Leveraging Our Experience

To Simplify Complex Legal Problems

We have more than 45 years of combined experience assisting Hernando County and the surrounding area.


In response to recent COVID-19 concerns, we are writing to assure our clients that we are taking the recommended precautions. Our office is currently open, and we are available for appointments. We are also able to set telephone and video appointments if that is preferred.

Experience You Can Count On

Some people feel they must go to the big city to find the right attorney. This isn’t always the case. At Jeffrey P. Cario, P.A., our founding attorney is a former assistant state attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida and has dedicated himself to helping local families with their family law and criminal defense cases since 1989.

Certified by The Florida Bar as a marital and family law specialist, Mr. Cario has both the experience and the credentials to achieve the best possible results in your case.

Attorney Kimberly Scarano has 15 years of experience, which includes past work as an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

Whether you are facing criminal charges, considering filing for divorce or have concerns over the custody of your children, put your trust in the experience you can trust.

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Skilled And Personable Hernando County Law Firm

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We Are There For You With Personalized Attention When You Call

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Jeffrey P. Cario

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Kimberly A. Scarano

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When you choose Jeffrey P. Cario, P.A., to handle your case, we want you to feel like your case is the most important case in the world. That’s because we believe every client deserves individualized attention. If it matters to you, it matters to us.

We feel it is important to take the time to understand the details of your case. Then, we can discuss with you the possible scenarios and options available to you under the law. We have an experienced understanding of the strategy opposing counsel may employ against your case.

It’s our philosophy to return every phone call and email we receive. We know keeping you informed is critical and can assure you that we will never leave you in the dark regarding your case.

Our Testimonials

Mr. Cario formerly had a reputation for being overbearing and bullying. Over the years he has improved and has excellent ethics. He is an aggressive family law attorney who gets good results. Some attorneys find him abrasive, but I think it is simply that he is not afraid of contested litigation like some attorneys. If an attorney is doing his job he will not have a problem with Mr. Cario. He is board-certified by The Florida Bar in the area of family law.

– Judge

Mr. Cario is the top family law attorney in our county. Also, he is one of the most knowledgeable family law attorney in the state.

– Peer

Very knowledgeable and professional attorney. Made a bad situation more tolerable with his experience and expertise. Kimberly is also amazing. I cannot say enough positive things about both attorneys.

– Previous Client

Mr.Cario is a great attorney, his reputation precedes him. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone to get the job done. Mr. Cario and his staff are amazing.

– Previous Client

The Versatility To Handle Your Case And Serve Your Best Interests

Some law firms are only trial attorneys while some are only mediators. At Jeffrey P. Cario, P.A., we can do both. Mr. Cario is a Supreme Court of Florida certified mediator and has also litigated thousands of cases like yours over the years. Attorney Scarano also has experience in resolving cases in many ways.

Mediation has the potential to save you time and money on a resolution. However, we are not afraid to fight for what you deserve in court if an amicable solution cannot be reached through mediation. Having the ability to comfortably resolve your case using mediation or litigation allows us to find the ideal solution for your legal challenge.