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Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Family Law is a non-adversarial process focused on getting parties from dispute to resolution efficiently, and with as little financial and emotional damage as possible, while securing an agreement that addresses their true interests.

E-mail me or call 321.773.2448 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

Collaborative Practice for Marital and Family Matters:

Parenting
Equitable Distribution
Alimony
Child Support
Every other issue not covered above!

Three Defining Principles of Collaborative Law:

  • Clients and attorneys agree in advance they will not take any contested issue to court.
  • The process is “transparent.” Much of the work is done in four-way meetings with both clients and both lawyers present. Everyone agrees to informal exchanges of all relevant information.
  • Agreements are made through a process of “interest-based negotiation,” where participants are encouraged to find creative solutions that satisfy everyone.

Criminal Defense

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. The initial stages of a criminal case are critical to the outcome.  As a former assistant state attorney, I am not afraid to go to trial; however, I prefer to work diligently for a resolution without a trial.

For many of my clients, this is their first brush with the law. I know the process can be very difficult and confusing. I can help you understand your legal rights and explain how the system affects you. I spend the time necessary to defend my clients’ best interests. Have a zealous attorney on your side!

E-mail me or call 321.773.2448 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

It is important to:

  • recognize legal issues.
  • complete a comprehensive investigation of your case.
  • properly prepare your defense.
  • thoroughly present your defense.

Types of Criminal Defense Matters I Handle:

  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Drug Offenses
  • Domestic Violence/Battery
  • Burglary/Theft
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Probation or Parole Violations
  • Juvenile Offenses

Marital and Family Matters

My goal is to solve your legal problem(s) effectively and efficiently.

Divorce, paternity, parental responsibility and timesharing (fka “custody”), and other marital and family law matters are emotionally and fiscally stressful. My goal is to solve your legal problem effectively and efficiently, and minimize the stress.

E-mail me or call 321.773.2448 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

I Offer:

  • Representation at Mediation
  • Representation via Collaborative Practice
  • Representation via Traditional Litigation

Types of Cases I Can Help You Resolve:

  • Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage
  • Parenting Plans including Timesharing
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support / Alimony
  • Distribution of Property
  • Modification Actions
  • Injunctions
  • Enforcement Actions / Contempt
  • Paternity Determinations
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Personal Injury

I represent individuals who have suffered serious injury due to the negligence of others. No recovery, no fee, client responsible for costs.

E-mail me or call 321.773.2448 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

My Services:

  • Assist you in obtaining medical care for your injuries.
  • Meet with you at your convenience to discuss the facts of your case and assess your situation.
  • Protect you from insurance companies and the adjusters who might attempt to take advantage of you.
  • Complete confusing and bothersome insurance forms to help you obtain your benefits.
  • Handle all negotiations so you can obtain the insurance benefits to which you are legally entitled.
  • Be with you should you have to give any statements to an insurance adjuster.
  • Advise you whether to accept any settlement offers or to go to court.
  • Investigate your case by obtaining witness statements and photographing important evidence.
  • Advise you regarding compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, inconvenience, and permanent impairment or disability.