Firm Overview

For nearly two decades, Linda I. Braithwaite, Attorney At Law, has been providing exceptional family law representation to individuals and families in Trinity, throughout West Florida, and statewide. Ms. Braithwaite has a wealth of experience in all aspects of family law, including in divorce, child custody arrangements, support matters, prenuptial agreements, and domestic partnerships, as well as in criminal defense and bankruptcy matters arising from divorce. She also handles all types of plaintiff's personal injury claims. For details about Ms. Braithwaite's experience in each of these areas of law, please visit the practice areas overview.

Difficult family law disputes can be among the most painful situations a person may face. Whether the client is embroiled in a bitter custody battle or a contentious divorce with significant assets at stake, Linda I. Braithwaite can help obtain a swift resolution. Since 1992, Ms. Braithwaite has been dedicated to protecting the interests of her clients - and of their families. She understands the complex emotions involved in these cases, and wherever possible, steers clients toward an amicable resolution, whether through mediation or collaborative practice, that will maintain dignity and respect in relationships that may continue long after a divorce is final. Ms. Braithwaite is a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and a Specialist in both Marital Law and Family Law, as certified by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization. For effective advocacy in even the most complex cases, contact Linda I. Braithwaite, Attorney At Law.
Main Office

Main Office
2527 Seven Springs Boulevard
Trinity  FL  34655

Phone
  • 727-372-0465
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Practice Areas Overview
Linda I. Braithwaite, Attorney At Law, is dedicated to assisting clients across West Florida and throughout the state in a range of legal areas. With nearly 20 years of experience in the practice of law, Ms. Braithwaite has the expertise to provide professional representation in any of the following types of cases. For details about how she can be of assistance in your particular situation, contact Linda I. Braithwaite, Attorney At Law. Ms. Braithwaite's areas of expertise include:
Family Law

Divorce and other family law disputes touch on some of the most sensitive issues in our lives, requiring the assistance of an attorney who can provide compassionate support while obtaining a favorable resolution as swiftly as possible. As an active member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and a Board Certified Specialist in both Marital and Family Law, Linda I. Braithwaite has the skills and expertise to handle:

-Divorce
-Parenting Plans/Child Custody
-Prenuptial Agreements
-Child Support
-Domestic Partnerships
-Family Law Appeals

In addition to her extensive trial experience, Ms. Braithwaite is both a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and trained in collaborative practice. Unlike traditional litigation, in which the process requires that parties to a divorce assume adversarial stances, these forms of alternative dispute resolution encourage an open dialogue that may be more likely to result in an agreement that is in the best interest of both spouses. Each of these forms is subject to certain rules and formalities; to examine which type of alternative dispute resolution may be an appropriate avenue to pursue in your particular case, contact Linda I. Braithwaite, Attorney At Law today.
Criminal Defense

Sometimes criminal charges arise in conjunction with particularly difficult divorce cases. Whether the issue at hand concerns an allegation of domestic violence or a restraining order, Ms. Braithwaite has the background and experience to defend her clients against unwarranted accusations that have arisen due to the heightened emotions that often come into play in these cases. In addition, she can draw on her strong roots in the legal community to refer any criminal defense matters outside her area of expertise to an appropriate local attorney.
Personal Injury

When an accident was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another, Florida law entitles injured victims to recover for the damages they have suffered. Whether the harm they have sustained is the result of a motor vehicle accident, slip or fall on unsafe premises, dangerous consumer product, or other cause, Linda I. Braithwaite, Attorney At Law can provide the advocacy victims need to obtain the full recovery to which they are entitled. Recoverable damages typically include economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, or other tangible losses, as well as non-economic damages, which encompass the emotional losses suffered by the plaintiff. In cases where the defendant's actions were particularly egregious, the plaintiff may also be entitled to punitive damages.
Bankruptcy

In addition to the services above, Ms. Braithwaite has assisted clients needing representation in bankruptcy in connection with a divorce. Her services in this area include both representing clients in filing for bankruptcy, and advocating for the interests of her clients when their spouse or former spouse has filed for bankruptcy, threatening their ability to receive the support payments that have been lawfully awarded to them by the court. For more information about her experience in the area of divorce-related bankruptcy, contact the West Florida law office of Linda I. Braithwaite, Attorney At Law, today.

Linda Braithwaite

Linda I. Braithwaite focuses her practice on representing clients in Trinity, throughout West Florida, and statewide in complex family law disputes, including divorce, child custody, and support matters, as well as assisting in the formation of prenuptial agreements and domestic partnerships. Her clients also include individuals facing criminal charges or bankruptcy in conjunction with divorce, and plaintiffs needing advocacy in personal injury claims.

Ms. Braithwaite was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992. She is a Specialist in both Marital Law and Family Law, as certified by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, she is a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and is trained in Collaborative Family Practice. Ms. Braithwaite's active involvement in the legal community includes serving in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, as well as the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Mediation Committees. She is a member of the Florida Chapter of the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts and a Volunteer ad Litem for the 6th Judicial Court of Pasco County. Ms. Braithwaite is also an active participant in the Justice Teaching Program, which aims to benefit students by promoting an understanding of Florida's justice system and laws. In recognition of her work, Ms. Braithwaite has been awarded a Distinguished peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys.

A native of Hialeah, Ms. Braithwaite is a graduate of St. Thomas University, where she received her Juris Doctor. She earned her Bachelor's of Arts from the University of South Florida.

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