Family Law Attorney Representing Divorce Cases in Largo, FL

The city of Largo is the third most populated city in Pinellas County, Florida. Home to nearly 80,000 residents, Largo wasn’t always the hot spot for individuals and families to settle as it is today.

Incorporated in 1905, the Town of Largo initially had an agricultural focus, being home to numerous citrus groves, hog farms and cattle ranches as well as sawmills and turpentine stills. At the time it was known as “Citrus City”. As companies like Honeywell and General Electric moved into the area during The Great Depression and the population grew as a result, it soon became known as the “City of Progress”.

Today the city of Largo is largely focused on service and retail, with the top employers including Tech Data, Special Data Processing and the Largo Medical Center. A number of the individuals living in this temperate if not tropical city are employed by these companies, though several make the 30 minute commute to Tampa Bay.

A Place to Relax and Play

Largo is largely populated by a older people, with 16% of the residents being 65 years of age or older and the median age being 48.2 years of age according to the 2010 US Census.

These are established individuals who often have a number of high value assets which, should a husband or wife wish to divorce his or her spouse, could be put into jeopardy. This is what family law refers to as a “high-asset divorce”.

Domestic Violence Can Happen Anywhere

Domestic violence can happen to anyone and at any time. In 2010, a total of 113,378 domestic violence crimes were reported to Florida law enforcement, with 67,810 arrests being made in that year alone. Those numbers alone may be frightening, but what is even more concerning is that of all crimes domestic violence has the highest repeat rate, with many victims being re-victimized by their abuser within weeks after reporting an incident to the police.

What To Do If You Are A Victim

If you are a victim of domestic violence:

  • Call Law Enforcement
    • The police will be able to protect you and can arrest your abuser. They will also be able to file a report which will help you obtain a personal protection order
  • Get Support
    • Those who have been abused do not need to suffer in silence. Tell trusted and supportive friends, family members and co-workers what has happened to you and make them aware of your situation
  • Get Safe
    • Leaving your home is never comfortable, but staying somewhere that is away from your abuser will keep you safe
  • Seek Medical Attention
    • If you have been hurt in any way, seek medical attention. Even something that may seem minimal such as a bruise or a scratch should be attended to and documented for the purpose of filing a personal protection order
  • Get a Lawyer
    • Family law attorney like Gary E. Williams helps victims of domestic violence stay safe by
      • Creating thorough safety plans
      • Pursuing a temporary or emergency injunction for protection from domestic violence

If you live in Largo or in anywhere in Pinellas or Pasco County and are a victim of domestic violence please contact our expert for assistance. Call Today ~ (727) 531-8737.

 

Directions to Our Clearwater Family Law Attorneys from Largo, FL

These directions are from Google Maps starting from:

Largo, FL 33760

Total Est. Time: 18 mins

Total Est. Distance: 10 mi

  1. Head west on 8th Ave SE
  2. Take the 1st right onto Seminole Blvd
  3. Turn right onto FL-686 E/E Bay Dr
  4. Turn left
  5. Take the ramp on the left onto US-19 N
  6. Take the exit toward Sunset Point Dr
  7. Merge onto Frontage Rd
  8. Turn right onto McCormick Dr
  9. Destination will be on the right

Call Us:
(727) 531-8737


We are located at:
2629 McCormick Drive #Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33759