In the 1500s Tampa was named Tampa by the native Indian tribes, which means “Sticks of Fire.” It is believed that the name comes from the high level of lightening strikes the area is known for, “The lightening capital of the world” according to many experts.
The United States bought Florida from Spain in 1821 and three years later build Fort Brooke to protect the city. Tampa suffered an unfortunate setback in 1848 when the city was virtually washed away by a major hurricane. Every building in Tampa was either destroyed or damaged, including most of Fort Brooke. By 1845 the state of Florida had grown enough to become the 27th state in the Union.
The major development of Tampa followed the arrival of Henry B. Plant, the railroad magnate. In the late 1880 be built the luxurious Tampa Bay Hotel, which today is the University of Tampa. Henry B. Plant also ran his railroads into the Tampa area and throughout Florida which spurned even greater growth.
Tampa is home to the Tampa Bay Bucaneers and to Ybor City, which for years was the capital of the cigar making world. Thousands of Cubans and Italian immigrants arrived in the city to hand roll cigars in the cigar factories located in Ybor City.
Tampa is also home to the University of South Florida which serves over 40,000 students and to the Moffit Cancer Center, which is a national recognized expert in cancer care.
Tampa has a population of over 350,000 and Hillsborough County, where Tampa is located, has over 1.3 million residents. There are approximately 143,000 households established in Tampa and the median household income for the county is a very health $59,886.
Prenuptial Agreements in Tampa
Getting married can be an exciting occasion when all of the future spouses’ attention are on the preparations leading to the ceremony and starting a new life together. Future issues concerning property and finances are often overlooked until relationships turn sour or end up in divorce. If you are engaged to be married, entering into a prenuptial or premarital agreement can help protect properties that you own before the marriage and settle matters without need for lengthy and drawn out litigation.
In Florida, the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act allows future spouses to enter into an agreement which will take effect upon their marriage. The prenuptial agreement must comply with formal requirements of being in writing and signed by both parties. Parties may enter into terms and conditions on:
- Their respective rights and duties to their property
- The acquisition, disposal, and management or control of properties
- Distribution of properties in the occurrence of specific events
- Spousal support
- Other matters that are not contrary to criminal laws or public policy
Problems with Prenuptial Agreements
When one party seeks to enforce the provisions of a prenuptial agreement in court, the agreement may not be upheld if the party against whom it is sought to be enforced proves that:
- The agreement was not executed voluntarily
- There was fraud, duress, or coercion in its execution
- The other party failed to disclose all property and financial obligations
It’s important, therefore, to engage the services of a divorce lawyer who can guide you in the creation of a comprehensive and enforceable prenuptial agreement.
In Tampa, Florida, the Law Firm for Family Law founded by Gary Williams has been counseling clients for years, protecting high value assets through comprehensive prenuptial agreements.
We invite your call today at (727) 531-8737 to ask an attorney about your premarital agreement.
Directions to Our Clearwater Family Law Attorneys from Tampa, FL
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Tampa, FL 33602
Total Est. Time: 49 mins
Total Est. Distance: 25 mi
- Head west on E Laurel St toward N Jefferson St
- Turn right onto N Florida Ave
- Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto E Kay St
- Take the ramp onto I-275 S
- Take exit 31 for FL-688 W/Ulmerton Rd
- Continue onto FL-688 W/Ulmerton Rd
- Turn right onto County Rd 611/49th St N
- Turn left onto Sunset Point Rd
- Turn right onto 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