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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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Firm handled my case quickly and proficiently. Th entire firm is top notch talent that knows how to get the results and outcome in your favor. They fought for me every step on of the way! Excellent team!
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Divorce is overwhelming and scary but John and his team made everything as straightforward and stress-free as possible. I really appreciate his responsiveness and guidance throughout the process. I hope you never find yourself needing a divorce attorney but if you do, I recommend this office.
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John was great! Got a great judgement.... pretty much everything I asked for. He was awesome in trial. Highly recommended. Thanks, John and Laura!
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Divorce is hard, stressful and confusing. Searching and selecting a counsel to represent you falls in the same categories. I couldn’t be happier with my selection, John along with his team kept me at bay and made a hard process easier with their promptness, dedication and focus. No matter the day or time of day John would respond quickly to answer any questions I had. John and I had a conversation about my wants/needs at the beginning of the process, he can be a little abrasive at times but that’s only because he is focused and trying his best to meet your wants and needs. John matched my wants and needs, his negotiations and presentations during trial couldn’t have been better.Thanks for your help cleaning up and restoring a messy chapter of my life.10 out of 10 recommend
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My son was actually John’s client but because of some twists in the case we had a lot of exposure to him and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that we could not have had better representation than John. When this mess started our son was in Afghanistan, then Covid hit. John was communicative, straightforward and cognizant of what things cost. We had many battles in the 4 years it took to close this case and finalize the custody and divorce. John was always prepared, professional and a fierce advocate for Matthew. If you want an honest, straightforward, plain speaking attorney who will always do his best for you we would highly recommend John and his team
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John is a remarkably decent man and an excellent attorney. His heart really goes out to men caught in difficult situations. He isn’t going to coddle you throughout the process. He’s going to act in your best interest and tell you the truth.I had a civil matter he took care of for me. I called on a Saturday. Hired him that day. And he had the matter resolved the following week. I cannot speak highly enough to his professionalism and his diligence.John will distill the problem to its basic parts and relentlessly pursue the best course of action. I hope to never need him again; but he’ll always be my first call.
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John was the exact lawyer that I needed. He’s very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience in this field. I recommend him to any father that is dealing with custody issues. He will get you the results you want.
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John did a great job of handling my case. He was easy to contact and quick to respond.
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John and his firm are very professional and helpful. They guided me through the processAnd made it easy to understand.I would recommend John to anyone needing legal help!
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There's a reason these guys have such high ratings. I probably would have gotten steam rolled if it wasn't for John and his team.When you retain this firm, you work mostly with another attorney under his umbrella, and John is your point man for mediation and court.Personally, I worked with Laura Hughes mostly and she was amazing. Really took the time to walk me through things, help me make decisions for my child, and stay organized and on top of my documents.Divorce is a lot of work, but this firm will guide you through and make sure you get what's legal and fair.
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John came on my case with little time to be spared. He immediately provided his consultation over the phone and understood the severity while offering great advice. He was very realistic and matter of fact which I liked. There were no false hopes, he and his team stayed in contact throughout my case and never left me in the dark on matters. Anything that I needed an explanation on was given. All I can say is thank you for providing me with the best possible outcome of the situation concerning my child.If I have any advice to potential clients it would be to LISTEN. Do as they ask in the most timely manner and let them work their angles. I hope I never require their services again but if I need legal counsel I will 100% choose In Law We Trust again!
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John gives a lot into your case. He will tell you the truth about everything and your chances. Go with him.
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I needed someone to be assertive to get my divorce to the finish line. John was that person. He is knowledgeable about the law, quick to respond to calls/texts/emails, and very reliable in getting the process completed. His colleagues/paralegals were also great to work with...I'm happy I made the decision to switch to him.There are some reviews that say he is rude. I do think there were times that I didn't follow exactly what he was saying, and I think he could have explained it a little better or slowed down his messaging. Maybe add in a little empathy...however, I think his passion for the law comes out in the way he speaks, so sometimes that can be interpreted differently. I don't think he means to come across that way... so trust that he knows what he is doing! If you need him to re-explain something, just ask, and he will! He will definitely fight for you and get your divorce processed smoothly.
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I cannot recommend John enough. If you’re a dad and you want someone who will tirelessly work on your behalf and best interests, you need to hire John. He tells you exactly what you need to hear, not what you want to hear, and is amazingly responsive. He helped me and my kids through a four year slog of a case and if it weren’t for him, I don’t know where we would be. If you follow his guidance, you will get the absolute best results possible for your case.
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John was amazing on my case! Very professional, straight forward & will get you the results you want, as long as you do your part! Thank you very much!!
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John made this whole process seamless! He was very professional, understanding, and compassionate about my situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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John and his firm helped me in a way that was simply exellant. His approach and personal experience helped me in one of the most troubling times. He not only represented me in a way that felt like family, he never relinquishes his hard work and dedication so that I was represented in the best possible manner. He always picks up the phone when you need him no matter what the case may be.I highly recommend John and his firm for any and all your legal matter needs.Thomas C. Redmond
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John and his firm were a pleasure to work with. He was always available when needed and Laura was excellent to work with. I couldn't ask for better representation.
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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
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John is the best lawyer I have ever used!
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john was awesome!!! you want a rock star on your side john is the way to go!!!
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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John and his staff did an excellent job. They had great communication and made the process quick and painless!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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John & Suzanne were awesome in helping me get divorced🙏🏽 5 starts in my book
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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.
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John and Suzanne were professionals from initial conversations to trial! They fought for the outcome we wanted!
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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!
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John and his team did an outstanding job with my case. I recommend them whole heartedly.
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Reached a settlement for my case way faster than expected. Highly recommend
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!!!
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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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