Family Law / Domestic Violence

GLS staff have been trained on the dynamics of domestic violence and working with survivors in a compassionate and empowering manner.

Our attorneys provide assistance in all areas of civil, family law cases where there has been domestic violence or child abuse. This includes the following types of services:

  • Injunctions for Protection against: Stalking, Domestic, Dating, or Sexual Violence/Abuse
  • Dissolution of Marriage (divorce) Proceedings
  • Injunction Compliance Hearings
  • Paternity Actions
  • Parenting Plans & Timesharing Cases
  • Child Custody/Visitation
  • Child Support Matters
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Relative Caregiver Child Custody

If full representation cannot be provided in your case, we strive to provide an attorney that can guide you by:

  • Reviewing forms before you file them;
  • Assisting you to prepare for hearings; and/or
  • Going over the next steps in your case.

Additional Resources

CASA (St. Petersburg): (727) 895-4912 TTY: (727) 828-1269 (

HOPE Family Services (Bradenton): (941) 747-8499 (

SPARCC (Sarasota): (941) 365-1976 (

Please be aware that the websites you visit are often stored in your computer's memory. If you share a computer with your abuser, they may be able to review the sites you have visited. The safest way to search for information on the Internet is at a local library, public school, friend's house, or office location.