Practice Areas

Problem-Solving Through Innovative Legal Advocacy

Many legal problems overlap into multiple areas of the law. Because of this, I provide legal representation in several intersecting fields such as family law, bankruptcy, estate planning and criminal law. For each client, my goal is to achieve the best possible outcome, no matter the area of law.

My family law practice encompasses representation for:

  • Divorce – dissolution of marriage
  • Name changes
  • Separation agreements
  • Child-related matters – parenting plans, child support, paternity
  • Enforcement or modifications of existing court orders
  • Adoption

I can also help you update your estate plan following your divorce or adoption. If you do not have an estate plan, it is important to consider creating one as soon as possible. Estate plans usually comprise legal instruments such as:

  • Wills
  • Health care advance directives
  • Powers of attorney

An estate plan can ensure your assets will be distributed to whom you intend, rather than by Florida’s complex probate laws. If you have children who are still minors, you may also nominate your choice of guardian(s) to care for your children when you die. Advance directives and powers of attorney are legal documents to appoint a trusted person to speak or act on your behalf should you become incapacitated while alive. These can be tough topics to think about, but they are essential to address especially when you have a family.

Struggling With Debt? You May Qualify To File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

Many individuals and families are battling debt due to job loss, divorce, death of a loved one or sudden illness. The federal law provides a means of debt relief through filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in federal bankruptcy court.

If you have not filed for Chapter 7 in the past eight years and your income meets the federal criteria, you may qualify to file for Chapter 7 debt relief. If the court approves your case, the list of debts in your documents will be subject to discharge. Most unsecured debt may be discharged from obligation to repay. However, debts accrued through back-owed child support, judgment liens, IRS tax debt and student loans will not qualify for Chapter 7 discharge. Exceptions may apply so it is critical to speak with an experienced attorney. Call my office today to explore your debt relief options through filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Do Not Hide From Criminal Law Charges

It is important to get legal help as soon as possible after an arrest. Your legal options could diminish the longer you wait. Call my office if you are facing charges for suspicion of:

  • Civil domestic violence
  • Dating violence
  • Drunk driving
  • Drug offenses
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Truancy

Aggressive, knowledgeable criminal defense is a phone call away.

Contact Me For Thorough, Personable, Attentive Legal Representation

Call the Law Office of Rhonda Portwood P.L. at 352-860-0043 to schedule a consultation. I will provide the legal representation you need and the information essential for making good decisions for your future.

The Law Office of Rhonda Portwood P.L. is a debt relief agency. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.