Family Law Testimonials
“The search for a lawyer to help me get through my divorce was difficult enough. Most of the lawyers I interviewed had a cutthroat approach that made the process even harder. In desperation I reached out to a friend who seems to know everyone. Through one of her contacts I was referred to Carman and Bevington. After my consultation with Vanessa Bevington I stopped searching. Vanessa was kind and professional. She did not try to sway me in any particular direction but made sure that I understood the legal choices I had to make. She was prompt in every way. I highly recommend bringing your legal needs to this firm.”
“I had excellent representation when going through my divorce. Allen Carmen did a wonderful job for me. He was always available when I had questions and was always professional. The staff was great. I probably should not have loved going to their office as much as I did, but they gave me the feeling that they cared about me and my outcome. I would recommend Allen to any of my friends. In fact, I recommended him today to a co-worker.”
"Perfect mix of personal and professional. I wanted a firm close to home that catered to the Brandon area and I found it!. Melissa kept me informed and any time I wanted to talk to Allen he was available. Just great from start to finish. I would recommend Carman and Bevington to anyone!!!!"
Parenting Plans & Custody Agreements
Most parents who seek our assistance in parenting plan cases want full custody and would like to see their spouse only be granted visitation. At Carman & Bevington we’re not mediators and we don’t practice collaborative law – we’re trial attorneys and we want to help you and your child get the best possible outcome.
How parenting plans work in the State of Florida
In Florida there are many criteria for a Judge to consider, but the most important is the best interests of the child. They know that divorce can be hard on a child and they will always lean towards keeping the child in contact with both parents where they can hopefully continue the same activities and attend the same school. Successful parenting plans are built around stability that put the welfare of the child first and that’s how we try to frame your argument in court.
In most cases our family court clients have us handle all of their needs relating to divorce. Below you will find a few which directly overlap with putting together a successful parenting plan. Read this list and let us know if you might need help with some of these other issues.
- Alimony (spousal support)
- Time Sharing
- Relocation Issues
- Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)Lump Sum
- Property Division
- Injunctions for Protection against Domestic Violence
- Child Support
In all parenting plan scenarios we make every attempt to help our client and their spouse come to a resolution before the trial. But if that’s not possible, we are fully prepared to litigate your case in front of a judge. At Carman & Bevington, we’re driven by a desire to protect our clients with the same professionalism that we would want in a similar situation. We don’t want to deplete all of your assets by extending your time-sharing case. We intend to earn every dollar that we receive and expect to help you take those first steps on the road back to happiness.
Meet Vanessa A. Bevington
Family Law Attorney | Personal Injury Attorney
Phone: (813) 654-3444
Vanessa Bevington began practicing in the area of personal injury and family law in 2006. She is respected throughout the legal community as a skilled litigator and negotiator on her client’s behalf.