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We promise to protect you and your family through life’s many legal challenges.
Our focus is on your family.
When your family law needs are divorce, custody, child support, alimony, or custody related, we’ve got you covered.
When your family law needs are Estate Planning, Probate, civil lawsuits, or even criminal matters, we’ve got you covered.
We promise caring and vigorous legal representation while respecting your time and wallet. You deserve the highest quality representation possible, and we offer that legal support and personal attention.
Family Law & Divorce
Divorce, custody disagreements, child support issues, and alimony conflicts are difficult to manage. No matter the need, or which side of the fence you are on, Brandon Legal Group will enthusiastically represent you.
A personal approach provides you with crucial details that could prove to be the difference in your negotiation or litigation.
Having an aggressive, yet caring attorney on your side in court is critical in protecting your family.
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From there, we'll formulate a legal strategy and provide you with a transparent estimate of fees to protect you and resolve your legal situation.
Case Study: Because legal issues rarely stand their own
While speaking with the attorney, he discovered that he was potentially eligible for veterans disability benefits.
Because Brandon Legal Group covers several areas of law, we were able to offer additional legal advice to the client.
Once the divorce concluded, our client needed to have his will revised. Brandon Legal Group was able to assist with this as well.
All his legal needs were served at one location – Brandon Legal Group, PllC.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Divorce Court a Requirement?
Possibly. Some courts will divorce parties without a hearing if a settlement is agreed upon. Some courts need a brief, uncontested hearing with just the petitioner. If you can’t agree, you’ll need a court hearing. Court can be expensive, especially if one side is granted the other’s attorney’s costs. “On the courthouse steps” agreements are common. The cost of going to court shouldn’t determine whether to settle or go to court.
- Can the Custodial Parent Deny Visitation?
Your children have a right to be loved by and spend time with both parents. Even if your kids say they don’t want to see their noncustodial parent, you can’t deny visitation. You can’t deny visitation because you dislike your ex. You can ask the court to amend your divorce’s visitation conditions if you believe your ex-spouse is harmful to your children. A divorce attorney can help.
- Will I Get Alimony?
The criteria for alimony include the list below, however, no two situations are the same. You will probably require legal assistance to evaluate how your specific case may affect alimony eligibility.
- Ability To Pay
- Length Of Marriage
- Health, Age & Lifestyle of both parties
Debunking Florida Family Law Myths
Adulterers lose divorce cases.
This is no longer the case. Florida is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning that one of the parties only needs to believe the marriage is irretrievably broken in order to file for divorce. “Fault” does not enter into the equation.
Kids choose which parent they live with.
Children, especially young children, are not mature enough to decide which parent they should be with, in the eyes of the court. The reasonable preference of the child (especially older children) is one of many factors that the courts must consider in deciding timesharing. The number one factor, is always, “What is in the best interest of the children”.
“First to file” has the advantage.
Who files for the divorce first has no bearing on the outcome of the divorce. Filing does have advantages, especially for the disadvantaged spouse. Until you file, there is no ability to petition for temporary relief for attorney fees, temporary child support, spousal support, etc.
WHO WE ARE
Full-service family law law firm serving the greater Brandon and Tampa area.
Lower your stress volume. When you place your family's legal matter in Brandon Legal Group's attorneys' hands, you are putting it in the hands of professionals deeply committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your case and your family.
Whether divorce, Estate, Probate, or any of the legal challenges families face, We've Got You Covered.
Meet Our Attorneys
In 2008 after gaining years of experience under the watchful eyes of her predecessors, Ms. Hooglander opened her own private practice that has grown into what Brandon Legal Group is today.
Her weight lifting and Kick Boxing training contribute to a reputation as a "force of nature" in both her personal life and her presence in the court room.
Mr. Mattson found his niche in family law and has focused his practice in that area since 2000. In particular, Luke often handles matters involving divorce, timesharing, parenting plans, child support, alimony, paternity, and civil domestic violence.
Mr. Mattson might look like he’s all business, but you'd be surprised to discover the incredible fun loving attitude he brings to the practice. When outside the courtroom, Mr. Mattson can often be found watching Lightning games or riding his bike around downtown Tampa.
Brandon Legal Group More Client Reviews:
Ingrid is a gifted attorney with significant subject matter experience in family law matters. She has a ton of experience and is an expert in this practice area. She is a hard worker and puts clients first. She is able to gain exceptional results for her clients. Without hesitation I endorse Ingrid.
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Monday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Friday 8:00 AM-5 PM
(Closed Daily from 12 - 1 PM for lunch)