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In this article, Maggie S. shares her story about vowing to always stay in control of her finances after going through divorce.

During her marriage she relied on her husband to control the finances and was content having a joint bank account with him.

Once she realized that her marriage was ending, she became gripped with fear regarding her finances simply because she just didn’t know enough about her financial situation.

Years after her divorce, she finds comfort in being autonomous, and takes pride in staying fully aware of her finances.

To read the full article, visit: “Never Rely on a Man’s Money”

Traditionally, women have relied on their husbands to handle all the finances. However, more and more women are realizing that it is important to have knowledge and control over their own finances, especially in the event of divorce.

If you find yourself facing divorce, we can help answer any questions you may have.

Gary S. Dolgin is Board Certified in Marital Family and has over 33 years of experience practicing law in Tampa.

If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney in Tampa to represent your best interests, you can count on Gary Dolgin to help you.

To schedule a consultation with Gary S. Dolgin, Attorney At Law, call (813) 999-2772 and it will be our pleasure to help you.

To see what past clients have to say about retaining Gary Dolgin to represent them during their divorce, and to learn more about divorce, visit:
Best Divorce Lawyer Tampa – Gary S. Dolgin

Board 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.

When selecting an attorney to represent you in your family law case, choosing a board certified expert gives you the confidence in knowing that your attorney is recognized by The Florida Bar for being competent and experienced.

Gary Dolgin is proud to be one of only 27 Board Certified Experts In Marital and Family Law in Hillsborough County, one of only 271 in the entire State of Florida, and has over 33 years of experience practicing law in Tampa.

If you need help with any Family Law issue such as divorce, child support, child custody, spousal support, adoption, visitation, or equitable distribution give us a call today at (813) 999-2772 to schedule a consultation with Gary Dolgin, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

To see what past clients have to say about retaining Gary Dolgin to represent them during their divorce, and to learn more about divorce, visit:
Best Divorce Attorney Tampa – Gary S. Dolgin

In the State of Florida, the supportive relationship statute allows the payor of alimony to have their alimony obligation reduced or terminated if their ex-spouse is in a supportive relationship.

The court shall consider and make written findings of fact regarding all relevant facts and additional factors.

Factor e. to be considered is:

“The extent to which the obligee or the other person has performed valuable services for the other.”

For example, if the other person provides services to the obligee such as managing their finances, babysitting, or making home renovations, these may be considered valuable services.

Whether the other party supports the receiver of alimony or the receiver of alimony supports the other party and it can be shown by presenting evidence, the court may conclude that a supportive relationship exists.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we will put our knowledge and 33 years of experience to work for you, whether you are seeking alimony or defending a claim against alimony.

Being Board Certified in Marital and Family Law as well as being a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator sets Gary Dolgin apart. He will put his expertise to work for you and advocate for the best possible result in your alimony case.

To schedule an alimony 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.

Learn more about alimony by visiting:
Tampa Spousal Support Lawyer, Gary S. Dolgin

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Birthday To Dr. Ann Dolgin who turns 89 years old today!

Today we honor Gary’s sweet and wonderful mother on her special day.

Gary shares a beautiful dedication to his Mom:

“My mother has always been a trailblazer.

When my brother, sister, and I were in elementary school, she obtained her Doctorate in Education and showed us, at an early age, the importance of hard work and dedication. She temporarily relocated with us to the University of Miami and my Dad visited every other weekend, traveling from Tampa.

She lost her mother at age 14 to cancer and my grandfather, who worked seven days a week in a laundromat, sacrificed to make sure that my uncle and my mother were the first in the family to attend college. My mother passed on the importance of education to her children.

My brother, sister and I all reside in Tampa. My brother is an Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeon, and my sister is an Engineer.

My mother was married to my father for 53 years at the time of his death.

At 89, she is still sharp and enjoying her retirement.

She enjoys her eight wonderful grandchildren and is always ready to share her life experiences and advice with them.”

~ Gary S. Dolgin

To view the special newsletter honoring Dr. Ann Dolgin by The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, you may visit:
February 2024 Newsletter

Best Family Law Attorney Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin

Have you considered a prenuptial agreement?

Some of the reasons that clients consider prenuptial agreements are:

– They want to protect their interest in a family-owned business.
– They want to protect an inheritance that they’ve received.
– Perhaps they are a very high earner, and they want to have a prenuptial agreement stating that they won’t have to pay alimony in the event of a divorce.
– Any other issues that parties may want to have in an agreement now to prevent having a messy, litigated divorce, should things not work out.

If you have questions regarding prenuptial agreements, give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

At The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we can help you with preparing a prenuptial agreement, as well as with any family law issue you may be having.

With over 33 years of experience in all aspects of divorce and family law, being a Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar, and being a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, Gary Dolgin has the expertise you need when facing divorce or any type of family law issue.

To schedule a consultation with Gary S. Dolgin, Attorney At Law, call (813) 999-2772 and it will be our pleasure to help you.

To learn more about Gary Dolgin and how he can help with your family law issues and divorce issues, such as alimony, child custody, child support and division of marital assets, visit:
Prenup Lawyer Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin

In the State of Florida, the supportive relationship statute allows the payor of alimony to have their alimony obligation reduced or terminated if their ex-spouse is in a supportive relationship.

The court shall consider and make written findings of fact regarding all relevant facts and additional factors.

Factor d. to be considered is:

“The extent to which the obligee or the other person has supported the other, in whole or in part.”

Whether the other party supports the receiver of alimony or the receiver of alimony supports the other party and it can be shown by presenting evidence, the court may conclude that a supportive relationship exists.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we will put our knowledge and 33 years of experience to work for you, whether you are seeking alimony or defending a claim against alimony.

Being Board Certified in Marital and Family Law as well as being a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator sets Gary Dolgin apart. He will put his expertise to work for you and advocate for the best possible result in your alimony case.

To schedule an alimony 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.

Learn more about alimony by visiting:
Tampa Alimony Lawyer, Gary S. Dolgin

In the State of Florida, the supportive relationship statute allows the payor of alimony to have their alimony obligation reduced or terminated if their ex-spouse is in a supportive relationship.

The court shall consider and make written findings of fact regarding all relevant facts and additional factors.

Factor c. to be considered is:

“The extent to which the obligee and the other person have pooled their assets or income or otherwise exhibited financial interdependence.”

For example, do they have a joint bank account, or do they share household expenditures?

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we will put our knowledge and 33 years of experience to work for you, whether you are seeking alimony or defending a claim against alimony.

Being Board Certified in Marital and Family Law as well as being a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator sets Gary Dolgin apart. He will put his expertise to work for you and advocate for the best possible result in your alimony case.

To schedule an alimony 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.

Learn more about alimony by visiting:
Tampa Alimony Attorney, Gary S. Dolgin

Shared parental responsibility is typically ordered by judges, and requires both parents to consult with each other regarding all major decisions regarding their children. For example, medical decisions, educational decisions, etc.

However, in some cases, sole parental responsibility can be ordered if shared parental responsibility would be detrimental to a child.

One example of shared parental responsibility being detrimental to a child would be if there is domestic violence. For instance, if there is a parent or a child who believes that they are in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence, or have been a victim of domestic violence in the past.

If you have questions regarding parental responsibility, domestic violence, or any other child custody issue, give us a call.

We will be happy to answer all of your questions.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we have been helping mothers and fathers with child custody for over 33 years in the Tampa area.

We have also been committed to protecting children’s best interests while helping to advocate for their parent’s rights.

To schedule a child custody consultation with Gary Dolgin, give us a call at (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

Learn more about child custody by visiting:
Best Custody Lawyer Tampa, Gary Dolgin

Gary Dolgin’s father, the late Dr. David Dolgin would have celebrated his 93rd birthday this month.

He is missed and remembered warmly by the Dolgin family and those friends and patients who loved him.

Gary shares his touching sentiment in loving memory of his father:

“It is so hard to believe that 15 years ago this month my dad Dr. David Dolgin passed away unexpectedly while traveling with my mother on a three week trip through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

When he got sick in Bangkok, he called me and asked me to call his office and reschedule his patients. He was still practicing periodontics one day each week at the age of 77. His patients loved him and did not want him to retire.

My dad was Tampa’s first Board Certified Periodontist. His Board Certification inspired me to become a Board Certified Expert In Marital and Family Law as well.

I miss him everyday. I wish we had more time with each other. I am thankful he had the joy of meeting all of his grandchildren, but I wish he could see them now.

He and my mother would have been married 68 years this past December.

Today we remember the wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother that he was.”

– Gary S. Dolgin

To view the special newsletter honoring his memory by The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, you may visit:
January 2024 Newsletter

Family Attorney in Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin

The Tampa Bay Times requested that Gary Dolgin give his professional legal opinion regarding the 59-page ruling written by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding Andrew Warren’s case.

The story was on the front page of The Tampa Bay Times E-Newspaper this past Thursday.

In August 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren accusing him of “incompetence” and “neglect of duty.”

Warren’s request to be reinstated had been declined by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle.

However, the 59-page opinion, authored by 11th Circuit Judge Jill Pryor critiqued Hinkle’s reasoning and stated that Warren’s suspension violated his First Amendment right to free speech.

In reviewing the opinion, Gary Dolgin is quoted as saying “The appeals court specifically directed the lower court to re-examine whether DeSantis would have suspended Warren based on something he did that was not protected by the First Amendment. That includes Warren’s performance and specifically his policies on bike stops and low-level offenses.”

Gary continues by saying, “My reading of this opinion says that he could potentially only remain suspended if the district court makes a determination that DeSantis would have suspended him solely for these policies. When the case comes back in front of the lower court, the burden of proof will be on DeSantis to show he would have suspended Warren based on those factors.”

Read the full article at: Tampa Bay Times Article

Gary Dolgin previously served the State of Florida as both a Prosecuter and Public Defender.

With over 33 years of experience in all aspects of divorce and family law, being a Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar, and being a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, Gary Dolgin has the expertise you need when facing divorce or any type of family law issue.

To schedule a consultation with Gary S. Dolgin, Attorney At Law, call (813) 999-2772 and it will be our pleasure to help you.

To learn more about Gary Dolgin and how he can help with your family law issues and divorce issues, such as alimony, child custody, child support and division of marital assets, visit:
Best Family Attorney Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin