Dedicated to fighting for your rights, reputation and individuality.

With more than 10 years of courtroom experience, Ms. Trusik focuses her practice on divorce and family law as well as criminal defense.

A premier divorce and family law attorney in Tallahassee, at Trusik Law Firm, we understand the emotional nature of legal matters and are compassionate of the ways legal issues can affect the well-being of you and your family. Whether a criminal case or advocating on behalf of a party in a family matter, our team helps clients navigate through the legal process and aggressively seek the best possible outcome. We take a personalized approach to understanding each client’s goals and a comprehensive approach to protecting their rights. The combination of our experience in Tallahassee family law and criminal defense is the experience you need for effective representation in your case.


Please contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you seek justice.

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Family Law

We stay with you every step of the way, answering your questions and providing legal advice and the support you need.

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Criminal Law

Being charged with a crime is a terrifying experience. An experienced lawyer can ensure that you're protected.

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Divorces

When couples marry it's rarely with the thought they may divorce. Life sometimes takes an unexpected turn.

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Divorces & Family Law
Our office has extensive experience in handling uncontested, collaborative and highly contested, divorces.

At Trusik Law Firm we are sympathetic to the many ways that divorce can affect your life. We stay with you every step of the way, answering your questions and providing strategic legal advice and the support you need. You may be concerned about your financial future, the well-being of your children, or your long-term rights. Often people feel overwhelmed with the emotional consequences of a contentious family dispute. It is important to have a compassionate yet aggressive legal representative who will fight to see that your interests are protected.

Our office has extensive experience in handling uncontested, collaborative and highly contested, divorces. We do everything we can to reach a fair settlement that does not involve a lengthy, drawn out court battle, however if an out-of-court settlement is not an option, we will go to trial and fight for your rights.

Divorce

When a couple marries, it is rarely with the thought that they may someday divorce, unfortunately, life sometimes takes an unexpected turn. If you are contemplating ending your marriage, or you have been served with divorce paperwork, we can help.

At Trusik Law Firm, a premier divorce and family law attorney in Tallahassee, we are sympathetic to the ways divorce can affect your life. We stay with you every step of the way, answering your questions and providing strategic legal advice and the support you need. You may be concerned about your financial future, the well-being of your children, or your long-term rights. People often feel overwhelmed with the emotional consequences of a contentious family dispute. It’s important to have a compassionate yet aggressive legal representative who will fight to see that your interests are protected.

Alenna Trusik has your best interest in mind.

Our office has extensive experience in handling uncontested, collaborative and highly contested, divorces. We do everything we can to reach a fair settlement that does not involve a lengthy, drawn out court battle, however if an out-of-court settlement is not an option, we will go to trial and fight for your rights.

Time-sharing (Visitation) and Parental Responsibility

Divorce lawyer in tallahasseeThe most difficult part of a divorce usually concerns the minor children. Occasionally the divorcing parents are able to work out the time-sharing schedule and parental responsibility of the minor children. Most times however, the parties are at odds with each other and the minor children end up somewhere in the middle. Either way, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help guide you through the process and protect your rights in court. Florida no longer supports awarding “custody” to one parent and “visitation” to the other. Courts are now required to establish a parenting plan that governs time-sharing with your children and determines parental responsibility.

Courts focus on a number of areas when deciding issues of time-sharing and parental responsibility. A few of those areas include:

  • Which parent is better suited to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent/child relationship?
  • Which parent will honor the time-sharing schedule?
  • Which parent is reasonable regarding changes to the time-sharing schedule?
  • Which parent acts on the needs of the child as opposed to their own needs?
  • Which parent has been caring for the child?
  • Where has the child been living?
  • How is the child doing in school?
  • Does either parent face mental health issues?
  • If the child has sufficient maturity to express a preference, what is the reasonable preference of the child?
  • Which parent is more likely to keep the other parent informed?
  • Has either parent committed domestic violence or child abuse?
  • Has either parent provided false information to the court?
  • Does either parent have a problem with drugs or alcohol?

Parenting and custody rights are not based on a model, but on the individual circumstances of each family. To a large extent, custody arrangements are based on work schedules, the relationships between each parent and the child, and ultimately focusing on the best interests of the child or children.If you are in need of representation on custody/visitation and parental responsibility, contact Trusik Law Firm for immediate legal direction.

Trusik Law Firm will take the time to learn about your family dynamics and prepare a well-developed strategy tailored to meet your needs. Do not make the mistake of trying to do it yourself.


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Our office has extensive experience in handling uncontested, collaborative and highly contested divorces.


At Trusik Law Firm, we focus on helping you create a parenting plan for your unique needs and situation. Call us today at 850-536-6235 for a private consultation.

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Alimony

Financial distress is one of the major concerns for the parties during a divorce. Alimony, also known as spousal support, is compensation paid to one spouse to provide or supplement income in connection with a divorce. It is intended to bridge the gap between the incomes of the parties during and after a divorce. Courts frequently award alimony where one party has a need for financial support and the other party has the ability to pay. Splitting assets and dividing property can be difficult and maintaining a standard of living can be near impossible.

At Trusik Law Firm we focus on protecting the financial interests of our clients during and after a divorce.

Whether you are seeking to collect spousal support or defending against unreasonable expectations, we can fight to protect your rights. We can help you collect the spousal support or defend against a spouse seeking to create unmanageable obligations on your finances.

Paternity

In Florida, there is a presumption that a child born or conceived to a married couple is the child of both parents. However, that presumption can be overcome. No such starting point exists for a father when a child is born out of wedlock. Any woman who is pregnant or has a child, or any man who has reason to believe that he is the father of a child may bring an action to determine the paternity of the child.

Whether you are facing a paternity suit or a matter involving child support and /or custody and visitation we will safeguard your rights and devise a strategy that is right for you. Once paternity has been established, you should have the same rights as any other parent. If you know you are the father of your minor child and you want to be involved in that child’s life, you should be able to gain access to your child once you have established paternity. If you are a mother who needs child support from your minor child’s father, establishing paternity should allow you to obtain it. If you need representation in a paternity case, contact Trusik Law Firm for immediate legal direction.

Modifications and Enforcement

Modification
Even after your divorce is finalized you may face complications in your personal life, such as financial loss, injury or a change in circumstances that is beyond your control which makes following the original divorce decree impractical or impossible. Divorce decrees are based on the circumstances that exist at the time of its creation. Many of those circumstances change over time and in certain situations a court may allow you to modify your final judgment.

Enforcement & Contempt
A common problem people face post-divorce is enforcement of the terms of the agreement. Many parties adhere to the terms of the final judgment, but, as we all know, some parties are more willing to disregard the law. Certain aspects of a final judgment are enforceable by contempt. The purpose of a contempt proceeding is to coerce compliance with the court’s judgment or order. All matters pertaining to time-sharing and child support are enforceable by contempt. Other common remedies include an award of attorney’s fees, damages, or a coercive fine. In a child support case, the court can also suspend the obligor’s driver’s license, suspend a business license or withhold a tax return. If you have been accused of violating a court order or if you are accusing a party of violating a divorce or paternity decree, contact a knowledgeable family law attorney for immediate legal direction. Trusik Law Firm uses an aggressive and practical approach to client representation throughout Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.

Call Trusik Law Firm at 850-536-6235 for immediate legal direction.

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An experienced lawyer can ensure that your legal rights are protected. Don’t make the mistake or hiring someone who doesn’t have the experience.

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Criminal Law

Have you or someone you care about been accused of a crime? If so, contacting an experienced criminal defense attorney should be the first step you take. Timing is everything in a criminal case. People frequently want to “wait and see” what happens. Don’t wait. You need to know your rights before you lose them. Timely intervention, negotiation, and preparation by an experienced criminal defense attorney is your best option. Trusik Law Firm aggressively represents clients from the moment the accusation is made to the final resolution of the case.

“You need to know your rights before you lose them.”

Ms. Trusik, a former Assistant Attorney at the Regional Office of Criminal Conflict, has successfully represented thousands of clients with both felony and misdemeanor charges. Her trial experience, along with a personal commitment to her clients, combine to offer the prospective client competent representation in a supportive, hands-on environment. Her philosophy is grounded in the strong belief that her clients should be fully informed about every aspect of their case as it progresses. Over the past 10 years, Ms. Trusik has handled all types of criminal matters including (but not limited to):


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    Traffic infractions

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    Drug offenses

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    Burglary

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    Assault, battery & stalking

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    Domestic violence

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    Fraud

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    Violations of probation

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    Juvenile offenses

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    Expungement of records

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    Theft offenses

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    Criminal mischief

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    Disorderly conduct

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Expungement and Sealing of Records

Have you been arrested for a crime? Did the state drop your case? Have you pled to a criminal offense but received a withhold of adjudication? Having a criminal arrest record can cause you problems in employment, licensing, housing, and a myriad of other ways. If you are not a citizen, it can even get you deported. If you qualify under Florida law, sealing or expunging your criminal arrest record is the best way to allow you to start over. Once the sealing or expungement of your criminal record is granted, the withhold of adjudication or dismissal of your felony, misdemeanor, or other criminal charge will no longer be available as a public record. Additionally, if you seal or expunge your criminal record, you gain the legal right to deny or fail to acknowledge anything to do with the arrest and the legal proceedings from the case itself. Let Trusik Law Firm help get your Florida criminal record sealed or expunged.

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Contact us immediately if your child is facing juvenile charges.

Ms. Trusik has handled thousands of juvenile cases and has the compassion and experience to help you too.

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Juvenile

Has your child been arrested and accused of a crime? Are you in need of help? Juvenile cases can be stressful for both parents and children. Parents are often left wondering what will happen to their child and how their child can best get help. Juvenile offenses follow a different set of rules and sentencing guidelines in the state of Florida. Ms. Trusik has handled thousands of juvenile cases and has the compassion and experience to help you too. Some juvenile offenses she’s handled include (but are not limited to):

SEX CRIMES
Sexual assault, solicitation, prostitution, rape and sexual crimes against children.

TRAFFIC
Driving without a license, reckless driving, racing and speeding.

THEFT CRIMES
Retail theft, petty theft, grand theft, robbery and burglary.

VIOLENT CRIMES
School fights, arson, battery, and assault with a deadly weapon.


Personal Injury

Insurance companies don’t have YOUR best interests in mind. Insurance companies have one thing in mind – paying as LITTLE as possible after an accident.

In Florida, if you are injured due to the negligence of another person, you may have the right to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and damages. Whether you are injured in a motor vehicle accident or on the premise of another person or business, you have the right to pursue a claim against the negligent party. An accident can result in serious injuries. The losses – physical, emotion and financial – can be staggering. Such losses often leave the victims and their families devastated.

Personal injury attorney in TallahasseePrior to law school Ms. Trusik spent nearly a decade working as a claims adjuster for Allstate Insurance Company and understands the inner workings of the auto claims business. She has handled thousands of auto claims and is uniquely qualified to help you pursue compensation after your accident. Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. The truth is that insurance companies have one thing in mind – paying as little as possible after an accident.

Whether your accident was minor or serious, skilled legal representation can help you increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. From your initial consultation through the final resolution of your case, Ms. Trusik is dedicated to helping you get a fair settlement.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to the negligence of another, contact Trusik Law Firm for a convenient consultation at 850-536-6235.

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Alenna Trusik is a native of northwest Florida and the mother of two daughters, Makynzie and Kendal. In 1995, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in English education from Florida State University, graduating with honors. Ms. Trusik obtained her Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law in 2004, graduated with honors and was inducted in the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society.

Ms. Trusik focuses her practice on family law and criminal defense and has more than 10 years of courtroom experience.

Ms. Trusik is an active member of her community and is extensively involved with many local charities. She was honored for her outstanding pro bono service in 2014 and is a member of the Tallahassee Bar Association, National League of Professional Women, National Association of Trial Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Tallahassee Women Lawyers, Jefferson County Bar Association, and the Family Law section of the Florida Bar.

With more than 10 years of courtroom experience, Ms. Trusik focuses her practice primarily on family law and criminal defense in the Tallahassee area. She is committed to delivering exceptional service and is dedicated to provide her clients professional and ethical representation.

 

Testimonials

“Excellent attorney! She was very knowledgeable in her area of law. I was incredibly satisfied with the service I received as well as the outcome of my case. I would definitely recommend Ms. Trusik.”
-Frank, Jan 2014



“By far the most thorough, intelligent and compassionate attorney I have ever worked with. Ms. Trusik made the process worry-free and smooth.”
-Brandi, Jan 2015


“I was going through a very difficult divorce and needed someone that could stand up and protect my rights. My original attorney overcharged me and was not effective. Ms. Trusik took over my case and turned it around. She was able to negotiate with the other attorney and use the law in my favor. I no longer felt stressed out, but relieved that the divorce was moving forward. It ended timely and I get to see my kids half the time, and was also able to keep my home and 401K plan.”
-Richard, April 2015

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Every divorce is different so it really depends on the facts and circumstances that are unique to your case. Generally speaking, most divorces are resolved between 3 and 6 months. If there are issues that are highly contested or involve complex legal issues, it could be a year or more before it is finalized. The cost of the case depends on the level of complexity involved and how much you and your spouse disagree. The more details you and your spouse can agree on, the less you will pay your attorneys.
In Florida, courts no longer use the term “custody”. Instead, courts use the term “time-sharing” to reflect the time that the child spends with each parent. Simply put, the court uses its discretion to determine what is in the “best interest of the child”. In most cases, the child’s best interest is to have frequent and continuing contact with both parents. Historically, courts have favored mothers with regard to caring for children, however, in recent years Florida statutes have changed and do not favor one parent or the other based on gender.
Child support is based on a number of factors and is governed by Florida law. Courts look at the income of both parties, health care and insurance costs, cost of daycare or afterschool care, special needs of the child and the number of overnight visits the child spends with each parent. If there is a minor child, the court will almost certainly order child support.
If you have been previously ordered to pay child support for another child, and you actually pay that support, the amount of support you pay is taken into account when determining child support for any other children for whom child support is later ordered.
A parenting plan is a document that outlines how the parties will parent their children following a divorce. Parenting plans usually include such things as the time-sharing schedule, holiday schedules, travel parameters, child care, education and extracurricular activities. In every action involving children, the court will establish a parenting plan.
Absolutely not. Child support and time-sharing are treated as separate issues by the court. A parent may not withhold contact with the child because child support has not been paid. By the same token, a parent cannot refuse to pay child support if time-sharing is refused.
In extreme cases, the judge can order supervised time-sharing or no time-sharing at all. These types of cases usually involve instances of abuse against the child or the other parent, parents who are actively involved in drugs or alcohol, or parents who suffer from severe and untreated mental health disorders.