Family Law Expert Representing Clients in New Port Richey, FL
New Port Richey is located in Pasco County, just north of Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor. The city was formed in the 1924 and in the late 1920s the city became the winter home for Hollywood stars. Unfortunately, the Great Depression had a devastating impact on the city and its grow was stagnant until the 1960s when western Pasco County began a decades long period of rapid growth, which continues today. New Port Richey is becoming more and more the northern extension of Pinellas County as the populations of Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor move further north.
One interesting note for golfers, Gene Sarazen was a resident of New Port Richey and he invented the modern sand wedge in the garage of his New Port Richey home.
Dating back to 1913 when the automobile pioneer Ransom E. Olds (think Oldsmobile) both the land just north of Tampa Bay to establish a town name “R.E.Olds-on-the-Bay.” Once his city was established, Mr. Olds heavily promoted his city on the Bay in the Detroit, Michigan area telling people they should move to his town in sunny Florida. The town suffered a major setback when it was virtually destroyed by a hurricane in 1921. At that time Mr. Olds had over $4 million dollars invested in his city. When he realized the area was not going to grow as he had hoped, he liquidated his holdings. The city grew slowly over the years and the name was changed back to Oldsmar in 1937.
A town of 14,000 residents, Oldsmar is close to Palm Harbor and East Lake and it’s about half way between Clearwater and Tampa. Interestingly, Oldsmar’s economy is based on the Nielsen Media Research company who has its world headquarters there.
Getting a Divorce in New Port Richey
Because New Port Richey is located in Pasco County, its divorce cases are handled by the West Pasco Judicial Center on Little Road.
If you live in the west Pasco area, it is important for you to know that under Florida statutes, married couples can have their marriage dissolved or obtain a divorce without assigning fault or blame to the other party. While fault need not be proven in order to obtain a dissolution of marriage, but that does not mean that “fault” may not matter. “Fault” issues, such as infidelity or the wasting of marital assets may affect the award of alimony, distribution of marital assets and obligations, and the Court’s decision on which parent should have child custody or parental responsibility.
There are two ways of dissolving a marriage in Florida — they are either contested cases or uncontested cases. Uncontested cases are those where the parties reach an agreement, hopefully early in their case, and the final hearing is only for presenting the Marital Settlement Agreement and/or Parenting Plan, if necessary, to the Court for it to enter the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage.
A contested divorce is one where it is necessary for us to conduct a trial and to rely upon the Court to make the decisions about the divorce, rather than for the parties to do so.
At The Law Firm For Family Law we always try to make a case as uncontested as possible. It is almost always better for the parties to reach their own decisions about children’s issues and the issues of property distribution, alimony and other issues. In order to reach a fair and equitable settlement you need to know what your rights are, what your options are and what the likely outcome is if your case goes to trial. Our expert divorce lawyer, Gary E. Williams, is well qualified to represent you through each step of an uncontested divorce action to insure that you get a deal that is fair and equitable. Virtually, every week, Gary meets a client who was unrepresented when he or she signed a Marital Settlement Agreement that was completely unfair and one-sided. Once you sign a Marital Settlement Agreement or a Mediation Agreement they become enforceable contracts, no matter how unfair they are, and they are very difficult to set aside. The general rule is pretty much like this: “If you sign a Marital Settlement Agreement – you are stuck with it.” The time to consult with a Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law is before you sign an Agreement and not afterwards.
Gary E. Williams is also a Florida Supreme Court certified Family Law Mediator and he has experience in actually doing mediations. What that means for you is that he has the negotiation abilities to help you reach an amicable and equitable resolution to your divorce through a Marital Settlement Agreement and/or a Parenting Plan.
A contested action requires a completely different set of skills. When a case is contested and going to trial, you need an expert in Marital and Family Law who is also an expert at Advocacy. Advocacy is the art of presenting your client’s position to a Court, but its more than that as well. To be an expert advocate you must also know how to prepare a case for trial; you have to know how to conduct a deposition so that you are prepared to cross-examine the other party and their witnesses. Finally, its about having a presence that commands respect in the courtroom. Our expert, Gary E. Williams, is an expert in Marital and Family Law and he is also an expert in Trial Advocacy. The National Board of Trial Advocates has certified that Gary is also a Certified Expert in Trial Advocacy.
What this means to you is that Gary has the expertise and the experience to conduct your contested divorce action regardless if we are negotiating a settlement or conducting a trial.
In New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor or throughout Pasco County, our divorce expert, Gary E. Williams, has the for experience in all types of divorce cases including, family law cases with complex custody issues or complex financial issues. We also handle other family law matters such as relocation, the modification of Final Judgment and prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements and. Call us today ~ 727-531-8737 to schedule a consultation with our expert.
Directions to Our Clearwater Family Law Attorneys from New Port Richey, FL
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Total Est. Time: 35 mins
Total Est. Distance: 18.9 mi
- Head west on Tennessee Ave toward Grand Blvd
- Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Grand Blvd
- Turn right onto Marine Pkwy
- Turn left onto US-19 S
- Take the exit toward FL-590/NE Coachman Rd/Sunset Point Rd
- Merge onto Frontage Rd
- Slight left toward Frontage Rd
- Slight left 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