Tampa Family Lawyers
Top Florida Attorneys in Divorce, Modifications, and
Child Custody & Support
At 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.
Types of Family Law Cases in Florida
The team of Tampa family law attorneys at Four Rivers Law Firm is experienced in all types of Florida family law matters. Examples of family law in Florida include, but aren't limited to:
- Child custody modifications
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) / Mediation
- Post-judgment modification and enforcement
- Prenuptial & postnuptial agreements
- Stepparent adoptions
- Temporary custody by extended family (grandparents rights)
- Adult name changes
Cost-Effective Family Law 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..
Joe is patient, understanding to his client's anguish, and goes above and beyond to help- Jessica J.
Four Rivers Law Firm is extremely responsive, professional, and applies a client-first attitude.- Matthew K.
. If you need adequate & exceptional legal counsel, Four Rivers Law Firm is the way to go!- Andre L.
I found Joe to be an excellent source for legal advice and he has been very pleasant to work with.- Jon S.
I want to give a BIG thank you to Attorney Joe Southron, and his associates Sara and Lindsey.- Jessica H.
Highly recommend to anyone looking for a genuine team to help them in their time of need.- Chris P.