Tampa Divorce lawyers Since 1997
It is the hope and goal of all of us here at All Family Law Group that the parties will be able to resolve their differences amicably through an agreement and an uncontested final hearing.
However, if the parties cannot settle the issues in their case, it will be heard by a family law judge who will decide the issues for them.
In Hillsborough County, after the initial steps of the divorce process have been completed and the parties have attended a mandatory mediation, a final hearing in the case may be scheduled.
A temporary relief hearing may be necessary if the final hearing or trial is scheduled several months down the road and immediate relief is necessary.
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About Our Firm
- All Family Law Group, P.A.
- Founded in 1997 we are experienced and knowledgeable Tampa attorneys practicing exclusively in Divorce, Family, Stepparent/Relative Adoption, Criminal Defense, and Personal Bankruptcy. We practice primarily in the cities of Tampa, Riverview, Brandon, Valrico, Lithia, Carrollwood, Northdale, North Tampa, Plant City as well as Hillsborough County, Pinellas County and Pasco County. We have offices conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay. Our lawyers have extensive experience practicing in contested and uncontested divorces, including military divorces, and family law, child support, child custody and visitation, relocation of children, alimony, domestic violence, distribution of assets and debts, retirement/pensions (military and private), enforcement and modification of final judgments, paternity actions, adoptions and name changes as well as criminal defense. We offer a free consultation to discuss your options. Please call us at 813-672-1900 or email us at email@example.com to schedule a consultation. Our representation of our clients reflects our dedication to them. We look forwarding to hearing from you! Se habla Español.
Friday, August 28, 2020
Tampa Divorce lawyers Since 1997
Monday, August 24, 2020
Experienced, Dedicated & Knowledgeable Tampa Child Support Attorneys Since 1997.
In Florida, child support is a right belonging to the child, and parents cannot contract it away, nor can the parent’s acquiescence to non-payment of fit.
If you are going through a divorce or have a child outside of marriage and have concerns regarding child support, the Tampa child support lawyers of All Family Law Group can provide experienced legal help to advise you on the law.
Our child support attorneys and legal assistants gather information regarding your income and other statutory factors to determine your child support obligation, if any.
We work with both the mother and the father to resolve child support issues.
For More Information and a Free Child Support Consultation please call (813) 672-1900 today
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Friday, August 21, 2020
Since the Brenner v. Scott decision on January 6, 2015, marriage became legal between same sex and LGBTQ individuals in Florida.
The divorce procedure is essentially the same when it comes to the distribution of the marital assets and debts, retirement accounts, Social Security benefits, as well as alimony and inheritance rights.
For instance, for the parties to be able to file for divorce, at least one of them must be a resident of Florida for six continuous months prior to filing the petition.
This can be shown by either a Florida Driver’s License or having an Affidavit of Residency executed by someone who has first hand knowledge of when the person moved to the state.
Contact the skilled divorce attorneys at All Family Law Group, P.A. who have practiced in divorce and family law since 1997 and we offer a free consultation to discuss your rights in a divorce.
We are adept at facing any new challenges which may arise in a same sex or LGBTQ divorce in Tampa, Florida.
At this time the only important area of divorce for lesbian or gay couples is if there are children involved, as it may not be so clear cut.
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Sunday, June 28, 2020
Spousal Abuse Lawyers Since 1997
Do you feel that you or your children are in danger from your partner, spouse or former spouse? Have you been accused of domestic violence and have questions regarding your legal rights? Call 813-672-1900 or email our office to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced, skilled Tampa domestic violence attorneys.
In Florida, when a person is in fear of becoming a victim of domestic violence, such as aggravated assault, sexual battery, or kidnapping, they can petition the court for an injunction, which is a civil matter, not criminal. If someone is arrested for domestic violence than this would be criminal domestic violence.
The civil injunction is essentially a restraining order that prohibits the accused person from contacting the person that filed the petition with the courts. Sometimes, people petition the court for these injunctions at the end of a relationship when they are feeling frustrated and angry.
Still, even if you are innocent and never hurt the petitioner, nor intended to, the steps you take now will greatly affect any future case. Below are the most important things you should do, and those you should not, after being served with an injunction.
Do Not Speak to the Petitioner
It is natural to want to speak to the petitioner, whether you want to ask why they felt an injunction was necessary in the first place, or you want to ask them to drop the injunction. It is crucial that you do not do this. Judges award petitioners injunctions because they were convinced that the person was in danger. Regardless of whether or not that is true, if you contact the person you are directly violating the injunction, which will have serious consequences.
Complying with the order in this way means not directly contacting the petitioner, not passing messages through a third party, and not even talking to the petitioner if they contact you first.
Do Follow All the Terms of the Injunction
Along with not contacting the petitioner, the injunction may have other terms included in it as well. For example, if you have children with the petitioner, the injunction may state that you are also not allowed to contact the children. Again, it is crucial that you follow all of these terms, as failing to will have severe penalties.
Do Not Possess Any Firearms or Ammunition While the Injunction is in Place
When an injunction is in place in Florida, it is illegal to possess or transport a firearm. If you own a firearm when you are served with an injunction, it is best to have someone else take it from you while the injunction is in place. Due to the fact that it is also against the law to transport a firearm when an injunction is in place, it is also best to have that person come to your home to retrieve the firearm.
Do Speak to a Florida Domestic Defense Lawyer
Being served with an injunction is a very scary thing and you may not know what to do next. One of the first steps you should take is to speak to an experienced Tampa domestic violence attorney. At All Family Law Group, P.A. we can advise on the steps you should take and defend you against any criminal charges you may be facing. Call us today at (813) 672-1900 to schedule a free consultation and to get the legal advice you need.
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Monday, June 22, 2020
Filing for divorce is much more than simply filing a complaint with the court. Before filing for divorce, it is important that the spouse filing takes certain steps before the courts are even made aware of the divorce. The six steps below will ensure that a divorce proceeds as smoothly as possible, and that the terms you receive are most favorable to you.
Decide if You Want to Get Divorced
Although this may sound obvious, some people think that they want to file for divorce when really they are just angry at their spouse. Eventually cooler heads prevail and the spouse that filed may not want to proceed. However, in Florida only one spouse needs to want a divorce and by that time, that spouse may determine that they do want to get a divorce. To save yourself headache and heartache, make sure you and your spouse really will not reconcile before filing for divorce.
Collect All Financial Documents
After deciding that you want to go ahead with the divorce, you should gather all of the financial documents that pertain to your marriage. These can include your banking records, phone records, mortgages, and lease agreements for vehicles. Once you file for divorce these documents are sometimes more difficult to obtain, so it is best to gather these before filing.
Consider Your Custody Goals
Child custody is one of the most contentious issues in divorce because each parent wants to continue having a fair amount of time with their child. Still, it is important to determine what your goals are. Except for in extreme circumstances, a judge will likely award each parent time with the child. When considering what your own goals are, remain realistic to avoid disappointment, and to present a fair case to the judge.
Make Necessary Sales or Purchases
As soon as your divorce proceedings start, a judge will issue an order barring you and your spouse from purchasing or selling any of your assets. This is so that property can be fairly divided. If you have wanted to upgrade your vehicle for a while, or you want to sell a rental property, it is best to do it before you even file for divorce so a judge does not view the purchase or sale negatively.
Determine Where You Will Live
You may not want to remain in the marital home with your spouse after you have filed for divorce. However, moving out may also mean you risk losing the home as part of the divorce proceedings. Determine where you want to live after the divorce, and remain living there during the divorce process.
Speak to a Florida Divorce Lawyer
Even in the most amicable of situations, you should never try to go through the process without the help of a Tampa divorce lawyer. At All Family Law Group, we can advise you on your legal options during your divorce, and help you throughout the entire process. We will handle all the paperwork, and work hard to get you the fair settlement you deserve. Call us today at (813) 672-1900 to schedule your free consultation to meet with one of our attorneys.
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Thursday, June 11, 2020
In Florida, robbery is a type of theft crime, but there are elements of it that differentiate it from other types of theft. In Florida, robbery is defined as using force to take property from another person. Robbery does not always include the use of force. Even the threat of force is enough to constitute robbery, as long as property was taken from another person by placing them in fear of physical harm. Due to this element of threat, fear, or harm, robbery is a much more serious offense than other types of theft and is always considered a felony.
The Four Elements of Robbery
Like any criminal act, in order to secure a conviction for robbery, the prosecution must establish four elements of the crime and prove them beyond a reasonable doubt. These four elements include:
- The act of taking: The prosecutor must prove that the accused took money or property from another person without the owner’s consent.
- The use of force or threat: The prosecutor must also show that the accused took the money using force, threat, or physical intimidation. This act must take place either before, after, or during the course of taking the person’s property. However, the prosecutor must show a continuous sequence of events. For example, someone cannot make a threat one day and then take the property the next day and be accused of robbery. Threat or force, along with the taking of property, must happen at relatively the same time.
- Value: The prosecutor must also show that the property had some value. There is no requirement that the value is significant. Even stealing a few dollars may constitute robbery as long as force or threat was used to obtain it.
- Intent: To secure a conviction the prosecution must also show that the accused had specific intent to take property from its rightful owner.
If these four elements cannot all be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the accused has a very good chance of being acquitted of the crime.
The Penalties for Robbery in Florida
As a felony, robbery has some extremely harsh penalties for those convicted. The penalties range depending on the extent of threat or force that was used and include:
- Robbery without a deadly weapon: This crime is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
- Robbery with a deadly weapon: This offense is a first-degree felony and is punishable by up to life in prison.
- Home invasion with or without a deadly weapon: This offense is also classified as a first-degree felony, and carries a potential sentence of up to life in prison.
Due to the fact that a person could spend the rest of their life in prison, or a good portion of it, anyone accused must speak to a criminal defense lawyer as soon as they are charged.
Our Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers can Help with Your Charges
Robbery is an extremely serious crime in Florida and as such, it has serious consequences for individuals that are convicted. If you are facing robbery charges, call our Tampa criminal defense lawyers at All Family Law Group today. Our attorneys have the necessary experience to uphold your rights and give you the best chance of getting your charges reduced, or beating them altogether. Call us today at (813) 672-1900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation so we can discuss your options.
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