Florida Divorce Law Attorney

You want the very best for your family. When you have legal concerns, that means finding a lawyer who will be sensitive, sympathetic, and empathetic to your situation and willing to fight for your family. At the Tampa law office of Donald L. Gilbert, P.A. we handle complex divorce and family law matters for clients throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

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Experience to Get Things Done

As an aggressive divorce lawyer in the Tampa Bay area, attorney Donald Gilbert has over 25 years of experience getting things done. For over a decade, he has been consistently AV-rated* by Martindale-Hubbell. Dedicated solely to the practice of family law, we can handle any and all legal concerns that affect your family, from child custody, paternity and juvenile dependency issues to criminal concerns that relate to family law, such as domestic violence.

Many of these concerns can be resolved through collaborative family law, an alternative to traditional court-based divorced.

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Practice Areas

Dedicated to helping our clients with all their family law concerns, we offer counsel in all areas of family law, including divorce, collaborative law, child custody, child and spousal support, dependency, paternity and domestic violence.


With so many factors to consider in your divorce, we ensure that your rights are protected regarding everything from the division of marital property to a child support and parenting (custody) plan that works.

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The collaborative process is an alternative to traditional court-based litigation. Through the collaborative process, you will have more control over important decisions impacting your future.

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Nothing is more important than the future of your children. Donald Gilbert has devoted his entire career to protecting the rights of children. We are not afraid to pursue litigation to make sure you get a fair parenting plan and time sharing result.

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If your child has been taken away from you and the state/DCF (Department of Children and Families) wishes to make them a dependent, we can protect your parental rights. We also represent individuals who have been given temporary custody of a child. In all cases, we seek to find a resolution in the best interest of the child.

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Domestic Violence

If your case involves any aspect of domestic violence, whether wrongfully accused or a victim, we can help you. Donald L. Gilbert is a former Attorney Ad Litem and prosecutor. Protecting the rights of parties and children concerned is our firm’s first order of business.

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From child support to spousal support/alimony, we will help you tailor your support plan expectations to fit your lifestyle.

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Paternity Cases

You want answers and you want a plan for the future. We will help you resolve your dispute and handle all applicable child support and custody concerns.

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Post Judgement Matters

When issues arise subsequent to a final judgment being issued, whether those matters concern child custody, child support or any other aspect of divorce, the Law Office of Donald L. Gilbert will assist you in clarifying, enforcing or reopening your case.

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florida complex divorce attorney

Attorney Donald Gilbert has dedicated his entire career working for families in the greater Tampa Bay area. For most of his career, he has been consistently AV-rated* by Martindale-Hubbell. Our firm is completely dedicated to family law and all related issues. Keeping our firm small and focused, we strive to provide our clients with the highest level of personal service to achieve favorable results.

Over the past 25 years, we have built a reputation throughout Hillsborough County and Pinellas County as a firm that can handle the complexities of divorce, support disputes and family law litigation. We know the community well and have a vast network of resources which we can call upon when necessary.

Attorney Donald L. Gilbert has worked for families in a variety of capacities. He has worked for the State, as a prosecutor against child abusers, as the deputy chief in the State Attorney’s Special Victims Unit. He was also a senior attorney for Children and Family Service. As lead counsel in over 150 jury trials, he knows how to get results in court.