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Family Lawyer Tampa - Gary S. Dolgin Is One of Only 28 Board Certified Experts in Marital and Family Law in Hillsborough County Florida

Board Certification means that Gary Dolgin has extensive trial experience and has proven to practice marital and family law to the highest possible standards

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Over 33yrs In Practice In Tampa, Florida.

Board Certified Expert In Marital and Family Law By The Florida Bar

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Visit The Florida Bar webpage to learn more about Marital & Family Law Certification and why board certification makes a difference when you choose the family lawyer who is going to help you through your divorce or family legal issues.

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Family lawyer in Tampa, Florida for over 33 years – Gary S. Dolgin is a Board Certified Expert In Marital and Family Law, one of only 28 in Hillsborough County, and one of only 270 in the entire State of Florida who have achieved this distinction.  He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.

Gary Dolgin is an expert in all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody, child visitation, international and interstate child custody issues, child custody modification, child support, child support modification, spousal support, alimony, alimony modification, motions for contempt for failure to pay child support or alimony, domestic violence injunctions, complex dissolution of marriage actions, as well as postnuptial and prenuptial agreements.

At the Law Offices of Gary Dolgin we understand that when you are having family legal issues such as divorce, you need an expert who can guide you through your dispute with confidence, taking care of your best interests and treating you like family.

Being Board Certified Makes A Difference

While many lawyers may handle marital and family law matters at various levels, only those who have met the requirements of Board Certification are allowed to identify themselves as a “specialist.” Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the state Supreme Court.

Board Certification requires lawyers to pass a comprehensive examination that evaluates a high level of knowledge, skills, and expertise in a specialty field. Each Board Certified lawyer undergoes a rigorous peer-review process that assesses competence in a specialty field, as well as professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.

Also being a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, you can rest assured that Gary Dolgin has the knowledge and skills necessary to represent you during your marital and family disputes efficiently and effectively.

Gary Dolgin is the author of the “Temporary Relief” chapter of Florida Dissolution of Marriage (Fla. Bar CLE 15th Ed. 2023, Fla. Bar CLE 14th Ed. 2018, Fla. Bar CLE 13 th Ed. 2017, Fla. Bar CLE 12th Ed. 2015 , Fla. Bar CLE 11th Ed. 2012, Fla. Bar CLE 10th Ed. 2010, Fla. Bar CLE 9th Ed. 2008, Fla. Bar CLE 8th Ed. 2006, and Fla. Bar CLE 7th Ed. 2004). This book is published by The Florida Bar and is widely used as a reference by attorneys and Judges when it comes to divorce issues in Florida.

Gary has also published various other articles and lectured on a variety of family law topics.

With Gary Dolgin’s consistent track record of uncompromising ethics and his reputation among peers and judges in the Tampa community, you can feel confident knowing that your case in great hands.

We Have The Knowledge and Experience To Help Achieve The Best Possible Outcome For You

When going through a family law issue, everyone wants the best family lawyer possible who will be capable of helping them get through their issue with the best possible outcome.

With over 33 years of experience in all aspects of family law and divorce issues, you can put your trust in Gary Dolgin to help guide you through your family law issues and divorce issues with expertise, integrity and compassion.

To schedule a consultation with Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law, Gary S. Dolgin, please call (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.


Practicing family and marital law in Tampa, Florida for over 33 years


Always staying at the forefront of the ever-changing family laws


Achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients and their families since 1991

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Client Testimonials

Watch what our clients have to say about the Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin and the family legal help they received

Former Divorce Client, Matt Explains How Gary Dolgin Was Knowledgeable and Accessible During His Divorce

Matt, a former divorce client of Gary Dolgin’s shares how Gary helped him during his divorce when his former wife had unrealistic expectations about the details of their divorce.

Matt needed Gary’s representation multiple times even after his divorce was finalized, and he was very pleased with Gary’s knowledge of Florida Law and his attention to detail in helping to resolve the post-divorce issues.

Matt highly recommends Gary Dolgin to anyone needing a divorce attorney due to the fact that Gary is detail-oriented, compassionate, willing to listen and fair more than anything.

In this video, Matt shares his story about how Gary Dolgin helped him over the course of ten years.

Former Divorce Client, Jennifer Is Grateful To Gary Dolgin For Helping Guide Her Through Her Divorce

One of Gary Dolgin’s former divorce clients, Jennifer, is thankful to Gary for helping to guide her through her divorce 14 years ago.

As a Stay-At-Home Mom, Jennifer needed an aggressive and knowledgeable divorce attorney in Tampa who would help stand up for her and protect her best interests through her divorce.

It took over 2 years for Jennifer and her ex-husband to come to a final divorce agreement and Jennifer is happy that she selected Gary Dolgin to represent her.

Jennifer greatly appreciated Gary’s superior abilities to prepare her for and help her through numerous mediations.

She was also grateful to Gary for making sure that the details of her settlement agreement would allow her to be financially secure as she transitioned from being a Stay-At-Home Mom to entering the workforce again.

Watch this video to hear what Jennifer has to say about Gary Dolgin’s exceptional representation during her divorce.

Former Divorce Client, Kari Explains How Retaining Gary Dolgin For Her Divorce Was The Best Decision She Could Have Made

One of Gary Dolgin’s former divorce clients, Kari, is grateful to Gary for helping her with her divorce back in 2005.

Although Kari’s divorce was relatively simple and quick to finalize, Kari was also going through some health issues at the time of her divorce which made it more challenging for her.

Kari really appreciated how compassionate and understanding Gary was, and how he provided her with encouragement and reassurance throughout the divorce process.

In this video, Kari shares her story about how Gary Dolgin helped her get through her difficult time.

Divorce Client Melinda Is Grateful To Gary For Helping Her During Her Complicated Divorce

Melinda’s divorce was challenging because her ex-husband was not willing to negotiate on several issues and tried to discredit her with expert witnesses in court.

Having a child with autism and multiple sclerosis, Melinda had not worked outside of the home for over 6 years and had no source of income when she and her ex-husband separated.

Gary Dolgin helped Melinda get an emergency court order for alimony and child support during her divorce to help pay her bills and medical expenses for her child.

Through Gary’s expertise and knowledge during court proceedings, Gary was also able to defend Melinda against her ex-husband’s expert witnesses and helped Melinda gain sole custody of her two children.

Melinda is grateful to Gary for all the support and superior representation he provided her during her challenging divorce process.

In this video, Melinda shares what she has to say about Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law, Gary Dolgin representing her during her divorce and helping her with child custody, alimony, equitable distribution and child support.

Former Family Law Judge, Kevin Carey Retained Gary For His Divorce & Highly Recommends Him

When Kevin Carey served as Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge in the Family Law Division, Gary Dolgin appeared before him several times representing clients in family law cases.

Kevin Carey was so impressed with Gary Dolgin’s abilities as a divorce attorney and family law attorney, that Kevin retained Gary to be his own divorce attorney when Kevin’s marriage was ending in 2007.

As a former Family Law Judge and fellow Family Law Attorney, Kevin has the utmost respect for Gary as a top divorce attorney in Tampa and Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law.

Watch this video to hear what former Judge Kevin Carey has to say about Gary Dolgin.

Gary Dolgin Helped Client Brian Get Sole Parental Responsibility of His Daughters To Keep Them Safe

Brian’s children were being put in harmful situations and put in danger when they would visit their mother. So Brian retained Gary Dolgin to help him get sole parental responsibility of his two daughters in order to keep them safe.

Brian is thankful to Gary for helping him ensure the safety of his daughters and allowing them to grow up in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment, where they have thrived.

Brian is grateful for Gary’s guidance and help during his very difficult situation and highly recommends Gary as a family law attorney.

Watch this video to hear what Brian has to say about how Gary Dolgin helped him and his family.

Gary Dolgin Helped Client Amy Get Sole Parental Responsibility of Her Children For Their Safety

When Amy realized that her children were being put in unsafe situations when visiting their father, she did not know if there was anything she could do protect them.

After working with Gary Dolgin, she realized that she could take legal action to protect her children and get sole parental responsibility of them.

Amy is very grateful to Gary for helping her have the knowledge and confidence to legally protect her children.

Amy was very impressed with Gary’s diligence and caring as her child custody attorney and she highly recommends Gary to anyone who needs help with any child custody issues.

Watch the video to hear what Amy has to say about retaining Gary Dolgin as her child custody lawyer.

Client Tara Is Grateful To Gary For Helping Her Get Her Wrongfully Taken Children Back

Client Tara retained Gary Dolgin to help her get her children back to Tampa safely after they were wrongfully taken.

Tara’s husband removed their two children from their home and took them with him to another state, without my Tara’s consent. Tara was especially concerned for the safety of her children since her husband had attempted suicide a month earlier.

Gary helped Tara by obtaining an emergency court order here in Hillsborough County which was enforced by the court in the state where her children were. The children were safely placed back in their mother’s care and returned to Tampa.

Tara is grateful to Gary for helping to get her children back quickly and safely. Watch the video to hear Tara tell her story, and what she has to say about Gary Dolgin.

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Pulitzer Prize Winner & Opinion Columnist For The Tampa Bay Times, Daniel Ruth Speaks About Gary Dolgin

Watch what Pulitzer Prize Winner and opinion columnist, Daniel Ruth had to say about Gary Dolgin at a Tiger Bay Club meeting in December, 2022.

What Clients Are Saying About The Law Offices of Gary Dolgin


My experience with Gary Dolgin was absolutely wonderful. Extremely knowledgeable under Florida law, extremely accessible, which was important to me because again, going through a divorce for the first time, I didn't know what to expect and things would come up, letters would come across, and Gary was always there to answer the questions. All of the work that he did for me, I felt was very detailed and also very compassionate.
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Divorce Client
Gary Dolgin helped me when my kids were kidnapped and taken across state lines by their father. He helped me get my children back in 3 weeks time. Gary understands the value of families, protecting children and keeping them safe.
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Child Custody Client
I didn’t have to worry as much and be on guard and figure it all out for myself as much because I knew that I had an expert there to really be that bulldog and steadfast and stick up for me when I knew I couldn’t stick up for myself. I am so grateful for everything that happened with me that I was able to find this 'bulldog' lawyer that could stand up for me at a time when I needed it most and for that I will be ever grateful.
Best Divorce Attorney in Tampa Review by Jennifer


Divorce Client
Gary was incredibly compassionate and understanding as I was going through that major hurdle in my life. He was tenacious, he was fair, he was compassionate and he managed my case to the letter of the law. I recommend Gary Dolgin. He is fair, he is compassionate, he is a good attorney, and he's a good man.
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Divorce Client
When I went through my divorce in 2007, I retained Gary to represent me. He did a very good job. Beyond knowing the law well, he just has a very good demeanor. I just felt very comfortable with him handling my case and we got it resolved relatively quickly, which I was pleased about. Gary's very professional, he cares about his clients, and he has a strong work ethic. I would certainly recommend him to any person who might need legal services in the family law area.
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Kevin Carey

Former Family Law Judge
Exceptional, caring, dependable, and always communicated with me. Gary Dolgin is very knowledgeable about family law; I think he even knew more than the judge. Mr. Dolgin is always prompt at returning phone calls, compassionate, and always had mine and my children's best interest at heart. Gary Dolgin is excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him.
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Divorce Client
Gary helped me with some post divorce legal matters and I am beyond impressed with his dedication to my case. Gary is thorough, extremely knowledgeable about the law and very professional to work with. He is very clear and presents all possible options to me, always looking out for my best interests. Also, Gary is always available when I have questions, is very reliable and detailed in his explanations. Being board certified means he’s the best of the best here in Tampa and I would highly recommend him if you are going through a divorce or need any family law help! A+
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Alimony Client
I can't say enough about Gary and the way he treated me through the whole system. He was very knowledgeable, intelligent and he had a way of explaining things to help me understand so that I was more confident during the whole process. Gary was able to help me negotiate and get the kids into my custody 100% of the time. This really changed the lives of my daughters, myself, my entire family. If you're looking for a great attorney, somebody who's going to work for you and is going to keep your thoughts in mind and help you with your children and your situation, Gary is the way to go.


Child Custody Client
I was really impressed that each time I came to the office I didn't have to remind him of all the different details. He always remembered all of the minute details that were going on in my case. It really made me feel like he cared, and he really wanted to help me end up in a safe place. Through the litigations, I was able to take full custody of my children and to really provide them a safe environment. I don't think I would have had the confidence to do that without Gary's guidance. I am very grateful and I know that my children have been exposed to a very safe and loving home environment, and I really thank Gary for helping me with that.
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Child Custody Client
Gary is a consummate professional and I highly recommend you retaining him as your attorney. Gary is efficient, well respected, a family man of high character, principles, and values.. and most of all gets results for his client. As a father I know without a doubt I could not have achieved the outcome of rescuing my children without Gary's tenacity, experience, foresight, and reputation.
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Child Custody Client
Mr. Dolgin provided me with excellent legal advice and services. He explained everything well and came through with all questionable issues. I found him to be reliable, courteous and professional. I highly recommend him without any reservations.
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Divorce Client
Mr. Dolgin is an absolute professional. His expertise in family law was evident within my first meeting with him. He had a great relationship with the judge and opposing counsel which was a major benefit. He was always available. He truly cared about my situation and ESPECIALLY the well-being of my kids. I would recommend him to anyone but my Ex.
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A Message From

Family Lawyer Gary S. Dolgin

“I’m Gary Dolgin.  Do you need help with a family legal matter or are you in need of a divorce attorney?

I want you to know that here at the Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we have represented thousands of women, men and families in the Tampa Bay area who were going through some of the most difficult times in their lives…handling family legal issues.

I have been practicing marital law and family law for over 33 years in Tampa, Florida.

With my experience and knowledge of the law, I have a passion for helping mothers, wives, husbands, fathers, children and grandparents who are going through family legal disputes, and it would be my pleasure to help you too.

I will guide you through the process, explain to you everything that’s going to happen and help you get through this stressful time.”

~ Gary S. Dolgin, Attorney At Law

Law Offices Of Gary S. Dolgin

Family Law Firm in Tampa - With The Experience and Knowledge To Provide Unsurpassed Client Care

We will guide you through your dispute with confidence, taking care of your best interests and treating you like family

We Will Treat You Like Family

At the Family Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we are here for you.  From the moment you contact us to discuss your family legal problem, you can rest assured that we will treat you like family.

With respect and compassion we will sit down with you and discuss your issues in detail during your initial consultation.

Together we will develop a legal plan of action to protect your rights and work towards achieving the best possible outcome for you in your case.

Expertise, Professionalism and Guidance

We will explain the laws that apply to your case thoroughly so you have a full understanding of your situation, as well as all the legal options you will have.

We pride ourselves on being thorough and analyzing all possible scenarios to ensure excellent client care.

We will guide you and help you make the challenging decisions that sometimes need to be made in legal family matters and during divorce.

As your family law firm, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with expertise, understanding and professionalism, always having your best interest at heart.

As your family attorney, Gary Dolgin will be dedicated to your case, always available when you have questions and committed to providing nothing less than excellent legal service.

Family Lawyer With Vast Experience and Knowledge

With over 33 years of experience in the field of family law, Gary Dolgin possesses a vast knowledge of the laws and the changing needs of families. ​Staying at the forefront of ever-changing marital and family laws helps us to achieve the best possible results for you.

Also being a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, you can put your mind at ease knowing that Gary Dolgin has the skills necessary to help resolve your marital and family disputes efficiently and effectively.

Experts In All Aspects Of Family Law

At the Family Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we specialize in all issues relating to family and marital law.

With our expertise and thorough knowledge of family law in Hillsborough County, Florida, we are here to help you with any type of family legal dispute you may be facing, including:

If you are having any type of family legal matter, and need a reputable and reliable family lawyer in the Tampa Bay area, Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law, Gary S. Dolgin is here to help you.

When you come to the Law Offices of Gary Dolgin, we will treat you like family. We will guide you through the process and explain everything that is going to happen.

To schedule a family law consultation with Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law in Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin, please call (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

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Family Attorney Gary S. Dolgin Legal Areas Of Practice

Although Gary Dolgin specializes in all areas of Marital and Family Law, below are some of the more common family legal issues you may be having