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Legal Planning and Dispute Resolution in Estates, Business & Family Law

Collaborative Family Law

The dynamics of a family are inextricably intertwined with the decisions surrounding the family members. When legal decisions and actions are taken involving a marriage or family, the utmost consideration for the personalities within that family must be considered.

Steve has practiced in the area of family law for over four decades, and holds strong principals on the manner in which family law matters should be undertaken. He is a stand for resolving family disputes in collaborative manner, and will strive in all cases to obtain results that best serve not only his client, but the children, and the ongoing relationship of the family members.

Steve is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator in the areas of Family Court and Circuit Civil Court, so he is available to mediate family law matters when the parties wish to avoid embarking upon, or continuing, a contested divorce.

You can expect Steve to spend a significant amount of time with you in helping you determine the best outcome for your family, and your needs in transitioning to your new life. Steve’s representation will be a blueprint for analyzing, educating, strategizing, and resolving your family law issues, always with the vision of your new life in mind.

“In the movie, ‘The Natural’ the character of Roy Hobbs said he believed we lead two lives: The life we learn with and the life we live with after that. I believe this is a good standard by which to abide in family law disputes. Whether we decide to or not, we are always transitioning. We must decide that to which we aspire, not just what we don’t want, or we partake in a fool’s errand.” –Steve Ellis


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