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Personalized Family Law Attorneys & Estate Planning in Riverview, FL.


Family Law

With experienced Tampa Bay attorneys, McCart & Tesmer, specialize in sensitive legal matters involving families, including dissolution of marriage or divorce, paternity, child custody, alimony, prenuptial agreements, and step-parent adoptiones. We understand the value of allowing clients to decide how their families will be restructured and are committed to understanding the unique challenges of every client’s case. 


Estate Planning & Guardianship

Life is unpredictable, which is why McCart and Tesmer believe every person should have a comprehensive estate plan in place regardless of a person’s age, marital status, or wealth. Whether you need to establish a trust, draft a will, designate a power of attorney, or health care surrogate, we are committed to understanding the unique circumstances of every client we represent. Contact our Tampa-based attorneys to safeguard what is most important.



Our experienced probate attorneys are dedicated to helping you navigate the process of probate with as little stress as possible. When a loved one passes away, it may be necessary for their estate to go through probate. The lawyers at McCart and Tesmer represent families throughout Tampa Bay. Contact our Riverview, Florida office today for representation you can trust.

Professional & Effective Legal Representation In Riverview, FL

Our attorneys and support staff are responsive, accessible, and sensitive to our client’s and community’s needs. We are committed to excellence in the practice of law, strict adherence to the ethical principles that govern the legal profession, and the highest degree of professionalism. At McCart & Tesmer, we take pride in our work and our reputation of quality representation.

Our mission is to serve as Tampa Bay’s leading Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship attorneys, enabling our clients to reach constructive long-term outcomes while minimizing costs.

Laurel Tesmer

Kristi McCart

What Our Clients Are Saying

Laurel Tesmer is without a doubt the best family law and estate attorney that I know - and I know a LOT of them. While I haven’t had the pleasure to work with her partner, I know that anyone with whom Laurel works is also incredible. As a financial advisor who works with high income and high net worth clients, my clientele regularly need family law and estate planning help. I am extremely cautious with the people I refer, so the greatest compliment that I can give Laurel is that I trust her implicitly with my clients. I’ve experienced Laurel’s work firsthand while doing joint meetings with clients. She has an incredible breadth of knowledge and is exceptionally trustworthy. I can’t say enough about the level of care and client service that she shows. This is especially important when dealing with the potentially sensitive situations that arise in family and estate law Thank you for all that you do for our clients, Laurel!
Joshua Boulware
Joshua Boulware
Fantastic attorney. Used for estate and probate - have referred friends for family law use as well. Everyone has been happy. Their team is awesome. Bright, compassionate, caring and effective. Use with confidence.
Donya Deluca
Donya Deluca
I am thrilled to endorse Attorney Laurel Tesmer. I routinely refer clients to her for their divorce, family law, and estate planning needs. Laurel possesses a unique combination of compassion for her clients, impeccable knowledge of the law, and a real understanding of what is truly important in a case. Her experience with judges in the Tampa Bay Area is invaluable. Laurel is able to educate her clients about their options while maintaining a realist approach. It is with resounding confidence and trust in her skillset that I will continue to recommend Attorney Laurel Tesmer.
Elizabeth Cuenca
Elizabeth Cuenca
Love my lawyer Laurel and her assistant. They are educated, yet approachable, friendly and confident. They answer all of my questions and give me confidence...
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madmax bros
I cannot say enough good things about Kristi McCart and her staff. From the first phone call I felt respected and comfortable. The process was seamless from start to finish. Communication was quick, entire office professional, friendly and quick. I highly recommend!
Joni Kesler
Joni Kesler
You'll never meet more honest Attorneys. From beginning to end they will help you. Laurel has handled things for us a couple of times, we wouldn't trust anyone else. Before finding McCart & Tesmer we were given false explanations which lead to more money and a bad end but that won't happen again, not with these ladies.
Amy Selvey
Amy Selvey
No one provides better service and customer care than Laurel Tesmer.
Yuli Kotler
Yuli Kotler
Excellent attorneys - fair prices
Donya DeLuca
Donya DeLuca
Laurel Tesmer has represented me several times. I have always been 1000% satisfied with the way she handled my case. I will use her in the future and I will make sure my friends and family use her as well so i know they are getting the best lawyer.
Jason Bootle
Jason Bootle

News & Updates

Frustrated couple arguing and having marriage problems outdoors

The Dos and Don’ts of Divorce

When facing a divorce, it can be difficult to cope with the emotions and changes. McCart and Tesmer are here to help by providing some dos on don’ts on how to make the process as smooth as possible:

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pet custody, who gets to keep the dog after divorce, equitable distribution

Pet Custody After Divorce: Who Gets the Dog?

We consider our pets family. Unfortunately, Florida state law says, when a couple divorces, pets are to be treated as property rather than children. Read about the process of equitable distribution and what you need to know about keeping your pet in a divorce.

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Request A Free Consultation With One of Our Experienced Attorneys

Have questions about your estate planning, probate, family law, or guardianship case? We are happy to schedule a free consultation to discuss your needs. Get in touch with Riverview-based attorneys you can trust.

Phone: 813-498-2757

Address: 10011 Water Works Ln, Riverview, FL 33578