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Five Qualities To Look For In A Florida Divorce Attorney


Whether you are facing an uncontested divorce in which you and your spouse agree on most issues or a more high conflict situation involving disputes over marital property and children or allegations of abuse, you want a Florida divorce attorney who can help ensure the most successful results in your case. When evaluating your options in terms of legal representation, the following are five qualities to look for:

  1. Thorough Knowledge of Florida Divorce Law

Not all Florida divorce attorneys are equal when it comes to their familiarity with how the Florida State Statutes apply in different cases. In matters pertaining to marital property division, temporary or restraint orders, defending pre- or post-nuptial agreements, and negotiating marital settlements, having an attorney with thorough knowledge of the legal rules and guidelines under which the court makes decisions helps to ensure the outcome that benefits you the most. 

  1. Experience in Handling Florida Divorce Cases

Your divorce attorney should have an abundance of experience in handling complex divorce related matters. Attorney Vanessa Prieto has been successfully representing clients in family law and civil litigation cases for over 20 years. In addition to being a published author, she shares her legal experience with others as an adjunct professor at Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

  1. Ability to Provide Personal, Individualized Service

One of the biggest complaints we hear from clients who have worked with other firms is that after the initial appointment and payment of fees, it can be difficult to reach their attorney on the phone or to get a callback in regards to questions. While office staff should be knowledgeable, supportive and helpful, look for a firm that provides personal, one-on-one attention from the attorney representing you in court. They should be willing listen to your input and address any concerns you have, while providing regular updates on how your case is progressing. 

  1. Willing To Take Prompt Action

Certain situations require your attorney to take immediate, prompt action, such as situations in which you or your children may be in jeopardy. In less urgent cases, your time is still valuable, and you want a Florida divorce attorney who will be aggressive in filing petitions, making motions, and scheduling meetings or hearings. This helps to ensure your case is resolved quickly, and for the least amount of money.

  1. Dedication and Resources to Commit Toward Getting the Best Possible Results

At the Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices, LLC, we believe that the surest way to victory is through preparation. We dedicate our energy and our resources to uncovering matters that could make a major difference in your case, such as hidden assets in marital property division proceedings and factors in your spouse’s living situation that could influence parenting plans and timesharing arrangements.

To find out more about our firm and how we can assist you, call or contact the Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices, LLC online today. We will be happy to set up a free consultation for you in our Fort Lauderdale with our experienced Florida divorce attorney, to discuss the details of your situation and the best course of action in your case.



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