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The City of Seminole was incorporated November, 15, 1970 with Russell Stewart elected the first mayor of Seminole. This event was commemorated by a plaque located in the Seminole Mall located on 113th street. The form of government in the city is a City Council with a City Manager to manage the affairs of the city. The Mayor is elected city-wide and the position of Vice Mayor is elected by the Council. The Mayor has a three-year term and six Councilors are elected in City-wide elections with three-year overlapping terms.

Seminole occupies approximately 5.3 square miles with a 2008 population of 18,862 with 12,939 registered voters. The Greater Seminole area, which is serviced by the Fire Department, Library and Recreation Divisions has a population of about 80,000. The City is located on Florida’s West Coast in West Central Pinellas County. Seminole is only 1.5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and is halfway between Clearwater to the north and St. Petersburg to the south.

Seminole is a full service city, including professional administration, finance, library, recreation, community development, fire, public works, sanitation, and recycling services Sewage is treated by Pinellas County through a long-term agreement. Pinellas County provides City water supply. Sanitation and recycling services are contracted through Waste Management, Inc. and the transportation service is contracted with the countywide public transportation system. The Pinellas County Cooperative provides library services. Finally, law enforcement services are provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department.

Seminole demographic studies indicate that the city population has almost doubled from 1999 to the present population of 18,862 estimated in 2008. Personal income average is $44,028 and median age is 44.9 years. the principal employers in Seminole are as follows: Freedom Square, St. Petersburg College, Home Depot, Lake Seminole Square, Publix Super Markets, Target , City of Seminole, Tandem Health Care, Suncoast Chrysler Jeep, U.S. Post Office and Winn-Dixie.

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Equitable Distribution in Seminole Divorces

Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means that all property that is considered “marital property” is to be equally divided between the two parties in divorce. In order to ensure that your pre-marital or “separate” property is not divided and to ensure that you receive an equal dividend of your marital property, you need a expert divorce attorney by your side, especially if your live in Seminole, or St. Petersburg, FL.

The issue of equitable distribution is getting more and more complicated.  Be sure to hire a competent lawyer.  If you would like to contact us for a consultation, please call us at (727) 474-1227 or e-mail us at info@jcwilliamslaw.com.  
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