Tampa Divorce Attorney & Tampa Family Law Attorney
Put Over Two Decades of Trial Experience to Work for You
If you are looking for divorce or family law attorneys in Tampa, look no further than Tampa Bay Family Law & Mediation, P.A. We are a firm representing clients in all aspects of marital and family law including, but not limited to, contested divorce, uncontested divorce, paternity actions, child custody and time-sharing matters, parental relocation, child support, alimony, equitable distribution of assets and liabilities, modifications of final judgments, and enforcement and contempt proceedings. We recognize that one of the most difficult and stressful experiences that a person can go through in life is the litigation of a divorce or other family law matter. Whether you are facing a divorce, paternity, or other family law action, this is most likely a very challenging time for you.
When you need a divorce attorney or family law attorney in Tampa, the team you choose to represent you is a very important decision. We recognize that no two family law cases are alike and that there are no “cookie cutter” solutions.
Every family is different and each family law matter presents its own unique set of facts and circumstances. That is why you need an expert divorce attorney and family law attorney who is designated as a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Marital & Family Law, understands the very serious, sensitive, and personal nature of your situation, will vigorously advocate for your rights, and aggressively pursue the outcome that you want and deserve.
Tampa Divorce Attorney
There are many types of divorce or family law matters. Divorce matters in Tampa can involve the issues of a Parenting Plan and time-sharing schedule (formerly known as child custody), parental relocation (formerly known as relocation of a child or children), equitable distribution of assets and liabilities (property division), alimony (spousal support), child support, and claims for attorney’s fees, costs, and suit money. Tampa paternity actions are appropriate when the parties were never married but have minor children in common, and can involve the issues of biological paternity, the creation of a Parenting Plan and time-sharing schedule (child custody), child support, and claims for attorney’s fees, costs, and suit money.Mr. Davis is a divorced parent with four young children who has called the Tampa Bay area home since he was a young child. All of our team members are parents. We understand, on a personal and professional level, how important your children are to you. We know how to utilize experts such as parenting plan evaluators, Guardian Ad Litems, and psychologists to your advantage. We offer practical and real life suggestions regarding how to fix or improve a damaged co-parenting relationship. When necessary, we can recommend highly qualified professionals such as parent coordinators and family therapists to reverse the damage that results from the stress of the litigation process.
Tampa Family Law Attorney
We also represent clients in paternity matters, post-judgment modification actions, contempt, or enforcement matters where one or both parties are seeking to modify a parenting plan or child time-sharing schedule, alimony, or child support; or to enforce the other party’s compliance with prior court orders.
We are Well-Recognized Within the Community
Scott Davis is well-recognized within the community of Tampa divorce attorneys and Tampa family law attorneys; and his accolades, reflecting his extensive experience, include the following:
Board Certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar since 2010. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by the Florida Bar of the competency and experience of an attorney. As of February 2019, only 277 out of the more than 100,000 licensed Florida attorneys are Board Certified in Marital and Family Law.
Selection as a “Top Rated Divorce Lawyer” by Florida Super Lawyers, limited to the top 5% of Florida attorneys in their practice area.
Designation as an A/V Preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to the fact that his peers in the community rank him at the highest level of professional excellence
Rated 10/10 by AVVO.com.
Listed as a top 20 Divorce Lawyer in Tampa for 2019 by Expertise.com.
The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers.
National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Top 1%.
We are Highly Experienced in the Areas of Both Negotiation and Litigation
In some circumstances, the parties to a divorce or other family law matter in Tampa are able to resolve their matter in the early stages of the process such as pre-suit negotiations or mediation. Other times, one party may make unreasonable demands, necessitating the presentation of the case to the court at trial. Scott Davis is a former state prosecutor, with more than 21 years of extensive litigation experience. He is completely at home in the courtroom. Mr. Davis possesses the wide-ranging ability to engage in artful negotiation or aggressive litigation, whichever your situation requires. In fact, Mr. Davis is often called on by other family law attorneys in the Tampa Bay area to provide advice in their cases.
We are Prepared for Anything
No matter the situation, you will receive personalized attention and your best interests will be his primary concern. Mr. Davis provides thoughtful strategy throughout every step of your case. If your case proceeds to court, Mr. Davis thoroughly prepares for trial and zealously fights to protect you, your interests, and your family.
We are Committed to You
At some law firms, you may be handed off to an associate attorney, paralegal, or other staff member for the majority of your case. You may have very few opportunities to meet with the attorney who you hired to handle your case. With our firm, you will always have access to Mr. Davis. You will be able to meet and speak with him to discuss all important aspects of your divorce or other family law matter.
Our Tampa divorce and family law firm has provided successful results for our clients year after year since 2001, and we will personally handle your divorce or family law matter at all stages. We are proud to represent our clients in matters ranging from simple uncontested matters to complex and highly contested parenting plan (child custody) cases, child relocation cases, alimony and child support cases, high net worth divorces, military divorce cases, and domestic violence matters.
Whatever the issue, our team of divorce and family law professionals is highly dedicated to providing skilled representation and personalized attention to our clients with the goal of protecting their rights, their family, and preserving their assets throughout the entire process. We understand that your divorce or other family law matter is fraught with emotion, stress, and uncertainty. We carefully listen to your concerns, give you the personalized attention that you deserve, and utilize a balanced and solutions oriented approach to solving your problems. We are highly dedicated to our work, compassionate about our clients, and will represent you with professionalism and integrity.
Perhaps most importantly, we will treat you with the courtesy and respect that you deserve during every step of the process. We take on your problems as if they are our own and constantly think about strategy, allowing you to sleep better at night.
Contact your Tampa Divorce Law Firm Today
Our team based in Tampa practices divorce and family law throughout Florida, but primarily represents clients in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties. Wherever you need an expert attorney who is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, we stand ready to help . We thank you for taking the time to review our website. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a consultation at our Tampa office, please contact us at (813) 251-6222.
The Three Family Court Processes
Every case is different; however, there are three main ways to traverse the family court system
Contested Family Law
Traditional family law litigation. One party files an action and serves the other party. There is a financial discovery process and often requests for temporary relief. Some cases necessitate the use of experts such as a parenting plan evaluator or forensic accountant. This process involves mediation and then, if necessary, trial.
Uncontested Family Law
The parties reach an agreement which is drafted and signed before the family law matter is filed. We consult with you, prepare the agreement (or provide you advice regarding a proposed agreement), and represent you through the uncontested final hearing. This saves time, stress, and attorney’s fees.
Collaborative Family Law
This is a solutions based method without litigation. The overall needs of the family are given the greatest priority. Cases are resolved though a series of meetings rather than court. There are often multiple professionals involved and the parties and the professionals work together through meetings to reach agreements.
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About Scott Davis
An excellent attorney that epitomized what a good lawyer should be. Scott has an amazing confidence and demeanor in the courtroom that reflects the level of preparation prior to stepping into the courtroom.
Scott Davis truly made a difficult situation easier to go through. From our first meeting Scott showed genuine care and concern for the me and my case despite the emotional state I was in. He is very knowledgeable in the law and explained each step of the process with patience along the way.
His office receptionist and paralegal were prompt and kind with answering my calls and emails and reminding me of important tasks and court dates.
I surely worried less and developed confidence about going through the divorce knowing Scott was handling it. It is with the utmost confidence that I recommend Scott Davis to anyone in need of a fantastic attorney.
A year and a half ago, my world was suddenly turned upside down. Facing a criminal charge and divorce, I thought I had nowhere to turn. Scott Davis was recommended to me and life began to turn around after our initial consultation. Scott’s office staff did a great job when Scott was not available.
The criminal charge was dropped at a hearing directly related to Scott’s work. The lengthy divorce process ended up going to trial in spite of many attempts to settle with opposing side…this was not a reflection on Scott, but on opposing side’s unwillingness to compromise.
Ultimately, at the conclusion of the trial, I received what was fairly fought for. Scott’s preparation and vast experience were the key to a successful outcome. Scott Davis is Highly Recommended.
Years of Litigation Experience
Years in Business
Handled over 1000 Cases
Telephone: (813) 251-6222
217 N. Howard Ave., Suite 201
Tampa, FL 33606
Your Case Deserves Dedicated Attention
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