Practice Areas

Negotiating Marital and Post Marital disputes whenever possible, and aggressively litigating them when necessary.

For the past 30 continuous years David Anton, Esquire, a third generation Tampa attorney, has been a premier divorce lawyer in Tampa. He has helped Families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Manatee counties in the following areas of family and marital law:

Our Straightforward Approach

With 30 continuous years of experience in the practice of family law (divorce) in Tampa, we understand how important it is to have a clear and complete understanding of your individual situation. The Anton Legal Group will begin with the providing of a thorough initial case assessment or analysis. This is a very important first step, whether or not you will actually be proceeding with your divorce or other family law matter at the present time. Understanding your rights and obligations before making any formal decisions is crucial to both efficiency and success. Your initial case assessment will include at least the following steps:

  1. Conducting a clear and understandable case analysis by carefully reviewing your particular facts and circumstances. This is then followed by legal advice. Your anticipated future obligations and entitlements will be clearly discussed.
  2. Discussing the divorce or other family law process: how we will together navigate this sometimes difficult process of getting from its beginning to its end.
  3. Discussing anticipated fees, costs, and other expenses that may be associated with your case.

When attending your initial consultation where finances are an issue, it is helpful if you attend with an understanding of as much of your general financial picture as possible. If available, it is helpful to have access to the following financial documents. If the documents are not readily available then a general understanding of the information contained within the documents will suffice.

  1. Income tax returns from the prior year or two, with as many attachments as are available, such as Forms W-2, 1099, and K-1.
  2. A relatively recent pay stub of one or both parties.
  3. For any financial accounts, a relatively recent account statement showing the value of the financial account.
  4. For any debts, a recent statement showing the approximate amount owed.
  5. A copy of any previously signed prenuptial agreements or postnuptial agreements.
  6. If your spouse or former spouse has already filed a family law action against you, a copy of all paperwork that you were provided.
  7. If either you or your spouse has previously been divorced within the past 10 years, a copy of your prior divorce decree or final judgment of dissolution of marriage. This should include any Marital Settlement Agreements which may have been involved. In addition, any other court orders that have modified you divorce decree or final judgment.

A thorough and accurate initial consultation is crucial for the efficient and successful navigation of your family law issues. The more you prepare for this meeting, the more beneficial it will be.