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 law firm 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 Attorneys
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 attorneys 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 attorneys 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 St. Petersburg 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 Florida family law attorneys.