A short 20-mile drive away from Tampa Bay is Pinellas County, the most densely populated county in the entire state of Florida. Though largely undeveloped in the early 20th century, this area surrounded by natural dunes and coastal retreats, has experienced a significant population “boom”. Cities in the county such as Clearwater and St Petersburg have been built to the point that there is little land space left for any further development.
The area was first known to have been occupied by the Tocobaga Indians, occupying a town and temple mound which overlooked what is now known as Safety Harbor.
However, after a wave of Spanish, and then British, explorers throughout the 16th to 19th century came to the area, these people have disappeared largely as the result of diseases introduced to the area by the Europeans.
Since that time an increasing number of people and their families have moved to this beautiful area which provides families with a haven from the busy city life of Tampa Bay, a mere 20 to 30 minutes drive away.
Pinellas County: A Place for Families
Of the nearly 1 million people living in Pinellas County, close to one-quarter of them are mothers and fathers, with 22.2% of the 405,649 households at the 2010 US census housing children under the age of 18. The make up of these families varies from one household to another, though a number of these parents have child custody plans in place which restrict their access to their children.
When Parenting Plans Go Wrong
In the state of Florida, parents can create their own “parenting plan” through mediation or by court order. This plan is an agreement between both the biological mother and father of the child which outlines what times each parent may spend with their child or children, and which days they will be able to do so.
Depending on a parent’s lifestyle or situation at the time of the creation of the parenting plan, he or she may be restricted or even completely alienated from his or her children, having little to no access during these most precious years of their lives. Fortunately, the state of Florida can and does allow for parenting plans to be changed, though it does require for a parent to be able to prove that there has been a substantial change in their circumstances.
Building a case to change a parenting plan requires thorough and at times aggressive approach, something which an experienced family lawyer can bring to the table.
Attorney Gary E. Williams has provided compassionate and caring counsel for thousands of mothers and fathers in Pinellas County and when he acts on your behalf, has your best interests at heart. With an appreciation for the sensitivity of all involved, he works tirelessly to build strong cases for his clients.
We welcome your call today at (727) 755-2192 to discuss your particular case.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR CLEARWATER FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS FROM Pinellas County, FL
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Pinellas County, FL
Total Est. Time: 22 mins
Total Est. Distance: 13.3 mi
- Head west on 113th Pl toward 100th St
- Turn left onto 101st St
- Turn right onto 110th Ave N
- Turn right onto US-19 ALT N/Seminole Blvd
- Turn right onto FL-688 E/Ulmerton Rd
- Keep right to stay on FL-688 E/Ulmerton Rd
- Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto FL-693 N
- Use the left 2 lanes to take the ramp onto US-19 N
- Merge onto US-19 N
- Keep left to stay on US-19 N
- Take the exit toward Sunset Point Dr
- Merge onto Frontage Rd
- Keep right to stay on Frontage Rd
- Turn right onto McCormick Dr
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
2629 McCormick Drive #Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33759