Helping Good People Through Difficult Times™

“Helping good people through difficult times is not just a slogan, it is what we do—every day,” says Seth R. Nelson, Founder and Managing Partner of NLG. The attorneys and support staff work seamlessly together, leveraging their extensive experience and insights to provide comprehensive solutions for those navigating high-net-worth divorce, military divorce, custody, visitation, alimony, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, paternity, modification, and contempt and enforcement matters. NLG serves Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties, as well as clients throughout Florida.

Key Services

NLG focuses on a multitude of family law matters, including:

Divorce Litigation

Guiding client’s through divorce while advocating for their best interests, including creating parenting plans, dividing assets and debts, and crafting spousal support agreements.  The goal is to settle the case, but, if it cannot be settled in a positive manner, then NLG is prepared and ready to use their years of expertise in the courtroom to advocate for their client’s best outcome. 


Helping unmarried individuals navigate custody and visitation arrangements and properly calculating child support, with a focus on streamlining the determination of paternity.

Post Judgment Modification

Assisting with post-judgment modifications in divorce and paternity matters due to substantial and material life changes, including reevaluating time-sharing arrangements, alimony modification, and updating child support. 

Domestic Violence

Providing legal guidance to survivors and those accused in cases involving domestic abuse.

Mediation Representation

Representing clients in mediation and working with clients to reach creative and acceptable agreements. 

Meet the NLG Team

Seth R. Nelson, Esq. – Managing Partner

Known for his creative solutions and tireless worth ethic, Seth’s personal experience as a divorced father and extensive years assisting clients with all types of family law issues has garnered him a well-earned reputation as a strong advocate and one of the top attorneys in his field.

Sterling R. Lovelady, Esq. – Partner

A settlement-minded attorney with a background in Division I sports, Sterling advocates for clients both in and out of the courtroom.

Paul J. Phipps, Esq. – Partner

With a background that includes military service and corporate law, Paul brings a wide breadth of experience to family law cases and is known for serving his clients with empathy and sense of humor.

Geneviève H. Torres, Esq. – Partner

Balancing her time between practicing law and being a single mother, Geneviève’s life experience adds a compassionate touch to her approach with clients.

Kristin E. Scully, Esq. – Associate

Having focused her legal career in family law, Kristin has a history of assisting military families with their unique needs and is helping shape the future of family law by serving on multiple legal committees.

Tia T. Rowe, Esq. – Associate

Staying up-to-date on the latest changes in family law, Tia’s extensive experience with legal research and appellate work and her passionate advocacy for clients exemplifies the well-rounded skills that NLG is proud to offer their clients.

NLG Divorce & Family Law goes beyond legal representation, standing as a pillar of support for individuals and families navigating challenging legal landscapes. With a team committed to excellence and personalized attention, NLG continues to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those facing some of life’s toughest chapters. In their mission of “Helping Good People Through Difficult Times,” NLG is a strong and compassionate ally for those in need.

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