Experienced Divorce Lawyers in Sarasota, Florida

If you are considering filing for divorce or are already involved in a divorce proceeding, you want to work with an attorney who understands the impact divorce will have on your family, one who will work with you to find solutions that minimize the emotional trauma involved. At the office of attorney Philip J. Schipani, we represent men and women throughout southwest Florida in all matters related to divorce. In our family law practice, we always encourage you to put your children first, then concern yourself with property issues.

We recognize that divorce and family law matters are emotionally challenging and work to get you through the process as quickly and easily as possible. Call us at 941-549-8981.

Protecting The Best Interests Of Your Family

We work closely with individuals at all stages of a divorce, from the decision to file through negotiated settlements, mediation or trial to post-judgment requests for modification or enforcement of existing orders. We handle all matters related to or arising out of divorce, including:

  • Child custody and parenting plans. We help you create and put in place custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of your minor children. We also seek to implement agreements that allow you to play a meaningful role in the growth and development of your children. We will review all proposed support orders for compliance with state guidelines and to ensure that all relevant income is included in the calculation.
  • Spousal maintenance. We will help you determine whether alimony is warranted and, if so, the amount and duration of payments.
  • Division of marital assets and debts. We will work with you to equitably divide the debts and assets of your marriage, including real and personal property, investments and bank accounts, retirement plans, and businesses and other assets.

The Value Of A Divorce Lawyer

We understand that the laws and rulings governing divorce are dynamic and pay careful attention to all developments in the law, so that we can best protect your interests.

Attorney Schipani has successfully mediated over 100 family law matters. He will take your case to court, but can also help you get through this rough time quicker and at a lower cost by helping you reach an agreement in mediation.

In Florida, mediation is mandatory in all family law matters. We will help you prepare for mediation, so that you understand how the process works and what your rights are, and get the maximum benefit from the process.

Contact Our Office

Contact us online or call us at 941-549-8981. Our office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We are conveniently located near the courthouse in downtown Sarasota.