Hollywood, Florida Family Lawyers

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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Susan Winston
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Florida Family Law 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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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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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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Laura Arcaro
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(954) 800-2880 24 SE 20th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Attorney Laura Arcaro is a seasoned litigator and compassionate advocate in the area of family law. As a founder of Arcaro Law Group in Fort Lauderdale, she has helped countless clients settle family disputes, including divorce, child support, domestic violence cases, and more, and has extensive knowledge of and experience with international child abduction and custody. Attorney Arcaro graduated from Duke University after completing undergraduate studies in public policy and environmental science and policy. She has a Master of Health Administration from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and earned her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College...
Bradford M. Cohen
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(888) 264-3652 1132 SE 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Immigration
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Bradford Cohen Law practices in the areas of Immigration, Criminal Defense, Real Estate and Bankruptcy. Bradford Cohen personally handles Criminal Defense cases such as the following: Major Criminal Defense, State and Federal, Local and State Wide; White Collar Crimes, Felonies, and Misdemeanors; Immigration, Nationally assisting individuals with immigration issues.
Rand Scott Lieber
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Hollywood, FL Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(954) 453-1120 2455 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 305
Hollywood, FL 33020
Family and Divorce
University of Miami School of Law
I offer more than 20 years of experience at reasonable prices. I handle divorce cases, paternity cases, prenuptial agreements, modifications of alimony, child support and timesharing and enforcement and contempt matters. I spent my first six years as a lawyer working as an Assistant State Attorney. Since then I have focused my career on helping people with their family law matters.
Juan Gainza Esq.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(954) 463-1210 400 SE 8th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Free ConsultationFamily, Immigration and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
Juan Gainza, Esq. graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and received his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University School of Law. Fluent in both English and Spanish, his excellent research and writing skills enable him to analyze and articulate complex legal issues clearly, concisely and decisively.

Mr. Gainza specializes in the areas of Personal Injury, Family Law and Immigration. He is a current member of the Florida Bar and past member of the American Immigration Lawyers’s Association and the American Bar Association.

Call Juan at (954) 463-1210 to discuss your legal concerns. You have...
Steven E. Blumenthal
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(954) 636-7498 2699 Stirling Rd
#C-404
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The University of Chicago Law School
I concentrate on Collaborative Divorce and Mediation in my practice. I litigated for many years – fighting in court, drafting adversarial pleadings directed to the other spouse or parent, but have come to believe over the years that for virtually every family law matter, a better and less expensive option is Collaborative Divorce or Collaborative Family Law, or a process we call Co-Mediation. You can find more about each approach on my website.

Give me a call and we can discuss how to divorce or resolve other family law matters – in my opinion, the decision how to handle...
Hilda Ramirez-Gainza Esq.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(954) 463-1210 400 SE 8th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
St. Thomas University School of Law and Florida Atlantic University
Anna-Maria Capizzi
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Hollywood, FL Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(954) 920-9220 2500 Hollywood Blvd Suite 201
Hollywood, FL 33020
Free ConsultationFamily
St. Thomas University School of Law
Anna-Maria Capizzi is a partner with the firm and focuses her practice in the area of family law. Anna-Maria was born in Offenbach am Main, Germany, to Sicilian parents. Her cultural background has a tremendous influence on how she interacts with her clients and practices law. Anna-Maria pays attention to her client’s needs and her compassionate approach makes them feel at ease when discussing sensitive issues at a time of immense distress. However, her keen attention to detail and aggressive approach to motion practice has proven excellent client results. Anna-Maria moved from...
Deborah Ann Byles
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(954) 467-0073 413 SE 18th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida State University College of Law
Our Firms mission statement is to maintain the highest degree of ethics, while serving our Clients. Our focus is the "C.A.R.E." concept which is to be Compassionate toward our Client: to Advocate zealously for our Clients; to provide Resolution for our Clients; to be as Efficient as possible in order to earn the confidence and trust of all involved.
Sergio Cabanas
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Pembroke Pines, FL Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(954) 447-2580 18503 Pines Boulevard
Suite 301
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
American University Washington College of Law
General Litigation including Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate Litigation, Asset Protection.
Elvira Martha Gonzalez
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Hollywood, FL Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(954) 922-2836 6067 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33024
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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.
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 Family Law. 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 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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Ben Ira Farbstein
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Hollywood, FL Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(954) 962-5900 4018 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Carlos E. Sandoval
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Hollywood, FL Family Law Lawyer
(800) 753-5529 450 N. Park Road
Suite 803
Hollywood, FL 33021
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Immigration
University of Florida
Mark Seff
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Hollywood, FL Family Law Attorney
(954) 920-9220 2500 Hollywood Blvd Suite 201
Hollywood, FL 33020
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Social Security Disability
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mark A. Seff was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He and Anna-Maria Capizzi formed Seff Capizzi Law Group in order to provide the community with accurate, reliable and proven results in the Family, Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, Immigration & General Practice Areas. Mark has over 35 years of experience as a star attorney, has made appearances in ABC News articles and has been a Panel Participant in the cable television production of “We the People”.
Arthur Elliot Marchetta
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(954) 566-9889 The Legal Center
888 SE 3rd Ave., Suite 402
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Teresa Williams
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(954) 761-9131 1330 SE 4th Ave Ste G
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
John Elias
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Pembroke Pines, FL Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(954) 392-1501 11200 Pines Blvd Suite 200
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Jerome Ventura
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Pembroke Pines, FL Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(954) 438-2828 1951 NW 150th Avenue
Suite 103
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Veronica Semino
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Pembroke Pines, FL Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(305) 785-0507 P.O. Box 826861
Pembroke Pines, FL 33082
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida International University College of Law
Dahlia Ann Walker
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Hollywood, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(954) 963-8555 3325 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33021
Family and Immigration
David M. Brandwein
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(877) 328-3529 311 SE 10 Ct
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Free ConsultationFamily, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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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Juan Gainza Esq.
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I want to provide you with the dedicated legal representation you deserve.

I specialize in the area of Family Law. 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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Akilah Angelique Harris
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Pembroke Pines, FL Family Law Lawyer
(954) 451-0050 15800 Pines Blvd | Suite 3084
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Richard Francis Hussey
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(954) 462-7500 800 SE 3rd Avenue
4th Floor
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33316
Family, Business, Collections and Divorce
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
Stephanie Paige Cawein
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(954) 764-7007 507 SE 11th Ct
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Family, Business, Divorce and Immigration
Maria Rodriguez Lewis
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(800) 668-2156 5220 S University Dr
#206C
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Free ConsultationFamily and Arbitration & Mediation
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Kristine Michele Johnson
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Cooper City, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(954) 320-4595 10620 Griffin Road
Suite 106
Cooper City, FL 33328
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
St. Thomas University School of Law
Kristine opened her law practice in 1997 after graduating from St. Thomas Law School. Kristine practices primary in the area of family law, which includes divorce, child custody, paternity, modifications and enforcement actions. Kristine takes pride in her personal attention to her clients and her efforts to settle her family law cases to avoid the expense and emotional trauma caused by long drawn out litigation. However, Kristine is experienced in the court room and is prepared to effectively litigate cases that do end up before a judge.

Kristine also practices real estate litigation and is experienced...
Lori Barkus
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Fort Lauderdale, FL Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(954) 349-7988 2883 Executive Park Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Miami School of Law
Over 17 years experience as an attorney and a mediator. I have litigated and settled hundreds of contested and uncontested divorce matters. Through this experience, and through extensive training as a mediator, a collaborative divorce professional and a guardian ad litem, I have learned that a lawyers’ most important task in a divorce matter is to encourage clients to seek the most cost-effective solutions to minimize the trauma experienced not only by the divorcing parties but also by their children.
Susan R Brown
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Plantation, FL Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(954) 474-9500 8211 W Broward Blvd PH
#4
Plantation, FL 33324
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
My practice as an attorney can be summed up in one word: FOCUS. Focus on divorce and family law; focus on the people of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County; focus on creating solutions; and, most importantly —

Focus On Your Needs, Goals And Best Interests

Meeting the needs and goals of my clients and protecting their best interests is always my primary concern. For this reason, finding out exactly what those needs, goals and interests are is first on the agenda. As a sole practitioner, I have the ability to manage my own caseload and to take the time necessary to get...
J Armando Edmiston
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Sunrise, FL Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(954) 838-8300 580 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway #401
Sunrise, FL 33323
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
J. Armando Edmiston is an aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced personal injury and criminal defense lawyer handling serious felonies, sexual assault, DUI's, driving offenses, drug charges and weapon crimes. ...
Sandy T. Fox
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Aventura, FL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(800) 596-0579 2750 NE 185th St
#302
Aventura, FL 33180
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Nova Southeastern University
Nadia Leah Pazos
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Weston, FL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(954) 449-8719 1840 N. Commerce Parkway
Suite 1
Weston, FL 33326
Family and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Nadia Pazos has more than a decade of experience helping families ease the pains of divorce and other family law conflicts. Known for her practical and cost-conscious solutions, Ms. Pazos prefers the collaborative approach for many cases as it can avoid unnecessary emotional and financial stress for both parties. She provides insightful guidance while tailoring solutions to each client’s unique situation and remaining compassionate to each family’s needs. Ms. Pazos is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator who is skilled at resolving many complex disputes.
Honit Simon
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of TechnologyFlorida
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Kristin Rae Padowitz
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Florida Family Law Attorney with 19 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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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, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Kelley Anne Joseph
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Plantation, FL Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(954) 376-4826 8211 W. Broward Blvd.
PH4
Plantation, FL 33324
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Nova Southeastern University
20 years experience in marital and family law litigation in South Florida. In addition, I am a certified family court guardian ad litem. I also enjoy mediating family law cases.
Cindy D. Sackrin
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Hallandale Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(954) 455-0800 2100 E Hallandale Beach Blvd
#200
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Focused

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.

Board Certified as a Florida Family Law Specialist

Since 1993, I have been board certified as a Marital and Family Law Specialist by the Florida Bar Association. When...
Sara Jiries Saba
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Aventura, FL Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(305) 450-8009 2750 NE 185th Street
Ste. 302
Aventura, FL 33180
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Larry R. Fleurantin Esq.
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North Miami Beach , FL Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(305) 944-7220 2040 NE 163 Street
Suite 102
North Miami Beach , FL 33162
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Immigration and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Alisha B. Savani
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Aventura, FL Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(800) 596-0579 2750 NE 185th St
#302
Aventura, FL 33180
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
Karen Munzer Esq.
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Miam, FL Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(786) 501-6655 1041 Ives Dairy Road
Suite 238
Miam, FL 33179
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University
Caring and compassionate lawyer that treats each case as if it were her own. Results oriented attorney who will aggressively advocate for you. Divorce is a stressful event, but it can be handled with dignity and fairness.
Steven David Miller
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Plantation, FL Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(877) 348-3354 950 S Pine Island Rd
Ste A150
Plantation, FL 33324
Family and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University
Divorce attorney Steven D. Miller is the expert on uncontested divorces in the state of Florida. With 30 years of experience Steven Miller has been able to come up with an easy to understand and follow process for couples to complete a divorce in the state of Florida. Attorney Miller has provided clients with countless videos, free forms, and legal advice for years. He is happy to help everyone with a free consultation. For child custody and child support cases Steven Miller can make the process as easy as possible so that your family can continue to live as normal...
S. Andrew Foster
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Weston, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(954) 430-1868 2200 N Commerce Parkway
200
Weston, FL 33326
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
Michael L. Lechtman
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North Miami Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(305) 652-9500 1991 NE 195th Dr
North Miami Beach, FL 33179
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals and Divorce
University of Miami School of Law
Angel J. Silvestrini Esq.
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Attorney Angel J. Silvestrini oversees all litigation for the Law Offices of Zorrilla & Silvestrini, PA. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised between California and Puerto Rico. He received his Juris... Read More »
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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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Hollywood Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Domestic Violence Intake Unit
(305) 247-9562
Miami, FL


Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
(954) 736-2400
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.