Family Law Attorney Brandon Florida

Additional Legal Services

Families encounter a regular need for law office services,
outside of traditional Family Law. Keep your family safe.

Estate Planning


Wills, trusts, and/or other estate planning documents can smooth the end of life process and provide solace for your family, while ensuring that your wishes are followed.

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Criminal Defense

When you, or a loved one, find oneself dealing with criminal prosecution, there is no room for error. Do not assume you know and understand the intricacies of the law based on something you read online or saw on a TV show.

Whether you are facing juvenile crimes, drug related crimes, domestic crimes, or any other criminal action, compassionate and aggressive legal support could make the difference between incarceration, innocence, expungement, or any point in between.

Private Mediation


Mediation in divorce can provide a more measured approach to minimizing expenses by using a neutral party to help both parties come to an agreement, outside of the courthouse.

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Personal Injury

When you’ve been injured, and the deck appears stacked against you, a dedicated Personal Injury Attorney will ensure that you have someone on your side who can navigate the legal system and protect your rights.

Insurance companies that protect business and vehicle owners from Personal Injury claims do not get wealthy by looking out for the injured.

Your Personal Injury Attorney is there to level the playing field, and to protect your rights to medical treatment, and fair compensation for your injuries.

DUI/BUI Defense


Despite the many avenues of getting home after a night out on the town, few of us take advantage of these and make the mistake of getting behind the wheel. Getting pulled over for DUI/DWI can have far reaching effects on your life.

Attempting to handle incarceration on your own could be your second mistake. The intricacies of the legal wrangling in a DUI/DWI case are difficult for most to understand and navigate without the aid of experienced legal counsel.


Business & Civil Litigation

Brandon Legal Group’s Bsuiness Law Attornies support you in the creation of contracts and other business documents can help prevent future disputes and/or lawsuits.

Bankruptcy Law Chapter 7


Filing for Bankruptcy can help alleviate debt through structured payments or possibly debt forgiveness.

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Workers’ Compensation

Know what your employer can and cannot do after you have been injured at work. Make sure you are getting all the benefits that you are entitled to.

Veterans Benefits

You have served your country and are entitled to many benefits as a result of your service. We will help you obtain the benefits you deserve.


While the majority of cases in our practice are handled by the attorneys at Brandon Legal Group, some cases may be referred when warranted and in the best interest of a client.



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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    • Need
    • Ability To Pay
    • Length Of Marriage
    • Health, Age & Lifestyle of both parties
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    Do 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.

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    Do 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 time-sharing. The number one factor, is always, “What is in the best interest of the children”.

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    “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.

Case Study: Because legal issues rarely stand their own

On the way back from a church market, our client was t-boned by a large dump truck that attempted to turn left in front of our client. The impact caused my client’s death at the scene.

He was a young man, who was unmarried and did not have any children, but he was supporting his parents in Mexico.

We filed a claim against the at-fault truck driver’s insurance company and proved that my client’s parents relied on his support and were able to get them some compensation for the loss of their son.

We also were able to get his funeral expenses paid for so he could be buried in Mexico.

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Attorney Ingrid Hooglander Of Brandon Legal Group


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.

Attorney Luke Mattson of brandon legal group


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, time-sharing, 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.

Family Law Services


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Whether you are looking to file for divorce or have been served with divorce papers, our experienced team of attorneys can help you make sure you receive what you're owed!

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Everyone wants to know "How Much" when it comes to child support. We run the guidelines and look at your financials to make sure you are not being taken advantage of.


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Time-sharing is the new name for custody. Having a time-sharing plan that works for both parents is an important part in any relationship between parents after a divorce or paternity case.

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Gone are the days of lifetime alimony. If you have been ordered to pay alimony or are receiving it and have a life change our attorneys may be able to help recalculate the payments.

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Prenups and Postnups have long thought of as betting against the marriage. Our attorneys can work to create an agreement that protects both you and your spouse throughout your marriage

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In addition to our family law serivces we offer other legal services including, Mediation, Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Persosonal Injury, Business Law, and Civil Litigation services.

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