Our Firm's Goal

I have been practicing divorce and family law almost exclusively for 24 years as of Fall, 2018. I previously worked at the Courthouse in Bartow, Florida as a Staff Attorney to the Family Law judges prior to entering into private practice. My assistant, Mary, was previously a Circuit Judge's Assistant and has over 30 years of legal experience. Divorce and all other areas of family law are matters we take to heart. It can be a very difficult time, and it is very helpful to have experienced professionals with you through the process.


We limit the areas we take cases in so we can provide you with focused, centered representation. We are not just here to draft paperwork-we are here to help you through your case. Most family law matters can create hardships that can be unexpected. That's one reason why our firm is specifically capable of providing you with excellent counsel: we are well prepared for such issues. We help you understand the process and prepare you to handle the process as effectively as possible.


I handle cases in the following areas:

Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage)

Child Support-Increases, Reductions, Driver's License Issues, etc.

Custody

Visitation (Timesharing)

Custody by Extended Family Members

Contempt and Enforcement Matters

Department of Children and Families Cases

Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights

Step-Parent or Relative Adoption

Domestic Violence Injunctions for Protection

Repeat Violence Injunctions for Protection

Sexual or Dating Violence Injunctions for Protection

All Other Included Marital and Family Law Cases


I also provide Guardian ad Litem Services


Location of Practice

I practice Statewide, although primarily in Polk, Hardee, Highland, and Hillsborough counties. I represent clients in Florida cases who live all over the United States and Internationally as well.

Polk County Courthouse,

Bartow, Florida

Hardee County Courthouse,

Wauchula, Florida

Highlands County Courthouse,

Sebring, Florida

Hillsborough County Courthouse,

Tampa and Plant City, Florida

All Other Florida Circuit Courts

Meet our Firm

Long term Polk County residents...serving you and yours for over 20 years.

Michael S. Farrell, Esquire

Attorney at Law

Licensed in Florida since 1994

Mary Francisco

Office Manager/Assistant

Employed in the Legal Field since 1983