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Sarasota Divorce Lawyer

Serving Floridians in Sarasota & Manatee Counties

Divorce is a commonly a complex and emotional process affecting both couples and their children. The end of a marriage can invoke a range of strong emotions, including sadness, anger, frustration, and anxiety. While dealing with the emotional toll, it can also require navigating complex legal processes and making significant decisions about your future, which can be stressful and overwhelming.

Divorce often involves major changes in lifestyle and routine. You may need to sell the family home, divide assets and debts, and establish new living arrangements. These changes can be disruptive and unsettling, particularly if children are involved.

In some cases, divorce may also involve bitter conflict between spouses. This further complicates the process, making reaching rational and mutually agreeable solutions difficult.

At McDermott Law Offices, PLLC, we understand the challenges involved in the divorce process. Our attorney has handled thousands of cases and has built a reputation for integrity, dedication, and responsive client service. Attorney Paul McDermott brings clients over two decades of experience, including litigation, negotiation, formal mediation, and collaborative law as options to the divorce process. 

Learn more about your case and options by consulting our Sarasota divorce attorney. Call (941) 837-5071 or contact us online to get started. 

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Resolution Methods for Divorce

Various litigation and non-litigation methods can be used to obtain a divorce in Florida. Litigation typically involves going to court and having a judge decide about the multiple issues involved in the divorce. 

Non-litigation methods, such as formal mediation and collaborative divorce, offer alternative ways to resolve disputes and come to mutually agreeable solutions.

Formal mediation involves a neutral third party who helps the couple negotiate and reach a settlement agreement. Attorney Paul McDermott has represented clients in hundreds of mediations. The Court requires the parties to mediate prior to scheduling a trial in the case.

Collaborative divorce involves each spouse hiring their own attorney and committing to resolving disputes through negotiation and cooperation rather than litigation. Mr. McDermott is a trained collaborative divorce lawyer. 

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    "Great Work Ethic"

    Paul and Louise did a great job for me. Paul has a great work ethic, uses fair billing, and knows his stuff. He is well-respected in the community.

    - Andy J.
    "A Terrific Listener"

    In addition to his expertise and recommendations, Paul was also a terrific listener, showed compassion (which lawyers rarely do!), and made me feel at ease.

    - Andrea M.
    "Mr. McDermott handled a very difficult situation in my life in the best and most professional way. I feel I was guided and given good advice and provided excellent information."
    - Jay H.
    "They Actually Care"

    Paul & Louise were amazing!! He was patient with my case, despite all the bumps in my case and understood my situation.

    - David A.
    "Personable and Genuine"

    He was respectful, experienced, personable, and genuine. Throughout the entire divorce process, I was not once disappointed.

    - Teresa H.
    "I'll Be Forever Grateful!"

    I was shown nothing but respect, professionalism, compassion, and integrity... my case was handled with the utmost care and importance.

    - Joseph L.
    "A Pleasure to Work With"

    Paul was very responsive and understanding of individual situations. Was a pleasure working with him!

    - Heather L.
    "Truly Exceptional"

    Mr. McDermott graciously reviewed my case with a sincere interest. I have never encountered a lawyer attorney with his level of professionalism, kindness and empathy.

    - Carol L.

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  • Compassionately Aggressive
    We understand this can be a difficult process; we care for the person behind the case, while still fighting aggressively for your rights.
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    You'll never wonder where your case stands; we'll return you calls and walk you through the process every step of the way.
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    We have served thousands of clients, providing excellent customer service with the utmost integrity.
  • Serving Clients Since 2001

    Paul McDermott has been effectively advocating for clients like you for over twenty years.