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St. Petersburg Family & Divorce Lawyers Serving for More Than 65 Years

Family law matters are often contentious and emotionally charged. Our firm skillfully represents clients in all aspects of family law, including appellate proceedings, arbitrations, and collaborative law actions. Meros, Smith, Lazzara, Brennan & Brennan, P.A., is a name you can trust for your family law needs.

St. Petersburg Premier Family Law Practice

In law, as in life, experience matters. If you are going through a divorce or child custody dispute, dealing with paternity or domestic violence, you want to know that the lawyers you hire to represent you have the knowledge, skills, dedication and resources to advise you and advocate for you confidently and successfully. You’ll find those qualities here at Meros, Smith, Lazzara, Brennan & Brennan, P.A.

The St. Petersburg family & divorce lawyers of Meros, Smith, Lazzara, Brennan & Brennan, P.A., has been practicing family law in St. Petersburg since 1954. Our firm’s partners have dedicated themselves to mastering their craft to better serve their community. Peter N. Meros and Walter E. Smith have been Board-Certified as Specialists in Civil Trial since 1983, the very first year Specialty Certification was established by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education. Mr. Smith additionally maintains Board Certification in Business and Commercial Litigation and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. Belinda B. Lazzara is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law and a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. She also holds Certification in Collaborative Law. Kevin D. Brennan is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law. All of the firm’s family law attorneys are members of the Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court, where Kevin and Christin C. Brennan were both named Young Lawyer of the Year in 2010 and 2012, respectively.

When you retain Meros, Smith, Lazzara, Brennan & Brennan, P.A., for your family law matter, you’ll know you’ve found the right people to address your needs and resolve your case efficiently and effectively. Our firm has attained the highest possible rating of AV from the prestigious legal directory Martindale-Hubbell, indicating that the firm demonstrates preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards in the practice of law.

Comprehensive Family Law & Divorce Lawyers

Our firm helps clients in St. Petersburg with a wide range of family law matters. We guide clients through uncontested divorces or represent them in court in complex family law litigation and high net worth divorce cases. Our attorneys are experienced in negotiating, drafting and reviewing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that protect prospective and current spouses from uncertainty about the future and the consequences of a divorce, death of a spouse or other life-altering event. We help clients navigate Florida law concerning injunctions for protection against domestic violence and how these matters can impact a divorce or child custody dispute. We represent mothers and fathers in paternity proceedings so that courts are empowered to order child support or time-sharing in accordance with our clients’ needs.

In any divorce, we take care to see that our client’s needs are met regarding the issues most important to them, including child custody and time-sharing, child support, alimony, and the equitable distribution of marital property. Our St. Petersburg family & divorce lawyers are experienced in mediation, collaborative divorce and courtroom litigation, so we are prepared to address your needs in the manner most conducive to a satisfactory outcome that protects your rights and achieves the results you are looking for. We are with you post-divorce as well, providing advice and representation if your or your former spouse is seeking a modification of alimony or a parental relocation that impacts the time-sharing agreement.

Expertise in a Wealth of Practice Areas to Meet Your Most Pressing Legal Needs

At Meros, Smith, Lazzara, Brennan & Brennan, P.A., we handle a wide variety of civil matters to help our clients with their vital legal needs. Our commercial litigation and real estate practice covers complex business transactions and contract disputes, as well as guidance and representation in every aspect of residential and commercial real estate purchases and sales, from title review, document preparation and closings to mortgage foreclosures and restructurings. In the areas of wills, trusts and probate, you’ll find our attorneys eager to sit down with you and take the time to understand your needs, explain your options and craft a solid estate plan that takes care of you and your family throughout your lifetime and beyond. We are equally experienced in the myriad tasks related to probate and estate administration, as well as the resolution of will contests or other adversarial proceedings. In our personal injury practice, we help people who have been injured by the negligence of another recover a full and fair amount of compensation from the responsible parties.

Meeting Your Legal Needs in St. Petersburg and Surrounding Areas for Nearly 65 Years

Our St. Petersburg family lawyers and staff are committed to solving our clients’ problems in a cost-efficient manner while providing dedicated, personalized service in every case. We have the requisite experience, knowledge, and advocacy skills to successfully represent your interests and the dedication to see that your needs are met with satisfactory results. To learn how our firm can obtain results for your specific case, please call the law office of Meros, Smith, Lazzara, Brennan & Brennan, P.A., at 727-822-4929 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our experienced and devoted St. Petersburg divorce lawyers.

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Kevin Brennan was highly recommended to me by a close friend.

Now I highly recommend him myself. Kevin was very thorough and more than prepared for court. He’s great at what he does. Elizabeth his secretary is a sweetheart and responded to every question in no time ar all. I just want to say thank you to the both of them!!!

— Warren Collings
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This firm is amazing.

Everyone is very professional. Most importantly they get results. Law firms don't tend to have that many reviews on google so I wasn't sure who to hire. I was referred by a friend because Peter had been the lawyer for his ex wife and he lost in a big way. When I went in for my consultation Peter was very honest

— Celeste Sippel
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We are very pleased with Mr. Smith and Sarena’s hardwork.

They made purchasing our new home very smooth, thank you!

— Gareth Hughes
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Kevin Brennan was highly recommended to me by a close friend.

Now I highly recommend him myself. Kevin was very thorough and more than prepared for court. He’s great at what he does. Elizabeth his secretary is a sweetheart and responded to every question in no time ar all. I just want to say thank you to the both of them!!!

— Warren Collings
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This firm is amazing.

Everyone is very professional. Most importantly they get results. Law firms don't tend to have that many reviews on google so I wasn't sure who to hire. I was referred by a friend because Peter had been the lawyer for his ex wife and he lost in a big way. When I went in for my consultation Peter was very honest

— Celeste Sippel
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We are very pleased with Mr. Smith and Sarena’s hardwork.

They made purchasing our new home very smooth, thank you!

— Gareth Hughes
Meet our Team
Peter N. Meros Peter N. Meros
Peter N. Meros Partner
Belinda B. Lazzara Belinda B. Lazzara
Belinda B. Lazzara Partner
Walter E. Smith Walter E. Smith
Walter E. Smith Partner
Christin C. Brennan Christin C. Brennan
Christin C. Brennan Partner
Kevin D. Brennan Kevin D. Brennan
Kevin D. Brennan Partner
Alexa Saab Alexa Saab
Alexa Saab Attorney
Area of Practice
  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Law
  • General Civil Trial Practice
Education
  • Stetson Law School J.D., 1972

Peter N. Meros was born in 1947, is a native of St. Petersburg and has lived here throughout his entire life. His family has practiced law in St. Petersburg continuously since 1952. He and his wife, Marcy, were married in 1969 and have two daughters, Kelly and Amy and four grandchildren.

He graduated from Stetson Law School in 1972 and has practiced law exclusively in St. Petersburg since that time. He is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell and is a member of the first group of lawyers who were board certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar in 1983. He is one of the few lawyers in the State who has remained board certified since that date. He has been recognized by his peers as one of Florida’s leading lawyers. Mr. Meros practices in the fields of family law, collaborative law, and...Read More

Area of Practice
  • Marital and Family Law
Education
  • University of Florida, with honors B.A., 1995
  • American University, Washington College of Law J.D., 1998

Belinda Barndollar Lazzara was born in Silver Spring, Maryland in 1971. She has been a Florida resident since 1983. She attended the University of Florida and graduated with honors in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She attended American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington D.C., earning her Juris Doctor in 1998 and Masters of Business Administration in 1999. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1999 and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 2005.

Ms. Lazzara is an active member of The Florida Bar, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court and The Florida Bar Foundation. She currently serves on the Executive Counsel of The Florida Bar Family Law Section, Vice-Chair of the Family Law Publications...Read More

Area of Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Arbitration
Education
  • Ohio State University B.A., 1968
  • Stetson University College of Law J.D., 1971

Walter E. Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University in 1968 and Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1971. He is admitted to practice before the Florida Bar, the Ohio Bar, United States District Court, United States District Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law since 1983, and is also Board Certified in Business Litigation Law, and is a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.

Walter practices in the area of personal injury, insurance defense, business litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation and arbitration. He, together with his staff, handle residential and commercial real estate transactions. He also has an extensive...Read More

Area of Practice
  • Marital and Family Law
Education
  • University of Florida B.A.
  • Stetson University College of Law J.D.

Christin C. Brennan was born in Miami, Florida, and raised in Melbourne, Florida. She attended the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology with a minor in Sociology. She later attended Stetson University College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor degree, and interned for the Honorable Christopher C. Sabella, Circuit Court Judge for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, as well as the Attorney General’s Office, Department of Children’s Legal Services. Additionally, Christin studied international law in Granada, Spain.

Christin practices exclusively in the area of Marital and Family Law, including Divorce, Alimony, Child Custody, Time Sharing, Child Support, Modifications, Relocations, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements,...Read More

Area of Practice
  • Marital and Family Law
Education
  • Florida State University B.S.
  • Stetson University College of Law M.B.A, J.D.

Kevin D. Brennan was born in Port Jefferson, New York, and raised in Sebastian, Florida. He attended Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and graduated magna cum laude. He later attended Stetson University College of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree, Masters of Business Administration degree, interned for the Honorable Susan C. Bucklew of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and graduated magna cum laude. Additionally, Kevin studied International Business in London, England, and Paris, France, and International Law in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Kevin primarily focuses on Marital and Family Law, including Divorce, Alimony, Child Custody/Timesharing, Child Support, Equitable Distribution,...Read More

Area of Practice
  • Marital and Family Law
Education
  • Stetson College of Law J.D.

Alexa Saab attended Stetson College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree. While attending Stetson Alexa was an active member the Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court and held an executive position on the College of Law’s Family Law Society. She excelled academically, receiving the highest grade in both her Family Law Class and in Stetson’s prestigious Trial Advocacy class. Alexa used her extra time during law school to gain experience in the field of Marital and Family law by volunteering with Bay Area Legal Services, the Florida Chapter Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and clerking for Meros, Smith, Lazzara, Brennan & Brennan, P.A. Upon passing the Florida bar Alexa became an associate with the firm.

Alexa practices exclusively in the area of Marital and Family...Read More

  • Super Lawyers 2020
  • The Florida Bar Board Certified
  • AV Preeminent
  • The Florida Bar
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