Marital & Family

At The Loris Law Group, Marital and Family Law is our primary focus.  Marital and Family Law encompasses many types of cases and issues.  These include divorce, paternity, custody, child support, alimony, property issues, attorney’s fees, contempt and enforcement, modification, pre-nuptial agreements, adoptions, and domestic violence injunctions.  There are many aspects to all of these different areas.  We can help you decide what type of case you have, and whether you meet the requirements for filing certain types of actions related to Marital and Family Law.

ESTATE PLANNING

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Criminal

MEDIATION

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method that assists litigants in resolving their legal issues without the necessity of adversarial court proceedings.  A neutral third party who is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida will assist the parties in reaching an agreement on the issues in their case. 

Mediation is almost always court-ordered in divorce and other family law matters.  Therefore, choosing mediation prior to starting a court action can save money, time, and the stress of litigation.  Mediation can be accomplished with or without attorneys present for the parties.  All that is necessary is the agreement of both parties to attend mediation and the selection of a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.  The Loris Law Group provides mediation services for all family court matters, including divorce, paternity, child support, alimony, property issues, contempt and enforcement, and modifications.

At the Loris Law Group, mediation services are offered by Attorney Tiffany Loris, a Certified Mediator who is also an experienced Family Law Trial Attorney.  Therefore, mediation will offer the parties the benefit of a neutral legal professional, well-versed in Florida family law, who can act as a facilitator to encourage discussion and joint problem solving between the parties.  Although a Mediator is not permitted to give legal advice during a mediation, a mediator who is also a family law attorney may offer advantages to your case.  For example, an Attorney/Mediator will be experienced in drafting legal documents, which will be beneficial as the Mediator prepares the Mediation Agreement so that the details are adequately addressed.   The Mediator will also assist the parties in sorting out the issues and exploring creative alternatives for settlement. 

Mediation may result in a full agreement on all issues, a partial agreement on some of the issues, or an impasse.  Even a partial agreement can save time, money, and stress, because the court will have fewer issues to deal with and the parties will have resolved the uncertainty of court as to the issues that were resolved.  Attorney Loris strives to reach a full or partial agreement in all her mediations and is committed to have as few mediations result in an impasse as possible.

Mediation offers a safe and confidential opportunity to explore settlement options in your case.  Pursuant to the Florida Mediation Rules, all communications that occur during the mediation must remain confidential and generally cannot be used against either party if litigation later becomes necessary.  The mediation process also offers the opportunity to resolve your case at a lower cost, in less time, and with less emotional distress for the parties and the family. 

The Loris Law Group has a centrally located mediation facility and offers two conference rooms for convenience and confidentiality.   If you believe mediation could be right for your case, call The Loris Law Group to inquire about our fees and to schedule a mediation session.  We can contact the other party for you to inquire about their willingness to participate in the mediation process.

If you have been arrested for a criminal offense, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.  A criminal conviction of any kind can have a serious and long reaching negative impact on your life.  Aside from the imminent exposure to potential jail or prison time, probation, fines, and other penalties, a criminal conviction could affect your driving privileges in the State of Florida, your future employability, security clearances, military status and your ability to enter the military, education opportunities, and custody and visitation orders with your children.  Your criminal history is a permanent record that will remain indefinitely available by the government as a public record, unless you are qualified to seal and/or expunge that record. 


If you have been arrested or are a suspect in a criminal investigation, contact The Loris Law Group for immediate legal advice.  Your choice of attorney is an important decision.  The attorney you choose to represent you will directly impact the outcome of your criminal case.  The experienced and reliable defense attorneys at The Loris Law Group are prepared to provide an aggressive, practical approach to your criminal matter.
 
The Loris Law Group handles a full range of felony and misdemeanor crimes, including DUI, Traffic offenses, Theft, Drug Crimes, Violent Crimes, Juvenile Offenses, and Violations of Probation.  We also represent clients involved with procedural matters, such as sealing and expunging criminal records, seeking early termination or modification of probation, bond hearings, resolving outstanding warrants, and post conviction relief.
 
Call The Loris Law Group today for a free consultation regarding your criminal matter.

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Appellate

A final ruling in your case is not always final. The Florida appeals process has been established to provide legal redress from court orders that were issued in error due to procedural mistakes, judicial misapplication or misinterpretation of the law, or abuse of discretion by the judge. The Loris Law Group provides appellate representation in Family Law and Criminal Law matters. 

It is important to understand that simply losing a case is not immediate grounds for an appeal.   The attorneys at the Loris Law Group can provide the expertise needed to evaluate the trial court proceedings and determine whether an error occurred that led to an improper or unjust decision in your case that can be addressed by the appellate court. Your appellate rights are limited and time sensitive. Most appellate proceedings have very narrow windows of time for filing your intent to appeal. Therefore, your immediate action is required in order to prevent a permanent waiver of this important right.