West Palm Beach Family Lawyers

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John Chalif
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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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Jared Chaykin
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Get help now! Dedicated, experienced family law attorney!

I’m an experienced Florida family law attorney and I represent clients in all types of family law cases. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will help you through every step of your case. Read More »
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Heather Schwartz Karmeris
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer

Heather S. Karmeris is the founder of Heather S. Karmeris Law, P.A. The focus of her practice is family and marital law matters with offices in West Palm Beach serving Palm Beach County, Martin County, Saint Lucie... Read More »
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Livia Chaykin
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Experienced family law attorney who will fight for you. Call now!

I am a trusted and experienced Florida family law attorney, dedicated to helping those in matters of child custody, child support, spousal support and divorce. Call today for a free consultation! Read More »
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Alan Robert Burton
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Free Consultation! Determined Family Law Attorney! Decades of Experience!

I am an experienced and focused family law attorney. I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of those with family legal matters! Visit my website to see client reviews or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Sasha Dadan Bonna
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney
(772) 579-2771 801 Northpoint Pkwy.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Family, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Florida A&M University College of Law
Attorney Sasha Dadan Bonna is a passionate and aggressive lawyer who has extensive experience representing clients in cases involving family law, criminal law, and landlord/tenant matters. Sasha is a skilled trial lawyer who has represented over 3,000 clients. Sasha was most recently recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

Additionally, Sasha has received numerous positive reviews on AVVO and GOOGLE from her clients and colleagues and was commended by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys for being among the 10 best Attorneys for Florida Client Satisfaction.

Sasha is prepared to defend your case. Call now...
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 6 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...
William Wallshein
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(561) 533-1221 1601 Forum Pl
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West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationWest Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 36 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.
Jessica Mishali
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(888) 808-2772 1615 Forum Place
Suite 3A
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
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...
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...
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...
James Stewart Cunha
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 16 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,...
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...
Nadia Phanco
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 6 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...
Timothy C. Nies
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(561) 962-3130 801 Northpoint Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
My job is to produce solutions to my clients' problems. I am known for leaving no stone unturned when representing my clients in court.

From my first attorney position out of law school, I have been a litigator. I have fought for my clients' rights in court and at mediations.

A U.S. Army Ranger veteran, my experience in a special forces military unit developed and tested my leadership skills, and taught me to react smartly and quickly under pressure, but most importantly for clients. Today, I go to battle for my clients.

I am a past recipient of the “Best of...
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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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...
Celia Henry
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(561) 510-6043 515 N Flagler Dr
#P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Family and Divorce
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Christopher W Cook
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(888) 408-6724 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.
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...
Jack Brilliant Pugh
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(561) 689-5050 1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Thirty Years of practicing Family Law representing Children and Families through difficult times with compassion and understanding. I have represented clients throughout the State of Florida, from Key West to Brevard County with dedication and determination to seek a just result and protect the children at issue before the Courts of Florida.
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
Leo Wassner Desmond
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 337-6663 319 Clematis Street
Suite 710
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Offers Video ChatFamily, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Divorce
New York Law School
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
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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West Palm Beachq, FL Family Law Lawyer
(561) 651-7273 Phillips Point
777 South Flagler Drive, Ste. 800 West
West Palm Beachq, FL 33401
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.
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...
Bennett Cohn
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(561) 472-2890 1806 Old Okeechobee Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Florida State University College of Law
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, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Attorney Bruce S. Rosenwater was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a veteran attorney, having assisted Floridians for more than 20 years. Bruce founded and developed his law firm as a law firm for life. He developed the firm’s practice areas to span most, if not all of an individual’s and a family’s lifetime legal needs. He has distinguished his practice by willingly being a family’s lawyer and counselor throughout the various stages and circumstance of their lives, from owning a first home to unfortunately unavoidable disputes, business and real estate legal needs and even injury, probate and guardianship law....
Emma Braun Keller
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(561) 207-2088 1645 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
Suite 1200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
Elizabeth Anne Ermel
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(561) 360-3864 2161 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 313
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Family, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
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
Carol Ellis
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer
(561) 249-2575 500 Australian Avenue South
Suite 600
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Family, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Michael R Hanrahan
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney
(561) 835-1074 324 Datura St., Ste. 206
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Family and Criminal
University of Miami School of Law
Mr. Hanrahan has been practicing law in West Palm Beach for more than 20 years. If you have a criminal or family issue, please email or call immediately. Most emails will be answered upon receipt during normal business hours, however a slight delay will be experienced during evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Do not hesitate to contact me regarding ANY legal issue. If I am unable or unwilling to assist you, I should at the very least be able to help send you in the right direction. Remember, legal issues should not be ignored. Email me at michaelhanrahan@mac.com Call...
James Mark Maynor
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(561) 691-9336 809 North Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Family and Divorce
Jeffrey Lampert
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(561) 333-0188 1615 Forum Place
Suite 4-B
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Family, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Divorce
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Alfred David Marten
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer
(800) 387-0380 2101 Vista Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Nova Southeastern University
Nicole McNamara Quattrocchi
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Attorney
(561) 517-8634 1601 Belvedere Rd., Suite 500S
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Family
Louise Jones
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West Palm Beach, FL Family Law Lawyer
(561) 253-0210 2001 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Family
John Chalif
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(561) 820-9488 2401 PGA Blvd - Suite 260
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, 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.
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...
Stacy Beaulieu-Fawcett
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WELLINGTON, FL Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(877) 529-8101 1035 SOUTH SR 7, #313
WELLINGTON, FL 33414
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
Mrs. Beaulieu-Fawcett has extensive experience handling difficult and complex family law cases in a professional and compassionate manner negotiating when possible and aggressively litigating when necessary. Prior to entering private practice she spent several years in the courtroom assisting a Chief Family Law Judiciary. Mrs. Beaulieu-Fawcett lectures frequently on various family law issues throughout the state of Florida.
Jared Chaykin
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(561) 515-5655 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...
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,...
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 ConsultationOffers Video ChatFamily, 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.
Livia Chaykin
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(561) 515-5655 4440 PGA Boulevard Suite 600
Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Offers Video ChatFamily, 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...
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Florida Rural Legal Services
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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.


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