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Garth R Goodman

About me

Sole practitioner with an emphasis in Family/Marital Law, including child-related issues such as establishing parenting plans with time sharing and child support guidelines; division of assets and liabilities; spousal support; as well as post judgment enforcement and modification issues.  I also handle other legal cases involving paternity, domestic or repeat violence and unmarried cohabitant issues.  


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 27%
  2. Alimony: 27%
  3. Divorce: 27%
  4. Child Support: 10%
  5. Domestic Violence: 9%



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  • Charis Campbell

    Mr. Goodman is very knowledgeable and handles complex family law issues with ease. He has the ability to skillfully negotiate settlement for his clients as well as prevail in the courtroom. He truly cares about the well-being of his clients. I have consulted with Mr. Goodman in relation to strategy with my cases. I recommend this attorney!


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Contact info

Garth R. Goodman, Law Office

125 South Fifth Street, Suite 200B
St. Petersburg, FL, 33701-4168


FLMember in Good Standing199406/19/2016
DCInactive 200707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
David L. Stout Award for services to the indigent communityCommunity Law ProgramN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGarth R. Goodman, P.A.1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Canakaris American Inn of CourtMember2010 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember2008 - Present
Community Law ProgramMember2004 - Present
Florida BarMember1994 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Marital and Family Law Certification CommitteeMemberN/A
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Marital and Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Collaborative Divorce Law Institute of Tampa BayN/AN/A
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Marital and Family Law SectionSection Chairperson2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Divorce/ alimonyWife received durational alimony in an amount to meet her needs including uncovered medical expenses
Divorce/ post judgment modification of timesharingFather's petition for modification of timesharing was granted
Divorce/ relocationMother permitted to relocate with her child to California
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
Stetson UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guardian ad Litem trainingGuardian Litem2015
Emergency Motion practicePractice of law- emergency matters2015
Canakaris American Inn of CourtAttorney Ethics2012