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Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer

Experienced Fort Lauderdale Divorce Attorney Advocating for Florida Families

Vanessa L. Prieto, Sole Practitioner

Professor Vanessa Prieto has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in family law, civil litigation and commercial litigation cases. In her dissolution (divorce) and post-dissolution cases, which often include child support and custody matters, she puts the welfare of children first, offering dedicated and compassionate counsel. In addition, she handles domestic violence cases, real estate matters, contracts and business disputes. Believing preparation is the key to success, Ms. Prieto guides clients to the swiftest possible resolution with minimal court involvement whenever possible. She takes great pride in being able to turn her clients’ lives around while saving them both time and money.

In addition to representing clients in divorce, family law and other practice areas, Professor Prieto is a published author and adjunct professor at Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She serves as Of Counsel to Bradford Cohen Law.

Contact us today for your free family law consultation

At Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices, LLC, we offer compassionate and sound counsel to our family law clients from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Call us today at 954-800-2362  or contact us online for your free initial consultation. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with Saturday appointments available upon request.

Practice Areas

  • Family law:
    • Divorce — known as dissolution of marriage in Florida
    • Child custody
    • Child support
    • Adoption
    • Wills
    • Trusts
    • Probate
    • Guardianships for children, elderly and disabled family members
    • Alimony — known as spousal support in Florida
    • Marital settlement agreements (MSA)
    • Prenuptial agreements
    • Postnuptial agreements
    • Paternity
    • Domestic violence
  • Complex civil and commercial litigation:
    • Contracts
    • Breach of contract
    • Real estate disputes
    • Business disputes
    • General disputes
    • Banking law
    • Foreclosure issues
    • Loans
    • Investor relations
    • Torts and personal injury
    • Libel

Bar admissions

  • Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court of Appeal, Southern District of Florida


  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, 1997
  • B.A., Barry University, 1991


Professional associations

  • Broward County Bar Association
    • Member, sections on City Council and Local Government Law, Environmental and Land Use Law
  • Florida Bar Association


  • “The Growth Management Pendulum: The Ecological Clock Is Ticking for Florida and Other States,” Nova L. Rev., Winter 1996
  • “A Survey of Florida’s Recent District Court of Appeal and Administrative Decisions Involving Bid Protests: Challenging the Government’s Conduct Regarding a Public Procurement,” Nova L. Rev., Fall 2000

Community involvement

  • Ambassador to the President’s Advisory Council at Nova Southeastern University
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