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Darla K. Snead Darla K. Snead Attorney at Law
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I had a good experience with Attorney Snead, and her staff, they walked me through this painful journey and supported me every step of the way with excellent professionalism.

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Words cannot simply express the level of gratitude I have for attorney Snead and her team, I had one of the worst divorce cases and had previously retained counsel elsewhere…

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Ms. Snead did a great job for me. Helped me through a very difficult time. All the staff was very courteous and understanding.

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Very professional and personal at the same time. She fully understands her clients needs. Very honest, dedicated, hard working attorney. Thank you. Your the best.

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Darla helped me through a difficult time sharing case. My son’s father appeared after 4 years and decided he wanted to see him. I was a crying mess at my…

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Very Successful

I highly recommend Darla Snead any of your legal needs. She was very successful with my car accident case. And, is now helping a friend with his car accident.

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My divorce was a very stressful and emotional time for me. Darla handled this matter very quickly and efficiently, and was also very caring, which eased a lot of my…

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Darla has provided legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation. I found her to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable and honest. While working with Darla, I felt as though my…

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I have worked with Darla in multiple capacities for over 5 years, and it is always a pleasure to work with her. Her paralegal, Melissa, is extremely knowledgeable and is…

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At Our Family Law Firm, Every Client Matters

No one gets married or has a child expecting to break up the family one day. No one gets married and dreams of their divorce. No one looks forward to one day possibly wondering if the child they’ve raised as their own is truly theirs. Yet, these circumstances devastate people across Florida every single day.

You can’t control the course of your marriage, your relationship with a co-parent, or how a co-parent handles negotiations – but you can protect your rights and your best interests with the help of one of the top family lawyers in Lakeland and her team. Get the advice you need and the representation you deserve by contacting Darla K. Snead, P.L., to speak with an experienced Lakeland family & divorce attorney today.

Skilled and Compassionate Family Law Representation

At Darla K. Snead, P.L., we take on a wide range of family law cases, including divorce, timesharing, parenting plans, paternity, post-divorce modifications and enforcement, and much more.

Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to divorce, we understand that every couple is different. Some divorces call for an aggressive approach that protects our clients from dangerous or untrustworthy ex-partners, while other divorces involve amiable ex-partners who simply want to end their marriage with minimal pain and move on. No matter what type of divorce you are facing, we will work in your best interests.

Darla K. Snead is a dedicated family law attorney with over 25 years of legal experience and a diverse background as a former Assistant State Attorney and criminal defense lawyer and a defense attorney handling complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and has also received specialized training in collaborative family law. Based on her experience, attorney Darla K. Snead is skilled in litigation, mediation, and settlements. She is used to dealing with conflict and the emotions and arguments of people on the other side. In our firm, every case begins by looking at it from the standpoint of a possible settlement, whether in mediation or as a collaborative process, which in our experience yields better results and more satisfied clients. We try to resolve cases outside of court whenever possible but have plenty of experience going to court when it is necessary, unavoidable, or in our client’s best interests.

We know that handling family law issues can be stressful, especially when you’re still trying to parent, work, and handle daily life. We are committed to being a valuable resource for you every step of the way. Call us today to discuss your challenging family law matter and get the assistance you need for a positive outcome.

Injured in an Accident? Darla K. Snead, P.L. Can Help!

Attorneys Darla K. Snead and Michael H. Dulin have years of experience on the insurance side of personal injury and car accident claims. This gives us a unique perspective that benefits our clients. We understand how the other side is viewing your case and know what it takes to achieve a successful settlement or jury verdict on your behalf. From car accidents, semi tractor-trailer accidents to motorcycle accidents and dog bites, we help accident victims and their families obtain justice for the harm done to them and recover a full measure of compensation for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other legal damages. Our firm accepts personal injury and wrongful death matters on a contingency fee basis, where there is no fee until after we obtain compensation for you from the responsible party.

Contact a Skilled Lakeland Family & Divorce Lawyer Today

Facing a family legal need is always emotionally challenging, but the sooner you retain a family lawyer, the sooner you can begin healing and seeking resolution. Get started now by reaching out to Darla K. Snead, P.L., Attorney at Law in Lakeland. We serve clients in all cities throughout Polk, Hardee, Highlands and Hillsborough counties, including Winter Haven, Bartow, Plant City and more. We are ready to help you too, so call our experienced Lakeland family & divorce attorney today.

CompassionateFamily Law Representation

Family law attorneys work with people at their most vulnerable who are dealing with some of the toughest decisions and emotional challenges they will ever face. Darla K. Snead, P.L., takes clients where they are and guides them through the process of their divorce, custody dispute, paternity proceeding, or other challenging family law matter. As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator trained in collaborative family law, attorney Darla K. Snead is skilled in dealing with conflict and resolving disputes. We approach every case from a collaborative aspect, which tends to yield better, more satisfying results than litigation. We also know that you can’t control the actions or emotions of the other party, and collaboration isn’t always possible or productive. Whatever your case requires, trust Darla K. Snead, P.L., to handle your matter with skill and compassion.

Compassionate Family Law Representation
  • Divorce
    When dissolving a marriage is the best thing to do, we’ll work to minimize conflict while protecting you and helping you achieve your goals.
  • Child Support
    Both parents have an obligation to financially support their children. We’ll make sure child support is adequate for the kids and fair to you.
  • Spousal Support
    If you need alimony or maintenance during or after a divorce, or if you are being asked to pay, we’ll help ensure you are treated fairly.
  • Property Division
    We work toward an equitable distribution by ensuring marital property is correctly identified and valued, and the division is fair.
  • Parenting Plans and Timesharing
    We craft and review parenting plans and timesharing schedules that work for your family and meet your unique needs.
  • Post-Divorce Modifications
    When unforeseen circumstances seem to require a change in custody or support, we’ll make sure your interests are represented.
  • Contested and Uncontested Divorce
    We help amicable divorces stay amicable, and we resolve contested matters with compassion, skill and zealous advocacy.
  • Car Accidents
    If you’ve been seriously hurt in a crash, no-fault benefits aren’t enough. We’ll get you the significant compensation you need.
  • Dog Bites
    Animal attacks are painful, harmful, and terrifying. Let us guide you through Florida’s complicated dog bite laws to a successful conclusion.
  • Motorcycle Accidents
    Motorcycle riders are extremely vulnerable to serious injury in collisions with negligent riders. Our PI law firm can help.
  • Semi-Truck Accidents
    Tractor-trailers weigh 20 times more than passenger cars and can cause tremendous damage when truckers violate safety laws.
  • Wrongful Death
    If your loved one has been taken from you by another’s wrongful act, we’ll fight for the accountability and justice you deserve.
Meet YourDedicated Team
  • Darla K. Snead Darla K. Snead Attorney at Law

    Attorney Darla K. Snead is a Polk County native who focuses her family law practice in Lakeland and the Central Florida area. Ms. Snead is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and a Florida Arbitrator with over 25 years of legal experience representing clients. Ms. Snead represents clients in areas of family law including divorce, paternity, child support, and timesharing issues, as well as modifications of final judgments.

  • Michael H. Dulin Michael H. Dulin Attorney at Law

    Attorney Michael H. Dulin is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Florida and has made Polk County his home for over 15 years. Mr. Dulin has represented clients for over 26 years in various civil law matters including personal injury auto accidents, motorcycle and semi-truck accidents, and auto accidents resulting in wrongful death. He utilizes his experience in personal injury defense litigation to negotiate the best settlements for his clients.

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  • Avvo Clients Choice Award 2019
  • Avvo 5 star Reviews
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Top Attorney
  • 25 Years Anniversary Proudly Serving the Community Since 1997
  • Top Rated Lawyer 2022 Darla Snead
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