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Pursuing Florida Mr. Joseph Lafayette Gufford III
Mr. Joseph Lafayette Gufford III

Mr. Joseph Lafayette Gufford III

Committed to You-We handle all things related to Family Law, Divorce, Paternity

31 years of experience

Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Military Law, Elder Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law



Joe Gufford has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1991. The Gufford Law Firm commitment is to provide exceptional client services that remain focused on results. We bring together attorneys and staff with decades experience. At The Gufford Law Firm, we believe that both our attorneys and our staff must be knowledgeable about the specific areas of law that we practice in. That is why we ensure that each of our attorneys and staff members are constantly taking Continuing Legal Education courses so that we are up to date on the latest developments in the law. Joseph Gufford has also been a lecturer on legal developments to other members of the legal community. Additionally, not only is Joseph Gufford familiar with Courtroom procedures and local judges, but staff members are as well, as they frequently assist Mr. Gufford at trial. When Mr. Gufford has a trial or a complex hearing, the paralegal assigned to your matter will also be present. This allows Mr. Gufford to focus on the judge and his presentation in the Courtroom as opposed to fumbling about for exhibits or case law. In each and every case involving a trial, Joe Gufford and his staff will prepare a trial notebook and a trial outline, that frequently becomes the guidebook for the trial. Not only is the trial notebook/outline helpful for the attorney but it frequently sets the pace and order of presentation of the evidence. The mere preparation of the trial notebook/outline forces the attorney and his staff to focus in on key issues long before the trial of the case. Ultimately, this process frequently results in a smoother and more precise presentation of the evidence. To learn more about the Joseph Gufford and the other lawyers at our firm, please review the profiles below or contact our office to schedule your free initial consultation. View More ›


Free Consultation We believe strongly that the potential new client of the firm needs to get to know us and vice versa. We have to feel comfortable that we can accomplish the client's goals and the client has to feel comfortable that we can do the same. We do not accept every case that comes through the door, but, we do take the time to properly evaluate the situation and advise the client accordingly. Typically, our initial consultations last between 1-2 hours. During this time, we determine the status of

Practice Area

Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce,
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law,
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights,
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills,
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death,
Military Law
Veteran's Benefits,
Elder Law
Veteran's Benefits,
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration,
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes,


Spanish: Spoken

Professional Experience

The Florida Bar
1991 - Current


Stetson University College of Law

J.D. | Law

Stetson University College of Law
University of Florida

B.A. | Political Science

University of Florida


Top Ten Rated Divorce Attorney
Client's Choice Award 2012
Top Contributor for Divorce
Board of Directors
Florida Rural Legal Services
Pro Bono Service Award
Martin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

Florida Bar, Family Law Section # 0879576


2001 - Current

Florida Bar, Family Law Section  # 0879576
Florida Bar Association # 0879576


1991 - Current

Florida Bar Association  # 0879576
Martin County Bar Association, Family Law Committee


2010 - 2010

Martin County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
Florida Rural Legal Services

Board Member for the State of Florida

2010 - 2010

Florida Rural Legal Services
Florida Equal Justice Center

Board Member for the State of Florida

2010 - 2010

Florida Equal Justice Center

Websites & Blogs

Main Website for Divorce and Family Law Attorneys- The Gufford Law Firm


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The Gufford Law Firm, P.A.
101 SE OCEAN BLVD. SUITE 201 Stuart, FL 34994
Toll-Free: (866) 603-9936
Telephone: (772) 221-1922
Fax: (772) 221-1990

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