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Divorce Lawyer in Tampa - Givens Givens Sparks

If you and your spouse have decided to dissolve your marriage or if you are considering taking the steps necessary to do so, it is within your best interests to speak with an attorney who is knowledgeable in the subject. When you decide to divorce, you are separating so much more than just a romantic connection. Your home, your children, your assets and your debts, among others, are all factors that must be handled and agreed upon in a Florida divorce.

At Givens Givens Sparks, we understand that marriage dissolution can be a very difficult time for you and your family. That is why we have dedicated our legal practice to serving families and individuals who have family law and divorce issues throughout Florida. Our Tampa divorce lawyers are all either board-certified or supervised by a board-certified attorney and they have extensive experience and knowledge in the legal aspects of divorce, including the following:

In need of advice from a Tampa divorce attorney?

Many individuals who are facing divorce have questions and concerns about the process and what can be expected. You might also be wondering about how your children will fare while you and your spouse work out your divorce agreement. Our legal team will be able to meet with you to learn about your situation in order to discuss how they can best serve you and your family.

We believe in approaching each divorce in a solution-oriented manner. We will always strive to work together with your spouse and his or her attorney in order to achieve agreement in the smoothest possible manner. It is important to remember, however, that sometimes even the best efforts at negotiation and collaboration are met with resistance. In cases like these, you can count on your attorney at Givens Givens Sparks to provide you with excellent and skilled trial representation.

Contact a Tampa divorce lawyer at Givens Givens Sparks today if you are considering divorce in Florida.

HOW OUR ACCOLADES BENEFIT YOU

  • BEST LAW FIRMS BY U.S. NEWS Our firm was voted into Best Law Firms by U.S. News in the area of family law.
  • BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA Attorney Stann W. Givens was voted by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of family law.
  • US TOP 10 VERDICTS Givens Givens Sparks was included in the list of Top 10 Personal Injury Verdicts in Florida for securing a $30 million verdict in the case Ming v. Gerelco Traffic Controls, Inc.
  • LAW JOURNAL TOP VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS Our firm was selected to this list after securing a $30 million jury verdict for an injured client.
  • SUPER LAWYERS Many of our attorneys have been voted to the list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Less than 5% of lawyers in each practice area and location receive this honor.
  • EXPERTISE Givens Givens Sparks has been featured on the list of the Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa for 2018 by Expertise.
  • TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS Attorney Robert Sparks was selected to the list of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.
  • THE NATIONAL BLACK LAWYERS Chris Codling has been recognized by The National Black Lawyers – Top 100.
  • TOP 40 UNDER 40 Attorney Robert Sparks was selected to the list of Top 40 Under 40.
  • TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS Partner Robert Sparks has been a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators since 2017.
  • MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM Givens Givens Sparks is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in the United States.
  • BOARD CERTIFIED IN FAMILY LAW The firm is led by attorneys who are Board Certified as specialists in martial and family law, designating them experts in their field.
  • 10 BEST FAMILY LAW FIRMS Our firm was selected to the 2017-2018 list of 10 Best Family Law Firms by the American Institute of Family Law attorneys (AIOFLA) in Florida.
  • AV PREEMINENT RATED Attorney Stann Givens is AV rated as Preeminent™, the highest honor awarded by Martindale-Hubbell®.
  • LAWYERS OF DISTINCTION Partner Robert Sparks is a member of the Lawyers of Distinction.
  • #1 VERDICT IN FLORIDA Attorneys Robert D. Sparks and Christopher D. Codling secured the single largest Brain Injury verdict in Florida in 2017.
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Case Results

  • Family Law Case - Child Custody

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which a child was nearly removed from her mother’s custody and given to the child’s alleged father, although the father had not yet established paternity. Candela filed a written response on behalf of her client (the mother) alleging fraud by the father and had the pick-up order set aside before custody was transferred to the father. The practical result was to allow the mother and child stay in their home state (not Florida) pending the resolution of the case. The Court agreed and granted Candela’s client custody.

  • Family Law Case - Child Custody

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which her client filed a Petition to Establish Paternity, and the mother was served. After being served, the mother fled the state with the child. Candela filed an Emergency Motion for the immediate return of the child, and at that hearing, which was granted on an emergency basis, the mother was forced to turn the child over to the father, giving the father sole custody of the child pending the ultimate resolution of the case.

  • Family Law Case - Relocation

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which her client (the father) accused his child’s mother of relocating the child out of state without the consent of the child’s father. Candela was able to obtain a court order to return the child to the state of Florida and to remain in her client’s care while establishing permanent custody and timesharing plans. After Candela’s successful litigation of the case, the Court ruled that the mother’s Petition for Relocation was denied, and that the child shall live primarily with Candela’s client in Florida, with summer and school break schedules allotted to the mother.

  • Family Law Case - Timesharing Violation

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which her client was accused of violating a timesharing schedule agreed upon by both parental parties at the time the couple was divorced. The client’s child’s mother claimed that Candela’s client did not return the child for holiday timesharing at both Christmas and Easter. Candela had sent formal correspondence to the child’s mother regarding the dispute over the interpretation of the timesharing schedule, and when she did not agree, the father kept the child. The Court agreed with Candela’s interpretation of the timesharing schedule and found that her client was not in contempt for either holiday.

  • Family Law Case - Unilateral Medical-Related Decisions

    Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Kelly Candela, successfully litigated a family law case in which she filed a Motion for Contempt on behalf of her client against the mother of his child for making unilateral medical-related decisions for the minor child without his knowledge. The Court agreed that the mother was in violation of the final judgment of their dissolution of marriage and held her in indirect civil contempt. The Court also ordered that the treatment in question cease immediately and that the mother be solely responsible for any and all costs related to that treatment. Furthermore, the Court ordered that the mother was not to make any unilateral decisions in the future and was to notify the father of any future appointments so that he could be present either over the phone or in person.

Client Testimonials

  • "I feel exceptionally fortunate having been referred to you."

  • "Rob has proven his extraordinary talent, perseverance, vast knowledge of the law, along with his professional demeanor and his ability to communicate and listen well."

  • "Your expertise, knowledge and professionalism put me at ease while you handled my out of state matters."

  • "I will be forever grateful for your assistance, understanding & concern on my divorce."

  • "Know anyone with the same amount of class, ethics and thoughtfulness and ability to execute as you?"

  • "The times we have with our granddaughter are a constant reminder of Rob’s highly effective work."

  • "Going through a divorce is a very traumatic event, but you all make your clients feel cared for and the trust factor is definitely felt."

  • "I would recommend them 200% to anyone who has to go through a divorce."

  • "I truly appreciate your brilliant legal minds and your professional protection of my desires and interests as pertaining to my home."

  • "If I ever have a friend who's going through a divorce, you will be the only name for me to recommend."

  • "Mr. Givens assured me that he was placing my needs in very good hands. He was correct because we are in a much better place because of your efforts."

  • "Stann is an intellectually gifted, highly motivated, knowledgeable attorney. He was truly a 'master negotiator.'"

  • "Rob, Thank you for your assistance and guidance throughout my divorce process. I will certainly recommend you to others seeking legal support."

  • "I appreciate you both always taking the time to answer all of my questions"

  • "Your joint efforts and hard work have finally brought a son and father together."

  • "Your guidance and wisdom has truly guided me through this difficult process that I can now put behind me."

  • "His research, preparation and professionalism is noteworthy in every aspect."

  • "Rob, I wanted to say THANK YOU for all of the time, effort and hard work you put into my case! Without your assistance, Madison would not be here with us in South Florida."

  • "Your guidance and wisdom has truly guided me through this difficult process that I can now put behind me. "

  • "His research, preparation and professionalism is noteworthy in every aspect. You have a brilliant attorney on your team."

  • Paula, thank you so much! You have been a true pleasure to work with through this difficult process. I really appreciate it.

  • "Rob, Thanks again for all of your help through this process. You and Paula have both been great."

  • "Ellen, this comes with sincere gratitude for a job well done. You have restored my faith in your profession. Thank you for always acting in my best interest."

  • "Ellen, I could not have been more fortunate in my legal representation!"

  • "I am very happy that I selected your firm and would not hesitate to give my highest recommendation."

  • "Rob, I wanted to say thank you for all your efforts in getting this agreement settled."

  • You have been wonderfully amazing. Thank you for everything. So grateful.

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At Givens Givens Sparks, your family is our family. As such, we promise to fight for each client and voraciously protect their best interests. Facing a family law issue? Get in touch with us to learn how we can help!

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