Brandon Legal Group,
Family Law & Divorce
Experienced legal counsel for your Family Law, Personal Injury, Criminal, Estate Planning and Business Law needs.
Providing enthusiastic legal counsel with
confidence, integrity, and compassion.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care and respect for your time and of course, your wallet. We truly believe that each client deserves the highest quality representation possible, and we provide personal attention at each stage of the legal process.
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Every divorce is different. There are issues that arise in certain cases of divorce that may not be necessary to address in another. When one or both spouses are in the military, there may be implications that become far more difficult do settle. Active deployments and military retirements are just a few of the areas that may need to be addressed when pursuing a divorce within a military family. Our attorneys are ready to provide military members or their spouse the experienced representation they need.
Your marriage did not need to occur in Florida in order to be divorced in Florida. If you have lived, or been stationed, in Florida it could be possible for you to file for divorce in the state. One of the benefits of divorcing in Florida is that you can obtain a no fault divorce. This means that neither party needs to have done anything in particular to warrant the divorce.
Along with same-sex marriage, same-sex divorce is still relatively new. There were previously some issues about who could be granted a same-sex divorce in Florida. Now anyone married in Florida or another state can seek a seam-sex divorce. Our experienced attorneys are up to date on recent events within the community and will support you through this troubling time.
As the name suggests, the aim of collaborative divorce is for you and your spouse to work together. All of the questions associated with a traditional divorce will be answered with a collaborative divorce. The process avoids cultivating a “me against them” attitude. Instead, you both approach the divorce recognizing that you have the same ultimate goal: to remain amicable. It avoids any decisions motivated by spite, bitterness, or anger. At the beginning of a collaborative divorce, both parties and their attorneys will sign a document. It confirms that you will work together to make decisions for the divorce to be finalized.
Divorce, separations, or single parent situations often result in bickering regarding where the child will live and how much time each parent will spend with the child. Well written Parenting Plans help govern this portion of the parent’s separation and often become the basis for contempt down the road. Determining what is best for the child is paramount although it is rare that the parents agree. This is where having an experienced attorney assist you along the way becomes vital in receiving the best outcome for your child.
Dealing with child support can be stressful and upsetting. We recognize that it's a difficult matter to handle, which is why we are here to help. We will reassure you throughout the process of determining, modifying, or enforcing a support order.
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. Faulkner also represents clients in various types of family law cases and has a Florida Class C Private Investigator License.
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.
When she has the time, Ms. White enjoys finding her way to the golf course, and working with various organizations around the area including the Brandon Junior Women’s Club, and the American Cancer Society.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are Grounds for Divorce in Florida?
Florida calls divorce a "dissolution of marriage." Florida is a "no fault" divorce state, which means that spouses only need to tell a court that the marriage is "irretrievably broken" in order to get a divorce. Some other states call this "irreconcilable differences." In this case, either spouse may file for the dissolution of marriage.
What Can I Expect to Lose in Divorce?
Florida is an "equitable distribution" state, which means that courts will divide property in a way it believes to be fair, which is not necessarily an equal split.
The family law and divorce attorneys at Brandon Legal Group will work with you to protect your assets as much as possible in your divorce proceeding.
Will I have to pay alimony/Will I receive alimony?
Alimony is no longer a forgone conclusion.
There are several factors that will determine wether or not a judge will require alimony ranging from the duration of the marriage, to each spouses ability to support themselves or their "capacity" to support themselves outside of the marriage.
Brandon Legal Group
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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)
A full service law firm
1209 Lakeside Drive
Brandon FL, 33510
Available by appointment
27524 Cashford Circle # 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
122 E. Main St # 249
Lakeland, FL 33801
5401 W. Kennedy Blvd #100
Tampa, FL 33609
Our skill sets allow us to provide many legal services to our clients and to resolve complex legal issues that are often intertwined. We are able to leverage our internal resources to keep cases in-house. Without the need to outsource a matter, we have the opportunity to find a more efficient resolution.
Brandon Legal Group is a full service Tampa Bay trial law firm that represents clients throughout the state of Florida. Our ultimate goal is to protect your rights and pursue the best available legal outcome. With more than 85 years of combined legal experience, BLG is well qualified to pursue the best legal outcomes for clients of varying needs.