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Tampa Family Lawyers

Your Best Interests Are Our Priority

Tampa familyAt Four Rivers Law Firm, we abide by the principle that most family law cases are 80% emotion and 20% law. Therefore, we strive to take the emotion out of the case so the process is simple as it can be. When both sides are able to cooperate and work soberly through the court applied formulas, cases can be easy.

Often, our clients going through a divorce or other family legal matter are worried the other spouse has hired a good lawyer. We welcome this as a good thing and prefer the opportunity to work across the aisle with experienced family attorneys since they usually share our reasoned approach. The most difficult cases are ones involving attorneys who inject additional energy into the case, which is often done at the expense of both clients. This is usually due to inexperience. It benefits everyone on both sides to be represented by effective counsel.

We take a level-headed approach to divorce and family law cases. Call our proven Tampa family attorneys today at (813) 331-5056 for a free consultation.

We offer the following family law services:

  • Child custody modifications
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Post-judgment modification and enforcement
  • Premarital agreements
  • Postnuptial agreements
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Temporary custody by extended family (grandparents rights)
  • Adult Name Change

Cost-Effective Counsel

Over half of all divorce cases are done pro se, which means with no lawyer at all. The reason is the wide disconnect between law firms and the ability of many clients to pay high legal fees.

We offer a unique choice of representation in order to match your needs. One size does not fit everyone. For e.g., if you have a complicated separation and a lot of assets to split, we offer full-service representation based on retainer and hourly billings, so that we can represent you throughout the entire process, consistent with our simple philosophy.

We offer menu-based prices, so there is full transparency of costs before you engage us. We have found that this model can be very successful for clients who are appearing without an attorney but need some help on the side.

Our People

The Four Rivers Law Firm family law practice is developed by J. Michael Shea, esq., a civil trial attorney of 40 years, and Executive Director of St. Michael’s Legal Clinic for Women and Children. Mike has served his clients by successfully appearing in thousands of cases involving divorce and child support.

Schedule your free consultation with our Tampa family lawyer by calling (813) 331-5056 or contacting us online.

The Four Rivers Law Firm Team

Our Attorneys Are Committed to Justice, Advocacy and Fairness for All

Why Hire Our Firm? 

  • Modern Technology & Communication

    We have built our practice from the ground up using proprietary information management and software technology. We have streamlined our entire technological process which has allowed us to provide higher levels of expertise, better service, and ultimately a lower cost. 

  • Transparent Fees, Custom Rates

    You can speak with your attorney as much as you want;  all fees and costs are known to you before you sign with us.

  • Real Attorneys, Every Time

    Every time you communicate with our firm, you speak with a real attorney. You will be given the cell phone number of your attorney who is there for you every step of the way.

Innovative. Flexible. Responsive. 

We differentiate ourselves from our competitors by being more human, more tech-savvy, more flexible, and more available than other firms.