Gale H. Moore

Gale H. Moore

Law Office of Gale Moore, P.A.
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Florida
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At the Law Office of Gale Moore, we are dedicated to helping clients restructure their families privately and respectfully. We practice both litigation and out-of-court dispute resolution though over the course of time we have expanded our out-of-court practice focusing on collaborative divorce and family law, mediation and direct negotiations. We maintain this out-of-court practice because we strongly believe that family disputes should be resolved in a private conference room, not in a hostile and public courtroom environment. As a result we bring a more peacemaking approach to family law.

Prior to opening her private law practice Gale served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. This experience provided her with substantial courtroom experience. For the last two decades Gale has worked exclusively in the family law arena. She has served as litigation counsel for individual parties as well as a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem for minor children in highly contested family law cases. Gale has witnessed both parties and the children experience negative emotional and financial effects from the long, drawn out divorce battles. As a result Gale became a strong proponent of the collaborative process, where a structure is put in place so that life’s hardest moments do not have to be any more difficult than necessary. As a leader in the legal community, Gale was selected to Co-Chair the Clearwater Bar Association’s inaugural collaborative law section. Gale also speaks annually at the People’s Law School held at St. Petersburg College on the subjects of family law and collaborative law. Gale has also taught continuing legal education on the subjects of family law, guardian ad litem training and collaborative law. Gale is the co-author of the book Champions of Collaborative Divorce published in 2017.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
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Professional Experience
Law Office of Gale Moore, P.A.
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Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (1993)
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John C. Lenderman Award for Excellence in Family Law
Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court
Pro Bono Award
Clearwater Bar Foundation
For extraordinary efforts in providing pro bono legal services to the indigent of north Pinellas County
Professional Associations
Canakaris Family Law Inn of Court
Executive Director
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Clearwater Bar Association
Co-Chair of the Collaborative Law Section
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Articles & Publications
Champions of Collaborative Divorce
Speaking Engagements
Collaborative Law, People's Law School, Clearwater, FL
St. Petersburg College
Family Law, People's Law School, Clearwater, FL
St. Petersburg College
Board Certified in Marital and Family Law
Florida State Bar
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2 Questions Answered
Q. I am hiring an attorney for my divorce but my husband doesnt want one because we agree on everything. Can he do that?
A: Many people do go through a divorce unrepresented. However when you have children or real estate (or in your case both) it really is much better to hire an attorney to ensure that everything is completed corrected to avoid negative long term consequences.
Q. Can I deduct mortgage,fees and upkeep from profit of sale of marital home?
A: The answer to this question will depend on the terms of any agreement you reach with your spouse. If there is no agreement and the Court requires the marital home sold then generally the net profit is what would be subject to distribution though the Court can consider any factors necessary to do equity and justice between the parties. See Florida Statutes, section 61.075.
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10410 Seminole Blvd., Suite 3
Largo, FL 33778
Telephone: (727) 584-2528
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