Helping you find calmer waters.  

Helping you find calmer waters.  

Protect Your Relationships with Your Children and Your Assets

Trying to navigate a divorce, or child custody dispute on your own can feel overwhelming and hopeless.  Attorney Itasca will guide you through your family law case and advocate to protect your relationships with your children, your assets, and the things that matter the most to you.   If you are facing a divorce, time-sharing battle, or child support issue, do not face it alone. 

We Can Help Guide You

We will help you find a calmer approach to the stressful situations created by difficult family law issues.

We handle almost every type of family law case including: contested divorces, uncontested divorces, paternity, alimony enforcement, child support enforcement, equitable distribution, child support modifications, military divorces, step parent adoptions, relocation hearings, injunctions for protection against domestic violence trials, driver’s license suspension contests, hearings to lift bank levies, and registration of out of state family law orders.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your family law matter.  

Divorce

When a marriage comes to an end, emotions can ESCALATE, especially if there are children involved. Ideally, the parties involved should sit down and develop a plan that is favorable and actually works for their lifestyle. This can be done through family law mediation or family law litigation. We guide you through both of these phases and strive to deliver the best outcome.
 

At Itasca Legal, we have  experienced family lawyers that will offer you a pool of knowledge and invaluable insights that are unmatched, making us effective and efficient in handling your divorce. We guide families in Gainesville, Florida or the Tampa Bay area. We are committed to providing our clients with compassionate yet strong legal representation customized to fit your particular unique case.

Our Family Law Firm is an Advocate for Clients.

Divorce is difficult. You need somebody on your side to make sure your goals are met. We represent you at mediations, court proceedings, and in drafting agreements. We represent your property interests, and advocate for child custody arrangements that are best for your child.

Our Family Law Firm is an Advocate for Clients.

Divorce is difficult. You need somebody on your side to make sure your goals are met. We represent you at mediations, court proceedings, and in drafting agreements. We represent your property interests, and advocate for child custody arrangements that are best for your child.

Itasca, the founder of Itasca Legal, is a Gainesville, Florida native who has spent years helping  mothers and fathers navigate complex family law issues.  After law school, she worked as an Assistant Attorney General and Child Support Enforcement Lawyer in Florida. She went into private practice to help as many clients as possible. She is dedicated to helping those in Gainesville, Florida or the Tampa Bay area.

Resolving Your Divorce Quickly and Efficiently 

We know you want to get on with your life. Your main goal is to take care of your family. We handle the legal side of a divorce so you can focus on getting through it and moving forward. Our goal is to resolve your issue as quickly as possible with the best results.

Negotiations on Your Behalf

Mediation is often part of the divorce process. We help you negotiate to achieve a fair result. We represent your interests to negotiate an agreement that is best for you. Each case is different. We review the facts and make the best argument for your needs. Our attorneys are experienced negotiators and litigators who work hard to get a fair resolution.

We Do What is Necessary

Sometimes, negotiations are not successful. When negotiations fail, we  take your case to court. Put our experience and strong work ethic to work for you. We use our experience to present the best case for you.

If your marriage is ending, you may need a divorce attorney in Gainesville, Florida or the Tampa Bay area to represent you.  We will handle the legal issues of Property division, time sharing  arrangements, Alimony and Child Support.

 If you need a divorce lawyer in Gainesville, Florida or the Tampa Bay area let us help you. We understand the complexities of divorce, and we will help you move forward.

Paternity

Paternity law is the legal recognition of a child’s biological father that is established  through genetic testing, or acknowledgment in court proceedings.  When a child’s paternity is in question, or the father has not had his parenting rights established through the judicial system, either parent may file a paternity suit.

Paternity cases can have drastic impacts both financially and emotionally, and you need to seek the counsel of an objective, experienced family lawyer. Unwed fathers who have not established their parenting rights in court are encouraged to file a paternity suit. 

At Itasca Legal, we understand how complex the court procedures can be and how they can drain you emotionally. We are skilled, empathetic, and ready to advocate, negotiate on your behalf in court. Let us protect you and your child  when you need to establish paternity.  If you are in Gainesville, Florida or the Tampa Bay area, call us for a consultation.

Paternity cases can have drastic impacts both financially and emotionally, and you need to seek the counsel of an objective, experienced family lawyer. Unwed fathers who have not established their parenting rights in court are encouraged to file a paternity suit. 

At Itasca Legal, we understand how complex the court procedures can be and how they can drain you emotionally. We are skilled, empathetic, and ready to advocate, negotiate on your behalf in court. Let us protect you and your child  when you need to establish paternity.  If you are in Gainesville, Florida or the Tampa Bay area, call us for a consultation.

Child Support

Divorce or separation can be challenging, especially where children are involved. As parents, your top priority should be your child’s well being even after the split. Child support is the sum of the amount a noncustodial parent must pay for their child’s necessary living expenses as instructed by the court. We can advocate for a child support agreement that will work for you and your child. In case of failure to comply with the court’s orders, we will handle your grievances. When you have Itasca Legal on your side, you can rest easy knowing that your interests are put ahead of everything else.

Contempt

In child support cases, the courts require the parents to make payments towards their children’s welfare. If a parent refuses to pay the stipulated child’s support payment, they may be  in contempt, and the judge can force that parent to pay the support or risk a jail term.

Contempt cases in Gainesville, Florida or the Tampa Bay area, can quickly escalate into complicated legal matters, and you will need legal counsel and expertise. If you are considering filing a contempt action or need to defend yourself from a contempt case, you will need an experienced family attorney by your side.

At Itasca Legal, we have years of experience and passion for fighting on our client’s behalf during the contempt action hearings. We understand how  frustrating it is for a parent without receiving the required child support, and we want to help you fight these concerns. Contact us today for a representation.