Lake Worth, Florida Divorce Lawyers

Jared Chaykin
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Florida Divorce Attorney

Jared Chaykin, Esq. is the founding shareholder of Chaykin Law Group, P.A. Jared focuses his practice on family law and related litigation. Prior to founding Chaykin Law Group, P.A., Jared interned with the Fair Housing,... Read More »
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Heather Schwartz Karmeris
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Florida Divorce Lawyer

Heather S. Karmeris is the founder of Heather S. Karmeris Law, P.A. The focus of her practice is family and marital law matters with offices in West Palm Beach serving Palm Beach County, Martin County, Saint Lucie... Read More »
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John Chalif
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Palm Beach County Divorce/Family Attorney licensed in Florida, New York, and DC

Divorce/Family Law attorney and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator with over 31 years experience. AV Preeminent Attorney, rated by Martindale Hubbell. Admitted to Practice in Florida, New York, and... Read More »
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Alan Jay Braverman
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Compassionate and experienced divorce attorney. Board Certified. Call now!

I'm an experienced 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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Susan Winston
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Florida Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience

Susan Winston has been practicing law since October 2004 when she was admitted to the Florida Bar. She came to Florida from Virginia after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the College of William... Read More »
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Nora Rotella
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(561) 571-0872 2994 S Jog Road
Suite D
West Palm Beach, FL 33467
Divorce and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida to Cuban parents. From a young age, they instilled in me the importance of education and hard work. I admire their sacrifice and it is my drive in helping others. I received my law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law and I am licensed in Florida at both the State and Federal levels. Before attending law school, I received my Bachelors from the University of Miami where I focused my studies in Finance and the Spanish language.

After graduation, I worked as an associate attorney at a prominent South Florida law...
Alfred David Marten
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Lake Worth, FL Divorce Lawyer
(561) 570-1600 8461 Lake Worth Road
Suite 404
Lake Worth, FL 33467
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
Lake Worth, FL Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(561) 713-1197 8401 Lake Worth Rd # 120
Lake Worth, FL 33467
Divorce
Lake Worth, FL Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(561) 721-1600 2012 N Dixie Hwy
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Lake Worth, FL Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(561) 588-3311 1611 N Federal Hwy
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Lake Worth, FL Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(561) 585-4631 101 N J St
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Divorce, Collections, Estate Planning and Family
Lake Worth, FL Divorce Attorney with 61 years experience
(561) 434-2622 6035 Royal Birkdale Dr
Lake Worth, FL 33463
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Elissa S. Pearl
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Wellington, FL Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(561) 632-0085 12161 Ken Adams Way
Wellington, FL 33414
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Elissa Pearl is an attorney and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator who assists parties desiring divorce (dissolution of marriage), child custody, distribution of assets, modification, child support, alimony, and other divorce or family-related matters. With a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, she also provides Divorce Empowerment Coaching to clients all over the United States who are either contemplating divorce, going through the divorce process, or are trying to attain their most worthwhile life after divorce. Elissa is an adjunct professor at Broward College, and is a guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University on topics related to law,...
Jennifer T. Miller-Morse
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DELRAY BEACH, FL Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(561) 277-0800 MILLER MORSE LAW PLLC
710 NE 3RD AVE
DELRAY BEACH, FL 33444
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Harvard Law School
Jennifer Miller-Morse is a distinguished family law attorney practicing in Delray Beach,
Florida, where she handles all areas of family law with a focus in divorce. With twenty-
five years of experience, Ms. Miller-Morse has been named “10 Best” three years running
by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys™.

After earning her law degree from Harvard Law School in 1991, Ms. Miller-Morse gained experience in large law firm practice and eventually relocated to Florida.

Ms. Miller-Morse’s years of experience have earned her a reputation among clients and colleagues alike as a top family law attorney. Among many other honors, Ms. Miller-Morse has received...
Alan Jay Braverman
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Boynton Beach, FL Divorce Lawyer with 46 years experience
(561) 736-7117 639 East Ocean Ave
#209
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Miami
Firm founder, Alan Jay Braverman, is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law and concentrates his practice on divorce-related issues, including custody and visitation, child support and alimony, and domestic violence. Licensed to practice in Florida and New Jersey, Mr. Braverman has been an active member of The Florida Bar since 1973. He is registered with the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Only the most distinguished lawyers appear in the Bar Register – those who have achieved the prestigious “AV” rating as a lawyer. Mr. Braverman has served on numerous Florida Bar committees and is also a Florida Supreme...
William Wallshein
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Florida Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience

I am William Wallshein, founder of the West Palm Beach law firm William Wallshein, P.A. I began my legal career in 1984, working as a prosecutor in the state attorney’s office in West Palm Beach. In 1990, I left that... Read More »
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Alan Robert Burton
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Free Consultation! Determined Divorce Attorney with Decades of Experience!

I am an experienced and focused divorce attorney. I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of those who are going through a divorce! Visit my website to see client reviews or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Susan Winston
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(561) 670-9375 319 Clematis Street
Suite 614
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Miami School of Law
Susan Winston has been practicing law since October 2004 when she was admitted to the Florida Bar. She came to Florida from Virginia after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the College of William and Mary in 2001. Susan then went to the University of Miami School of Law and received her Juris Doctor in 2004. Susan began her legal career at the Office of the Public Defender for the 15th Judicial Circuit in 2004. In over six years at the Office of the Public Defender, Susan represented the indigent accused in...
William Wallshein
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(561) 533-1221 1601 Forum Pl
#602
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationWest Palm Beach, FL Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law
I am William Wallshein, founder of the West Palm Beach law firm William Wallshein, P.A. I began my legal career in 1984, working as a prosecutor in the state attorney’s office in West Palm Beach.

In 1990, I left that position and founded this law firm. At that time, the firm focused on two areas of law: criminal defense and family law. Today, that focus remains. My firm and my staff are dedicated to helping the people of South Florida when they need it most.
Jared Chaykin
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(561) 408-8789 4440 PGA Boulevard
Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Jared Chaykin, Esq. is the founding shareholder of Chaykin Law Group, P.A. Jared focuses his practice on family law and related litigation. Prior to founding Chaykin Law Group, P.A., Jared interned with the Fair Housing, Foreclosure Defense, Educational Advocacy, and Elder Care Projects of the Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society. He also interned with the University of Miami Innocence Project, where he assisted inmates pursue innocence claims. Additionally, Jared interned with the 15th Judicial Circuit of Palm Beach County, Florida, and served as Research Assistant to Dr. Anita Cava, Co-Director of the University of Miami Business Ethics Program.

Jared...
Nadia Phanco
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(561) 283-0250 500 S Australian Avenue, Ste 524
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Florida Coastal School of Law
The Attorneys at Glenn and Phanco, P.A., practice solely in the area of Marital and Family Law and pride themselves on their mission to drive and change the legal industry, while providing first class service they know each client truly deserves. The Attorneys at Glenn and Phanco, P.A., understand the emotional turmoil and life changing circumstances surrounded in each family law case and are both passionate and compassionate in navigating through the legal processes that are tailored to meet each client's needs. If you are looking to hire an Attorney who genuinely cares about your legal affairs and will fight...
Jacqueline Simpson Esq.
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Boynton Beach, FL Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(561) 899-8184 1530 W. Boynton Beach Boulevard
Suite 4681
Boynton Beach, FL 33424
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Immigration and Landlord Tenant
Attorney Jacqueline Simpson has a Bachelors in Health Care Administration and a Graduate Certification in Geriatric Studies from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in April 2004 after receiving her law degree. Since then, a large part of her litigation experience has been in the areas of Family Law, Bankruptcy Law, Consumer Law, Landlord/Tenant, Immigration, Medicaid Eligibility and Estate Planning matters.
James Stewart Cunha
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(561) 429-3924 250 S Australian Ave
Ste 1402
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Florida
James S. Cunha, Esq. is the Managing Attorney at the Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A. Mr. Cunha primarily focuses his practice on family and marital law. As a result of his background in Finance and Economics, Mr. Cunha has become a highly sought-after divorce and family law attorney in South Florida particularly in complex or high asset divorce cases involving asset valuation and alimony issues. Since the inception of his firm, Mr. Cunha has represented corporate executive officers, professional athletes, business owners, medical, legal and financial professionals, homemakers, working men and women–(or their spouses)–in divorce cases,...
Stephen J. Press
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience
(888) 808-2772 1615 Forum Place
Suite 3A
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Georgia Newman
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(561) 296-1400 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
Suite 1208
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Divorce and Family
University of Florida
Georgia T. Newman is a strong and aggressive advocate for her client’s rights. She prides herself on her accessibility to clients, knowledge of the law and positive results. Her practice is limited solely to marital and family law. Ms. Newman has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2014. Ms. Newman has an AVVO rating of 10 out of 10, which, according to the Avvo.com web site is “Superb”. She is a Florida Legal Elite member named by Florida Trend Magazine. The attorneys named as Legal Elite represent approximately...
Ron Herman
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(561) 720-2417 1601 Forum Place
Suite 505
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Divorce, Appeals, Business and Criminal
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Ron D. Herman is a practicing attorney in West Palm Beach, devoted to the field of criminal defense. He is a former prosecutor, which allows him to maintain a thorough understanding of the entire criminal justice system. In addition to criminal defense, Attorney Herman offers effective counsel for individuals facing personal injury and business litigation matters. Regardless of what specific situation you’re involved in, you can trust that you’ll be in good hands by retaining Mr. Herman’s representation. To learn more about the services offered by Attorney Herman, contact the firm, Herman Law, P.A., today.
Livia Chaykin
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Wellington, FL Divorce Lawyer
(561) 408-8779 12161 Ken Adams Way
Suite 110-AA
Wellington, FL 33414
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Livia Chaykin, Esq. focuses her practice on divorce and family law litigation. Prior to joining Chaykin Law Group, P.A., Livia began her practice at a large national law firm, where she handled a range of litigation matters, including commercial and civil litigation as well as family law matters.

During law school, Livia served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Laurel M. Isicoff at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Livia also served as an intern for the Miami Law Innocence Clinic, where she assisted inmates pursue wrongful conviction appeals.

A second-generation Florida native, Livia...
Stephen J. Press
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Florida Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience

University of Florida Levin College of LawFlorida, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 11th Circuit and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
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Elizabeth Gardner
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(561) 333-1887 230 Royal Palm Beach Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Nova Southeastern University
Jessica Mishali
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Attorney
(888) 808-2772 1615 Forum Place
Suite 3A
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Jacqueline Simpson
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Boynton Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(561) 899-8184 1375 Gateway Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy and Immigration
Attorney Jacqueline Simpson was admitted to the Florida Bar in April 2004 after receiving her law degree. Since then, a large part of her litigation experience has been in the areas of Family Law, Bankruptcy Law, Immigration, Medicaid Eligibility and Estate Planning matters.
Matthew Lane
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Divorce Lawyer
(561) 651-7273 The Financial Center at the Gardens
3801 PGA Boulevard, Ste. 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Divorce, Family, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Northwestern University School of Law
We are skilled divorce and child custody attorneys dedicated to professional excellence. We handle divorce, child custody, modification of custody, relocation, alimony, modification of alimony, and division of assets cases.

Additionally, we handle medical malpractice, physician malpractice, hospital malpractice, pharmacist malpractice, nursing malpractice, dental malpractice, chiropractor malpractice, therapist malpractice and wrongful death cases.
Bruce Rosenwater Esq
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Attorney
(561) 688-0991 1601 Forum Place
Suite 602
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Real Estate
Attorney Bruce S. Rosenwater was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a veteran attorney, having assisted Floridians for more than 20 years. Bruce founded and developed his law firm as a law firm for life. He developed the firm’s practice areas to span most, if not all of an individual’s and a family’s lifetime legal needs. He has distinguished his practice by willingly being a family’s lawyer and counselor throughout the various stages and circumstance of their lives, from owning a first home to unfortunately unavoidable disputes, business and real estate legal needs and even injury, probate and guardianship law....
Emma Braun Keller
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(561) 207-2088 1645 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
Suite 1200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Honit Simon
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Boynton Beach, FL Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(561) 736-7117 639 East Ocean Ave
#209
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Bennett Cohn
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience
(561) 472-2890 1806 Old Okeechobee Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Probate
Florida State University College of Law
Jack Brilliant Pugh
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(561) 689-5050 1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Thirty Years of practicing Family Law representing Children and Families through difficult times with compassion and understanding. I have represented clients throughout the State of Florida, from Key West to Brevard County with dedication and determination to seek a just result and protect the children at issue before the Courts of Florida.
Brian M. Moskowitz
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Boynton Beach, FL Divorce Lawyer
(561) 369-4481 2500 Quantum Lakes Drive Suite 203
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Divorce
Brooklyn Law School
After graduating from South Shore High School, He attended the State University of New York at Albany (‘89 grad) and then Brooklyn Law School (’94 grad). After working at a small firm I formed the partnership of Fink & Moskowitz, LLP with an office on Court Street in Brooklyn Heights. He eventually moved to Westchester, New York and then relocated to South Florida after 9/11. He's been practicing law since 1995 and now focus on all areas of Marital and Family Law. He is admitted to practice law in both Florida and New York and I...
Neil Tygar
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Delray Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(561) 455-0280 5341 W Atlantic Ave #303
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Collections and Employment
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Jeffrey Lampert
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(561) 333-0188 1615 Forum Place
Suite 4-B
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Leo Wassner Desmond
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 337-6663 319 Clematis Street
Suite 401
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Stockbroker Fraud
New York Law School
Alicia Dixon
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Boynton Beach, FL Divorce Lawyer
(561) 853-2214 2500 Quantum Lakes Drive
Suite 203
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Divorce, Family and Immigration
Alicia Dixon, Esq. is a partner at Dixon & Odom Attorney at Law with a concentration in Family and Immigration law. Attorney Dixon was raised in Palm Beach county. As the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, she understands the personal needs of immigrants and their families in a unique manner.

Attorney Dixon is a graduate of Florida State University where she received her Bachelor and Law degree. In law school, Attorney Dixon worked in Rwanda alongside human rights attorneys and country leaders to improve the quality of life of genocide victims and their children. She fought aggressively for their legal rights in...
James Mark Maynor
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(561) 691-9336 809 North Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Divorce and Family
Eric Cheshire
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West Palm Beach, FL Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(561) 655-8844 580 Village Boulevard Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Divorce
Mr Eric Klein
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Boca Raton, FL Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(561) 353-2800 4800 N. Federal Highway
Suite 307B
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Real Estate
Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
I am a trial lawyer with a boutique practice that helps people. My Firm concentrates in family law – Divorce, Paternity, Custody, and Prenuptial Agreements – consumer bankruptcy and real estate law, Foreclosure Defense and other real estate litigation - we have a title agency, engage in short sale negotiations --- I have highly skilled attorneys in each area --- we work together as a team. We help our Clients navigate a difficult, challenging, often uncertain process and assist them in achieving the best possible results. What’s unique about my practice is that I can assist people in...
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
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Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationBoca Raton, FL Divorce Lawyer with 16 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.
Elaine Michelle Simon
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(561) 459-8400 4440 PGA Boulevard
Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Divorce and Family
Widener University Delaware School of Law and Syracuse University College of Law
Elaine M. Simon founded a private practice law office focusing primarily on domestic relations and family law. The law office is located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, on PGA Blvd. about one mile west of Downtown at the Gardens and with immediate access to 95 and the Florida Turnpike. Elaine is a family law attorney and has been practicing law in Florida since 2000. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Johnson & Wales University and received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Syracuse University College of Law and received an Academic Excellence award. She received her Master of...
Scott Michael Weiss
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Boca Raton, FL Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(561) 208-5576 1900 Glades Road, Suite 351
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Nova Southeastern University
For over a decade Scott M. Weiss has practiced exclusively family law, assisting clients in divorce, child custody and support, spousal support, distribution of marital property, and post-judgment modifications. As a family law attorney, Mr. Weiss works diligently to serve his clients with compassion and sensitivity while vigorously protecting their rights. Mr. Weiss earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York in 2002, and went on to pursue his law degree at Nova Southeastern University, graduating in 2005. He was admitted to the Florida Bar the same year. Partnering with Gary D. Weiner, he now...
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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.