Our Firm's Goal
I have been practicing divorce and family law almost exclusively for almost 28 years as of 2022. I previously worked at the Courthouse in Bartow, Florida as a Staff Attorney to the Family Law judges prior to entering into private practice. My assistant, Mary, was previously a Circuit Judge's Assistant and has over 30 years of legal experience. Divorce and all other areas of family law are matters we take to heart. It can be a very difficult time, and it is very helpful to have experienced professionals with you through the process.
We limit the areas we take cases in so we can provide you with focused, centered representation. We are not just here to draft paperwork-we are here to help you through your case. Most family law matters can create hardships that can be unexpected. That's one reason why our firm is specifically capable of providing you with excellent counsel: we are well prepared for such issues. We help you understand the process and prepare you to handle the process as effectively as possible.
I handle cases in the following areas:
Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage)
Child Support-Increases, Reductions, Driver's License Issues, etc.
Custody by Extended Family Members
Contempt and Enforcement Matters
Department of Children and Families Cases
Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights
Step-Parent or Relative Adoption
Domestic Violence Injunctions for Protection
Repeat Violence Injunctions for Protection
Sexual or Dating Violence Injunctions for Protection
All Other Included Marital and Family Law Cases
I also provide Guardian ad Litem Services
Location of Practice
I practice Statewide, although primarily in Polk, Hardee, Highland, and Hillsborough counties. I represent clients in Florida cases who live all over the United States and Internationally as well.
Polk County Courthouse,
Hardee County Courthouse,
Highlands County Courthouse,
Hillsborough County Courthouse,
Tampa and Plant City, Florida
All Other Florida Circuit Courts
Meet our Firm
Long term Polk County residents...serving you and yours for over 20 years.
Michael S. Farrell, Esquire
Attorney at Law
Licensed in Florida since 1994
Employed in the Legal Field since 1983