Miami Shores, Florida Family Lawyers

Antonio G Jimenez
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Flat Fees Only. Experienced and Effective Divorce & Family Lawyer.

I’m an experienced Miami family lawyer and dedicated to helping my clients at every stage of the legal process. My practice includes simple and complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Katie Sager
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Florida Family Law Lawyer

Katie Sager has significant experience and specializes in litigation, mediation and appeals of divorce and family and child-related matters, including time-sharing issues, relocation, modification and enforcement of... Read More »
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Sandy T. Fox
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Family Law Representation! Call Now for Help!

I offer deep legal knowledge and time-tested trial and negotiation skills. I am dedicated to providing my clients with high quality legal representation! Visit my website for information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Carmen G. Soto
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Experienced Family Lawyer in the Miami Area - 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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Roger Slade
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Experienced & Dedicated Florida Family Attorney! Call for a Consultation!

I provide attentive, responsive service to those with family law matters. I am dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family. Visit my website for client reviews or call for a consultation. Read More »
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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
Larry Fleurantin
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Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(305) 944-7220 2040 NE 163 Street
Ste 209
Miami, FL 33162
Family, Appeals, Business and Divorce
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Nakeitha Sweeting Hodrick Esq.
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Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer
(786) 279-4841 1125 NE 125th Street
Suite 103
Miami, FL 33161
Family
North Miami Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer
(305) 944-9100 2020 N.E. 163 Street
Suite 300
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University College of Law
Miami, FL Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(305) 899-1212 10800 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33161
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(305) 893-0110 550 NE 124th St
Miami, FL 33161
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(305) 895-7547 11098 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33161
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Miami, FL Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(305) 379-8438 10800 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33161
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
Miami, FL Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(305) 895-7547 11098 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33161
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(305) 379-8438 10800 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33161
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Denise Martinez-Scanziani
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

As a trial and appellate attorney focusing in the area of marital and family law, I am uniquely positioned to not only advocate for my clients, but educate them in the process. I take each of my client's cases very... Read More »
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Alisha B. Savani
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Experienced & Skilled Florida Family Attorney! Call for a Free Consultation!

I am well versed in all areas of family and marital law. I am dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family. Visit my website for information about your rights or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(305) 981-9716 620 NE North Miami Blvd
Miami, FL 33161
Family and Divorce
Emory University School of Law
Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(305) 899-8588 12865 W Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33161
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(866) 608-5529 119 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
Free ConsultationMiami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 16 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.
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(866) 608-5529 119 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(866) 608-5529 119 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
Free ConsultationMiami, FL Family Law Lawyer
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...
Roger Slade
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Miami, FL Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(305) 379-2400 251 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL 33127
Family, Business and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Angel J. Silvestrini Esq.
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Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(954) 541-8068 1951 NW 7th Ave
Unit 600
Miami, FL 33136
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
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 Doctorate from the University of Puerto Rico. He is one of a small percentage of attorneys that are admitted to practice law in multiple jurisdictions: Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New York and Puerto Rico. Because of this, he is often called upon to represent clients in these states when jurisdictional issues arise.

Attorney Silvestrini focuses his practice in the following areas: Probate Administration, Business and Family Law, with...
William Jacob Miller
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Miami, FL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(305) 758-2020 11900 Biscayne Blvd STE 618
Miami, FL 33181
Family, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Attorney Jake Miller brings over 15 years of practice experience to people throughout Miami-Dade County, from downtown North Miami to the Design District and the Upper East Side, concentrating his practice on real estate, bankruptcy, estate planning, family law and LGBT issues. In his real estate practice, he works closely with individuals who face potential foreclosure proceedings, assisting with loan modifications, short sales and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. Attorney Miller takes a highly personalized approach with his clients. He understands the stress and anxiety that come with unresolved legal concerns. He recognizes that your situation is unique, and will take the time...
Diane Van Ness
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Miami , FL Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(305) 577-0080 P.O. Box 546611
Miami , FL 33154
Family
David H. Charlip
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Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer
(305) 354-9313 11900 Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 200
Miami, FL 33181
Family, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Personal Injury
Charlip Law Group, LC carries on a decades-long tradition of meeting the legal needs of businesses and individuals in Miami, throughout Florida and across the nation. Firm founder and principal attorney David H. Charlip is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law. As a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Mr. Charlip has been recognized for his special knowledge, skills and proficiency in civil trial law, as well as his professionalism and ethics in practice. Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of an attorney’s competency, experience, ethics and professionalism.
Kenneth Mitchell Kaplan
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Experienced, Aggressive & Knowledgeable Florida Family Law Attorney! Call Now!

I have been helping families with legal issues for over 20 years. I provide the necessary skills and experience to obtain the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see client reviews or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Patrick Vilar
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Florida Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

The University of Toledo College of LawFlorida
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Millin Andres Nobregas-Sancio
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Miami Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(786) 200-8156 8000 Harding Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Family
Cecilia Armenteros
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North Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(305) 938-8378 12550 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 800
North Miami, FL 33181
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Julio Cesar Marrero
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Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(888) 773-0347 3850 Bird Road, Suite 1001
Miami, FL 33146
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
University of Miami School of Law
Julio C. Marrero, is an experienced Florida Attorney, licensed since 1988. He received his Juris Doctor degree Cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. He has since dedicated his entire professional career to providing legal services to the South Florida community. As a solo practitioner, Julio dedicated his general practice to Civil, Family, & Real Estate Law. He became well known for successfully completing a large volume of Real Estate Transactions as closing and title insurance agent.

Julio C. Marrero is presently the Senior Managing Partner & Founder of MARRERO, CHAMIZO, MARCER LAW, a Miami law...
Denise Martinez-Scanziani
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Coral Gables, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(305) 274-9033 3191 Coral Way
Suite 405
Coral Gables, FL 33145
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
As a trial and appellate attorney focusing in the area of marital and family law, I am uniquely positioned to not only advocate for my clients, but educate them in the process. I take each of my client's cases very seriously, knowing that no matter how "small" the problem may appear to be, for each client, when he or she is in the middle of it, the situation can be overwhelming.

I am also a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator, am frequently appointed by the court as a Guardian ad Litem and am trained in collaborative law.

As an appellate attorney I...
Robert Stone Jeffrey
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Miami, FL Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(305) 222-7921 150 southeast 2nd Ave
Suite 1010
Miami, FL 33131
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals and Business
Florida Coastal School of Law
Robert Stone Jeffrey is the owner of Jeffrey Law, PA, and focuses his practice on domestic and international divorce, marital and family law disputes, as well as civil and family law appeals. Robert also represents clients relative to a wide array of business disputes, including non-compete and non-solicitation litigation, competition law, and disputes between business owners. Robert is admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as the United States District Courts in and for the Middle and Southern districts of Florida. Robert prides himself on offering his clients straight-forward, comprehensive and personalized solutions,...
Bruce Coane
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Miami Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(305) 538-6800 407 Lincoln Road
Suite 11-B
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Family, Employment and Immigration
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Mr. Coane received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from Penn State University in 1979. He received a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from the University of Houston in 1981, and is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United State Court of Appeals in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Atlanta and San Francisco. He is also admitted to practice by the U.S. District Court for the Northern...
Jonathan E. May
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(305) 699-5466 1395 Brickell Avenue
Suite 900
Miami, FL 33131
Miami, 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...
Christy L. Hertz
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Coral Gables, FL Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(305) 444-3323 3081 Salzedo St, #201
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
St. Thomas University School of Law and University of Miami School of Law
Christy L. Hertz has been specializing for over 26 years in litigation and mediation of: divorce, family and child-related matters, relocation, domestic violence, modification and enforcement of marital settlement agreements, paternity, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, Probate, Trust and Guardianship litigation, parental alienation; equitable distribution of marital assets and family businesses, and any other issue related to marital and family law.
Anna Christine Fernandez
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Miami, FL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(786) 587-4116 2250 SW 3rd Avenue
303
Miami, FL 33129
Free ConsultationFamily
St. Thomas University School of Law
Legal Lotus, P.A. was founded by third-generation attorney, Anna Fernandez. Ms. Fernandez, a Miami-native, graduated from La Salle High School and received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Florida International University in 2007. Ms. Fernandez graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law and is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

At St. Thomas University School of Law, Ms. Fernandez was a member and competitor of the State Championship Trial Team, an Executive Board member for the Public Interest Law Students' Association, and a member of...
Minervino Rodriguez
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Coral Gables, FL Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(305) 461-5667 306 Alcazar Avenue
Suite 205
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
University of Miami School of Law
Minervino Rodriguez, Jr. has been practicing law in Florida and has co-counseled in various other states and countries for over 37 years. Attorney Rodriguez provides experienced, effective, and trustworthy advice and legal services in Matrimonial & Family Law, Business & Corporate Law, Civil Litigation, and Family & Civil Mediation. He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator in both Family Law and Civil Law. He has been AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell consistently and continuously since 1999 through 2016, which is the highest rating that can be achieved by an attorney. He is bilingual in the English...
Mark R. Wegmann
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Florida Family Law Lawyer

Mark R. Wegmann joined Vilar Law, P.A. in April 2015 and handles all aspects of family law, including divorce, paternity, child support and post-judgment matters Read More »
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David H. Pollack
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Coral Gables, FL Family Law Attorney
(305) 372-5900 2600 Douglas Rd
#1007
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Family, Appeals, Business and Maritime
University of Miami School of Law
David Pollack is an AV rated attorney who specializes in complex business litigation and appeals. His practice focuses on maritime, labor and employment, defamation, and construction litigation. In 2006, Mr. Pollack obtained the largest verdict in an internet defamation case in the United States, which was later affirmed on appeal. Mr. Pollack regularly represents businesses in cases involving defamation, employment discrimination, wage and overtime claims, and other commercial matters. He also represents passengers and crew members in cases involving maritime personal injuries. Mr. Pollack has written and argued more than 50 appeals before the Third District Court of Appeal, the...
Helena Y Farber
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Aventura, FL Family Law Attorney
(305) 520-9205 2750 NE 185th Street
Suite 302
Aventura, FL 33180
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Helena Y. Farber is a magna cum laude graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center and a member of the Florida Bar. Ms. Farber received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago.During law school, Ms. Farber interned with the Honorable Renee Goldenberg, Broward County Circuit Court family judge. She also contributed over 200 pro bono hours representing underprivileged individuals as a Certified Legal Intern at Children and Families Clinic. After Helena graduated law school, she worked as an associate attorney for a Ft. Lauderdale, civil litigation law firm. At this firm Ms. Farber represented corporations like...
Katie Sager
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Coral Gables, FL Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(305) 444-3323 3081 Salzedo St, #201
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
St. Thomas University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Katie Sager has significant experience and specializes in litigation, mediation and appeals of divorce and family and child-related matters, including time-sharing issues, relocation, modification and enforcement of marital settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, paternity and domestic violence.
Nancy Adkins
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Miami, FL Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(954) 734-6048 701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1550
Miami, FL 33131
Family, Divorce and Probate
St. Thomas University School of Law
I have been practicing family law exclusively since 2007. I've never done anything else, because I understand how important it is to know what you are doing when you are dealing with someone's family. I have personal experience with my own broken family, and bring that experience with me to better serve my clients who may be faced with the same or similar situation. I also worked for the Florida Attorney General in Child Support Enforcement for about three years. If you are dealing with the Department of Revenue and child support, I may be able...
Javier  Enriquez
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Coral Gables, FL Family Law Attorney
(305) 222-7921 255 Aragon Avenue, Second Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Family, Business, Divorce and Employment
University of Miami School of Law
Javier A. Enriquez, a partner at Jeffrey & Enriquez, LLC, and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, concentrates his practice on, domestic and international, marital and family law, family law mediation, as well as civil and family appeals. Mr. Enriquez also has experience in election law, commercial litigation, and employment litigation.

A native of Miami, Mr. Enriquez graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was also the Litigation Skills Program Marco A. Vasquez Scholarship recipient. Throughout his time at the University of Miami School of Law, he was the President of the Federalist...
Dorothy F Easley
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Miami, FL Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(800) 216-6185 1200 Brickell Avenue
Suite 1950
Miami, FL 33131
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Business and Health Care
University of Miami School of Law
Dorothy Easley is the founder of Easley Appellate Practice PLLC, a leading appellate law firm that focuses on delivering a full range of appellate and trial support services, particularly in complex and multi-jurisdictional matters. Our core substantive sectors within appellate practice are business/commercial law, health law and medical malpractice (defense), criminal law and complex statutory and constitutional issues. The firm is experienced in prosecuting and defending Florida state and federal civil, administrative and criminal law appeals. We work in an appellate capacity, from the trial court to the Supreme Court.
Antonio G Jimenez
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Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(786) 525-7671 1395 Brickell Avenue
Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
Antonio Jimenez is an experienced and well-respected attorney who concentrates his entire practice in divorce and family law. He understands that thorough knowledge of the law, keen preparation, and effective negotiation often yield the best results. However, as a former prosecutor with dozens of jury trials and with a Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy, he is an experienced litigator who is unafraid to step away from the negotiating table and into the courtroom if that is what is needed to defend your rights.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and commitment to his clients, Antonio has earned an AV Preeminent peer...
Richard Alyn Schurr
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Coral Gables, FL Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(305) 204-4924 100 Almeria Ave
#340
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Miami School of Law and Whittier Law School
Richard A Schurr is an attorney with 23 years of experience in family law, business, and civil litigation. Mr. Schurr also has experience as a forensic accounting, holds a Masters of Law Degree in Taxation, and is a Certified Financial Planner. He is a Harvard trained mediator and negotiator and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. He is a SuperLawyer, is rated AV Preeminent (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell, and is on Florida Trend Magazine's list of Legal Elite for 2018.
Nadia Leah Pazos
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Coral Gables, FL Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(305) 330-1643 1 Alhambra Plaza
Suite 1458
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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.
Robert Hanreck
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Miami, FL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(786) 539-4935 40 NW 3rd Street
Penthouse 4
Miami, FL 33128
Family, Asbestos, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Miami School of Law
The Law Offices of Robert J. Hanreck, P.A. is a litigation firm with attorneys practicing in the areas of family law, divorce and civil litigation. Our team of attorneys takes pride in efficiently, aggressively and zealously representing our clients’ interests. We understand that not all cases proceed to trial and that sometimes resolution of the case is in the best interests of the client. However, when a case must go to trial, we go prepared. Within our family law and divorce practice our lawyers have helped clients with divorce, paternity, custody (parenting plans), equitable distribution, alimony, prenuptial agreements (including drafting...
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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.