vanessa vasquez de lara, esq.
founder, owner & attorney
I hired Vanessa to assist me with a modification to my existing parenting plan due to relocation. Vanessa and her team were efficient and quick. They helped me negotiate terms with my ex-husband and ultimately helped me be able to relocate out of state with my 2 boys while keeping a fair parenting plan. Everyone in the office was helpful and kind. I was able to amicably work out terms with my ex thanks to the guidance and care the office took with my case. I highly recommend Vanessa to anyone who needs a family attorney.
I’ve had the privilege of working with Vanessa before. She helped my daughter and me at a time when we most needed it. She made it possible for me to obtain full custody of my daughter and ensure her safety and well-being. I am forever grateful and indebted to her. If Vanessa needs anything I hope that she knows that I won’t hesitate to run to her aid, even after many years. If anyone needs a good and experienced family lawyer with a big heart, I have and will continue to refer them to Vanessa!
Not only is Vanessa extremely knowledgeable, but she truly does care, she is passionate about her work and that really shines through as she will always give 100% in everything she does. If you are looking for a lawyer, there is no better option than Vasquez de Lara Law Group
I had a phenomenal experience with this divorce law firm. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Their level of professionalism is second to none. I would highly recommend them.
Vanessa de Lara is an outstanding family lawyer. I couldn’t have made a better choice, Vanessa does what she says she is going to do, when she says she’ll do it - her advice is firm, reasonable and fair. She is responsive to communications and a great listener." Thank you Vasquez de Lara Group for your advices.
Vanessa Vasquez is one of the best, most knowledgeable, and outstanding lawyers I have ever met. She is hard-working but most importantly, she is passionate about her work and her clients. She sees divorce as a last resource. I'd definitely recommend her as a family lawyer.
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Physical custody refers to a parent’s right to have their child living in their physical home. Legal custody deals with the parent’s right to make decisions for their child, such as who their doctor is and where they’ll go to school. Parents in Florida can share both physical and legal custody of their children.
Florida courts base custody orders on a variety of factors, but with the overall consideration of the child’s best interest. Each parent’s ability to provide for the child, any special needs that the child has, domestic violence history, and the child’s preference all play a role in the court’s decision.
Statistically speaking, mothers are awarded custody more often than fathers in the event of divorce or parents who are not living together. This is often based on the child’s preference, but the percentage of custodial fathers in Florida is rising more and more every year.
In recent years, the state of Florida has made big strides toward achieving equality for fathers when it comes to court rulings regarding their children. Fathers in Florida have the right to visitation, time-sharing, and decision-making, as long as these rights don’t conflict with the child’s best interest.