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Family Law

Divorce Law

 Florida is a no-fault divorce state. This means that there does not have to be any kind of fault or misbehavior on anyone's part. A couple simply must prove irreconcilable differences, or that their marriage is "irretrievably broken" , and then either spouse can file for dissolution of the marriage. 

 There are several issues involved in the divorce process. These issues will vary depending on how long a couple has been married, how many assets and liabilities they have accumulated as a couple, if one of the partners is contesting the divorce, and whether or not they have minor children. The Glicken Law Firm are on your side. David Gilcken will make sure that you have a clear understanding of how your case is being handled, and will advocate for your interests as you work toward creating a new life after the divorce is final. 

Alimony/Spousal Support

 Alimony is a payment ordered by the court as part of the divorce settlement from one spouse to another. Alimony can be awarded to women or men. The intention behind spousal support is to continue the financial support for the spouse who was financially supported during the marriage. If the husband was the one who gave up his career to stay home to care for the children and maintain the household. While the wife worked and supported the family financially, the case can be made for the husband to receive spousal support after the marriage ends. 

Attorney David Scott Glicken has more than 35 years of experience helping clients negotiate spousal support. 

Child Support

 When your marriage ends, your obligation to care for and support your children continues. Although you and your spouse are no longer a couple, you are still co-parents for your children. Working out parenting plans that involve who will have custody of the children, where they will live most of the time, and how they will be supported financially is a critical part of your divorce settlement agreement. 

 Working out issues of child custody, child support and spousal support can be fraught with disagreements and high emotion. Attorney David Scott Glicken has years of experience helping families iron out their differences and come to an agreement that works best for the children involved. 

Child Custody


The battle over who will get primary custody of the children is still one of the most contentious issues divorcing couples will face. Children need consistent, dependable access to both parents to thrive, but so often when the divorce conflict gets ugly, parents forget that it is the children's best interest at stake. The Glicken Law Firm has been representing families in crises for more than 35 years. We can help you resolve your differences and come to an agreement that will be acceptable for everyone.

In the fall of 2008, the state of Florida completely revised how family law cases involving minor children are handled. Instead of thinking and speaking in terms of who gets awarded primary custody of the child, we are now focusing on co-parenting with each parent having equal responsibility for the raising, nurturing and support of the child. Now, the terminology used in Florida family court is time sharing. This is regard to the schedule of visitation, and parental responsibility shared between both parents in the best interest of the child. Usually, in the form of a written, court-ordered parenting plan.

Father’s Rights / Mother’s Rights

 The idea of "Fathers' rights" has become a popular buzzword in the world of family law. However, the court system is aware of the vitally important role fathers play in their children's lives. The court is not trying to thwart the fathers' attempts to be involved in their children's lives. 

 In Florida, the assumption is that both parents will play equal roles in raising their children. Fathers, whether their children were born in marriage or outside of marriage, must assert their intentions and demonstrate an interest in playing an active role in their child's life. Attorney David Scott Glicken is prepared to advocate for dads without excluding the rights of moms. 

Domestic Violence

 Florida law defines domestic violence as, "assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death," on the part of one family or household member against another family or household member. A family or household member includes a current or former spouse, a person related by blood or marriage, people who are living together in the same household as a family or have lived together as a family in the past, a couple who has a child in common. (741.28) 

 Domestic disputes can become quite contentious, and when tempers flare it can lead to domestic violence. David Scott Glicken is an experienced domestic violence lawyer who knows how to handle these cases Whether they involve obtaining restraining orders for petitioners, or defending the rights of someone who has been falsely accused. 


 Paternity is fatherhood. Beyond merely having your name on a child's birth certificate, proving legal paternity entitles you to all the rights and responsibilities that come with fatherhood. Our paternity lawyer, David Scott Glicken, has the experience to advise you and advocate for your rights if it should come to a fight for your rights. 

 Both you and your child benefit from your presence, but if you are not married to your child's mother you will have to assert your custody rights. The Glicken Law Firm is prepared to support you in your efforts to be a consistent presence in your child's life. 


 Part of your plan to move on with your life after divorce might include moving to a new place to get a fresh start. However, when you have minor children, relocation after divorce (or while your divorce is pending) can be a complicated process. This process requires an agreement of your former spouse and possibly the court. 

 Attorney David Scott Glicken is familiar with the relocation after the divorce process.  Whether you and your co-parent agree or if there will be a conflict, he can help make your transition comply with the law and is as amicable as possible. 

Division of Assets & Debt

 The state of Florida uses the equitable distribution, or marital assets model to help couples who are divorcing divide their property. Equitable means equal, however, equitable distribution does not necessarily mean that everything gets split down the middle. Fault is not a factor in deciding how assets get divided. Attorney David Scott Glicken has experience helping couples work out a fair property settlement. 

 If you are contemplating a high assets divorce, attorney David Glicken is a skilled property division lawyer who understands all of the issues involved in a complex divorce. He engages the top CPAs, appraisers and business valuation professionals who understand how to assess marital estates that include personal and business property. 

Criminal Law


Over the three decades that Mr. Glicken has been practicing law, he has represented clients in federal cases, felony, misdemeanors and first degree murder death penalty cases. He has obtained jury verdicts in excess of a million dollars on behalf of his clients. The Glicken Law Firm is focused on getting the best results for each clients. 

Criminal Law Case Types: 

  • Assault and Battery 
  • Credit Card Fraud 
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Drug Possession/ and or drug sale 
  • Driving with a suspended license 
  • DWI/ DUI 
  • Federal Crime
  • Murder
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Sealing of Records 
  • Shoplifting 
  • Solicitation of Prostitution 
  • Traffic Violations 
  • Underage Drinking 
  • Violation of Parole/ Probation 
  • Violent Crimes 


When lawyers graduate from law school and pass the bar they have a head full of information, but it's the years spent working with clients, investigating leads, and actually trying cases that give them the experience they need to be a good advocate for each clients.

Attorney David Scott Glicken has more than 35 years of experience in criminal defense work. He has worked in both prosecution and defense trials. He is passionate about his work, and he hates to lose. He also knows how to use his time efficiently and offers reasonable fees for his services.

When your future is at stake, it would be wise to work with an attorney other attorneys call with questions for advice and consultations. Attorney David Scott Glicken has the experience, and the knowledge to get the results you are seeking!