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Protect your child and your future with the help of a Tampa Bay family lawyer for divorce, child custody, alimony and paternity.

Family law involves deeply emotional aspects of our lives, including everything from ending spousal relationships to deciding how children will be raised. When you’re facing a situation like getting divorced, setting up child custody, paying alimony or questioning paternity, you need an experienced Tampa Bay family law attorney by your side.

In Florida, there is no assumption that any person will automatically win a family law case. This means a mother will not automatically be given full custody of children, a nonworking spouse may or may not receive alimony in a divorce and a man may have to mount a legal challenge to prove he is the father of a child.

That’s why you need a family law attorney who can help you stand up for your rights. At Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, we have decades of experience with many types of family law cases. We understand how to protect you while also keeping the best interests of children at heart. You can rely on us to lend a sympathetic ear and help you skillfully navigate Tampa Bay’s complex family law system.

You Deserve a Great Team

Here’s a five-star review from just one of our clients:

“Highly recommended! After being rear-ended, my neighbor recommended Kemp, Ruge & Green to handle my case. Sommer, the paralegal assigned to my case, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. She always took the time to answer any questions I had, followed up with me every couple of weeks, and always returned my calls within a timely manner.”

-Crystal Wolfe

Our clients are often relieved to find they can turn to us for a free, confidential case evaluation. Customer service is extremely important to us and we will take the time to explain the details of Florida family law to you as well as keep you posted on exactly where your case stands.

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You Deserve Answers

You’re probably full of questions about how your family law case will turn out and what your future will look like. If your children are involved, it’s an even more urgent and delicate situation.

At Kemp, Ruge & Green, we handle Tampa Bay divorce, child custody, alimony and paternity family law cases. Contact us today for more information about your specific case.


It’s difficult to go through a divorce without experienced legal representation. You’ll need a lawyer to help you understand the law, protect your rights and find the best possible outcome. We understand that you may feel exhausted emotionally, physically and financially during this challenging time. That’s why we’ll be right by your side, providing the legal support you need. We’ll use our negotiation skills to communicate with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse, even if they are difficult to deal with. Our divorce attorneys can help you handle your divorce as smoothly and efficiently as possible so you can move forward with your life.

Learn more on our Divorce page.

Child Custody

If child custody isn’t handled carefully, it can have a negative effect on children. However, if you can handle it calmly with the help of a Tampa Bay child custody lawyer, your children will have a much better experience.

In Florida, child custody laws are based on finding what’s in the best interests of children. The courts look closely at your relationship with your child, along with how well you can offer them stability, safety, food, clothing, love and affection. Many aspects of your lives may be examined, including your physical, mental and financial health. This can be an intimidating process and we’d like to help take a weight off your shoulders. We can provide the legal support you need for your child custody case.

Learn more on our Child Custody page.


A judge typically awards alimony payments to maintain a certain standard of living after a divorce. The higher earner typically makes payments to support their ex-spouse and prevent them from having a poor standard of living in the future.

There are four types of alimony: permanent, temporary, rehabilitative and reimbursement. Your alimony lawyer at Kemp, Ruge & Green can help you understand which of these may apply in your situation and how you should interact with the court and your ex-spouse.

Learn more on our Alimony page.


Sometimes a genetic paternity test is required to establish a man’s legal connection to his child. These are often confusing and emotional situations because they affect a family’s future and can really shake up children’s lives.

For women, paternity cases are typically about establishing the identity of a child’s father and perhaps holding him responsible for supporting the child until adulthood. For men, proving paternity confirms their role as the child’s father and allows them to seek visitation with a child.

Learn more on our Paternity page.

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Video Transcript: For your legal team, call Kemp, Ruge & Green. How are you handling your current situation and what can we do to help? You answers are where we begin. Our client-focused law firm puts you at the forefront. We keep you informed every step of the way so you can concentrate on getting yourself back together. Whether you’re dealing with an auto accident, personal injury, family law or a criminal matter, our top-notch legal professionals are ready to assist you.

Our mission statement is to relentlessly pursue protecting our clients and improving our community, with respect, communication and service. When you hire our firm, every aspect of your case will be handled according to those words.

Both Martindale-Hubbell and Avvo, two of the leading lawyer directory services, have recognized our firm for excellent client satisfaction. These awards are based solely on the testimonials of previous clients. These clients -much like you- were looking for excellent representation to get them through a rough time. Not only did we provide that for them, we did so in such a way that they wanted others to hear about our great work and how happy they were to have hired us.

We are attorneys that take care of our clients. Additionally, our firm has attorneys who have been inducted into both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This elite group consists of less than one percent of all attorneys nationwide. To be selected to this Forum, an attorney must have served as principal counsel in one or more cases which resulted in a final judgement, award or a settlement in favor of his or her client in the amount of one million dollars or more for the Million Dollar Advocates Forum or two million dollars or more for the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We have the legal knowledge to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your case.

Lastly, our firm is committed to this community. We have donated to more than 60 different nonprofits, schools, sports teams and other local charities. When you choose us, you choose a firm making a difference in your community.

You Deserve Kemp, Ruge & Green – When Results Matter

You deserve the best, and so does your child. When you turn to the family law attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green, you can rest assured that you have chosen the best representation in Tampa Bay and beyond.

Our name is well-known to judges, lawyers and the citizens Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, Spring Hill, St. Petersburg and Tarpon Springs. When you choose us as your family law representatives, you’re choosing a firm with a proven reputation for delivering positive results for the families of Tampa Bay.

Contact us now for a free and confidential consultation about your family law case, including divorce, child custody, alimony and paternity. We’ll review your case with an open mind and provide the legal support you need.

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