, lonely, and exhausting experience. You are probably uncertain about your rights and concerned about child custody, financial ramifications, and how best to protect yourself, your assets, and your family. While you may be aware that Florida statutes favor mothers and that as a father and a husband, you could already be at a disadvantage. The more prepared you are, and the sooner you seek legal counsel, the better!

Divorce is a Drastic Change — You Need a Guide

Divorce not only ends a marriage, but in many ways, changes the lifestyles that went with it. Divorce and family law addresses the dynamics of family relationships from a legal perspective, and sets the parameters for parenting, custody, financial support, rights against domestic violence, and other family matters based on Florida law. The firm of In Law We Trust Divorce and Family Lawyers, has developed a prominent presence in the Tampa, Florida area for our expertise in the practices of divorce and family law. We are recognized for representing men during this difficult time and combine highly personalized, compassionate, and detailed representation with aggressive advocacy for each of our client’s rights.

From our experience we have found there are many missteps men make before or during a divorce, or with family law issues. Proper representation, especially from a firm that specializes as divorce attorneys for husbands in Tampa, FL, will dramatically alter the outcome in your favor. Again, going it alone is not the answer, so take the time to learn more about how to avoid these costly mistakes.

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4.7
Based on 350 reviews
Divorce isn’t an easy thing. John and his associates ensure clear communication from the start of the process. Additionally, whenever there was an update to my case I was notified in an expedited manner through 2 forms of communication.From the start John was bottom line upfront in understanding my desired outcome. Divorce isn’t a win situation, it’s a compromise. John was able to achieve a compromise I am very happy with. In highly recommend In Law We Trust for Fathers and service members going through divorce
Zeb Johnston
Zeb Johnston
1708959323
John is the best lawyer I have ever used!
Endless Water
Endless Water
1708622078
john was awesome!!! you want a rock star on your side john is the way to go!!!
nate lewis
nate lewis
1707586378
By far the best attorney I ever had..I can on and on about how he went above and beyond for me. Anyone looking for a stellar attorney, look no further...
I was very worried about my situation in family court. I heard from a lot of lawyers that gave me the run around. John is straight to the point and tells you when you have to trust him. It’s really really nice too finally meet someone that is straight to the point and honest happy so far. Let john do his job! Always answer's no matter when I’m concerned. Great staff worth the money.
Mike Lanze
Mike Lanze
1706932522
If you are a man in the Tampa area that is getting a divorce, John should be your one and only call. He is proactive, fast, responsive, and affordable.
James Rowell
James Rowell
1706557921
I haven't utilized his services, but this person cared enough to address each and every concern on his firm’s name. Hard to think that he would put forth an effort to get favorable results. I am considering getting a divorce and this would be the guy I roll with. I didnt wanna give an unfavorable result, and I didnt wish to give a perfect score without having talked to him.
Theo Thomas
Theo Thomas
1705541922
John and his staff were great to work with during this challenging time. He was straight forward and delivered. His paralegals the rest of the team were also great to work with and were very responsive and thorough. I would recommend John to anyone in a similar situation.
Charlie Wilson
Charlie Wilson
1704773399
John and his staff did an excellent job. They had great communication and made the process quick and painless!
Aaron Brunelle
Aaron Brunelle
1704731444
During one of, if not, the toughest situation in my life, John and his team were there for me! They were transparent and made me feel confident during the entire divorce process. I would recommend In Law We Trust to any of my friends and family.
John and his team did a great job handling our divorce. They listened to what we needed and handled every aspect in detail. Their knowledge and experience was very concise. I would highly recommend In Law We Trust to anyone requiring the need for a Family Law attorney. Thank you, John!
Paul DeRoo
Paul DeRoo
1702681682
Don’t hire John if you want to be lied to, through this whole process John has been nothing but honest and upfront with me. John is quick to respond if you ever need questions, I’m talking within the hour if not minutes of asking. I’m very grateful for John and his team for they helped me get my son back after my ex took him to California earlier this year without notifying myself or the school essentially leaving in the middle of the night. And with John’s help I won trial and my son is coming home I couldn’t be happier and I wouldn’t want anyone else in my corner other than John. Thank you so much!
Tyler Cruz
Tyler Cruz
1701098889
John was a great attorney, he was very attentive. Every question, call, or text he responded almost immediately. I am very happy with his services. I highly recommend him to everyone!
Maggie Mitchell
Maggie Mitchell
1698771564
When I filed for my divorce I was in a very bad place dealing with depression and being forced out of my home. From the very beginning I was treated with respect, professional, and with a straightforward honesty that allowed me to make proper choices. God forbid I'd ever have to go through this again but if I did I wouldn't even think about who to hire in order to handle my divorce. I would definitely make the same choice again.
Greg M
Greg M
1697841484
John was very hardworking and always available. Although he can be a little abrasive, he is also very caring, understanding and compassionate. People tend to focus on the negative rather than the positive. It's his job to push for his client. I don't want a lawyer who isn't a little abrasive. At least I know he isn't going to take the easy way out or accept no unless it's unreasonable. He pushes you to get your stuff in, but he can't help you, unless you also want to help yourself. There's required documents that only you can attain for use during the prep phase and has timelines determined by the government. Get those to him quickly. Help him, help you. Anytime I had a question or any issues I could talk to him generally within 10 minutes. I even talked to him once late a night and felt bad for it. I tried to be respectful of his time though. Technically he works for you, but there are limits to everything. Honestly, I recommended him to a friend and will continue to do so. Some expect miracles. I know he can only do what is within the limits of the law and in my heart believe he did everything he could to help. If you want someone who's going to fight for your best interests then John is your guy. I got 50/50 as a father, but was terrified I wasn't going to get to see my daughter. Fortunately I had a favorable outcome. I appreciate everything he did for me and will use him in the future if any other issues arise. Hopefully I don't need to.
Brian Kirby
Brian Kirby
1696983477
I wholeheartedly recommend John as an attorney, especially for those navigating divorce proceedings. Throughout my experience, his composed demeanor stood out as an invaluable asset. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, with a deep understanding of the legal system that instilled confidence at every turn. John's responsiveness and attention to detail were remarkable, always providing candid and clear-headed advice even amidst challenging situations. His firm and fair approach, combined with his top-notch competency, truly set him apart. What I appreciated most was his ability as a robust negotiator and logical thinker; he consistently steered me away from pitfalls and motions designed to provoke rash decisions during the most testing times. I would, without a doubt, recommend John time and again. Daniel C.
Daniel Currea
Daniel Currea
1696969316
John & Suzanne were awesome in helping me get divorced🙏🏽 5 starts in my book
Jay Osario
Jay Osario
1696619218
John is exactly what he says he is on his website. You'll never meet another person with his capacity to fight for your rights. He's highly intelligent and focused. I'm sure some woman could benefit from using him, but thank God he has taken a stance to help men get rights to their kids and assets. My advice after working with John on my divorce for two years in which my ex dragged everything through the court to take my kid and assets away from me, just do what he says and stay out of his way. John has been doing this for over 14 years and hes a hardened veteran with no time for games. Hes supported me and helped me stay focused on the real fight. If you find yourself dependent on emotional support, get your self some therapy cause in these cases you have to keep your emotions out of it no matter how valid you feel. Just follow Johns lead and it'll all work out the best it can for you. Its not the courts fault were in this, but if anyone can get us out as cleanly as possible its John. For me John was like a older brother protecting his own, Im sure you will feel the same.
Paul Blackford
Paul Blackford
1695850821
John and Suzanne were professionals from initial conversations to trial! They fought for the outcome we wanted!
Erik Jules
Erik Jules
1695298450
John and Suzanne are a great team! They are quick to answer emails and texts and were very honest and up front about everything. We greatly appreciate all the work they put in to get the outcome we wanted!
Carly Jules
Carly Jules
1695243487
John and his team did an outstanding job with my case. I recommend them whole heartedly.
Michael Amos
Michael Amos
1695232588
Reached a settlement for my case way faster than expected. Highly recommend
Damien Nuey
Damien Nuey
1694527939
John assisted me in getting the results I desired regarding my family matters with the utmost professionalism and tenacity. I will be hiring him and his services again should the need ever arise.
Wesley Reid
Wesley Reid
1693577952
The law firm of in law we trust is absolutely professional. Always available when needed. Helped make uncertainty into certain and calming. Thanks for all that was done.
Timothy Woolley
Timothy Woolley
1693355265
This law firm did an amazing job of assisting me with obtaining my parental rights to my child. They were very supportive, knowledgeable and detailed with explaining the process. They truly had my best interest at hand and took the best approach to assist me. You guys are the best and I greatly appreciate everything that your firm did for me.Thanks
Brian Clemons
Brian Clemons
1692817524
Jon is an awesome lawyer. I can’t say enough about this guy. We had our ups and downs for sure throughout the process but he was there every step of the way. Even though at times i was skeptical he always had my best interests at heart. He helped me get settled in mediation for custody of my son, which I did not think was possible, and now I have 50/50 time sharing! He was always on top of things and responded very promptly. I would 10/10 recommend him to anyone going through a custody case especially if you are a father trying to get your equal rights! Thank you Jon!!!
Anthony Dejesus
Anthony Dejesus
1692058353
"Divorce is a Drastic Change — You Need a Guide". John and his team provided timely, professional, and detail oriented support throughout my entire divorce process. John was in constant communication with me and was accessible at any time of the day. I never once felt that my case was not a priority for him or his team, which is extremely difficult to do when managing hundreds of cases like his firm does. Absolutely recommend his services to fathers/dads going thru this drastic, often overwhelming process - he is the right person for the job.
Eric L.
Eric L.
1691691031
Great attorney, who knows how to navigate the court system. You can't go wrong with John!
I highly recommend John DeGirolamo, He always promptly answered my questions and was able to help me expedite my divorce plus the process went very smooth with his team.
After a terrible car accident in November 2022, my son referred me to John DeGirolamo. To be honest my first words were he’s a Divorce Lawyer. My son assured me he was the Lawyer for me knowing how tough I can be! Well 8 months later I got the max settlement anyone can get in a truck accident. Not only did I get the max but he had my hospital bills cut in half. Thank you John and Michelle for all the HARD WORK! And putting up with my forgetfulness due to my TBI!
Jorge Caban
Jorge Caban
1690638470
I’d like to just say the 30 min conversation I had with John was the best decision I could have made. I was spoken to directly and given facts. The conversation we had gave me enlightenment and reassurance in my case. I would highly recommend this lawyer.
Jomar R
Jomar R
1689536064
John was always available to answer my questions/concerns and his explanations were always simple and on point. Early in our process I came to realize that John was a fighter who was passionate and knowledgeable about his profession which proved to be the formula needed to deliver the best outcome for me. John was always steps ahead of the opposing counsel and made the whole process seamless.Choosing a family law attorney was not as simple as I thought but choosing John was the best decision I could have made.
Mike Pepe
Mike Pepe
1688588978
I highly recommend John DeGirolamo and Suzanne Fried of the Law Office of John DeGirolamo. I recently went through a divorce, and I was fortunate to have them as my legal team.John is an experienced and knowledgeable divorce lawyer. He is also very compassionate and understanding. He took the time to listen to my concerns and explain my options in detail. He was always available to answer my questions, and he always made me feel like I was his top priority.Suzanne is John's paralegal, and she was also a tremendous asset to my case. She is well organized and efficient, and she always kept me up-to-date on the progress of my case.John is particularly well-versed in the law of equitable distribution of premarital assets. He understands all the factors that courts consider when dividing premarital property, and was able to achieve a favorable settlement during my mediation.I am confident that I would not have gotten the same results if I had hired a different lawyer. John and Suzanne are truly exceptional lawyers, and I highly recommend them to anyone who is going through a divorce!
Mike Martinez
Mike Martinez
1687810231
John and his team did a wonderful job handling my case. I looked into several law offices before deciding on this one. He handled the case professionally and made me feel comfortable throughout the process by keeping me updated, and always being accessible. Thank you.
Shaun Boyd
Shaun Boyd
1686144056
I really appreciated the honesty and guidance in working with In Law We Trust to resolve a divorce. John was available at any time and communication was as much or little as I needed. Nothing was forced on me, just the facts of law and potential outcomes. John then worked to achieve what I wanted to do for my case. When it came time for mediation John worked to resolve the case in the best interest of his client while also working to reach a resolution to prevent a trial. As a man with a distrust of the equity of the judicial system this was a great experience and I recommend anyone to use In Law We Trust.
John and his team did a wonderful job handling my case. The correspondence was quick and precise. I believe there are no winners in this , but he did make sure i wasn't the biggest looser. He did a great job, Thank you.
Neal K
Neal K
1683832290
John G. was wonderful to work with. He handled my case with ease and was extremely professional and to the point. I will absolutely be recommending him to anyone who needs legal representation in the future.
Kayla K
Kayla K
1682358560
I'm so grateful for the incredible job that John DeGirolamo and his team did with my case. I looked into several law offices before deciding on this one but there really was no comparison. From the very beginning, I was impressed with John's 'no nonsense' approach and the generous amount of time that he took to break things down for me. If you're looking for a 'yes man', he is not for you. But if you're looking for someone who is not afraid to tell it like it is and get you the results you want, there is no one better.
Nalisio Taveras
Nalisio Taveras
1680577799
John handled the case professionally. He made feel comfortable throughout the process by keeping me updated, and always being accessible during acceptable working hours, he actually went above and beyond in that department. He is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions and concerns. I would recommend his services without any hesitation.
John handled my divorce smoothly and quickly. He and his associates are very professional and always reply very quickly. He was able to settle my divorce out of court through mediation and saved me from going to court. Thanks John.
Joel Harvey
Joel Harvey
1679961064
I would recommend John DeGirolamo to anyone who wants their case to solve fast and hassle free. I appreciate all the work you done sir. Thanks
Gökhan Pesen
Gökhan Pesen
1679692695
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Tampa Divorce Law for Men

So, what areas of family law can we help you navigate?

Child Custody & Visitation

Divorce and family law proceedings bring several legal issues into play, particularly when children are involved. One of the most difficult aspects is working out a parenting plan and arranging schedules in the children’s best interests, while also accommodating the demands on parents’ lives. A parenting plan establishes legal custody to decide who makes the decisions regarding the health, welfare, education, and religious upbringing, as well as, physical custody to decide who the children live with, including providing daily needs, food, shelter, clothing, transportation to school and social events, and finally parenting time to determine the non-custodial parent’s appropriate time with the children.

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Banking & Finances

There are many misconceptions about the division of property during a divorce, and some of those misconceptions have to do with the division of bank accounts. The divorce court judge will determine whether the funds are joint property or one spouse’s separate property by applying Florida state law. Getting what is rightfully yours in a divorce, no matter whose name is listed on the asset, can be complicated. Our firm works with men just like you, who do not want to take a chance with their future financial well-being. As your legal counsel, we will make sure that you not only understand your rights but are confident that your assets and best interests are always represented.

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Child Support

Florida Child Support Guidelines dictate child support calculations. However, some couples have special situations that require a more customized approach. The courts will attempt to estimate how much the parents would have spent on their children if they remained together. We work to see that child support payments are structured to make sure both parents pay their fair share of the financial responsibilities.

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Equitable Distribution

In Law We Trust Divorce and Family Lawyers helps clients obtain values for the assets accumulated during the marriage, including real estate, retirement funds, business interests, bank accounts, and prized possessions. We also help identify accrued debt and other obligations. Our firm’s specialist expertise in understanding Florida Law and Fathers’ Rights and will ensure that there is a thorough examination of all of the financial factors involved.

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Alimony & Spousal Support

Today, both spouses are often working, and not every divorce involves alimony. The crucial factors in awarding alimony are determining the extent of a spouse’s inability to be self-supportive, along with the lifestyle previously maintained during the marriage. In a household with only one spouse working, things can get complicated and emotional, but the Law Offices of In Law We Trust Divorce and Family Lawyers know how to manage such issues and keep the emotion out of it.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is often either a cause or symptom of family issues and divorce. The main priority is ensuring safety for victims. That can be done through a protective order or restraining order, which Florida statutes refer to as an “injunction for protection.” Unfortunately, this is often a necessary step taken by family members who are fearful of their domestic situation. Whether you are the protected person, or the opposing party, be sure to seek legal counsel.

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FIRM OVERVIEW

We believe in giving men going through a divorce in Tampa, FL the right tools. As a result, our firm is dedicated to four core principles in every case.


Fearless Use of the Court System

Many attorneys fail to use the court system to their client’s advantage, will shy away from a court hearing, and try to convince their clients to settle. In reality, a better outcome is likely found in court, or a better settlement can be negotiated and achieved before a hearing. Our opponents usually fear the courtroom. Court is stressful for attorneys and clients, difficult to predict, and may expose the lesser attorney’s limitations. We excel in the courtroom, and proceed to trial with confidence, expertise, and a commitment to our clients. Attorneys hate to lose, but at In Law We Trust Divorce and Family Lawyers, we love to win!


Direct Contact

As a client, you deserve direct and frequent communication with your attorneys. In Law We Trust Divorce and Family Lawyers is structured so that you will have access to, and be dealing with, a family law attorney for men, not an employee of the attorney. Your concerns are important and your case is always handled in a very personalized manner. You can count on us to be attentive and responsive to your needs.


The Truth, Even When it Hurts

Most attorneys tend to tell people what they want to hear. This is especially true at the beginning of the representation, before the hard work starts. As family attorneys for men in Tampa, FL, we don’t think this is helpful to clients, and in fact, we are sure this approach harms a client’s case. We are not shy about telling our clients what we think they need to do, whether they want to hear it or not. Of course, what to do is up to our clients, but they never lack for strong, helpful guidance. Bottom line: you will get the truth – good, bad, or ugly – from us at all times, because that is what you will need to be successful in this process.


We Protect Florida Fathers’ Rights In Divorce

Our goal for you is fair financial obligations with meaningful time sharing. If you are without children, we will work diligently to protect the financial status you have worked so hard to obtain. At In Law We Trust Divorce and Family Lawyers we understand the unique needs of men in divorce and related legal proceedings – we have dedicated our practice to fighting for men’s rights. We will work to protect your financial interests in divorce, such as setting reasonable and fair child support and/or alimony support, and make sure you retain your parental rights in child custody and visitation litigation.

If you wish to speak to a men’s divorce attorney in Tampa, FL, about your family law concerns, please contact us today. John DeGirolamo, Esq is a family and divorce lawyer dedicated to representing men.

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