Family Law

Family law matters are often contentious and emotionally charged.  Our firm skillfully represents clients in all aspects of family law, including appellate proceedings, arbitrations, and collaborative law actions.  Our family law practice includes representation in the following areas:

  • Dissolution and divorce (including matters involving complex issues and substantial assets)
  • Alimony and spousal support
  • Child support, child custody and time sharing matters
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Marital settlement agreements, modifications, and relocations
  • Paternity matters
  • Domestic violence injunctions
  • Forensic accounting
  • Investigative services
  • Vocational rehabilitation services
  • Mediation services
  • Appeals

Peter N. Meros, partner, leads the family law practice area of Meros, Smith, Lazzara, Brennan & Brennan, P.A. Mr. Meros has been practicing family law since 1972. He has tried hundreds of family law cases and has represented clients in some of the largest, most complicated family law cases that have taken place in Florida.  Mr. Meros is also a member of Canakaris Family Law Inns of Court and is a regular speaker at family law seminars for attorneys and other professionals.  He has achieved successful results for his clients, including cases; which have been documented as landmark decisions in The Supreme Court of Florida.  Mr. Meros is a Florida State Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer.  He was certified in 1983 with the initial certification class.

Belinda B. Lazzara, partner, also represents clients in family law matters.  Ms. Lazzara is also an active member of the Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court.  She also serves as a volunteer for the Community Law Program and received the newcomer award in 2001 and 2002 for her volunteer work.

Kevin D. Brennan, partner, represents clients in family law and commercial litigation matters.  He has significant trial experience for a young lawyer.  In 2010, he was awarded the Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court “Young Lawyer of the Year” Award.  Mr. Brennan also handles appeals.

Christin Collins Brennan, partner, represents clients exclusively in marital and family law matters.  She is an active member of the Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Pinellas County Chapter.  Ms. Brennan also handles appeals.

Our firm has established an excellent reputation within the legal community, and has developed a relationship of mutual respect with members of the family law bar and bench in Florida.

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