Brandon Legal Group,

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

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Providing enthusiastic legal counsel with
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Vigorous client representation has been our guiding principal since our start in Brandon in 2008. Our entire mission is built around one thing, protecting our clients' interests’ legally in Tampa Bay and throughout the state of Florida. From Divorce & Family Law to Criminal Defense and from Business & Civil Litigation to Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation, our team of experienced trial attorneys are ready to protect you.

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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Private Mediation v. Court Ordered Mediation 

Contested Dissolution of Marriage, Divorce, almost always requires that the parties attend mediation prior to bringing a matter to trial before a judge.  There is the old adage that sometimes you get what you pay for. You may choose to have a court ordered mediator go through the process with you or you may choose to go to a private mediator such as some of the BLG Attorneys.  Typically we can mediate your divorce months in advance of the jam packed court system. We can also bring our years of experience (currently practicing) and understanding of family law into your matter and help create amicable results for all parties involved. 
Private Mediation before Divorce Filings 

Choosing private mediation prior to filing for divorce can definitely be a large money saver for couples who have come to the conclusion that their marriage is over.  This option is not for every couple however, but for those who have a good outline on how the breakup will occur and how their belongings and childcare will move forward.  These individuals may only have a few wrinkles to iron out and are more than capable of sitting in a room together to speak and finalize a resolution. 
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Case Study: ​Because legal issues rarely stand their own
A client of ours, a retired Air Force officer, came to the office needing advice on divorce.

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 they assessed the complete picture of the client. 
Other firms that practice in one area, may not have been aware of his Veterans benefit potential.

Once the divorce was concluded, our client needed to have his will revised and 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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Debunking Attorney Myths
It's too expensive to call an attorney.​

​At Brandon Legal Group, your initial consultation is free.  Personal Injury cases are offered on a contingency fee basis meaning there are no out of pocket expenses unless there is a financial recovery in your favor. In other matters, if you think an attorney representing you is too expensive, imagine living without seeing your children or spending the next 10 years in prison…

Having an attorney makes you look guilty.​

You may be great at a lot of things, but when is the last time you were lead counsel in a criminal matter?  Every individual has a Constitutional right to experienced legal counsel no matter the magnitude of the matter.  In many instances, the Court may prefer working with experienced Counsel rather than a layman as all litigating parties will be held to the same legal standard and process.

Lawyers just complicate the process.​

Experienced attorney’s should foresee pitfalls in your case and reduce the chances of last-second surprises that delay or disrupt the finalization of your legal matter.   Attorneys know the process, know the nuances of varying judges courtrooms, and can provide you with the proper resources to make the best decisions in your matter.
Full service law firm serving the greater Brandon and Tampa area.

When you place your legal matter in the hands of our experienced Brandon legal group attorneys, you are placing it in the hands of professionals with over 60 years of experience committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Litigation can be laden with emotion and uncertainty, we pride ourselves on providing enthusiastic legal counsel with confidence, integrity, and compassion. Our attorneys are committed to providing you with unmatched support and attention. We will listen carefully to your concerns, answer all of your questions, and work with you to help you overcome any obstacles. We will aggressively represent your rights and best interests through each step of your case so that you receive the best possible legal outcome.
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Meet Our Attorneys

Ingrid Hooglander Brandon Attorney

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.

Luke Mattson Brandon Attorney

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.

Donelle White Brandon Attorney

Ms. White was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and has been a Brandon resident since 1993. Since graduating from Temple University, she has concentrated on Personal Injury, VA Disability, and Workers’ Compensation cases.

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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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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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need to go to mediation? 

Mediation can be an effective tool to assist parties with conflicted views come to an amicable agreement.  

If both parties are struggling to come to an agreement on only a few items, mediators can assist them in handling those items effectively, without spending heavily on attorneys. 

Mediation is also used by attorneys and judges when parties can't agree at all.  Many Courts mandate mediation before they hear a family law matter in a trial, hoping the parties sort out their differences without Court interference.  

You may or may not need mediation.  It's an effective tool in some but not all situations.

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What happens after mediation?

There are multiple pathways that can occur upon completion of mediation.  

If all terms are agreed upon, the parties can file the appropriate paperwork to finalize their action.  If no agreement was made, one option is to continue negotiating outside of mediation until an agreement is made.  

Finally, in some instances, trial is on the horizon.

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How Much does mediation cost? ​

Mediation costs are typically based upon a base rate for a specific time-slot and then hourly for the mediators time spent over the specific time slot.  In addition, if you have an attorney, you would be responsible for their typical fees as well.

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1209 Lakeside Drive
Brandon FL, 33510


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 60 years of combined legal experience, BLG is well qualified to pursue the best legal outcomes for clients of varying needs.