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About Our Family Law Firm in Tampa

An Experienced Legal Team You Can Trust


RECHEL & ASSOCIATES P.A. was founded on February 1, 1992. Divorce attorneys Theodore Rechel, Jennifer L. Todd and Deborah Schmitt have helped thousands of Tampa Bay families resolve their family law issues, utilizing tools such as litigation, appeals, mediation, and collaborative divorce.

At Rechel & Associates we strive to be the best family lawyers in Tampa. Our areas of practice include parenting plans and timesharing (formerly called custody and visitation), child support, alimony, equitable distribution, domestic violence, paternity, modification and enforcement, and appeals of family law cases. 

Mr. Rechel practices exclusively in the area of divorce and family law and has over 25 years of experience. He is a member of the Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa. 

Ms. Todd was admitted to practice in 2006 and has exclusively worked in the area of divorce and family law. She is a Guardian Ad Litem and a member of the collaborative family law group, Next Generation Divorce.

Ms. Schmitt was admitted to practice in 1993 and has been practicing marital and family law since 2000.

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Contact the divorce attorneys at Rechel & Associates, P.A. for consultation on your family law issues. The Firm members take pride in resolving our clients’ family law matters in a progressive, positive, and professional manner. Special circumstances sometimes call for unique solutions. The Firm utilizes advanced legal research, case management, child support, alimony analysis, and equitable distribution software to organize, streamline and economize each case. Our ultimate goal is the achievement of a fair and equitable result consistent with the best interests of each our clients, and their children.

*Free one hour consultation with Ms. Todd. Mr. Rechel’s one hour consultation fee is $365.00.

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Things You Need to Know About a Case Management Conference

Jul 26 2016 A case management conference, or CMC, is a meeting of the judge with the attorneys and parties to discuss the progress of the case, and is really just a tool to move a case along. In Hillsborough County, the trial court will schedule the first CMC automatically at about 90 days out and the judge w…

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Contested v. Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)

Jul 19 2016 A contested dissolution is one where the spouses do not agree on at least ONE issue – be it the parenting plan, the equitable distribution of your assets and liabilities, the issue of alimony or child support, or the issue of attorney fees/costs. Disagreement on any one of these matters will make …

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