Tampa, Florida

Domestic Violence

Tampa Domestic Violence Attorney

Two Board Certified Marital and Family Law Specialists

Violence and abuse occurring in the home is an unfortunate reality across the country. Anyone who suffers from any type of domestic abuse is a victim of evil intentioned and reprehensible behavior. The sad truth is that many instances of domestic violence go unreported and unpunished. Any type of domestic incident involving child abuse or spousal abuse is intolerable and we are firm believers that no one should have to live with any type of abuse.

Domestic violence can be between any of the following:

  • Spouses
  • Parents
  • Children
  • Siblings
  • Romantic partners
  • Relatives
  • Roommates

At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa domestic violence lawyers have more than 135 years of combined experience. We have the legal knowledge that you need to help you obtain a restraining order if someone in your family if they are exhibiting dangerous and abusive behavior. Restraining orders, or domestic violence injunctions as they are called in the state of Florida, can be obtained with the help of an attorney and the Florida courts. We feel very strongly about our duty to uphold the rights of families and children throughout the state of Florida. Our team aggressively works to maintain your legal rights when you or a loved one has been a victim of domestic abuse.

Call (813) 518-7941 today for your free consultation.

Elder Abuse

Domestic violence does not only refer to spouses and children. In fact, some of the most vulnerable victims of domestic abuse are elderly loved ones. Due to the vulnerability of their position and their lack of ability to protect themselves, the elderly can often fall prey to abusive behavior. This can be in the form of physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and even fiscal abuse.

Regardless of the type of abuse, if you suspect that your loved one has become prey to this type of violence, we encourage you to contact our legal team as soon as possible. We know how daunting these cases can be and we are firmly dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the aggressive and high-quality assistance that they need as they work to protect their loved ones – regardless of the extenuating circumstances with which they are dealing. Read more about elder abuse.

Why Trust Givens Givens Sparks with Your Case?

There are laws in place to protect victims of every type of abuse, because abuse is not only traumatic, unjust, and painful, it is also illegal. One of our Tampa domestic violence attorneys can help you through this difficult situation. We know the best and fastest ways to investigate abuse in order to help you and your family get an order of protection against the offending family member.

As a more intimate law firm, we dedicate ourselves to serving our clients. You will always be able to speak with the attorney you are working with throughout your involvement with our team, and we are committed to providing you with excellent service. We believe that formulating a strong relationship with our clients will help us give you the strongest possible legal assistance.

We are here to help you. Every lawyer at our law firm is fully dedicated to assisting you and your family so that you may achieve the most beneficial outcome possible. Our attorneys have been awarded countless times for our work in all areas of family law. We feel very strongly about protecting victims of domestic violence in Florida.

Contact a Tampa domestic violence attorney at (813) 518-7941 today.

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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