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Carlos Alberto Ramirez

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   82 reviews

Licensed for 32 years

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About Carlos

Learn Carlos’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    80%

    32 years

  2. Family
    8%
    Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator

    7 years

  3. Domestic violence
    5%

    32 years

  4. Mediation
    5%

    14 years

  5. Child abuse
    2%

    32 years

Led by seasoned Florida family law attorney Carlos Ramirez, our team of lawyers, paralegals and support staff provide individual attention to every client. We are dedicated to helping you obtain your case's best possible outcome.Your family is of utmost importance to you.

It is only natural that when you need a family law attorney, you want someone you can trust. At the Ramirez Law Firm, our entire legal team is committed to resolving your legal issue efficiently and effectively.

Every family is different, and so is every family law case. The Ramirez Law Firm strives to resolve your legal issue in the manner best suited to your unique circumstances. We begin by learning about you and the details of your family law matter. Our team provides a calm, reassuring and judgment-free environment where you can feel comfortable telling us about your life.

We handle cases involving:

-FLORIDA SUPREME COURT CERTIFIED MEDIATOR

-MATRIMONIAL AND FAMILY LAW

-DIVORCE LAW

-ADVANCE COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE

-CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION

-CHILD AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT

-ADMINISTRATIVE CHILD SUPPORT PROCEEDINGS

-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INJUNCTIONS  

-DEPENDENCY AND TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS 

-DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE CHILD SUPPORT HEARINGS

-DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATION HEARINGS

-PATERNITY AND DISESTABLISHMENT OF PATERNITY

-ENFORCEMENT OF CHILD AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT

- CIVIL AND INDIRECT CRIMINAL CONTEMPT OF COURT

-TEMPORARY CUSTODY BY EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBER

 

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Licensed for 32 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

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Posted by Stephanie Coker | July 24, 2020
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Child Protective Investigation
My case involved a CPI investigation that a therapist reported against me. My son is autistic. I felt vulnerable and terrified. The report was found to be unfounded. Mr. Ramirez was kind and patient with me, as I was understandably very emotional. He represented me every step of the process. I called him the moment two sheriffs and the CPI worker arrived at my home. He remained on speakerphone, to ensure none of my rights as a parent or my children's rights were violated. He assured me what would happen and what to not allow to happen. The case was soon thereafter closed. Mr. Ramirez's handling of my case inspired me to go to law school to help other families. One day soon I will be in a profession to represent and help others in the same or similar situations.
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Posted by Brian | June 15, 2020
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Mr Carlos Ramirez
Mr. Ramirez is an outstanding person and an excellent levelheaded lawyer with years of experience. His team is equally fantastic. Maria and Teresa are wonderful caring human beings. Saved me a fortune and tolerated my frustration. Always returned my calls immediately and emails. He’s honest and a straight shooter. Even gave me free advice for my future. I love the man.
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Posted by Andrew | December 16, 2019
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Great Lawyer
I contacted Carlos after reviewing a few lawyers that practice Family/Dependency law. After reaching out to his staff, they quickly mobilized to help support me even at very short notice. Carlos was quickly able to pull from his knowledge to explain to me legal processes involved and different options I could take. Although the case was extremely emotional and troublesome to me and my family, Carlos was compassionate but also logically explained how best proceed. Carlos also took time to help save money and reduce my total cost for the case. In the end, with his help, we are on the right track to put this situation behind us. If anyone is looking for a lawyer that understands Dependency and Family law, specifically when dealing with CPS, Carlos would be a great choice.
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Posted by Brian | November 11, 2019
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Collaborative Divorce
I was extremely impressed by Carlos and his team. He did a great job explaining the collaborative divorce process. He was also very flexible to my approach for preparing financial data and reviewing legal documents, which provided some savings on legal fees. Finally, he worked well with the other attorney and CPA to keep the process moving forward.
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Posted by Ingrid | October 14, 2019
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Outstanding!
Above and beyond! I know God allows circumstances in life to happen for a mayor reason and He is in charge to put the right people in your path that will drive you to the destination you are meant to go to. God brought me to Lawyer Carlos, a very experienced and knowledgeable lawyer in the field. His great team, experienced Paralegal, Teresa, and his very diligent Legal Assistant, Maria. A great team that I highly recommend. Besides great knowledge in the field, I felt protected by them as they fought for my rights in every single way. Teresa and Maria made me feel like Family. May God keep blessing them in every single way. Thank you!
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Posted by Viviana | September 24, 2019
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Excelente
Lic. Carlos Ramírez, Teresa y Maria son un equipo Asombro, servicial, amables, tratando al Cliente con mucho respeto y cuidado... Me acompañaron en todo el proceso (caso) con PROFESIONALISMO Y DISPONIBILIDAD (24/7), manteniéndome informada y a su vez orientada en cada una de mis inquietudes; resolviendo mi caso de manera oportuna, para mi total satisfacción. Lo otro para tener en cuenta, que resalta en su equipo, que hablan INGLÉS Y ESPAÑOL con fluidez, lo cual fue conveniente. Recomendaría al Lic. CARLOS RAMIREZ, el 100%, SU PROFESIONALISMO, sus 30 AñOS DE EXPERIENCIA LEGAL, ÉTICA Y MORAL, se vieron reflejados en el desarrollo de mi caso !!!
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Posted by Christen | May 22, 2019
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Top Notch & Professional Attorney and Firm Staff
Throughout the most difficult 2 years of my life, Carlos Ramirez and his staff provided comfort and peace of mind throughout the duration of my difficult child custody case (involving an extremely unprofessional & overwhelming OPPOSING counsel) by handing it with the UTMOST professionalism. Mr. Ramirez and his paralegal truly understand the law and served as the voices of reason in the most emotional and frustrating of times I experienced, which only provided reassurance and eased my mind knowing that myself and my child were in the best of hands. I could not have asked for a better outcome to my case and was constantly impressed by how the firm operates in an organized, timely, patient, and extremely communicative manner. No wonder why Carlos Ramirez is so well-respected in the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. I highly recommend consulting/hiring him for your legal needs!
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Posted by Jessi | April 3, 2019
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Outstanding!
You can't ask for a more understanding attorney and staff. Maria & Teresa are AMAZING!!!! They make you feel as if you're communicating with family and friends. Awesome firm all across the board. Mr. Ramirez and his team gave me security and results promised. They answered all of my questions, I never felt ignored or put off to the side. I strongly recommend this firm to anyone who is in need of a family law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2019
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#1 Family Law Attorney
Carlos, Teresa and Maria are such amazing individuals. Imagine walking into a legal office and feeling like your the million dollar client even when your not. They treat your case as their own and are invested in making sure not only you as the client understand your case but also that they are not wasting money on unnecessary expenses to move the case along. While you as the client may become emotional, Carlos and Terea will ensure your case is strategically being handled from all aspects to ensure they obtain the most optimum result in your case. If your unsure who to hire to handle your garnishment case or modification for child support involving social security disability and VA compensation or frankly any family law case I cannot say it enough but to go with Carlos.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2019
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Outstanding Attorney and Staff
Carlos Ramirez is an outstanding attorney supported by a wonderful staff. Mr. Ramirez represented me during the course of a protracted custody matter. He and his staff clearly laid out my legal options, promptly responded to my questions, were compassionate and professional at all times and obtained a very favorable result for me. I highly recommend the Ramirez law firm.
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Posted by Camille | September 10, 2022
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Proficient Family Law Firm
I was referred to Ramirez Law Firm after my litigation began and was represented by a different attorney. My family law case was not looking favorable and I felt I needed more assertiveness during such a complicated situation that involved CPS, Medical Evaluations, etc. All to ensure my daughter was going to be in a safe environment. Maria & Teresa gave every effort to ensure a smooth transition of representation as well as throughout the very end. They are so professional, have integrity & are such kind individuals. Carlos is exactly the attorney you would want fighting for your child. He is extremely experienced, has a great attorney community presence, reputable, assertive & will keep you in areality state of mind especially dealing with delicate matters that any parent could easily let their emotions get the best of them. My case resulted in a safe agreement for my daughter to be in. Carlos & his team are well worth the investment.
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Posted by Hugo | August 6, 2022
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Carlos Ramirez
This was the longest 4 years of my life but Carlos and his team, Teresa and Maria were there every step of the way. They were very professional and we’re in constant communication and worked many hours to help guide me through my divorce and custody battle. They were like family. They had to on several occasions “talk me down off the ledge”. The system is so unjust but Carlos fault hard and did everything he could for me and I’m thankful for that. I highly recommend Carlos Ramirez Law Firm.
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Posted by Sabrina walker-Coen | June 8, 2022
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Hands down the best Firm!
Mr Ramirez is absolutely amazing as is his staff Maria and Teresa! My divorce was filed by my now ex husband in January of 2020 and finalized in May 2022. In addition to the divorce there were also injunctions in place when I retained Mr. Ramirez. Covid definitely played a huge roll in the lengthy process with me having contracting it multiple times and causing long term medical complications and yet through my stress, anxiety, and medical issues Mr. Ramirez, Teresa and Maria were always there! No matter what was going on in their own lives they were always a phone call away; available even nights and weekends. There was never a time when i couldn't reach someone rather that be normal business hours, nights or weekends. We had a very complex case and we had to deal w my ex husbands attorney who was an absolute nightmare. My memory tanked being Sick for so long and yet during a pandemic with covid running our state and having to resort to zoom hearings I was always informed reminded and even received wake up calls to make sure I never missed a hearing!! I never felt like just a client, rather like I was family! Divorce is a stressful time but combine that with my health issues covid and lock down and yet They were always there for me; working endlessly and maintaining not only a professional business rapport but also a family rapport! I still to this day send photos of my children with updates on how we are doing and receive emails and phone calls just to check in with me. I couldn't have been more blessed to have had this amazing team that was always 100% all in...if I had to do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing. Such a wonderful Firm to have had my back. If you are in need of a Divorce Attorney this Firm is hands down the BEST! You will be treated with the utmost respect & professionalism. The love they each have for what they do and for their clients is beyond words. This Firm is Thoughtful, caring, understanding, diligent and so much more. Mr Ramirez, Teresa and Maria will always hold a special place in my heart and I will continue to stay in contact with each of them as they are more than just a Firm they are family❤️ Sabrina
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Posted by Jess | April 18, 2022
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Family Law
Carlos was compassionate about my case and knowledgeable in the field of Family Law. His office team is wonderful, attentive and responsive.
Posted by kimberly | March 30, 2022
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Compassionate but strong lawyer for my Divorce
Carlos worked for years with me through a difficult divorce with 2 children and an ex that was from outside the US. Naturally I was afraid of a lot of things that were happening or could happen, Carlos knew everything to expect and how to prepare for it. When you walk into the courthouse with Carlos, every bailiff, judge and other attorneys wave and are truly happy to see him, know his name etc. His reputation in the courthouse was some thing that made me realize this guy means business and he’s also got a very good reputation amongst his peers. It’s been 6 years since my divorce and I still keep in touch with even his wonderful office staff. I will always be grateful that I chose Carlos as my attorney and I have referred him to many friends. If you’re a woman looking for a trustworthy and strong attorney to represent you I promise you, I promise you he will take the very best care of you and continue to do so long after. He treats you like family and during difficult divorces, and that was everything to me at that time. Thanks Carlos, Teresa and Maria!
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Posted by Bob | February 18, 2022
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For family law issues look no further. Mr. Ramirez is your man.
My family and I came to Tampa to seek help with a custody situation involving our Grandson. Being from out of town we weren't quite sure where to start nor who to turn to for help, so I did a random internet search for family law firms. I didn't feel quite comfortable with the few large firms I was in contact with. Came away with a rather cold corporate feeling. I then decided to seek out a single practitioner for more personal service. I came across Mr. Ramirez purely by chance. He had stellar reviews so I made the call. Maria, the ever pleasant office manager took my call and made me feel comfortable after the first few words. I shared our problem with her and she told me Mr. Ramirez was off for the Christmas holiday but would return my call before the end of the day. To my surprise he called me from his home and spoke with me for at least a half hour. His manner was kind and caring. Spoke to me like a friend. I knew I found the right firm. We engaged his services and met he and his staff in person. Everyone couldn't be nicer and Mr. Ramirez was much more than kind. A fine man. So if your need help with a family law issue, look no further. He is your go to guy.
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Posted by Rick | December 2, 2021
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The Best Divorce Firm in the Tampa Bay Area
Going through a year and a half long divorce was grueling, but Mr. Ramirez and his staff made it so much easier for me. Carlos, Teresa and Maria were always patient and kind to me, even when I was frustrated. They worked with me to meet paperwork deadlines when I was dragging my feet. They also worked with me financially. I would highly recommend Mr. Ramirez to anyone needing a Family Law Firm. They are the best!
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Posted by Jill | December 2, 2021
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BEST ATTORNEY IN FLORIDA
Many years ago, when I was a single mom, I contacted Mr. Ramirez regarding my child support (or lack of). Not only did Mr. Ramirez take the time to listen to me, he also explained all of my options and told me what the cost would be upfront. He weighed the pros and cons of certain legal actions so I would know what the end result would be. Mr. Ramirez is a knowledgeable attorney with a friendly and professional staff. I have recommended Mr. Ramirez to several friends and will continue to do so.
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Posted by John | September 3, 2021
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Professional and Dedicated, Ramirez Law Firm !
From the day, I hired Carlos Ramirez Law Firm and staff, Paralegal Teresa and Secretary Maria . My divorce case, was handled with the highiest level of Professionalism and dedication for the best out come possible ! Extremely thorough and always kept me informed of the progress of my case ! And always returned phone calls and communication was outstanding, through the entire process of my case ! Thank you Carlos and most awesome staff, Teresa and Maria ! I highly recommend Carlos Ramirez Law Firm ...
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Posted by Crystal S. | August 5, 2021
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The best in Tampa Bay!
Carlos and his team (Teresa & Maria) are top notch! Divorce is a very stressful experience but I received clear communication and they tackled all obstacles during that time. I had hoped after he handled my 2016 divorce that I wouldn’t need his services but years later needed assistance with several child custody issues. When the issues arose, I immediately called Carlos without hesitation. Carlos has an impeccable understanding of family law and is very calm, kind, confident & compassionate. His office provided immediate answers for all of my questions. Carlos gave me hope to resolve issues during some very difficult and uncertain times. I highly recommend Carlos Ramirez!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Ramirez Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Escobar, Ramirez & Associates
  • 1990 - 2011

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989

Associations

  • Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Professionals
  • 2015 - Present
  • Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago
  • Knight
  • 1993 - Present
  • In the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
  • Support Enforcement Hearing Officer
  • 1994 - 1994

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • The Board of County Commissioners County of Hillsborough
  • 1991

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known and respected Carlos Ramirez for my entire career. I have often sought out his advise and perspective regarding how to conduct my cases. I have always found Carlos to be honorable, knowledgeable, experienced, fair and aggressive when necessary. He is an accomplished litigator and master strategist. He is, simply put, an excellent attorney and I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally worked with Carlos and found him to be one of the most professional attorneys I know. His experience and knowledge of family law overshadows that of most attorneys. You can't go wrong with Carlos on your team for any litigation matter. Thumbs up!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients with legal matters from divorce, domestic violence, to child custody issues to Carlos for over 13 years. When our firm has a client with a family law issue we are always happy to refer them to Carlos knowing they will receive outstanding care and representation. Our clients end with a win-win."
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carlos Ramirez is highly knowledgeable in all areas of family law and is an aggressive and dedicated advocate for his clients. I have had the pleasure of knowing him for many years and am glad to give him my endorsement."
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Carlos for many years and find him to be highly ethical and well prepared in the cases we have had against one another. He is someone who i feel very comfortable in endorsing."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse Attorney Carlos Ramirez. As a fellow Family Law attorney, I can attest to his knowledge of the law, ethical standards, trial skills, and superior level of professionalism. I highly recommend Attorney Ramirez."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Tampa Divorce and separation Lawyer Carlos Alberto Ramirez
Carlos Alberto Ramirez
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 32 years
Free Consultation