Family Law Attorneys

Protecting Families in Tampa, Florida

You need a lawyer who knows the stakes. We will fight for you like you are one of our own.

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When your family is at stake, you need knowledge and experience you can count on. At Givens Givens Sparks, we fight for our family law clients as though we were fighting for our own families—with passion, strength, and uncompromising commitment to the best possible outcome. Divorce, child custody disputes, and other family law issues are both confusing and distressing. Our Job is to lead you through the process by making your options crystal-clear, allowing you to make the best possible decision for your family.

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH GIVENS GIVENS SPARKS

  • 135 years
    Seasoned family lawyers with more than 135 years of combined experience.
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers® Inclusion & Rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.
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    Board-Certified in Family Law by the Florida Bar.
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    Empathetic, experienced, passionate—and experts in Family Law.

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Philosophy

We believe that family law is one of the most powerful legal practice areas because of the deep and long-term effects it can have on our clients' lives. Our experienced team of attorneys will provide you with clear guidance that will give you genuine clarity and peace of mind.

At Givens Givens Sparks, our first priority is to give our clients our complete devotion - and our service is second to none. No matter how difficult your situation may be, we will stand by you as your advocate, whether we are inside or outside the courtroom.

Firm Overview

Dealing with divorce is distressing. Our clients are often not in the proper emotional state to make the best decisions for themselves, their children, or their futures. In the flurry of hearings, depositions, and negotiations, it's hard to think clearly. How do you make the right call?

Givens Givens Sparks
Stann Givens, Best Lawyers in America

That is where our team of lawyers can help. With 135 years of combined experience, our family law attorneys have led thousands of families through situations like yours. As a result, they know how to navigate your family's toughest circumstances for the best possible outcome, and will offer you the support, attention, and consideration you deserve.

Testimonials

  • “I so appreciate all of the help I received.”

  • “Rob, thanks for the great, very professional job.”

  • “Really amazing during this difficult time.”

  • “Dear Rob, Kelly and Anita, I cannot express my gratitude enough to all of you for your hard work in reaching a successful outcome in my case. You made every step of this difficult process much more bearable through your attentiveness, timely communication ”

  • “Rob, thank you so much for helping with all of this and know that I hold you and your staff in the highest professional esteem. No matter what was thrown at us, you had an answer that countered. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and more importan”

  • “Stann, thank you doesn’t seem like enough. You are truly a master negotiator.”

  • “We are glad that you were with us during this process.”

  • “Solid, tenacious, thorough, and reputable counsel.”

  • “Stann, I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I appreciate the hard work by the attorneys in your firm.”

  • “We were able to leave with big smiles - all because of you!”

  • “Stann, I just wanted to say thanks. I was very impressed by the entire Givens Givens Sparks team and process.”

  • “I am very appreciative of the work Rob and his team put out for my case. And as I already said, he knows his stuff for sure. Please extend my thanks again to the whole firm for all of their help no matter how small it may have been.”

  • “You Helped keep me calm and understand the legal side of matters.”

  • “Good job today, Rob – thanks for the help!”

  • “Your team is amazing!”

  • “Rob, Chris and Paula, just a note to personally thank each of you for your time, expertise, knowledge and guidance through this long, and at times grueling process. We truly appreciate your due diligence through this process and your experts were a pleasur”

  • “If ever in the future I need any legal advice I will not hesitate to contact you.”

  • “Thank you for taking the time and spending long days and nights dealing with my case.”

  • “I just want to take a minute to tell you how amazing you are at your job!”

  • “Rob, I wanted to say THANK YOU for all of the time, effort and hard work you put into my case! Without your assistance and support, I would not be where I am now.”

  • “I am truly grateful for your efforts.”

  • “I will look to your firm in the future for any other assistance.”

  • “You are of the highest caliber.”

  • “Only you made the difference in our situation.”

  • “I have never experienced as great service as your team has provided me.”

  • “Very friendly and down to earth – they are real people.”

  • “Rob, thank you again for your counsel and care over the past few months. It has been a pleasure working with you. Please extend my appreciation to Paula and Arely as well for their work and process expedition.”

  • “You stepped up to serve the interest of our client seamlessly.”

  • “I could not have been more pleased with the work that Chris did for me.”

  • “Robert, I would not have expected anyone less, of your expertise, from my chosen lawyer! You have been both extremely competent and personable throughout your part of these proceedings, and I don’t believe anyone could have done a better job!”

  • “GREAT communication!”

  • “Diligent communications and follow-ups.”

  • “Beyond thorough and true to your original timeline.”

  • “Stann, Esther and staff, thank you so much for handling my divorce. I really appreciate your hard work and dedication.”

  • “Kelly and Tiffany, thank you both so much for all of the wonderful work you did for me in handling my divorce. I had feared it was going to be a stressful experience despite the overall situation and it was far from it.”

  • “They have always been accessible and courteous in meeting our needs.”

  • “Givens Givens Sparks will be my first thought if anyone ever asks about a referral to an attorney. Chris Givens and Peggy were not only very professional, but also friendly and helpful, and I truly believe they cared about my case.”

  • “I was very happy with the attention given to me by Chris Givens and his paralegal Peggy. They were very professional and at the same time made me feel comfortable and welcome. I will definitely refer.”

  • “I read your article on never badmouth your child's parent. Kudos!”

  • “I'm not sure I could have made it through the past 18 months without you guys.”

  • “So professional and caring!”

  • “Robert Sparks and his personal injury team fought with great effort to get the most out of my case. I appreciate all of your hard work guys, keep it up!”

  • “The legal team demonstrated experience explaining every step of my case. I was very satisfied with my settlement and will I seek their services for all my legal needs in the future.”

  • “I have worked with attorneys my entire professional career. My experience with Givens Givens Sparks was the best, by far, of any previous experience! Stann did a great job of guiding me thru the process, and more importantly, helping me keep my emotions i”

  • “My Givens Givens Sparks attorney stayed with me and fought for me.”

  • “Mrs. Garcia Is very professional and extremely helpful and organized.”

  • “The team at Givens Givens Sparks was very caring and kept us up to date on the claim.”

  • “Mr. Codling made my legal process easy.”

  • “All communication has always been timely and in a professional manner. Very thankful for the Givens Givens Sparks legal team in a stressful situation.”

  • “The personal attention given to the needs of our family's case has always been timely, professional, and accurate. I have gratitude for each person in the firm, but especially Mr. Sparks and Paula Bland.”

  • “The entire firm extended a personal interest in my case from the beginning to the end. My attorney, Chris Givens, created not only this interest but a personal relationship as a genuine friend not only during the course of my case but still continues prese”

  • “Communication was a strong point. When I had a question, an answer was provided in a timely manner.”

  • “Did exactly what they said. Period.”

  • “We really like Kelly. She's really quick on her feet and able to think outside the box, in terms of getting favorable solutions to our unorthodox situation. Tiffany is very helpful too, working with us as a team. My husband and I appreciate them both.”

  • “Stann Givens, Lindsay A. Moczynski and Arely Quiles, Paralegal/ Client Care Manager all were very helpful and professional. Great team, great job. Thanks, Stann!”

  • “Frequent contact, never left in the dark and wondering what was next. Thanks to Paula.”

  • “Kept in touch, always available, quick turnaround and very professional and courteous.”

  • “Very professional, polite and always respectful. I felt your team had my best interests at heart and that you tried wherever possible to keep costs to a minimum.”

  • “I am forever humbly grateful for their honesty, integrity, and diligence.”

  • “I do wish I would have retained earlier so as to avoid a lot of unnecessary stress.”

  • “Victoria Cruz-Garcia has been the best throughout both of my cases.”

  • “Rob Sparks is a great attorney, and even better person. Paula Bland is as good as it gets.”

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HOW OUR ACCOLADES BENEFIT YOU

  • BEST LAW FIRMS BY U.S. NEWS Our firm was voted into Best Law Firms by U.S. News in the area of family law.
  • BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA Attorney Stann W. Givens was voted by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of family law.
  • US TOP 10 VERDICTS Givens Givens Sparks was included in the list of Top 10 Personal Injury Verdicts in Florida for securing a $30 million verdict in the case Ming v. Gerelco Traffic Controls, Inc.
  • LAW JOURNAL TOP VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS Our firm was selected to this list after securing a $30 million jury verdict for an injured client.
  • SUPER LAWYERS Many of our attorneys have been voted to the list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Less than 5% of lawyers in each practice area and location receive this honor.
  • EXPERTISE Givens Givens Sparks has been featured on the list of the Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa for 2018 by Expertise.
  • TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS Attorney Robert Sparks was selected to the list of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.
  • THE NATIONAL BLACK LAWYERS Chris Codling has been recognized by The National Black Lawyers – Top 100.
  • TOP 40 UNDER 40 Attorney Robert Sparks was selected to the list of Top 40 Under 40.
  • TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS Partner Robert Sparks has been a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators since 2017.
  • MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM Givens Givens Sparks is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in the United States.
  • BOARD CERTIFIED IN FAMILY LAW The firm is led by attorneys who are Board Certified as specialists in martial and family law, designating them experts in their field.
  • 10 BEST FAMILY LAW FIRMS Our firm was selected to the 2017-2018 list of 10 Best Family Law Firms by the American Institute of Family Law attorneys (AIOFLA) in Florida.
  • AV PREEMINENT RATED Attorney Stann Givens is AV rated as Preeminent™, the highest honor awarded by Martindale-Hubbell®.
  • LAWYER OF DISTINCTION Partner Robert Sparks is a member of the Lawyers of Distinction.
  • #1 VERDICT IN FLORIDA Attorneys Robert D. Sparks and Christopher D. Codling secured the single largest Brain Injury verdict in Florida in 2017.
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Tampa Divorce Lawyers

For many families, divorce is the most difficult circumstance of their lives. At Givens Givens Sparks, we've helped families from different backgrounds, incomes, and cultures – and divorce is an ordeal for them all. What drives us is our commitment to making the process as smooth and painless as possible, while helping clients make the right choices for their family's future. You deserve a divorce attorney that understands your needs and the importance of family. We believe in advocating for your family as if it was our own, which allows us to craft a positive outcome for you.

Our colleagues and peers in the legal community have often recognized our attorneys for being leaders in the field of Florida family law. We’re known professionally for our commitment to our clients’ well-being.

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