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Mr.  Joseph Lafayette Gufford III

Mr. Joseph Lafayette Gufford III

  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Florida
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Joe Gufford has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1991. The Gufford Law Firm commitment is to provide exceptional client services that remain focused on results. We bring together attorneys and staff with decades experience. At The Gufford Law Firm, we believe that both our attorneys and our staff must be knowledgeable about the specific areas of law that we practice in. That is why we ensure that each of our attorneys and staff members are constantly taking Continuing Legal Education courses so that we are up to date on the latest developments in the law. Joseph Gufford has also been a lecturer on legal developments to other members of the legal community. Additionally, not only is Joseph Gufford familiar with Courtroom procedures and local judges, but staff members are as well, as they frequently assist Mr. Gufford at trial. When Mr. Gufford has a trial or a complex hearing, the paralegal assigned to your matter will also be present. This allows Mr. Gufford to focus on the judge and his presentation in the Courtroom as opposed to fumbling about for exhibits or case law. In each and every case involving a trial, Joe Gufford and his staff will prepare a trial notebook and a trial outline, that frequently becomes the guidebook for the trial. Not only is the trial notebook/outline helpful for the attorney but it frequently sets the pace and order of presentation of the evidence. The mere preparation of the trial notebook/outline forces the attorney and his staff to focus in on key issues long before the trial of the case. Ultimately, this process frequently results in a smoother and more precise presentation of the evidence. To learn more about the Joseph Gufford and the other lawyers at our firm, please review the profiles below or contact our office to schedule your free initial consultation.

Stetson University College of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: 3rd Place Stetson College of Law Closing Argument Competition
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University of Florida
B.A. | Political Science
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Professional Experience
The Florida Bar
- Current
The Gufford Law Firm, P.A.
- Current
Chairman- Family Law Committee
The Martin County Bar Association
Top Ten Rated Divorce Attorney
Rated 10.0 Superb by
Client's Choice Award 2012
Client's Choice Award 2012
Top Contributor for Divorce
Board of Directors
Florida Rural Legal Services
Board of Directors Florida Rural Legal Services 2010
Pro Bono Service Award
Martin County Bar Association
2008-2009 Martin County Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award Martin County Bar Association 2009
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    We believe strongly that the potential new client of the firm needs to get to know us and vice versa. We have to feel comfortable that we can accomplish the client's goals and the client has to feel comfortable that we can do the same. We do not accept every case that comes through the door, but, we do take the time to properly evaluate the situation and advise the client accordingly. Typically, our initial consultations last between 1-2 hours. During this time, we determine the status of the case, the client's goals and whether we can accomplish those goals given the various factors that exist. Many law offices charge for their initial consultations. We don't. While that results in a lot of time spent by us at no charge, we feel that regardless of whether you hire us or not, you will feel good about the experience and not just had a "meet and greet" session.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover
  • Contingent Fees
    In a very limited number of circumstances, we do accept cases on a contingency basis. However, in the area of family law, the Florida Bar has prohibited attorneys from taking on cases on a contingency type basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $300.00 PER HOUR
Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Military Law
    Veteran's Benefits
    Elder Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Alimony Law
  • General Civil
  • Spanish: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Main Website for Divorce and Family Law Attorneys- The Gufford Law Firm
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Contact & Map
The Gufford Law Firm, P.A.
Stuart, FL 34994
Toll-Free: (866) 603-9936
Telephone: (772) 221-1922
Fax: (772) 221-1990