Fort Lauderdale, Florida Divorce Lawyers

Alan Jay Braverman
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Compassionate and experienced divorce attorney. Board Certified. Call now!

I'm an experienced South Florida divorce lawyer and am dedicated to helping my clients at every stage of the divorce process. My practice includes alimony/spousal support, child support, and child custody and visitation. Read More »
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Cindy D. Sackrin
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Free Limited Initial Consultation! Dedicated Florida Divorce Attorney!

I’m a Board Certified family lawyer focused on the unique needs of those with matrimonial and family law issues. Visit my website for information, call for a free limited initial consultation. Read More »
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Steven E. Blumenthal
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Collaborative Family Law Attorney & Mediator Licensed For 33 Years.

I will focus on resolving your matter without a prolonged, expensive and often unpleasant court battle. Call or email and we can talk about how that is possible. Read More »
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Kristin Rae Padowitz
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience

Kristin Padowitz earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida where she was a member of the Criminal Justice Honor Society. Subsequently, she went on to earn her law degree... Read More »
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Allison L. Bishow
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At all times, your family's best interests are my #1 concern.

As a compassionate and trustworthy family attorney, I will diligently protect the interests of you and your family, helping you to obtain the most favorable results you are seeking to begin the next chapter of your life. Read More »
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Nisha Bacchus
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Attorney
401 E Las Olas Blvd
#1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Nova Southeastern University
Nisha Bacchus is a co-founding partner of Bacchus Law Firm and the Florida Women's Law Center. She received her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, and received the prestigious Order of the Barrister's Award for her trial advocacy skills. Before attending law school, Ms. Bacchus graduated with Honors from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Forensic Science. She is admitted to practice in trial courts throughout Florida as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Ms. Bacchus handles a...
Steven Allyn Feinman
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Davie, FL Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(954) 473-5424 4252 SW 64th Ave
Davie, FL 33314
Divorce, Business and Collections
Nova Southeastern University
Shlomi Presser
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(954) 764-1080 200 SE 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Florida criminal defense lawyer Shlomi Presser has an extensive background providing outstanding criminal defense services in both state and federal courts. Attorney Presser completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University, majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He received his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University College of Law and is a member of the Florida Bar Association. Following law school, Attorney Presser served as an Assistant Public Defender for the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. During his time as a Public Defender, he defended countless misdemeanor and felony cases, while honing his skills as a...
Arnie Gruskin
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(954) 525-8848 1620 W. Oakland Park Boulevard
#300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Tracy Belinda Newmark
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Plantation, FL Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(954) 926-2460 Suite 4000
Plantation, FL 33317
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Nova Southeastern University
When you hire me you get my team. Three attorneys, a paralegal and an assistant. That gives you prompt responses to time sensitive issues and provides efficient streamlined legal representation.

I have been licensed in Florida since September 1990, continuously practicing in both state and federal court. I attended University of Florida and was awarded my BSBA in December 1986 and was awarded my JD from Nova Southeastern University in May 1990.

My practice areas, over the past 28+ years have been Family Law, Civil Litigation, Business Litigation [all of which are trial level and appeals] and some transactional law....
Jonathan Zachary Schiller
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(954) 522-2200 Brinkley Morgan
200 E
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Divorce and Family
As a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law, Jonathan Z. Schiller has extensive experience in handling complex marital and family law matters, with special emphasis on dissolution of marriage, parental responsibility and time-sharing, equitable distribution, business valuation, alimony, child support, attorney’s fees, preparation and enforcement of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, paternity, domestic violence, and child dependency. Mr. Schiller is admitted to practice law in Florida, Illinois and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the family law sections of the American Bar Association and the Florida...
Melanie Campbell
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(954) 458-4957 110 East Broward Blvd
Suite 1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Divorce, Business, Consumer and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and St. Thomas University School of Law
Melanie is a founding attorney of Decker & Campbell, PL, which is a boutique law firm located in downtown Fort Lauderdale that focuses on estate planning, family law and real estate litigation. Decker & Campbell is a client centered law firm that strives to provide excellent legal services at reasonable prices. Melanie makes it a top priority to listen to her clients and understand their needs and wishes. She strives to work with her clients to best achieve the goal of each individual client. For more information, please visit our website at www.legalcounselflorida.com
Alan Siegel
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Attorney
(954) 491-7701 2400 E Commercial Blvd
#900
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Steven Lawrence Berzner
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Attorney with 52 years experience
(954) 566-0877 1040 Bayview Dr
Suite 330
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Rebekah Brown-Wiseman
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(954) 854-0104 2701 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite A
www.southfloridafamilylawattorney.com
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Divorce and Family
Hilda Ramirez-Gainza Esq.
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I will work ceaselessly, and with the utmost care and respect you deserve.

I specialize in the area of Divorce. I am a current member of the Florida Bar and Broward County Bar Association and past member of the American Bar Association. Read More »
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Susan R Brown
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Dedicated & Skilled Florida Divorce Lawyer! Protecting Your Rights & Interests!

I provide exceptional legal representation focused on the unique needs of those going through a divorce. I will work for the results you need and deserve! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Lorri Kronen Fishman
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(954) 560-4446 600 S. Andrews Avenue
Suite 402
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Attorney Lorri K. Fishman created her firm on the belief that she could work to make a difference in the lives of her clients and the outcome of their cases. With over 20 years of experience, Attorney Fishman handles a wide range of family law matters including LGBT issues, modifications, child support, and divorce. She is a member of the Broward County Bar Association and worked as a former assistant state attorney in Broward County. To speak to the firm’s skilled and dedicated Ft. Lauderdale family law attorney, call Lorri Fishman at (954) 371-0229 today.
Serena Carroll
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(954) 525-2050 1975 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 626
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Licensed In Florida and in Michigan.
Richard Francis Hussey
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(954) 462-7500 800 SE 3rd Avenue
4th Floor
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33316
Divorce, Business, Collections and Family
I have been a civil trial lawyer since 1982. I have handled thousands of cases over my career. I have tried hundreds of cases before judges and juries, and have about one hundred appeals. This experience benefits clients because I can be more efficient and am rarely surprised by the moves of an opponent. Clients receive the personal attention of a small firm with the experience that comes with a large firm.

I have also published a novel, The Hedgecock Friasko, that has won several awards. Check it out on Amazon.
Rick Hussey
Eric Steven Orner
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Lawyer
(954) 306-9550 200 SE 6th Street
Suite 600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Norsoph, Alcalay & Orner LLP (NAO Law) is a full service law firm committed to providing the highest quality professional legal services available in South Florida. NAO Law provides a wide range of professional legal services to clients located in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Our offices are located in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. NAO Law offers highly experienced practitioners in the areas of real estate; business law; corporate; personal injury; family law; wills, trusts and estate planning; and foreclosure.
Evan Hal Baron
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WESTON, FL Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(954) 385-9160 1655 N. COMMERCE PKWY
SUITE 201
WESTON, FL 33326
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Stephanie Paige Cawein
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(954) 764-7007 507 SE 11th Ct
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Divorce, Business, Family and Immigration
Daniel S Rakofsky
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(954) 745-0792 633 SE Third Ave.
Suite 202
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Divorce
Peter Raimondi
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Attorney
(954) 525-9600 1310 S.E. Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Divorce
Robert Moraitis
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Lawyer
(954) 525-9600 1310 S.E. Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Divorce
Romaine Brown, Esq.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(754) 300-8393 PO Box 881734
Fort Lauderdale, FL 34988
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Juvenile
St. Thomas University School of Law
Carmen G. Soto
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Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale - Call for a Free Consultation

With over 16 years of experience, I will diligently work for you and your family. We offer a free consultation and will handle all of your divorce issues with great expertise. Hablamos Espanol. Read More »
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Lynnette A. Ensign
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience

Western Michigan University Cooley Law SchoolFlorida
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Elvira Martha Gonzalez
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Hollywood, FL Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(954) 922-2836 6067 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33024
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
Nova Southeastern University
I am honored to announce my recent association with AV-rated Sukkar & Associates in Hollywood, Florida. At S&A, I will continue to serve clients with all types of immigration matters including business and investor visas and residencies, family-based matters, asylum, naturalization, waivers, and deportation. Our firm also handles estate planning matters (preparation of last will and testament). We represent individuals with uncontested divorces.
Scott Stadler
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Coral Springs, FL Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(954) 346-6464 3111 N. University Drive
Suite 301
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
In 1980 Scott J. Stadler attended Broward County Community College. During that year he completed the requirements and was invited to Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Fraternity for achieving academic success. While attending Miami Dade Community College in 1981 Mr. Stadler received an award for Outstanding Academic Achievement for excellent grades. In 1986 Mr. Stadler received the American Jurisprudence Award for the highest “A” grade in his law school evidence class. Scott J. Stadler has been practicing divorce and family law since 1989 when he was admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan. In 1990 Mr. Stadler...
Ben Ira Farbstein
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Hollywood, FL Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(954) 962-5900 4018 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
The Law Offices of Ben I. Farbstein, P.A., focuses on family law matters in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miami, Palm Beach, the Florida Keys and the surrounding areas. The firm has also taken on cases throughout the State of Florida at both the trial and appellate levels. Ben I. Farbstein, Esq., has developed a sophisticated family law practice that handles complex family law litigation matters in virtually every area of family. However, no case is too large or too small – if it is important to you, it is important to Ben I. Farbstein, Esq.
Jerome Ventura
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Pembroke Pines, FL Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(954) 438-2828 1951 NW 150th Avenue
Suite 103
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Nova Southeastern University
Family law issues can push the limits of anyone’s patience. The opposing interests of each party can make it seem impossible to reach an agreement that suits your needs. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can help you know all available options to resolving your case. With over 25 years of experience working in Florida Family Law, Attorney Jerome P. Ventura understands what you are facing and knows how to help you protect your interests.
Stuart Nelson House
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Coral Springs, FL Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(954) 255-7400 2801 North University Drive
203A
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Divorce and Family
University of South Carolina School of Law
Concentrating solely on family law matters, the attorneys at Stuart N. House, P.A. provide the highest level of service and exceptional representation to all clients in Parkland and Coral Springs who retain us to mediate or litigate their specific case. You can expect honesty, understanding and compassion as we zealously seek the best results for you and your family. We specialize in cases involving divorce, child custody, child support and alimony.
John Elias
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Pembroke Pines, FL Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(954) 392-1501 11200 Pines Blvd Suite 200
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Raymond Haselman
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Hollywood, FL Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(786) 522-0410 7037 Taft St
Hollywood, FL 33024-3803
Free ConsultationDivorce, Collections, Domestic Violence and Tax
Nova Southeastern University
Tax attorney for all areas of taxpayer representation- civil or criminal. Family law and domestic violence representation also available. Member of the United States Tax Court Series 7 Licensed MBA Former Police Sergeant with on the street domestic violence experience
Scott J. Kalish
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Coral Springs, FL Divorce Lawyer
(954) 990-9307 1829 N. University Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Mark Abzug
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Coral Springs, FL Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(954) 753-1003 2801 University Drive
Suite 203
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Marcus Evan Stein
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Pembroke Pines, FL Divorce Attorney
(954) 592-5388 9050 PINES BOULEVARD, SUITE #415
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Divorce
Opal Phiona Lee
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience

Miss Opal P. Lee is admitted to practice law in Florida and the island of Jamaica (having offices in both jurisdictions). She founded FloJam Legal in 2006 and is one of the managing attorneys. Miss Lee earned a Juris... Read More »
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Honit Simon
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of TechnologyUnited States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and Florida
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Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationBoca Raton, FL Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
The Catholic University of America
Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.
Cindy D. Sackrin
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Hallandale Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 34 years experience
(954) 455-0800 2100 E Hallandale Beach Blvd
#200
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Miami School of Law
I have been a practicing family law attorney for over 34 years, including years spent handling numerous trials for indigent clients through the Miami-Dade County Legal Aid Society.

I do not practice in other areas of law; I focus solely on family law matters. I can handle all of your family law and divorce-related issues such as property division and alimony/spousal support, and child support, even if your case results in complex family law litigation.

Since 1993, I have been Board Certified as a Marital and Family Law Specialist by the Florida Bar Association. When it comes to any of the family...
Michael L. Lechtman
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North Miami Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 45 years experience
(305) 652-9500 1991 NE 195th Dr
North Miami Beach, FL 33179
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Alisha B. Savani
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Aventura, FL Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(800) 596-0579 2750 NE 185th St
#302
Aventura, FL 33180
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Alisha B. Savani is an associate with Sandy T. Fox, P.A. Ms. Savani is well versed in the areas of family and marital law and has a passion for assisting clients in their most difficult times. Ms. Savani strives to practice with compassion and diligence.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Savani served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Florida Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Enforcement Unit in Fort Lauderdale. While there, Ms. Savani gained a considerable amount of litigation experience representing the Department of Revenue in child support establishment, modification, and enforcement proceedings. Ms. Savani attended thousands...
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Boca Raton, FL Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Divorce, Family, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Alan Robert Burton
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Boca Raton, FL Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(954) 229-1660 6100 Glades Rd
#311
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Boston University School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
I have spent over 40 years litigating cases throughout Florida as a prominent Boca Raton divorce lawyer. I will take the time to completely understand your needs and goals, and will maintain regular communications with you throughout the duration of your case. You will be fully informed and kept up to date with copies of all pleadings, correspondence and any other communications by regular mail, email or fax. Even though many divorces are eventually resolved by negotiation or mediation, I will always be ready to protect your interests in the courtroom if it is necessary. I maintain offices in Boca...
Luz Nieto
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Boca Raton, FL Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(561) 807-7663 7000 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 210
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Nova Southeastern University
The Law Office of Luz D. Nieto PA is a small boutique firm located in Boca Raton, Florida dedicated exclusively to family law matters. Attorney Nieto dedicates her practice to the collaborative divorce process and offers her clients alternatives to litigation always taking into account the client's best interest. This firm provides clients services ranging from high conflict divorce, paternity cases, post judgment issues, and prenuptial agreements.
Sara Jiries Saba
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Aventura, FL Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(305) 450-8009 2750 NE 185th Street
Ste. 302
Aventura, FL 33180
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
Sara Saba is the owner of the law firm Law Office of Sara J. Saba, P.A. in Florida. Ms. Saba was awarded a Juris Doctorate in 2003 from St. Thomas University Law School, and has dedicated her practice to the fields of family and matrimonial law since her graduation. She served as a domestic violence case manager for the Honorable Judge Amy Karen in Miami Dade County upon receiving her law degree. She is also a Florida family law mediator. Sara Saba is an experienced attorney with high ethics and legal ability in the field of Florida...
Edward J. Chandler
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Pompano Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(954) 788-1355 708 E. Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
Aggressive and Effective Legal Representation for Divorce, Child Custody and Federal and State Criminal Defense! Serving Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties "Since 1991 - When Experience Counts" "FULL SERVICE LAW FIRM" Payment Plans Available FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION At the Law Office of Edward J. Chandler, P.A., our clients come first. Every client is treated with courtesy and is guaranteed effective representation. Our experience and integrity have earned us a reputation as one of Florida's premier legal firms. Attorney Chandler knows the system. He knows how to win jury trials. He prides himself on getting a just result for his clients. He believes you...
Sergio Cabanas
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Pembroke Pines, FL Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(954) 447-2580 18503 Pines Boulevard
Suite 301
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
American University Washington College of Law
General Litigation including Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate Litigation, Asset Protection.
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.