DIVORCE &
FAMILY LAW

The dissolution of a marriage can be a heart wrenching and stressful experience, not only for the couple, but also for the children involved. Issues such as alimony and child support, allocation of marital assets and liabilities, and coming up with timesharing parenting plans can be a complex process requiring the guidance of a caring and adept Lakeland divorce and family lawyer.

When you are faced with an important life decision regarding a key family issue and relationship, the advice and assistance of a Lakeland family attorney will prove crucial to your understanding of the issues involved. Specific areas of representation include divorce, paternity, and parenting plans also called timesharing

Attorney Darla K. Snead is available to help you throughout the entire process.

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PERSONAL INJURY & AUTO ACCIDENTS

Personal injury claims take on an entirely different character from criminal cases: here, the injured victim is seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering arising out of the accident. The first step here is not to file a lawsuit, but to file a personal injury claim with the insurance company. Your Lakeland personal injury attorney must have detailed knowledge of Florida’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) laws in order to obtain a compensation amount that is fair and satisfactory.

If you have damages that surpass the amount allowable by PIP (such as special damages or medical expenses greatly exceeding the insured amount), your lawyer must be fully prepared to go to court and file a general personal injury lawsuit against the person, persons, or company responsible for your injury. The likely ground for such a lawsuit is negligence.

For further information, consult with skilled Lakeland personal injury attorney Darla K. Snead.

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE OF FELONIES & MISDEMEANORS

If you’ve been arrested for a crime and face trial, you may find yourself full of fear, uncertainty about the future, and concerns about whether or not you are getting the best legal representation. In the state of Florida, crimes generally fall under two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Within each category are different degrees that carry different levels of punishment, ranging from fines and forfeiture to life in prison. A Lakeland criminal defense attorney can guide you through the process.

Dedicated Lakeland criminal defense attorney Darla K. Snead has a proven track record of success. Ms. Snead has the unique advantage of having had extensive experience from both sides of the coin: she began her career as a prosecutor before switching sides as a criminal defense lawyer. With hundreds of cases under her belt, and armed with knowledge gained from both education and practice, Ms. Snead is prepared to tackle even the most difficult of criminal cases.

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