When individuals are confronted with family law issues, it can be a very emotional and difficult time for everyone involved. At Evan H. Baron & Associates, the attorneys and staff understand these legal issues and the level of deep impact they can have on families, especially when children are involved. Our goal is to use our experience to provide you with the necessary representation while also doing our best to limit our clients continued exposure to the harmful effects of litigation and help facilitate a resolution.
Our lawyers are skilled and possess years of experience. We exclusively practice in the areas of Family & Collaborative Law inclusive of:
If you are considering a divorce and need assistance in understanding Florida law and how it will apply to your case, our attorneys and staff will provide the guidance necessary to help you understand and navigate through every aspect of your case, such as: Equitable Distribution, Alimony, Timesharing; Child Support, and any other marital issue relevant in your case.
The Collaborative Process affords families the opportunity to choose a more holistic approach to resolving their family case. One that not only provides families with more control over every aspect of their case but also provides peace of mind while working in a team setting towards a legal resolution that is ultimately finalized with a valid Court Order.
When a child is born to unmarried parents, a legal relationship between the father and child must be established before a court or administrative authority will order child support. This legal relationship is called paternity.
Modifications are cases that arise after a final judgment has already been entered and only if there has been a substantial change in circumstance that is unanticipated and permanent in nature, thereby justifying a modification. Modifications can take place in regards to the following issues: support payments such as, alimony and/or child support as well as parenting plans and timesharing schedules.
When one parent wishes to relocate with the minor child(ren) 50 miles or further from their current location, they must first seek permission. Permission from the other parent or from the Court. In any event, a petition must be filed and a valid court order must exist in order for the relocation to be valid and approved.
An injunction is a court order which prohibits contact between individuals and can involve removing someone from a home or apartment. Restraining orders can often become an issue during many family legal battles, especially divorces. A restraining order is a protective legal instrument designed by the courts to prevent individuals from harassing, assaulting, or otherwise abusing others.
A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into between two individuals before being legally married. A post-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into between two individuals after they have already become legally married. These agreements offer asset protection and determine issues such as division of property and spousal support, as well as different conditions depending on the length of marriage and/or the reason for the divorce such as, adultery.
This a legal process by which an individual requests permission from the Court to obtain a legal name change, thereby allowing them to change their name on all relevant identification documents, such as their social security card, license, passport and bank and credit accounts. This process is not available to individuals seeking to change their name for an illegal reason such as to avoid a creditor.
For eight consecutive years, Evan H Baron & Associates has been chosen as Best Family Attorney in Weston, FL.
Beyond considering the purely legal issues, we consider all factors such as the personal dynamics and potential fallout of certain legal avenues. If litigation is necessary, we will competently and aggressively litigate the matter in court.
We have handled thousands of family law cases from simple uncontested divorce to the more complicated family law cases requiring the use of child psychologists and forensic accountants.
Senior Attorney Evan H. Baron has been practicing law for over 35 years. Upon graduating Cum Laude from Nova University Center for the Study of Law, he was hired by the Broward County Public Defenders Office. After two years as an Assistant Public Defender he was promoted to Chief Assistant and was responsible for supervising attorneys and Certified Legal Interns from various Florida Law Schools. During his 5 years at the office, he tried hundreds of criminal jury trials, including some of the most publicized cases in the county. Two of the first degree murder cases he tried were broadcast live on Court TV.
Upon leaving the Public Defender’s Office he went into private practice, where he took his litigation skills into the family court arena. He has handled hundreds of family law cases, ranging from litigation for high end net worth clients to uncontested divorces. Relying on his training in criminal law he has also handled many domestic violence cases, both in criminal and domestic violence courtrooms.
Although he continues to litigate those cases in which litigation is necessary, he has also realized the benefit of the collaborative process and as such he has successfully completed his Collaborative training. This allows parties to work together as a team to finalize the divorce process, without the necessity of litigation.
Mr. Baron has taught at the University level, both in the field of criminal and family law. He has been awarded an AV rating, the highest ranking with Martindale Hubbell. In addition, he has been recognized by Super Lawyers and Legal Elite for his work as a Family Lawyer. He is a member of the Florida Legal Network, whose members must attain the highest level of expertise in their chosen field. He was the creator of and the first President of the Weston Bar Association. He has written numerous articles on family law that have been published in various periodicals.
Mr. Baron has been successful for so many years due to his commitment to his clients. He understands the trauma related to family law cases and works towards a resolution that is best for the client, on both a financial and emotional level.
Fernanda Pedroso is an associate attorney at Evan H. Baron & Associates, having joined the firm in May 2015. Mrs. Pedroso practices exclusively in the area of Family and Collaborative law. Her experience and approach to family law matters provides clients with efficient and effective resolutions that promote the best interest of her clients and their children. She believes families are better served when they are encouraged to find commonground rather than turning their lives into a battleground.
Mrs. Pedroso is a Florida trained collaborative attorney and actively promotes this branch of family law in the community. She is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida as well as the Collaborative Action Group. Her work with the Collaborative Action Group seeks to educate businesses, employers and the community as a whole on the benefits of individuals handling their family law matters within the Collaborative Process.
Education: Mrs. Pedroso is a graduate from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad School of Law. During her time in law school, she participated in the NSU Children & Families Clinic as a Certified Legal Intern and was the recipient of the Honorable Charles L. Kaplan Scholarship and Award for outstanding service and dedication to children and families.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University’s School of International Relations and a minor in Sociological & Anthropological Studies.
Fernanda Pedroso is a member of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division and the Florida Bar Family Law Section.
Jennifer M. Lemieux, FRP has been a part of Evan H. Baron & Associates since 2002. She graduated from Broward College with a degree in legal assisting and has been professionally and efficiently assisting clients through the complicated process of family law for 15+ years.
Jennifer is a Florida Registered Paralegal, which is recognized by the Florida Bar. Our clients are impressed by and appreciate Jennifer’s patience and efficiency in helping them navigate the complicated process of divorce and/or other family law matters.
Jennifer is the married mother of a teenage son and has an intimate understanding of the demands of modern family. A native of South Florida, Jennifer grew up in Miami and Plantation. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and boating.
Paralegal Camila Tuñon has been working with Evan H. Baron and Fernanda Pedroso since 2018.
She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Keiser University with a major in Criminal Justice. She also obtained her Paralegal Certificate from the University of Miami.
Camila uses her considerable multitasking skills and customer service experience to help families in transition by providing detailed support to the attorneys and her clients.
Camila was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida at the age of ten. She enjoys traveling, going to the gym and spending time with her husband and her miniature schnauzer, Zoe.
Evan did a great job in finally settling my “drawn out” divorce. He not only had excellent knowledge of all the relevant laws and issues, but always looked for areas that would result in a potential win-win for all sides, trying to avoid further costs and litigation. Very polished negotiating skills and very thorough in all areas of divorce law, alimony modification, mediation proceedings, etc…
I have known Evan H. Baron for over thirty (30) years. I first met Evan when he represented me against a first degree murder charge in 1980. In the years subsequent to that Evan has represented me in other criminal cases and in each such instance Evan has dedicated himself and his firm to my defense. With few exceptions the only attorney that I will recommend to another individual is Evan. Why? Because I know from firsthand experience that Evan is fully equipped to handle the task. Evan over the years has demonstrated to me that he is knowledgeable in a vast array of legal areas including constitutional law. He is a seasoned and experienced trial lawyer. More importantly Evan at all times has acted toward me with the utmost honesty and integrity. Insofar as attorneys go, Evan is topnotch. Insofar as human beings go, there is not much better than Evan. Today I consider Evan a friend and not just my attorney.
Although I was not the only case Mr. Baron had on his calendar I was always treated and responded to as a priority, As a client we tend to lead by emotions. Mr. Baron through his explanations and suggestions enabled me to leave my emotions at the door and deal with the facts. An attorney/client relationship is one that should have respect and trust. That is what I have experienced with Evan Baron’s office and his staff. Trust and respect.
I hired another attorney several years ago to handle my divorce and subsequent modification…I wish I had heard of Evan back then!! Upon first meeting with him, he listened carefully to why I needed help from a professional. He never rushed me into hiring him or making a decision, in fact he suggested I wait and handle a few other personal and more important issues first. He advised me as if I were a friend and not a paying client. His team also treated me with professionalism and handled all my questions with priority and urgency. Evan was always a straight shooter with me. He was clearly interested in doing what was best for me and my family, and not his bank account. We were able to reach a settlement when I truly thought it would never happen. I can’t thank him enough for his help in this case.