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St. Petersburg Divorce Attorneys

A law firm representing divorcing clients in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pinellas County, Florida

For more than 25 years, our St. Petersburg family lawyers at Kidder & Bennett have emphasized education as a source of empowerment. By thoroughly explaining divorce procedures and your rights under Florida statutes, we equip you with the resources to make the best decisions in your case.

The Divorce Process

  • Divorce petition — To initiate the divorce proceedings, one spouse files a petition — also called a complaint — with the Clerk of Court.
  • Response — The other spouse is given a strict deadline for filing a response to the divorce petition. Because time is of the essence, we encourage you to seek counsel immediately after being served papers by your spouse.
  • Discovery — The parties are required to disclose certain financial and other relevant information to each other. The discovery process may include filing financial affidavits, conducting depositions, answering interrogatories or exchanging important documents relevant to issues in the divorce.
  • Divorce mediation — Mediation is a method for negotiating an equitable divorce settlement with the aid of a trained facilitator. The alternative dispute resolution technique is intended to guide couples in discovering common ground and agreeing on resolution to issues in contention.
  • Divorce litigation — Litigation refers to the adversarial proceedings that include court hearings, discovery and trial.
  • Motion — A motion is a formal request made to the court. During the course of your divorce, your attorney may file numerous motions — for example, to postpone the trial date, to compel your spouse to produce evidence or demand compliance with a pre-trial support order.
  • Divorce final judgment — Also called a divorce decree, the final judgment contains all of the provisions of your divorce. Even if you and your spouse agree to a settlement, you must still obtain the court’s approval and issuance of a final judgment that declares you divorced.
  • Uncontested divorce — Sometimes spouses agree about everything related to their divorce—including property division, rights to pension funds, marital home, child support and parenting time. Our attorneys can assist you in drafting a valid final judgment to present to the judge and help you complete your divorce as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Learn more about divorce procedures from experienced St. Petersburg family law attorneys

To understand the divorce process, consult Clearwater divorce attorneys at Kidder & Bennett at 727.821.8000 or contact us online.

Office Location

Kidder & Bennett

275 - 96th. Ave. North

St. Petersburg, FL 33702



275 96th. Ave. North, Suite 2, St. Petersburg, FL 33702

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Put our years of experience as a divorce attorney to work for you. Kidder and Bennett has been serving clients as a divorce lawyer and family law attorney for over 25 years. We use our vast range of skills and experience to help you resolve your family issues quickly and effectively. To schedule a consultation appointment with our divorce trial lawyer, contact our office today.

25+ years experience as a divorce attorney. We are a dedicated divorce lawyer and family law attorney able to help you resolve your family issues effectively. Contact our divorce trial lawyer today for a consultation.

Contact our office for a divorce attorney in these and other major cities:

St. Petersburg
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Pinellas County
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Pinellas Park
Pinellas Park, FL
Clearwater, FL

St. Pete Beach
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Madeira Beach
Madeira Beach, FL
Gulfport, FL
Largo, FL

Feather Sound
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Manatee County, FL
Bradenton, FL
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