Indiantown, Florida Family Lawyers

Tracy Davis
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Port St. Look , FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(772) 834-6355 3601 SW Foremost Dr
Port St. Look , FL 34953
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
St. John's University School of Law
Okeechobee, FL Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(863) 467-6570 200 SW 9th St
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Okeechobee, FL Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(863) 467-0297 1120 S Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Okeechobee, FL Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(863) 467-6570 200 SW 9th St
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Elaine Michelle Simon
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(561) 459-8400 4440 PGA Boulevard
Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Family and Divorce
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...
Jonathan E. May
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(844) 954-6652 515 North Flagler Drive, Suite P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Family, Business, Divorce and International
Nova Southeastern University
Jonathan May, Esq., M.A. studied communications at the University of Illinois, the University of Miami and Law at Nova Southeastern University. Attorney May developed skills in leadership, teaching, coaching and physical training as a collegiate football coach with the University of Miami, University of Illinois and Florida International University.
Attorney May then became a communications professor and has taught at over sixteen schools in the area. This is a unique background that has helped contribute to his success in the legal field. Most people are not aware that a communications background involves education and the development of...
Cheryl Fletcher
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(561) 507-5772 5725 Corporate Way
Suite 206
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Family, Divorce and Immigration
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

I am Cheryl Fletcher, and I started my law firm to serve people and protect their rights. When faced with a legal issue, many people feel overwhelmed because they do not fully understand their rights and how to protect them. I provide a clear head, exceptional research skills, and complete preparedness to help you through these difficult times.

I started my career as a legal researcher at one of the largest universities in Florida. I have also worked in different law firms, writing legal briefs, drafting motions, affidavits and legal memorandums, creating case plans, conducting depositions, and representing people before the...
William Wallshein
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(561) 533-1221 1601 Forum Pl
#602
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationWest Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Jonathan Jay Kirschner
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Fort Pierce, FL Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(772) 489-8501 200 South Indian River Drive, Suite 200
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Claims
University of New Hampshire
Been practicing Criminal law, nearly exclusively, for over 25 years. Ran the Public Defender's office in late 80's, then had 18 year partnership at Kirschner & Garland, P.A. Now in solo practice in Fort Pierce on the Indian River; Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer continually since 1994. Martindale-Hubbell AV rated. 5/5. AVVO rated 10/10. We also handle complex property distribution family law cases, as well as serious injuries. Same talented, courteous and competent staff for 17 years.
John Chalif
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Stuart, FL Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(561) 820-9488 11770 US Hwy !
Stuart, FL 34994
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Georgetown University Law Center
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 Washington DC. Advanced second law degree from Georgetown, with a focus on Dispute Resolution. Please call for a Consultation today.
Mr.  Joseph Lafayette Gufford III
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Stuart, FL Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(866) 603-9936 101 SE OCEAN BLVD.
SUITE 201
Stuart, FL 34994
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Stetson University College of Law
Joe Gufford has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1991. The Gufford Law Firm commitment is to provide exceptional client services that remain focused on results. We bring together attorneys and staff with decades experience. At The Gufford Law Firm, we believe that both our attorneys and our staff must be knowledgeable about the specific areas of law that we practice in. That is why we ensure that each of our attorneys and staff members are constantly taking Continuing Legal Education courses so that we are up to date on the latest developments in the...
Jared Chaykin
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(561) 408-8789 4440 PGA Boulevard
Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
Jared Chaykin focuses his practice on family law and related litigation. He founded Chaykin Law Group, P.A. in 2014. Prior to this, Jared interned with the Fair Housing, Foreclosure Defense, Educational Advocacy, and Elder Care Projects of the Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society. He also assisted inmates pursue innocence claims, while interning with the University of Miami Innocence Project. Jared interned with the 15th Judicial Circuit of Palm Beach County, Florida, as well as having served as Research Assistant to Dr. Anita Cava, Co-Director of the University of Miami Business Ethics Program.

Jared was raised in South Florida. He...
Nicolas A. Apfelbaum
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Port St Lucie, FL Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(772) 236-4009 PO Box 7156
Port St Lucie, FL 34985
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Florida
Nico Apfelbaum is a native of Argentina, and he is fluent in Spanish and English. Nico founded Apfelbaum Law with the goal of providing dedicated and exceptional personalized services to individuals and businesses. Prior to founding Apfelbaum Law, Nico Apfelbaum began practicing law in Orlando, Florida representing national and international businesses, investors and individuals in complex commercial litigation, business transactions and bankruptcy matters. Nico and his wife settled in the Treasure Coast and have made their home and family here. For a number of years, Nico practiced law at a large firm concentrating his practice in the areas of...
Kathryn Hill
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Vero Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
1446 19th Place
Suite 200
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Miami
Family Law practice since 1995
Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator since 1998
Assistant State Attorney 1990-1995
Victoria Morales
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(954) 646-4292 800 Village Square Crossing
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Florida International University College of Law
My goal is to bring peace and stability to the family. I care about my client's welfare and peace of mind. I manage chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings and debt settlement. I handle tax issues and resolution. I provide advice on asset protection and estate planning matters, wills and trusts. I handle probate proceedings. I also engage in business law and civil litigation.
Susan Winston
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(561) 670-9375 319 Clematis Street
Suite 614
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Georgia Newman
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(561) 296-1400 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
Suite 1208
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Family and Divorce
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...
Heather Schwartz Karmeris
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(561) 510-6043 515 N Flagler Dr
#P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law
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 County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Hillsborough and Orange County. Mrs. Karmeris is dedicated to litigating or facilitating conflict resolutions depending on the particular needs of the client.

Heather S. Karmeris was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2015 and to the Texas Bar as well as the United States District Court Southern District of Florida in 2016.Mrs. Karmeris gained extensive knowledge in all areas...
Juan Andre Pyfrom
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(561) 203-3955 6712 Traveler Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Free ConsultationFamily, Elder and Estate Planning
The Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School, Stetson University College of Law and Stetson University College of Law
After more than 20 years practicing in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, we decided to alter direction and serve in a different way. Now, we share our passion by helping others. Our passion is to empower you to find future-focused solutions to your family disputes and those work-place and social challenges that could land you in court. Our service includes a comprehensive consult to help identify areas of potential agreement and use that as a basis for future success. Talk to us today about how we can support your growth, limit your stress, and chart a new future. Let us...
Cyrus Kourush Toufanian
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(561) 628-6465 1500 North Dixie Hwy
Suite 204
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationFamily, Collections, DUI and Juvenile
DePaul College of Law
Stephen J. Press
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(888) 808-2772 1615 Forum Place
Suite 3A
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationWest Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 47 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Florida Levin College of Law
he law offices of Stephen J. Press located in West Palm Beach, Florida represents and counsels clients concerning divorce and family law, probate, estate planning, civil litigation and trial practice and DUI. Mr. Press has been in active practice in Palm Beach County, Florida for thirty-eight years.

His extensive experience includes ten years as a State Representative in the Florida House of Representatives from 1982 to 1992. He has been a guest lecturer for the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers. He litigates in both State and Federal Court throughout South Florida. He has handled many cases for individual rights as...
Livia Chaykin
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(561) 408-8779 4440 PGA Boulevard Suite 600
Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Elissa S. Pearl
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Wellington, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(561) 632-0085 12161 Ken Adams Way
Wellington, FL 33414
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce 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,...
Christopher W Cook
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(844) 954-6652 515 N Flagler Dr., Suite P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationFamily, Employment, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Nova Southeastern University
I provide quality legal representation and advocate for the rights and best interests of my clients. I keep clients informed of processes and proceedings and cater to client’s emotions during and throughout litigation.
Jessica Mishali
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 808-2772 1615 Forum Place
Suite 3A
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Jessica Mishali is a resident of Boca Raton, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her main office is in West Palm Beach; she has an additional office in Fort Lauderdale. Jessica graduated, cum laude, from Touro Law School in 2006, where she was a research editor on the Law Review, A Research Assistant and a Teaching Assistant. She has worked in the Florida legal system ever since graduation. Jessica is currently with the Law Office of Stephen J. Press, a trusted and respected West Palm Beach law firm that has been skillfully advocating for its clients for...
James Stewart Cunha
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(561) 429-3924 250 S Australian Ave
Ste 1402
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Family, Divorce 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,...
Nora Rotella
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(561) 571-0872 2994 S Jog Road
Suite D
West Palm Beach, FL 33467
Family and Divorce
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...
Nadia Phanco
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(561) 283-0250 500 S Australian Avenue, Ste 524
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Christian David Posada
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Lake Worth, FL Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(561) 251-4993 6517 Jessy Court
Lake Worth, FL 33467
Family, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Christian Posada is a lawyer based in Lake Worth, Florida with over Seventeen years of experience. He currently runs his own firm Christian D. Posada, P.A. where his practice focuses on civil matters, including Real Estate and Probate law.
Kim A. Cunzo
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Fort Pierce, FL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(772) 409-4353 601 Citrus Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Family and Divorce
St. Thomas University School of Law
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, I moved to Port St. Lucie with my family in 1989. I graduated from Port St. Lucie High School, and received my Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce. I moved to Tampa where I achieved my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Criminology, and thereafter moved to Miami and graduated with my Juris Doctor (J.D., or law degree) from St. Thomas University. In 2002, I found myself back home on the Treasure Coast when my legal career began at the State Attorney's office in Fort...
Doreen Varela
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(561) 820-0811 311 9th Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationFamily
Tulane University School of Law
Matthew Lane
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Family Law Lawyer
(561) 651-7273 The Financial Center at the Gardens
3801 PGA Boulevard, Ste. 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Family, Divorce, 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.
Gerald T.  Salerno
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(561) 969-9677 Vista Parkway
Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Free ConsultationFamily and Criminal
St. Thomas University
T. Charles Shafer Esquire
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Fort Pierce, FL Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(888) 617-7654 1115 Delaware Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Family, Criminal and DUI
University of North Carolina School of Law
Elizabeth Gardner
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(561) 333-1887 230 Royal Palm Beach Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Nova Southeastern University
Kristen L Bishop
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Stuart, FL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(772) 223-5454 532 Colorado Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
Free ConsultationFamily and Personal Injury
Stetson University College of Law
Kristen is an associate attorney at Zweben Law Group located in Stuart, Florida. Kristen's practice focuses on family law cases, including divorces, paternity, child support, domestic violence injunctions, and prenuptial agreements, as well as personal injury and wrongful death cases. In addition to practicing law, Kristen takes great pride in being an active member in the community. Kristen's community involvement includes the Martin County Bar Association; the Treasure Coast Justice Association; Palm City Chamber of Commerce; Martin County/Stuart Chamber of Commerce; Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Stuart Chapter; United Way of Martin County, Leaders United; and volunteering at Caring...
Travis R. Walker
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Stuart, FL Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(772) 708-0952 1235 SE Indian St #101
Stuart, FL 34997
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Florida Coastal School of Law
Travis R. Walker, Esq. is the founder of The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. Travis is a graduate of Port St. Lucie High School, Indian River Community College, Florida Atlantic University, and Florida Coastal School of Law. Travis practices real estate law and civil litigation. He also provides consulting regarding governmental affairs and public policy. Travis found his inspiration to practice law from his involvement in public service and charities. His participation had allowed him to gain exposure towards service-oriented lawyers, and due to this, he has now been practicing law for 10 years.

Travis is an active member...
Bruce Rosenwater Esq
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney
(561) 688-0991 1601 Forum Place
Suite 602
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning 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....
Elizabeth Anne Ermel
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(561) 360-3864 2161 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 313
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Family, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Patricia Harris
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North Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(561) 844-3338 631 US Highway One
Suite 308
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Florida
EXPERIENCED DIVORCE LAWYER PALM BEACH GARDENS & NORTH PALM BEACH, FLORIDA THE LAW OFFICE OF PATRICIA D. HARRIS SPECIALIZES IN ALL ASPECTS OF DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW. MS. HARRIS BELIEVES THAT DIVORCE IS A TIME OF TRANSITION AND NEW OPPORTUNITY. SHE HAS AVAILABLE A TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS INCLUDING THERAPISTS, PARENTING COORDINATORS AND ACCOUNTANTS TO SUPPORT CLIENTS DURING THIS DIFFICULT PERIOD. Patricia Harris has practiced law in South Florida for more than 20 years. With a background as a financial planner, Ms. Harris is uniquely qualified to help her clients prepare for their financial futures while negotiating the...
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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.

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