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Kelley Anne Joseph

Kelley Anne Joseph

Law Offices of Kelley A. Joseph PA
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Florida
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Ms Joseph has over 25 years’ experience litigating marital & family law cases throughout South Florida, around the state, and occasionally, around the country. Ms. Joseph is passionate about helping her clients navigate the legal process, yet mindful of the financial and emotional toll drawn out, and unnecessary litigation takes on the family. Ms. Joseph handles divorce, child custody, paternity, alimony & support, equitable distribution, injunctions, enforcement, modification; temporary relief, uncontested cases and more, every day. Ms Joseph works with respected experts, in complex & discreet settlement negotiations, prepares agreements, etc. Ms. Joseph has vast experience mediating and litigating divorce cases with special needs (autistic) children, and is a Supreme Court certified, court- appointed guardian ad litem in contested custody cases in Broward County, since 1997.

The boutique law firm provides each client the time & attention deserved, helping our clients find reasonable & practical solutions to their problems that work, without litigation, when possible. If not, we will go to trial. The firm handles complex high net-worth cases, closely-held businesses, income imputation, dissipation, net asset values, etc. using skilled experts in the field.

Ms. Joseph tries contested child custody cases, issues in parenting plans-special needs, safety-based and long-distance parenting plans; relocation, substance abuse, violence, and all aspects of family law. Ms. Joseph is experienced helping parents of autistic children, in divorce, as she too has an autistic child. Read our blog at:

We offer a Complimentary phone consultation. Alternatively, come in for a one hour in-person consultation which is free if we are retained. Call us today for help with your family law problem at (954) 376-4826.

Nova Southeastern University
J.D. (1994) | Law
Honors: Top 11% of class; Winner Martin H. Feinreider Moot Court Competition
Activities: Moot Court, Street Law
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University of South Florida
B.A. | English
Honors: Winner of First Annual Technical Writing Competition
Activities: Member of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority
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Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner
Law Offices of Kelley A. Joseph PA
- Current
Present 8211 W. Broward Blvd. Ph 4, Plantation, Florida 33324 954.376.4826 (T) 954.666.5702 (F) Exclusively practice marital & family law
Certified Guardian Ad Litem
Family Court Guardian Ad Litem
- Current
Court appointed guardian ad Litem in family court
Zimmerman, Joseph & Bayne PA
Equity Jr Partner at time of departure to open my firm.
Law clerk
Roberta Stanley PA
Law clerk
Bruno DiGulian & Associates
Law clerk
Lawyer of Distinction- Marital & Family Law
Lawyers of Distinction
Distinguished Honor through multi-tier vetting process. Recognition for Distinction in Famiy Law 2017,2018,2019 and 2020
“Top 30 Lawyers in Family Law”
The National Advocates
Named “Top 100 Lawyers in Family Law” by “The National Advocates”, 2015 , 2016, 2017 & 2018 Named “Top 30 Lawyers-Family Law” by “The National Advocates” 2019, 2020
Rated “10.0” “Superb” for Family Law, Child Custody & Divorce
Independent Rating system on, “Superb” “10.0”, in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 in the following areas- family law, child custody and divorce
“10 Best” in Client Satisfaction for Marital & Family Law
American Institute of Legal Counsel
“10 Best” in Client Satisfaction in Marital & Family Law, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Lead Counsel Certified in Family Law
Lead Counsel
Lead Counsel Rating in the Following Practice Areas: Family Law since 2016 for Verified Experience & Peer Recommended Spotless Record
Twenty Years of Legal Service
Martindale Hubbell
Gold Seal Fundraiser Walk Now for Autism
Autism Speaks
Winner, Martin H. Feinreider Moot Court Competition
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
First place in moot court competition in front of Florida Judges while in my third year of law school
Winner 1st Annual Technical Writing Competition
University of South Florida
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 23371
- Current
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Complimentary phone consultation. One hour video chat consultation is free if attorney is retained. Otherwise, one-hour consultation fee reduced to $300.00 (a $50.00 savings through May 15, 2020) if not retained, due to current health crisis).
Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody
  • Modification, Enforcement and Relocation
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can my husband’s ex-wife come after me for alimony arrears after he dies?
A: No. I cannot think of a situation where she would have standing.
Q. Can the courts force me to visit my child? I pay support fully and on time, but I absolutely refuse to visit.
A: While I practice in Florida, not Mass., in most states, courts cannot “force” a parent, against his or her will, to spend time with a child, but many can sanction a parent for their refusal, in some way, as forcing you seems contrary to the child’s best interest. Further, the court can consider it if the other parent seeks an upward modification of child support, especially if it was presumed you’d exercise timesharing when calculated. If you do not want to visit with the child due to a negative history with the other parent,, don’t let that stop you from pursuing the relationship with your child. Seek the advice of a local family law attorney about your concerns and possible remedies, such as how to effectuate timesharing without having to have in person, or telephonic contact with the other parent. There’s a chance you will have a change of heart in the future, and regret this. You should take the time now to decide if you want some kind of relationship with your child, before it is too late. It will be more difficult to convince a judge to permit you timesharing with your child in the future, if you refuse a relationship now, as the court’s main concern will be what is in the child’s best interest, above everything else. Your absence from the child’s life will most likely have an impact on your child’s development, and potentially long term in his or her life, so please make sure this is what you want. Take some time to figure out what you really want before making this kind of decision, and speak with a family law attorney in your area about it. Good luck.
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Websites & Blogs
Plantation Family Law Blog
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Kelley A. Joseph, P.A.
Marital & Family Law Firm
Amtrust Bank Building
8211 W. Broward Blvd.
Suite Ph 4
Plantation, FL 33324
Toll-Free: (888) 392-5784
Telephone: (954) 376-4826
Cell: (954) 703-4091
Fax: (954) 666-5702
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment only. Appointments available after hours or on weekends when necessary. All consults through May 31, 2020 are by Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or Telephone due to current state and county “stay in” laws. Subject to change. Courts are open.