An experienced, full-service family and marital law firm ready to meet all of your immediate needs
- A boutique law firm with an emphasis on personal service and attention to detail.
- Well-versed in alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law.
- Real world experience in the related fields of accounting, real estate, small business operations, securities/investing, bankruptcy, and debt collection.
- Focused on providing a thorough, informative, and frank existing case assessment or initial consultation.
- A third generation Tampa Bay attorney.
- Thirty years of experience practicing law in Tampa Bay (Since 1985)
When the decision is made to dissolve your marriage, you are severing much more than just a one-on-one relationship. Issues such as the division of your assets and liabilities, timesharing with your children, the payment of alimony and child support, as well as many other important concerns must be resolved. These issues must either be agreed upon or else eventually litigated before the divorce action can be completed. If you are planning for, or being pushed into a divorce, it is in your best interests to discuss your situation with a qualified and experienced attorney who can educate you about the process, your rights, and your options. THIS IS THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE CRUCIALLY IMPORTANT INITIAL CASE ANALYSIS (see the Anticipated Divorce Case Analysis section of this website for a thorough description of an initial case analysis).
Our firm will negotiate marital and post marital disputes whenever possible, and aggressively litigate cases when necessary. The individual needs of each client and family vary considerably. To assist in meeting these various needs David Anton, Esquire brings to the table 30 continuous years of family law experience working as a mediator, collaborative lawyer and litigator in the Tampa Bay area. He will work diligently to collaborate and negotiate with your spouse, if possible, in order to make your case as simple, efficient, painless and successful as possible. In those cases where a negotiated resolution is not possible, you can depend on David Anton, Esq. to provide you with effective, efficient and aggressive litigation and trial representation.
Should the journey through divorce be necessary, then it begins with a single logical step which is the scheduling of an initial divorce consultation. During this consultation Mr. Anton will provided you with the information needed to make educated and logical decisions during your difficult time of need.
We know that divorce comes with many questions. As a lifelong dedicated divorce attorney David Anton, Esquire, and his team are here to help guide you through the entire process. We provide a personalized and client centered approach to helping you through the process. We also believe in making sure that you have all of the information you need to make informed decisions about your divorce or other family law case. All of your questions will be methodically and thoughtfully addressed, whether or not you will be happy with the response. Visit our site's Practice Areas sections and Video Blogs page to help begin the process and then call us at 813-443-5249 today to schedule your initial consultation. We know this is a difficult time, and you can trust our experience of helping families in the Tampa Bay area to put your mind at ease.
We are a boutique law firm which combines many years of experience with a very hands-on approach. We take the time to get to know both you and your particular circumstances in order to provide you and your family with complete answers to all of your questions and to provide top-quality legal representation. We begin this process with a no obligation initial case analysis. While there you will learn a tremendous amount about your case. Once this first meeting is concluded you will understand the type of office we operate and you will understand whether this firm is the right fit for you and your case.
We do proudly represent clients in collaborative divorce cases. In a collaborative divorce both spouses and their attorneys must agree, in writing, to use their best efforts to negotiate a settlement of the divorce action. Clients also agree in writing to be honest with each other and to provide full financial disclosure. If experts such as a CPA are needed, they are typically mutual experts hired to work for both spouses in the case. For additional reasons beyond the scope of this paragraph, both attorneys and both spouses have considerable incentive to successfully conclude a negotiated settlement of their case. David Anton, Esq. is a founding member of the Next Generation Divorce Group of Tampa Bay and thus has considerable expertise in this type of case resolution. (See the Collaborative Law section of this website for further information about collaborative divorce law).
At mediation both sides of the divorce or other family law case, along with their attorneys, meet with a professional mediator. The goal is to resolve and settle your entire case or as many of the issues of your case as possible. The resulting agreements are then committed to writing and thereafter incorporated into Court orders. David Anton, Esq. has been a State of Florida licensed mediator for approximately 20 years wherein he has worked as an impartial neutral leading and guiding mediation sessions. In addition, for the past 30 years he has been involved in several hundreds of mediations as a client representative.
Reviewing the Facts
This process begins by conducting a clear and understandable initial case analysis. It is then when the particular facts and circumstances of your case are carefully reviewed. Thereafter, towards the end of your meeting we discuss the likely results of you case; your likely entitlements and obligations.
S. David Anton
S. David Anton, Esquire, is a third generation Tampa attorney with his office located in Tampa’s historic Ybor City.
Samantha L. Neides
Samantha hails from Ohio. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in 2006 with a degree in political science.
AT THE ANTON LEGAL GROUP we provide you with the information, guidance and time you need to carefully consider your options. You can then make the decisions needed to resolve your case whether through agreement or litigation. This firm prides itself on being client oriented, effective, efficient and successful. At the Anton Legal Group our focus is on quality over quantity. Our case load is intentionally kept at a sensible level to allow for the personal care and attention that you need and deserve.
CALL US TODAY AT 813-443-5249 TO SCHEDULE YOUR NO OBLIGATION INITIAL CASE ANALYSIS. UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU REALLY FACE IS THE KEY TO BOTH PEACE OF MIND AND TO SUCCESSFULLY MOVING FORWARD.