Vanessa Vasquez de Lara

Vanessa Vasquez de Lara

Vasquez de Lara Law Group
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Florida
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Vanessa Vasquez de Lara, Esq. is the founder and owner of Vasquez de Lara Law Group, a law firm dedicated to assisting families when their family problems become legal problems Mrs. Vasquez de Lara graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 2002. She has been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016-2019 Super Lawyers list. She is an experienced divorce and family law litigator. Cases handled in Florida family court include:

Child custody
Child support
Domestic Violence
Relocation matters
Step-Parent Adoptions
Post Judgment matters

Mrs. Vasquez de Lara has been featured multiple times on Univision’s Despierta America, a national television show, for her family law knowledge. She has been extensively involved in her community including as an elected member of the board of the Young Lawyers Section of the Dade County Bar Association, board member of the Dominican American Bar Association, and board member of the Coral Gables Bar Association. She is also active in the Family Court Committee of the Dade County Bar Association, as well as the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Mrs. Vasquez de Lara is involved with all cases handled by the firm. She knows every matter & every client from the beginning of their case to the conclusion of representation. All of the clients’ needs are considered and discussed prior to the acceptance of any and every case to ensure that all matters are adequately handled to the best of the firm’s abilities. Emergency matters are handled expeditiously, and every client can communicate directly with the attorney and her staff. Mrs. Vasquez de Lara is fluent in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions regarding family law, please do not hesitate to contact the Vasquez de Lara Law Group.

University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (2002) | Law
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High Point University
B.S. (1999) | Business Administration and International Business
Honors: summa cum laude
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Professional Experience
President and Owner
Vasquez de Lara Law Group
- Current
Associate Attorney
Estefano & Associates, P.A.
Associate Attorney
Lanza & Bugay
Articles & Publications
5 Tips for Avoiding a Contentious Family Court Battle
The Florida Villager
Speaking Engagements
Starting the Dissolution Process, 23rd Annual Nuts & Bolts of Family Law Seminar, Miami, FL
Dade County Bar Association
Why Prepare for the Inevitable, Legalmax Attorney Resource Group, Miami, FL
Legalmax Attorney Resource Group
The Future of Law in 30 Minutes, Avvo Lawyernomics 2017, Las Vegas, NV
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Florida Legal Elite 2017
Florida Trend Magazine
Distinguished Advocate of Pro Bono Commitment
Dade County Bar Association
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Dominican American Bar Association
- Current
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Probate and Guardianship Committee of the Dade County Bar Association
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 647128
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • Child Support and Custody
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. If my son is at bio’s house (visit) & he dosent want to give him back. Cop see’s birth certificate & no custody order?
A: The cop is not correct but unfortunately, they will usually not assist in getting you the child and they tell you it is a family matter. You must go to family court to file a Motion for Pickup Order in order to get the child back. This is only if you are unmarried with the father. If you are married, then he has the ability to keep him until you go to court to get a timesharing order. Good luck.
Q. Once my son turns 18, can he move wherever he wants even though he has one more year in High School?
A: Once your son turns 18 the court can no longer make a custody determination as he is an adult who can choose where to live. Good luck.
Q. What would the following be classified as under FL family law?
A: It really depends on what you are hoping to accomplish. If he's your ex, is there a parenting plan? Has your ex been determined the "legal" father? If you are an unwed mother, you have all of the legal rights so you are able to restrict the father's access without needing to go to court. Good luck!
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Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
Vasquez de Lara Law Group
Greenery Mall Offices
7700 North Kendall Drive
Suite 607
Miami, FL 33156
Telephone: (305) 596-9951
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed