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Personalized Family Law Attorneys &  Estate Planning in Tampa Bay.


Family Law

At McCart & Tesmer we focus on issues involving family relationships, such as divorce, paternity, and child custody. We work closely with our clients and represent them in family court proceedings or related negotiations and can also draft important legal documents such as court petitions or property agreements.


Estate Planning & Guardianship

We never know what life will throw at us. At McCart & Tesmer, we work closely with our clients to protect their assets, assist with living wills, legacy planning, and designate a healthcare surrogate in the event of disability or death.



When a loved one passes away, their estate may need to go through probate, which is the process through which the title is transferred from the name of the deceased to the names of the beneficiaries. At McCart & Tesmer, we help our clients navigate the legal process of probate court.

Professional & Effective Legal Representation In Tampa Bay

Our attorneys and support staff are sensitive to the needs and concerns of our clients. Our lawyers and staff are responsive and accessible. 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 treat your family like our own.

Our mission is to serve as Tampa Bay’s leader in the field of Marital and Family Law, Estate Planning, and Probate, enabling our clients to reach constructive long term outcomes.

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

News & Updates

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Have a question on your family law case, probate, or estate planning? We are happy to schedule a consultation to discuss your needs. Our consultations are free so you have nothing to lose.  Schedule a consultation today!

Phone: 813-498-2757