Deerfield Beach Family Lawyers

Compare 442 top rated Florida attorneys serving Deerfield Beach.
Kelley Anne Joseph
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Strong and compassionate family law attorney. Call today!

I’m an experienced family lawyer and will fight for your rights and help you through every stage of your case. My practice includes simple and complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody. 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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Carmen G. Soto
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Experienced Family 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 our cases involve child support, child custody, alimony, and domestic violence. Hablamos Espanol. Read More »
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Cindy D. Sackrin
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Free Limited Initial Consultation! Dedicated Florida Family Law 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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Kristin Rae Padowitz
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Florida Family Law 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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Antoine Dumas Jr.
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL Family Law Lawyer
(754) 800-5291 1451 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 300
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33069
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, DUI and Entertainment & Sports
Howard University School of Law
EDUCATION
Oakwood University
BA, Theology

Howard University School of Law
Doctor in Jurisprudence

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
Business
Sports & Entertainment
Criminal
Family

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Florida State Bar
Southern District of Florida

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Pastor Dumas is a minister as well as the Owner and Founder of Talented Tenth Consulting & Legal Services, PLLC. He is also a proud member of the iconic Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Antoine is a 2017-2019 Fellow of the Florida Bar's prestigious Business Law Section and serves on the Board of Directors for the Haitian Lawyer's Association.

Attorney Dumas is a devoted husband, and father of three extraordinary children. In his free time, Antoine enjoys playing basketball, reading and helping others be...
Jennifer Spiegel Colson
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POMPANO BEACH, FL Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(954) 784-2290 POMPANO BEACH, FL 33074
Family, Consumer and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University
Melissa G. Dacunha
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Pompano Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(954) 785-9280 750 East Sample Road. Bldg 3, Suite 222
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Family, Business, Consumer and Immigration
Georgia State University College of Law
Arica Braaten
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Deerfield Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(954) 380-6000 1645 S.E. 3rd Court Suite 101
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Bonnie Canty
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Lighthouse Point, FL Family Law Lawyer
(954) 727-6312 3310 N Federal Highway
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
Pompano Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(954) 486-3711 2420 NE 32nd Ct
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
St. Thomas University School of Law
Pompano Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(954) 312-3550 6806 N State Road 7
Pompano Beach, FL 33073
Family
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
Pompano Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(954) 975-7800 2301 W Sample Rd
Pompano Beach, FL 33073
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Pompano Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer
(954) 418-8775 5188 NW 47th Ave
Pompano Beach, FL 33073
Family, Business, Employment and IP
Deerfield Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(954) 764-3783 1313 S Military Trail
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Family and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Honit Simon
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 15 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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Hilda Ramirez-Gainza Esq.
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I will work ceaselessly, and with the utmost care and respect you deserve.

I am an experienced Florida family lawyer, dedicated to advocating for you and your family. 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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Pompano Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer
(954) 978-9835 1013 E Cypress Dr
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Pompano Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(954) 942-7707 4701 N Federal Hwy
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Coconut Creek, FL Family Law Lawyer
(954) 626-8071 6810 N State Rd 7
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Family
Pompano Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(954) 946-1025 2321 NE 33rd St
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Pompano Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(954) 784-8992 4699 N Federal Hwy
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Coconut Creek, FL Family Law Attorney
(561) 306-5949 4171 W Hillsboro Blvd Ste 9
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Family
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBoca Raton, FL Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
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.
Anastasia J Mahone
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(561) 939-8042 2424 N Federal Hwy
Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationBoca Raton, FL Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
Anastasia Mahone, Esq. is an Associate Divorce and Family Law at K/S Attorneys at Law located in Boca Raton, Florida. Anastasia Mahone, Esq. accepts cases in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Collier Counties.

Initial Consultations are always free at K/S Attorneys at Law and consultations can be over the phone, by Skype or in person, dependent upon potential client's preference.

Anastasia Mahone, Esq., graduated from high school at the age of sixteen and proceeded to graduate from Florida Atlantic University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology along with minor studies in Sociology. In 2014, Ms. Mahone...
Paul Jacobs
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(561) 394-9099 7000 W. Palmetto Park Rd.
Suite 210
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Free ConsultationFamily and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
I have been handling personal injury, family law, and commercial litigation in South Florida for more than 30 years. Born and raised in New York, I attended Ramapo High School in Spring Valley and went on to study at State University of New York in Binghamton where I majored in Political Science, graduating in 1977. After a brief time working in sales I moved from Manhattan to Miami to attend the University of Miami School of Law. While attending law school I served as both a law clerk and bailiff in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Miami-Dade County for Judge...
Luz Nieto
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(561) 807-7663 7000 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 210
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Family and Divorce
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.
Alan Jay Braverman
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Compassionate and experienced divorce attorney. Board Certified. Call now!

I'm an experienced South Florida family lawyer and will work for the best possible results for you and your children. My practice includes divorce, alimony/spousal support, child support, and child custody & visitation. Read More »
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Susan R Brown
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Dedicated & Skilled Florida Family Lawyer! Protecting Your Rights & Interests!

I provide exceptional legal representation focused on the unique needs of those with family law issues. 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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William J. Sheslow Esq.
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Criminal, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Mercer University College of Law and University of California - Davis
Prior to joining Whittel & Melton, Mr. Sheslow served as an Assistant Public Defender in Manatee County, Florida. Mr. Sheslow accumulated an impressive trial record while with the Public Defender’s Office. He was quickly promoted from a Misdemeanor to Felony case load in less than 10 months. Mr. Sheslow has tried over 20 cases ranging from DUIs and Domestic Batteries to life felonies. He has earned acquittals in serious cases such as firearms offenses and sex offenses. Additionally, Mr. Sheslow completed the National Criminal Defense Lawyers College held at Mercer College of Law in Macon, Georgia, where he learned from...
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Christopher M. Klemawesch
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Mr. Klemawesch is an experienced and dedicated Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton. He provides comprehensive representation in both State and Federal Courts. Previously, Mr. Klemawesch worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, Florida. He has extensive jury trial experience in both criminal and civil cases. Mr. Klemawesch is committed to diligent advocacy to protect his clients' rights and interests.

Mr. Klemawesch obtained his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and his M.B.A. from the University of South Florida. In 2003, he received his J.D. from the University of Florida....
Cindy S. Vova
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Plantation, FL Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(954) 316-3496 Pine Island Commons
8551 West Sunrise Blvd., Suite 301
Plantation, FL 33322
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Emory University
Cindy S. Vova, a South Florida native, is began practicing law in 1984. Ms. Vova founded the Law Offices of Cindy S. Vova in 1992 with the two-fold objective of providing superior representation to her clients and delivering the personal attention that each client deserves. She concentrates her practice on divorce and family law issues. From uncontested short-term marriages to complex divorces involving asset valuation issues to time sharing with special needs children, Ms. Vova brings compassionate dedication to all of her clients, and provides dignity to the divorce process. Her greatest passion is encouraging...
Alan Robert Burton
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(954) 229-1660 6100 Glades Rd
#311
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Scott Michael Weiss
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(561) 208-5576 1900 Glades Road, Suite 351
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(561) 367-8777 3700 Airport Rd
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Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBoca Raton, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Cambridge and University of Florida Levin College of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Robert Whittel provides his clients with strong, disciplined, results-oriented representation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. Robert graduated from both law school and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with honors, and served on the esteemed Florida Law Review. Before co-founding Whittel & Melton, a full-service law firm, Robert gained valuable experience in the court room both serving as a former prosecutor and representing large corporations in complex litigation and transactional matters. Robert is devoted to fighting for his clients’ rights. He handles all types of criminal...
Carl Berry
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Boca Raton , FL Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(561) 910-0900 150 East Palmetto Park Road
Suite 800
Boca Raton , FL 33432
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Business and Criminal
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Carl D. Berry, a former New York State Trooper and U.S. Marine Corp Reservist who served during the Gulf War, received his bachelors in political science from the State University of New York, College at New Paltz (1992) and his juris doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law (1995). He is admitted to practice in the Florida state and Federal Courts.


Mr. Berry represents both individuals and businesses in civil and criminal matters, including family, bankruptcy, debt defense, as well as companies in general business matters .
Joel Harvey Feldman
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(561) 392-4400 401 Camino Gardens Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Duke University School of Law
Joel Feldman has been practicing law in the Boca Raton for over 39 years.

He is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, with a degree in Government. He got his law degree from Duke University.

His law firm, Feldman & Schneiderman, began in 1999 when he and his law partner, Audrey Schneiderman, Joel purchased its building on Camino Gardens Boulevard. His practice is almost exclusively in the area of family law. He is certified in collaborative law and has served as mediator in divorce cases, arbitrator in attorney fee disputes and has testified as an expert in the areas of...
Ronald M. Zakarin
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(561) 338-5297 54 S.W. Boca Raton Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Medical Malpractice
Stetson University College of Law
Ronald M. Zakarin is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York and the District of Columbia. He specializes in domestic relations, personal injury, and medical malpractice. Ron has nearly 30 years of litigation experience and has successfully tried family law matters and medical malpractice/wrongful death cases throughout the State of Florida. Ron’s dedication to his clients is second to none. He works diligently to resolve cases where he can, and tries them in the court of law when he must. Ron has tried complex divorce cases involving business valuations, vocational assessments, social...
Juan Gainza Esq.
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I want to provide you with the dedicated legal representation you deserve.

I am a skilled Florida family law attorney. I provide personal attention and will vigorously advocate for your rights throughout your case. My practice areas include divorce, child custody, and child support. Read More »
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Susan Winston
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 15 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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Dorian Abner Winthrop
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(561) 912-0040 1200 N. Federal Highway, Ste. 200
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Family and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University
Andrew Lieberman
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Attorney
(561) 488-7788 1800 NW Corporate Blvd.
Suite 310
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Family and Divorce
Andrew S. Lieberman, Esquire provides legal representation to individuals going through divorce and family law matters through uncompromising advocacy and high ethical standards. Along with his Partner, Todd A. Wise, Esquire, Mr. Lieberman represents and counsels individuals through trial.

Mr. Lieberman’s practice also focuses on representing family law clients through appeal proceedings to dispute previous family law orders and final judgments.
Erika Deutsch Rotbart
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(561) 361-8010 4755 Technology Way
Suite 106
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce and Employment
Sommer C. Horton
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(561) 299-0018 1200 N. Federal Highway, STE 200
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Family, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
My name is Sommer C. Horton. I have been practicing the law since 2003. I received my JD from California Western School of Law in 2005 and my LLM from University of San Diego thereafter. While, In California I worked for a very prestigious law firm for 8 years. I ran the estate planning, probate, trust administration & litigation and family law division. I also engaged in business planning & litigation, insurance defense and construction defect litigation. In 2012, I relocated to Florida. In 2013, I opened my own practice - the Horton Law...
Joy Anne Bartmon
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(561) 392-7782 1515 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Family
Joy A. Bartmon, a lifetime resident of South Florida, is a 1980 graduate of the University of Miami Law School, cum laude . She was licensed to practice law in November 1980 in Florida. Her practice concentration is in the areas of family law and mental health law. Included in her practice are Collaborative Family Law, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage (divorce), child custody, parenting plans, domestic relations, grandparent custody, extended family custody, stepparent adoption, modification of custody, modification of support, enforcement and contempt proceedings, and mental health law (including Marchman Act and Baker Act).
David M. Deutsch
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(561) 200-6554 433 Plaza Real
Suite 275
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Boca Raton, FL Family Law Attorney
Family and Divorce
The Deutsch Law Firm PLLC is a boutique law firm representing clients in family law cases. We handle divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, property distribution, and mediaton. We are dedicated to providing personalized, professional and effective legal services on behalf of our clients.

We understand the highly emotionally charged atmosphere that surrounds the dissolution of marriage, time sharing issues surrounding minor children, property distribution and mediation. We are dedicated to providing our clients with quality representation helping them to resolve their family law related issues quickly, effectively and with as little emotional friction as possible. In addition, we offer family...
Robert Lawrence Bogen
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(561) 394-6060 2300 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mr. Peter Perettine
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Attorney
(561) 368-6042 190 W. Palmetto Park Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Family
Mr Eric Klein
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Boca Raton, FL Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(561) 353-2800 4800 N. Federal Highway
Suite 307B
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce 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...
Scott Stadler
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Coral Springs, FL Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(954) 346-6464 3111 N. University Drive
Suite 301
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Lynnette A. Ensign
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Florida Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Western Michigan University Cooley Law SchoolFlorida
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Angel J. Silvestrini Esq.
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Attorney A.J. Silvestrini understand what you're going through. He listens and takes the time to answer your Bankruptcy questions. He is licensed in 5 different states and has represented clients from all over the... Read More »
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Deerfield Beach Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Florida's Children First
(954) 796-0860
Coral Springs, FL


Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc.
(954) 765-8957
Ext. 27
Plantation, FL

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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.