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Tampa, Florida Family Law Overview

The Firm has developed a prominent presence in the Tampa, Florida family law arena. We are recognized for combining highly personalized, compassionate, and detailed representation with aggressive advocacy of client rights.

We have built our success on the fundamental recognition that family law issues are complex, emotionally and financially taxing, all of which can be overwhelming. Our job is to guide our clients through the maze and help them gain the stability and certainty they need to move forward with their lives.

Family law addresses the dynamics of family relationships from a legal perspective, setting the parameters for parenting, custody, financial support, rights against domestic violence and other family matters based on Florida law. At The Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq., our Tampa family law attorneys provide clients with valuable legal guidance and representation, working diligently to help families meet their objectives.

Divorce and separation bring several legal issues into play, particularly when children are involved, businesses and other assets must be valued or debts allocated, or circumstances later change. These issues include:

Child Custody, Visitation, and Support

We help men and father clients develop a sensible, workable parenting plan aligned with the best interest of their children. The parenting plan establishes legal custody (who makes the decisions regarding the health, welfare and education of the children), physical custody (where the children live), and parenting time (giving the non-custodial parent appropriate time with the children). Child support payments are structured to make sure both parents pay their fair share.

Equitable Distribution

We help family law for men 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.

Tampa, Florida Divorce Attorneys

Florida statutes refer to divorce as “marriage dissolution.” It ends a marriage and, in certain ways, changes the lifestyle that went with it. By working closely with Tampa family law attorneys for men, you may be able to preserve many assets, minimize tax consequences and in some cases even keep the family home. When getting a divorce you have many factors to consider, and couples with children face additional challenges.

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Tampa, Florida Child Custody Attorneys for Men

Parents love their children and often want to spend as much time with them as possible. One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is working out a parenting plan (visitation rights and custody) and arranging schedules in the children’s best interests yet also accommodating demands on parents’ lives. Options include sole custody, joint custody and rotating custody. Child custody also involves physical custody, which is providing for the child’s daily needs (food, shelter, clothing, transportation to school and social events) and legal custody, where parents make major decisions about health care, education, religious upbringing and social activities for the child.

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Tampa, Florida Child Support Attorneys for Men

Florida Child Support Guidelines dictate child support calculations. However, some couples have special situations that require a more customized approach. The Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq. will walk you through each step so you know how to deal with exceptions and circumstances that require extra attention to detail.

Tampa, Florida Alimony Attorneys for Men

Today, with both spouses often working, not every divorce involves alimony. The crucial factors in determining alimony are 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 working spouse, things can get complicated and emotional, but the Law Offices of John DeGirolamo, Esq. knows how to manage such issues, and keep the emotion out of it.   

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Tampa, Florida Domestic Violence Attorneys for Men

Domestic Violence often leads to divorce, but the main priority is ensuring safety for the victim 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 your Tampa family law attorneys.

Tampa, Florida Department of Children and Families Defense Attorneys for Men

Any criminal law allegations concerning yourself and/or your children may bring about an investigation by a child protection investigator with the Florida Department of Children and Families. The Department may attempt to take the children out of your home unless or until the parent performs certain tasks such as frequent drug testing, weeks of parenting classes, or participate in family counseling. Many times the original allegations are false, so you need an aggressive defense attorney to fight for your and your family’s rights.
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