Family law

Family Law Attorneys servicing Florida and Michigan

Compassionate family law lawyers who put your family’s best interests first

The Law Office of Shamika T. Askew is able to provide family law attorneys that are passionate about advocating to protect our clients’ and their families’ rights and best interests throughout the family law process. 

Our compassionate and caring attorneys provide skilled representation you can trust when facing your most challenging family law issues. We represent both men and women throughout the Tampa Bay Area. We know your family law case is likely the most personal and emotion legal issue you will face in your life, and we are dedicated to obtaining results in our clients’ best interests.

Every family law case is unique, so we attentively listen to our client’s needs and then develop a customized legal strategy designed around meeting those needs. While family law cases are very personal, it is our goal to make the family law process as stress-free as possible by acting as a supportive guide and a passionate advocate for our clients, so they can obtain results customized to their family’s unique needs and move on with their lives.

Family law areas of practice

The Law Office of Shamika T. Askew is a full-service family law firm with experience handling a variety of complicated family law matters. The dedicated family law attorneys at The Law Office of Shamika T. Askew handles the following family law matters:

  • Divorce – No one gets married intending to get divorced later, and emotions often run high during the divorce process. The divorce process will resolve issues including child custody, child support, alimony, and division of property and assets.
  • Paternity – In some cases where the parents were not married at the birth of a child it may be necessary to establish paternity of the father for child support and time-sharing rights to be established.
  • Parental Responsibility –  Includes all powers and duties relating to care taking authority and decision-making authority for a child. The term includes physical custody, legal custody, parenting time, right to access, time-sharing, visitation, and authority to grant limited contact with a child.
  • Child Support – The state provides guidelines for establishing child support, however each case is unique and can be affected by several factors including income, health insurance, tax obligations, other support obligations, and financial hardships. Florida recognizes child support as a right of the child, so neither parent can waive the right to support.
  • Modification – If there are substantial changes in circumstances after a final judgment is entered a modification can be made to the final judgment to make changes to child custody, timesharing, and child support.
  • Alimony – Also known as spousal support, alimony is a complicated family law situation because the state does not have set guidelines they use in establishing support obligations. Every case is unique, we can help you determine your rights by reviewing your individual circumstances.
  • Marital Settlement Agreements – Marital settlement agreements are used in uncontested divorce actions to establish division of assets, child custody and visitation rights, and child support and alimony obligations.
  • Dependency – Child dependency cases are brought before the court when there are allegations of abuse, neglect, or abandonment of a child. If you are facing such allegations you should have an experienced family law attorney to guide you through the process.
  • Domestic Violence Injunction – If you are the victim of domestic violence, our number one priority is protecting you and your family. A domestic violence injunction can protect your family by establishing guidelines and limits between you and the abuser, legally requiring your abuser not to have contact with you.

Contact us to schedule your consultation with one of our skilled family law attorneys.

Supportive family law attorneys provide knowledgeable guidance and passionately advocate to protect the best interests of our clients and their families.

Do I need an attorney even if my case is uncontested?

It is often tempting to try to represent yourself throughout a family law matter, especially if it seems like both parties are reasonably working together to come to an amicable solution. But the family legal system can be complicated, and decisions made now can have significant lasting impacts that are difficult to reverse in the future. When you work with the family law attorneys here, you will have a professional advocating on your behalf to protect your rights and best interests throughout the family law process.

Attempt to Collaborate and Prepare to Litigate

Because family law cases usually deal with our closest relationships and the outcomes of these cases can have a significant impact on the rest of our lives, it is best to try to reach a collaborative agreement between the parties. However, because these cases are both personal and emotional, reaching an outcome that both parties agree on is not always possible and sometimes mediation just doesn’t work out. Our family law attorneys always make our clients’ needs and best interests our top priority and are prepared to take the case through the litigation process, if needed. We will passionately advocate for your rights and interests throughout your family law case.

Supportive family law attorneys provide knowledgeable guidance and passionately advocate to protect the best interests of our clients and their families.

The dedicated family law lawyers at The Law Office of Shamika T. Askew genuinely care for our clients and want to walk with them through every step of their family legal matters. It is our passion to help families through their most trying legal challenges and aide them in finding the solution that is right for them. To schedule your confidential legal consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys call us at 813-502-5520 or contact us online. We look forward to working with you soon.

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