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About Tampa Divorce

Tampa Divorce is a veteran-owned firm that was founded in February 2019 by attorney J. Robert Angstadt, Esquire.  Tampa Divorce was founded with a mission to be a firm with a client-first mentality by an attorney who went through a traumatic divorce before becoming a lawyer.  Founding Attorney J. Robert Angstadt, Esquire is an attorney who has been in your shoes.  

Since February 2019, Tampa Divorce has strived to be the firm for clients who want a firm that truly understands what it feels like to go through a family law case: the feeling of being powerless, the uncertainty over your financial future, the fear of a dramatic change, the desire to be with your children, the concern over false accusations, the disbelief when your own children turn against you through parental alienation.

Tampa Divorce has achieved outstanding results for our clients.  Our Firm has grown to ensure each client has someone they can reach out to right away.  Our team is here to help.

Founding Partner

J. Robert Angstadt, Esquire

J. Robert Angstadt has been a divorce & family law attorney since becoming a lawyer. Because his practice is focused solely on divorce & family law, Robert has a wealth of experience he is ready to put in action for you. Robert has represented clients in hundreds of divorce & family law cases. Prior to starting Tampa Divorce, Robert was an attorney at one of the largest divorce & family law firms in the State of Florida where he earned that firm’s top award for outstanding performance on behalf the firm and the clients.

J. Robert Angstadt is a divorce & family law attorney who’s been in your shoes. Divorce, child custody and support, parental alienation, divorce while on active duty in the military—Robert’s lived through it himself. He attended law school at the University of Florida and chose Family Law to be the kind of lawyer he wished he could have had as he dealt with a difficult marriage, child custody, and family situation.

It was this personal situation that led Robert to law school where he excelled. Robert graduated in the top 11% of his class at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, the undisputed top law school in the State of Florida. While at law school, Robert was a Justice on the University of Florida Supreme Court, a member of the University of Florida Trial Team, president of the Association for Law & Business, and an ambassador for the law school.

Before entering law school, Robert served in the United States Navy, earning two Navy Achievement Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Chapman University in Orange, California and an Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.

Since graduating from law school, Robert has practiced divorce & family law exclusively. He is passionate about protecting the rights of his clients and seeking the best possible outcomes for them and their families. Robert Angstadt, the divorce lawyer, serves the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, Westchase, Westchester, The Eagles, Oldsmar, Odessa, Citrus Park, Town N’ Country, Carrollwood, New Port Richey, Westshore, Waterchase, Hampton Lakes, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Largo, and St. Petersburg.

Our Team

Paralegals/ Support Staff

Senior Paralegal

Jessie Meeler

Jessie Meeler is the senior paralegal with Tampa Divorce.  Jessie is a Pinellas County native and eternal lover of the great State of Florida.  Jessie received her Associate’s Degree from St. Petersburg College then started her law career as a legal assistant.  Jessie has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of Tampa Divorce’s top paralegals.  Jessie is loved by our clients for her dedication, understanding, and passion in ensuring that our cases keep moving forward with our clients understanding each and every step of the process.

Jessie believes every case is unique and ensures each case is handled with great attention to detail.  Jessie takes pride in helping families through difficult times.

 

Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall is a paralegal with Tampa Divorce.  Jennifer grew up in Tampa and graduated from Steinbrenner high school in the top of her class.  Jennifer then attended the University of Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Family, Youth and Community Sciences. During her time as a student, she used her passion to help those around her while serving as President of the School Health Interdisciplinary Program. After graduating, she earned a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Boston University.

Jennifer strives to help families be at ease through some of their most difficult times.

 

Cara L. Powell

Cara L. Powell is an attorney at Tampa Divorce. Cara is a Florida native and has worked in the legal field for over 18 years. As a single mom to two small children, Cara has a passion for assisting clients in transforming their dynamics with as little impact on their family and finances as possible.

Having gone through a divorce herself and being a child of divorce, she brings a unique perspective and empathy to all her cases. After losing her father and navigating the probate process, Cara found a passion for a different area of law and now enjoys using her skills differently.

Cara received her Bachelor of Arts in English Honors from the University of South Florida, where she focused on rhetoric and technical writing. Cara studied law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and received her Juris Doctor. While in law school, Cara was a member of the Student Recruitment Team, served as President of the Law Association for Women, and received the Book Award for Mediation. Cara was also trained as a county court mediator and externed at Three Rivers Legal Services in their family law and domestic violence department.

In her spare time, Cara volunteers with The Junior League of Tampa and is on the Social Committee of the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers. Cara loves to cheer on the Florida Gators and Jacksonville Jaguars and spend time doing activities with her son and daughter.

Office Manager

Sunny Angstadt

Sunny is the Office Manager at Tampa Divorce.  Sunny has been with our team since day 1 providing financial and accounting services as well as trust account management.  Sunny has a bachelor’s degree from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan and a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from the University of Florida, where she graduated #1 in her class.  Sunny has over a decade of experience in the financial industry.  She is passionate about helping our clients..

Highlights of Robert’s Practice:

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Gaining majority timesharing (custody) for a client who was previously only allowed to see his son a few nights every two weeks.

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For a client who learned he was not the father, getting paternity disestablished within months after taking the case that had been stalled for four years.

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Defeated an attempt by grandparents to keep custody of a child that was fraudulently obtained.

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Getting unsupervised timesharing at a mediation for a client who had never before spent time alone with his child due to some past criminal issues.

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Client Reviews for Tampa Divorce

“Did what my previous lawyer said can’t be done”

I fired my previous lawyer and hired Robert Angstadt. Since day one Robert made moves to get the ball rolling fast. Other lawyers will tell you one thing and do something else. Robert is up front no bullshit. I spent thousands on a lawyer before Robert and got no results. I wish I had Robert on my case from the start. YES ROBERT WON MY CUSTODY case in my favor. Robert did what my previous lawyer said can’t be done. My little boy is home with me. Thanks again Robert.

“Handled my case with the utmost professionalism”

Mr. Angstadt is by far one of the most professional attorneys I have ever had the privilege of dealing with. Attentive, assertive, intent. Integrity for me is everything. Mr Andstadt made me feel at ease and handled my case with the utmost professionalism. I genuinely cannot say it enough. Truth be told I stuck with him after having retained him with a previous law firm. That’s how good I believe he is! Money well spent!

“Got me 50-50 custody. It was exactly what I wanted!”

Robert Angstadt was my lawyer for a pretty nasty divorce. I was really nervous about getting divorced, but Robert was really there for me. My ex kept threatening to take my kids away, and Robert put a stop to nonsense right away. He got me 50/50 custody of my kids. It was exactly what I wanted! Robert was always there for me. He was not only a great lawyer, but it really felt like having a best friend I could count on. You definitely want Robert Angstadt as your lawyer.

“Couldn’t believe that I would have ever gotten my son”

I couldn’t believe at first that I would have ever gotten my son. To have him in my life full time and be a father to my boy. My son is now with me full time and I’ve never felt so alive. I have Mr. Angstadt to thank. He is extremely professional and respectful. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks again! He has made me so very happy and I’m glad I have had Mr. Angstadt represent my cases.

“He did an incredible job . . . an overwhelming victory”

I believe I’m still somewhat shocked. I do not know how to thank Mr. Angstadt enough. He did an incredible job in my family law case which resulted in an overwhelming victory.
I am a mother to three children. We had a very contentious and difficult situation involving a reopened divorce with children. There were times when I honestly didn’t know if I could keep pushing through, but Mr. Angstadt reassured and supported me through the entire process. He is honest and direct—will tell you like it is. He just gets it.
I trusted him to handle a case to protect my family. I put my family in his hands, and I would do so again in a heartbeat.
If you want a no-nonsense attorney you can trust, hire Mr. Angstadt.

“Helped me achieve my goals . . . strongly recommend”

I am very pleased with the work Mr. Angstadt did for me. He was professional, knowledgeable and had good communication. Whenever something came up he was available and definitely helped me achieve my goals. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.

“Finally able to be more involved in my teen daughter’s life”

I’ve been fighting for over 3 years now—2 attorneys and $30k later. I’m finally able to be more involved in my teen daughter’s life from every other weekend to 50/50 immediately! I haven’t been with Robert long but he has done everything he said he would and more. After very careful thinking my wife and I agreed he was the BEST person for the job. If I was smarter I would have chosen him from the beginning. Knowing he was once in my shoes reassured me of that choice. You are never alone with Mr. Angstadt. My youngest is extremely happy to have her sissy home more often as am I. We are in debt to Robert Angstadt for everything. I couldn’t be more proud as a father.

“Knows when to be aggressive and when patience is required”

Nothing but good things to say about Robert Angstadt. Very professional and knowledgeable. Always returned e-mails and phone calls on time. He knows when to be aggressive and when patience is required to get a fast and fair settlement. Overall you won’t be disappointed.

“Came to the rescue of my sanity . . . put my mind at ease”

Well, as far as bad situations go, this was the worst. Without embellishing any minute detail into a heroic measure, Mr. Angstadt came to the rescue of my sanity. Mr. Angstadt is very astute in matters of law and logic…although his humor may be as dry as the temperature outside, his ability to put my mind at ease is very strong. Long story short, my two kids are next to me as I am writing this review. Robert made this happen and I am forever grateful.

“Really cares about the best interest of the children”

This is an attorney that cares about his clients, with great results! It has been a pleasure working with Robert. He really cares about the best interest of the children. It’s been a pleasure working with you all!

“My support case lasted almost 6 years . . . until I met Rob”

Robert Angstadt is one of few lawyers that will fight for you like you are one of his own, my child support case lasted almost 6 years, and the lawyer I had didn’t have a clue what he was doing, I WAS DROWNING!!! Until I found Rob, it was like finding water in a desert, because of him in less than 6 months my case was case closed! He was supportive, very knowledgeable about this subject, and made me feel like…there is a light at the end of this very dark tunnel, I can’t thank him enough, until this day I call him just to say thank you. I pray there could be more people like him, I would bet on his firm every time. I can guarantee that Tampa Divorce is the firm you want in your corner because those other guys just ain’t cutting it!

“Accomplished the plan . . . I now have more time with my son”

I couldn’t believe at first that I would have visitation with my son. This was a challenging situation and Mr. Angstadt was not only able to put my mind at ease but also accomplished the plan of the initial consultation we had. I now have more time with my son and I have Mr. Angstadt to thank. He is extremely professional and respectful. I would recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs an efficient and competent lawyer. Thanks again!