Family Lawyers Practice Areas


In a divorce case you need sound advice to resolve important issues of your marriage: timeshare with the children, determination of a parenting plan, child support, division of assets/debts, and alimony.  Whether your case is simple and straightforward or complex and convoluted, we have answers for you.  We provide services in both uncontested and contested matters, including those with family businesses and with military personnel as parties. 


Award of child support goes hand in hand with the issue of child timesharing. We represent individuals paying and receiving child support for cases involving the Department of Revenue and Administrative proceedings. 


Injunctions are also referred to as restraining or protective orders.  Whether you are pursuing an injunction or defending against one, our attorneys have extensive experience providing representation in domestic violence, repeat, sexual violence, dating, and stalking injunctions.   


Paternity cases involve disputes with non-married parents over child timesharing, child support, and child health care.  If you are a parent with questions about paternity, we provide guidance to a surprisingly complicated area of the law. 


We provide representation to enforce and/or modify the court’s orders when appropriate.

Relocation of a parent is a misunderstood area of family law and full of missteps for the unwary.  If you have a minor child and are contemplating a move, please contact our office immediately.  It is vital that you consult with an attorney before you move as there could be potential sanctions for failure to comply with the law, including damaging your Relocation request.  Even if your child does not live primarily with you, the Relocation law applies to your move as well. 


Our attorneys also provide Guardian Ad Litem services.  A Guardian Ad Litem is appointed by the Court to represent the best interests of the children.

I have just completed a very complicated legal issue with Tumarkin and Burns, P.A. Their expertise and knowledge on Family law is excellent. Not only did they solve my legal issue, but the result was more advantageous to me than I had ever imagined. Their communications skills are timely and honest. I was kept informed of all issues as they arose. I would definitely return to them in the event I ever needed legal advice or representation. I highly recommend them for your legal needs.

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My husband and I recently worked with Patty and were thoroughly impressed. She was very honest with us and informed us of possible issues as they arose. We felt secure knowing that we were given a realistic view of our chance of success so that we could prepare ourselves for all potential outcomes. We also felt very confident in Patty's abilities. She is clearly knowledgeable, listens well, has valuable connections, and is compassionate. She has great response time as well! Patty Tumarkin is a an excellent choice for a family law lawyer! We would definitely work with her again. 

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Nicole Burns is a wonderful attorney. Very caring, detail oriented, straight forward and honest. I would recommend her to anyone who asks.

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Nicole Burns was my divorce attorney. I was scared and unsure as how to proceed during that difficult time. From the initial meeting through the final steps she was competent and caring. She was extremely knowledgeable regarding what I was and was not entitled to and explained them until I understood everything clearly. She was patient and answered every question I had. Nicole made me feel empowered and helped me maintain a positive attitude during a time of uncertainty and sadness. 
She never once made me feel like a burden even when I asked a million questions, emailed or even called her. She was professional, kept in constant contact with me and was always punctual. 
Mediation was a breeze with Nicole by my side. She was kind to my ex husband, yet fair, and made sure I received what we had previously discussed. 
During the court process she was there early to make sure I was prepared by answering any last minute questions and by explaining in detail, what was to come. I felt very reassured and confident entering the final hearing. 
I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone needing a superior attorney. She was phenomenal!

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