Pasco County Divorce Lawyer

Whittel & Melton, LLC
727-847-2299 New Port Richey
813-221-3200 Dade City
352-666-2121 Northern Pasco County
Pasco County Divorce Attorney

Pasco County divorce or family law arguments, which result in litigation or lawsuits, are tough on men, women and families alike. If you find yourself in that unfortunate situation, whether your case is in New Port Richey or Dade City, the experience of the Pasco County lawyers at Whittel & Melton are ready to battle for your rights and defend your position. Ultimately, you will need to make important life changing decisions for both you and even your children or extended family, let the attorneys at Whittel & Melton guide you through the process.

Along with representing parties during a filed Dissolution of Marriage, our firm is often contacted prior to initiating a divorce in an attempt to resolve the disputes short of going through a lengthy and messy divorce litigation.

If you are interested in making the first move towards divorce, our firm will file a divorce petition at either of the Pasco County Courthouses in New Port Richey or Dade City, Florida for you. Filing a petition for divorce or dissolution of marriage is just the first of many steps in the divorce process. A petition for Dissolution of Marriage or Divorce is nothing more that a lawsuit filed in the Florida family court system. Florida Rules of Civil procedure provide your spouse with twenty days to reply to this lawsuit, after we have obtained valid service upon them. This reply is generally done in the form of an answer and must be served upon both the court and our office.

Sometimes, however, your other half may begin things before you can get to our office to discuss a divorce. In that event, contact our law firm immediately so that we can file an appropriate answer and/or counter petition within twenty (20) days of your personal service date.

New Port Richey, Florida Dissolution of Marriage Attorney
727-847-2299

Dade City, Florida Divorce Law Attorney 813-221-3200

When the money in a marriage makes everything else impossible to reconcile, full financial, asset and background discovery/investigation is required to properly represent someone in a divorce proceeding. At the law office of Whittel & Melton, we are ready to take on the financial discovery process and see that your needs and your best interest is met.

Often times, Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage actions result in conference called a mediation being scheduled. Mediations are often times the best chance for each side to walk a way with a resolution and an opportunity to fully be heard. Being fully heard and getting a resolution is hard to do in front of a judge. However, a mediator has a special opportunity to hear out each side and work for middle ground.

However sometimes, that middle ground cannot be obtained and a Pasco County Judge is forced to decide the outcome. Thus, it is required to have a trial. In Florida, divorce trials do not require a jury, rather you merely need the presiding judge to determine all issues of fact and law. The attorneys at Whittel & Melton have years of trial experience and stand ready to fight for what is equitable and what your are entitled to under Florida law.

While representing our Pasco County Divorce clients, often our law office will also need to explore the many issues related to:

  • Pasco County Child Custody
  • Pasco County Child Support
  • Pasco County Contempt Proceedings
  • Pasco County Domestic Violence
  • Pasco County Injunctions
  • Pasco County Permanent Restraining Orders/ Temporary Restraining Orders
  • Pasco County Modification of Child Support
  • Pasco County Dependency

Call today for the New Port Richey/ Dade City Pasco County Divorce/ Dissolution of Marriage Attorneys at Whittel & Melton TODAY to help with your Divorce!

727-847-2299 New Port Richey, Port Richey, Holiday, Hudson, Trinity

813-221-3200 Dade City, Zephyrhills, Land O’ Lakes, Lutz, Wesley Chapel

352-666-2121 Spring Hill, Northern Pasco County

Pasco County Divorce Attorneys – Client Research & Information

CAUTION – WARNING – We do NOT advise any existing Pasco County Divorce clients to contact any of the below State or Government Agencies.

The Pasco County Divorce lawyers at Whittel & Melton believe that an aggressive and strong representation of a New Port Richey or Dade City, Pasco County, Florida Dissolution petition includes keeping our stressed and anxious clients informed. The best place to begin, after speaking with our lawyers first, is by taking a glance at what information is already available in the public domain.

Below are some Pasco County resources that may be useful in your Pasco County Divorce Proceedings.

Pasco County Clerk of Court – two physical addresses of Paula S. O’Neil, Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller, they are:

New Port Richey – 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34656

West Pasco County Criminal Courthouse
New Port Richey - West Pasco County Criminal Courthouse

Dade City – 38053 Live Oak Avenue, Dade City, FL 33523

East Pasco County Criminal Courthouse
Dade City - East Pasco County Criminal Courthouse

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office – physical address of Bob White, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office – 8700 Citizen Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654 – 727-847-5878; 20101 Central Blvd., Land O’Lakes, FL 34637 – 813-996-6982; 36409 SR 52 – Dade City, FL 33525 – 352-518-5000

Don’t Face the Judge Alone!
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Pasco County Divorce Lawyer
727-847-2299 New Port Richey
813-221-3200 Dade City
352-666-2121 Northern Pasco County
Pasco County Divorce Attorney

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