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Russell George Marlowe

Divorce and separation Attorney at New Port Richey, FL

4.8   88 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    All areas of family law including divorce, separation, child custody, alimony, visitation, and property issues. Regularly appears in cases in Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando, and Pinellas counties.

    36 years

  2. Child custody
    15%
    Child custody establishment (divorce and paternity) and modification

    36 years

  3. Child support
    15%
    Child support establishment and modification

    36 years

  4. Probate
    15%
    Representation in summary administration and formal administration proceedings

    9 years

  5. Alimony
    10%
    Temporary, permanent, rehabilitative, durational and lump sum alimony cases

  6. Uncontested divorce
    10%
    Regularly appears in cases in Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando, and Pinellas counties.

    36 years

  7. Mediation
    5%
    A Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

    15 years

ARE YOU IN NEED OF A DIVORCE ATTORNEY OR OTHER FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY? OUR FIRM IS HERE TO HELP!

PROFESSIONAL
* Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and also the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
* Member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar
* Member of the Family Law Committee of the West Pasco Bar Association
* Areas of practice include family law (divorce, child support, modification, contempt, and adoption and paternity) and civil litigation including breach of contract, real estate, foreclosures, evictions, and deed restriction litigation.
* Past-President of the West Pasco Bar Association, having also previously served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President, and President-Elect. Presently on the Board of Directors for the West Pasco Bar Association.
* Served a three year term on the Florida Bar's 6-B Grievance Committee through January 2001
EDUCATION
* Stetson University College of Law, graduating in December 1987 and was admitted to the Florida Bar the following spring.
* Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida College of Business Administration in 1985
* Native of the West Pasco area
* Graduate of Gulf High School in New Port Richey, Florida
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
* Member of the Holiday Rotary Club for fourteen years. He is a past-president and in 2001-2002 was the Chairman of the Board. He has been previously honored by the club with a Paul Harris Fellow award.
* In September 2008, Russell competed in and was a finisher at Ironman Wisconsin where he swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and then ran a marathon of 26.2 miles, in just one day!
* Russell was a USA Triathlon (USAT) Certified Race Director as well as a USAT Certified CAT1 Race Official (the highest designation for USAT officials and one of only a few CAT1 USAT officials in the State of Florida).  He has served as the head referee for the prestigous St. Anthony's Triathlon as well as many triathlons throughout the southeast including many with professional triathlete divisions.  In 2015, he was a head referee at the USA Triathlon Youth National Championships.
* Former Board of Director for Athletes Who Care, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non profit organization comprised of endurance athletes and enthusiasts who combine their passion for athletics with the drive to raise essential funds for cancer causes.
* Previous Board Member for the Suncoast Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) (one of only five chapters in the state of Florida). Russell was previously involved with the Team In Training program of LLS as a Coach and participant. Through this program, Russell completed two Olympic Distance triathlons in California, seven 100-Mile bicycle rides around Lake Tahoe, numerous other 100 mile rides in New Hampshire, Tucson, and Florida, a marathon in Dublin, Ireland, a marathon in Stockholm, Sweden, and numerous sprint distance triathlons and runs.
* Former charter Director and Officer (treasurer and secretary) of the Judeo-Christian Health Clinic of Pasco, Inc., d/b/a The Good Samaritan Health Clinic, a non-profit corporation that provides free medical and dental care to the working poor
* Former Director and Officer of the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a non-profit corporation that provides education and training for the blind and visually impaired
* Former director for the West Pasco Unit of the American Cancer Society

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 7 ...

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Location

Russell G Marlowe, PA - Attorney at Law
8630 Government Drive
Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL, 34654
Russell G Marlowe, PA - Attorney at Law
24140 State Road 54
Lutz, FL, 33559
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  88 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Laurie | March 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Mr. Marlowe is a great lawyer! He did an amazing job with my case. He answered every question I had throughout my case as quickly as he could. He definitely looks out for his clients. If you need a family lawyer, Mr. Marlowe is the man to hire.
Response from Russell Marlowe March 16, 2022
Laurie: It was our pleasure working with you. If we can ever be of assistance in the future to you or your friends, please do not hesitate to contact us. - Russ Marlowe
Posted by Michael | March 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
You can’t go wrong with Russ and his paralegal Jill. The knowledge and professionalism are there. They will make a terrible situation, manageable. You won’t regret going with this firm
Response from Russell Marlowe March 9, 2022
Michael We sincerely appreciate your taking the time to leave a review. Our client feedback is very important to us and we're pleased that you were happy with our services.
Posted by casey | March 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend
Russell Marlowe and his team were exceptional during my divorce!! I never had to wonder if something was going to be done. They always responded to my insane amount of questions in a timely manner. If you need a good attorney look no further than Russell Marlowe
Response from Russell Marlowe March 9, 2022
Casey It was our pleasure to work with you and we appreciate the trust and confidence you placed in us.
Posted by Colleen | April 30, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Reccomend
Mr. Marlowe and his team are exceptional. Their professionalism and compassion during a very difficult time made the divorce process much more manageable. Jill is the best!
Posted by Gary | August 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Attorney
Mr. Marlowe recently represented me with my divorce. He is very professional. He answered all my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Mr. Marlowe .
Posted by Teresa | April 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Financial matter with estranged husband
As my first experience with hiring an attorney, I was pleased with the timely and courteous service and with the resolution of my situation. With Mr. Marlowe’s help I was able to obtain alimony without dissolution of marriage (my preference) and resolve my financial concerns. Mr. Marlowe and staff tried to answer all my questions with honesty and sound advice. And I am sure I will use their services again should the need arise.
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Posted by Brittany | December 27, 2022
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Adoption Case
Russell is an excellent lawyer. He was upfront and honest with my from the beginning about my case. He assisted me in adopting my nephew, all while I was living in Hawaii. We hired Russ based off a recommendation. Our case special and slightly complex because of the fact that we are active military stationed in Hawaii. We required a Florida lawyer because that's where the guardianship paperwork originated (my parents were the guardian of my nephew). Russ stepped up to the challenge and helped us cut through the red tape and make this adoption happen in a timely manner. He was knowledgeable and answered all my questions and promptly responded to all my emails. His pricing was fair and even gave us a military discount. I couldn't be more happy with my legal representation.
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Posted by Brett | April 7, 2022
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Divorce case
Honest lawyer, straight forward, excellent experience , very nice people and worked very hard to solve my case . I highly recommend this law firm
Response from Russell Marlowe April 9, 2022
Brett It was our pleasure working with you to resolve your case for you. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Russ Marlowe
Posted by Richard | November 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic staff
Russell and his staff were fantastic and appreciated everything and everyone there. They were very nice and helpful in my time of stress.
Response from Russell Marlowe November 19, 2021
Richard It was a pleasure helping you through your legal matter. I appreciate the kind words. If we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. -Russ Marlowe
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Everything you want in a lawyer.
Russ was kind and empathetic from the beginning, and answered all of my questions I had along the way. He was honest about every detail and dollar I put into my divorce.
Response from Russell Marlowe October 1, 2021
Thank you for the kind words. Divorce can be difficult but we're glad we were able to help you through it. - Russ Marlowe
Posted by Tim | May 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unshakeable
Russ was on point from the very beginning. I hired him to help me with my divorce after firing my previous attorney. He was able to determine what needed to be done and executed flawlessly. My divorce was dragged out for over a year. Russ always guided me in the direction of the least expensive yet most cost effective actions to take. I recommend Russ. Jill is the hero behind the scenes. She was spot on with all the paperwork. She never let me forget what I needed to get done or if I was missing an item she would let me know right away. They are a great team.
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Response from Russell Marlowe June 30, 2021
Tim: Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. It has been a pleasure working with you. Please feel free to call us at any time with any questions going forward. - Russ Marlowe
Posted by Amanda | March 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, Caring, and Supportive
Mr. Marlowe assisted me with obtaining name changes for my children, and he represented us in our hometown of Pasco County. I have three children who had their father's last name and had not seen their father for about seven years. He assisted me in getting the children's last name changed to my last name, which is what they wanted. He and Jill made the process very simple and explained everything to me, every step of the way. To say I'm satisfied would be an understatement! My children have wanted their names changed for years, and I was so scared to try. I want sure we would get what we desired. Not only did Mr. Marlowe help my children get what they wanted, but he and Jill supported me emotionally as well! They responded to every anxious email and phone call within the same day. I would, absolutely, recommend Mr. Marlowe and will be using him again in my paternity case.
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Response from Russell Marlowe March 23, 2021
Amanda: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased that you are so happy with the results obtained in your case. We look forward to serving you in the future. - Russ Marlowe
Posted by Marco | February 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience!
Russ and his team were so helpful in our divorce case. Jill was amazing too. Very affordable yet knowledgeable when it came to our type of case and always going the extra mile regardless. Would highly recommend when it comes to family law.
Response from Russell Marlowe February 4, 2021
Marco - thank you for your kind words. I will be sure that your comments reach Jill as well.
Posted by Jacquelynn | January 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Russell handled my case with care and consideration. Would recommend using if you are looking for an attorney who is knowledgeable and efficient.
Response from Russell Marlowe February 4, 2021
Jacquelynn - it was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Pasco County
When I began my search for a lawyer in Pasco County to handle my uncontested divorce, I was a little nervous, due to stories I had heard from friends about their negative experiences with a lawyer. After speaking with Russell Marlowe and his paralegal on staff, Jill Macaluso, I felt immediate ease. They were both very knowledgeable about the necessary steps in the process and helped with prompt, comprehensible advice when obstacles arose along the way. He listened to my requests and executed my wishes. Every little question I had was explained in a thorough, prompt way without judgment, whether it be from Mr. Marlowe or Ms. Macaluso. They were able to close the case within a short frame of time. I feel very fortunate to have had their assistance over the last few months. I highly recommend their service to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Response from Russell Marlowe November 17, 2020
Thank you for letting us know your satisfaction with how your case was handled. We strive to have open, honest communication with our clients so that they can make very important decisions and be comfortable with those decisions.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2020
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Wonderful Attorney, Highly Recommend
My experience with Mr. Marlowe was fantastic! He took the time to discuss and prepare a prenuptial agreement. This will allow me and my future spouse to live and enjoy our marriage without stress, knowing that we have planned for the worst case scenario. He was very knowledgeable, personable, professional, and highly efficient. I highly recommend him for your attorney. Thank you Mr. Marlowe!
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Response from Russell Marlowe November 17, 2020
We are always happy to hear from happy clients. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2020
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Unlawful detainer action
In February 2020 my mother-in-law passed away and her home was awarded in probate to her three children. After her death, several of her husband’s family members had moved into the property and refused to leave. We worked with them for several week to depart the residence to no avail. That is when we spoke to Russ Marlowe about our issue with the property, and he advised us that we would have the file an unlawful detainer action to get them out of the property. Russ quoted us his fee to proceed with the action and we approved it. Russ and his para Jill where great keeping us informed and answering our questions as the case proceeded. I have had dealings with a couple of attorneys this year, one for the probate and one for the unlawful detainer and wow what a difference. The probate attorney was not one I will go back to, never telling us the total fee for his services, which cost more than expected and hard to talk to and sometime rude. Russ and his para Jill on the other hand are always there. If you have questions Jill will do her best to answer them if she can or ask Russ for an answer and get back with you. She will get Russ on the line if necessary, for you to speak to him, both are great people. Fee was as quoted with no hidden surprises. A few things to know, this is the legal system and things take time, you are as they say “At the mercy of the court” and all out of the hands of Russ and Jill it’s just the way the system works. So, if you have an issue that Mr. Marlowe can help you with, Pull the trigger and let them help you.
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Response from Russell Marlowe September 16, 2020
Thank you for letting us know of your satisfaction with our representation. We always try to be upfront with anticipated fees and costs as well as likely outcomes. I believe a well informed client is the first step to a great team relationship with the client and our office. I sincerely appreciate your kind words.
Posted by DIMITRIOS | August 21, 2020
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110% PROFESSIONALS !
I highly recommend Russell Marlowe He handled my divorce and helped me throughout the process. I am thankful for Russell and his assistant Jill for the way they handle my case . Thank you
Response from Russell Marlowe September 16, 2020
Dimitrios: It was our pleasure to help you. Thank you for your kind words! Russ Marlowe
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A true professional
Russ handled my divorce. He was very responsive to all my questions, calls, and emails. He made the process easy to understand and provided unbiased advice. Jill, his assistant, is excellent. She was always onto of everything that needed to be completed. I highly recommend Russ for your divorce.
Response from Russell Marlowe September 16, 2020
We sincerely appreciate your letting us know of your satisfaction. We take very seriously our role in this very significant event in our clients' lives. - Russ Marlowe
Posted by Amanda | June 11, 2020
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Clarity in Murky Times
Russell was the third and final attorney on my 18-month long divorce. Many factors about my divorce made it acrimonious, like an opposing party who tried many ways to control or manipulate the situation. I was terrified, intimidated, threatened - I'd never navigated divorce before, and it was difficult to find where I stood on many issues, particularly because I needed to protect my small child. My ex and his attorney threw many ostentatious attempts to intimidate and even belittle. My previous attorney charged an obscene amount of money and landed my son and I in the same place we had been a year earlier. Enter Russell and his amazing paralegal, Jill. I watched as Russ eloquently and confidently destroy ridiculous claims and attempts at my ex's control. Unlike some others I've encountered in family law, he truly cares for the well-being of the child and will advise in their favor. Russ worked efficiently and made my options very clear, which is invaluable in a time of uncertainty. During a divorce, it's hard to tell where the ceiling and floor are. Russ and Jill made it clear!
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Response from Russell Marlowe June 23, 2020
Thank you for the kind words. We're glad to have been able to help!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Russell G. Marlowe, PA
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Davis & Marlowe
  • 1994 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Brick & Davis
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Attorney
  • Donald R. Peyton
  • 1988 - 1989
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wells v. Vallier
  • Appeals court affirmed trial court's decision
  • Hernando County v. Warner
  • Appellate court reversed trial court's decision that continuing writ of garnishment law was applicable to a corporation

Associations

  • West Pasco Bar Assocation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • East Pasco Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Reciprocal Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted
  • 2007 - Present
  • West Pasco Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • 1990 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • West Pasco Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • West Pasco Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2001 - 2002
  • West Pasco Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • West Pasco Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Past President
  • West Pasco Bar Association
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Living Wills from a Medical & Legal Perspective
  • Living Wills
  • 1992

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (24)
Endorse Russell
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have litigated many family law cases with Mr. Marlowe. As all times he has been prepared and knowledgeable in the law. He aggressively represents his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Russell Marlowe is a dedicated family law attorney who represents his clients zealously and with heart. He has always shown that there are no limits for himself or his law practice with how far they are willing to go with protecting his clients' legal interests or achieving their hopes or goals."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney, I have had the pleasure of being on the opposite side of dozens of family law cases with Mr. Marlowe over the last 30 plus years. He is well respected in the legal community for his expertise, ethics, and professionalism."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Russell on a case with interrelated clients. He was prepared, knowledgeable and a top notch lawyer. His experience and skill is unmatched and I highly recommend him for any family law matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I can confidently refer anyone to Russ, knowing full well that he will approach a difficult situation with a sensible, goal-oriented approach. Russ does not stoke client emotions in order to increase fees. Russ is a past president of the West Pasco Bar Association and was willing to rejoin the Board for additional terms of service. I know my opinion of Russ is shared by many colleagues as well as the judiciary. And let's not forget that he is a great Florida Gator."
Family Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very professional and easy to work with. Highly recommend!"
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Marlowe is always kind, thoughtful and professional in representing his clients. I recently had the pleasure of mediating a case for Mr. Marlowe, during which I watched him thoroughly educate his client about settlement matters, allowing her to make the most intelligent and informed decisions about her financial and family issues. He is a fantastic lawyer and an absolute gentleman."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Russell is a top notch family attorney whom I have known for over 20 years. He is one of the handful of family law attorneys in Pasco County with over 20 years experience."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russ truly cares about his clients, and it shows in his work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to litigate family law matters opposite Attorney Marlowe and always found him to be a fair and professional advocate of his client's position. Attorney Marlowe has an outstanding reputation in the community and always provides his clients with excellent legal representation."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A bright attorney with an eye toward detail - combined with a style and demeanor that complements his effectiveness as an advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A class act, and a great lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Marlowe is an extremely professional, reasonable, and knowledgeable family law attorney. Finding an attorney who can appropriately balance aggressive representation with common sense litigation skills is a real asset."
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New Port Richey Divorce and separation Lawyer Russell George Marlowe
Russell George Marlowe
Divorce and separation Attorney
New Port Richey, FL
Licensed for 36 years
Virtual consultation available