Practice Areas

The Firm’s primary focus is in the areas of Family and Matrimonial Law, and Commercial/Business-related litigation, with a focus on identifying and vigorously pursuing client goals.

Our family-related practice includes a broad range of services relating to matters of divorce, paternity, child support, alimony, custody/ timesharing, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, civil domestic violence, step-parent and close-family adoptions, temporary legal custody arrangements, incapacity and guardianship, probate administration, and related document preparation.

Our commercial/business litigation practice generally focuses on any contract-related disputes within the State (not Federal) Court system, including probate and trust litigation (Will and Trust disputes), elder abuse, commercial landlord-tenant matters, and private (not bank related) foreclosure matters, including lien establishment and foreclosure.

Through our various and extensive network of legal colleagues, we will also be able to provide our clients with expert-level legal services throughout the State of Florida in relation to residential and commercial real estate matters (contract review, closings and title work), estate planning, personal injury law, criminal and traffic defense, internet law, construction law, healthcare law, and otherwise. If I cannot very capably handle a matter, I will gladly recommend someone who can.

Richard Gaines helped me and my family deal with a financially and emotionally challenging inheritance settlement. His legal advice was solid, he was easy to work with and responsive, and he was a pillar of integrity and honest, moral advice when we needed it.

Steven Kramer

I have been working with the Gaines law firm on a complex business contract dispute case. I appreciated the efficiency, communications and professionalism. We won an enforcement of money judgment, resulting in a successful foreclosure. A great result in a very complex set of circumstances. All the best !

Tod Martin

Working with Richard was an absolute pleasure. He helped me resolve a case that I was beginning to lose hope for. He was quick to respond and draft the necessary documents in a short period of time. Highly recommend!


Richard is quick, fair and thorough. always on top of my case and it was a pleasure having him on my side.

Joe H.
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