About Neave Family Law

Neave Family Law is a boutique firm that practices only matrimonial and family law. Whether you’re seeking a divorce, child support, relocation or prenup, we can provide you strong representation and well-informed counsel. Backed by more than 35 years of experience, our team can guide you through this complex area of law. You can trust us to provide you with the individualized representation you need and deserve.
 

About Neave Family Law

Neave Family Law is a boutique firm that practices only matrimonial and family law. Whether you’re seeking a divorce, child support, relocation or prenup, we can provide you strong representation and well-informed counsel. Backed by more than 35 years of experience, our team can guide you through this complex area of law. You can trust us to provide you with the individualized representation you need and deserve.

OUR TEAM

Angela first experienced divorce as a child and later as a parent who earned full custody of her daughter. Understanding how legal issues impacted the direction of her life, Angela switched careers and dedicated herself to family law. As a full-time single parent, Angela undertook an intensive five-year program in which she earned a Philosophy Degree from UCLA and her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law. She moved to South Florida, and guided by a client-centered philosophy, opened Neave Family Law. Angela balances her work ethic and capacity for mastering complex legal work with large measures of empathy and respect.

“Issues of family law often put clients in a state of crisis at a time when the legal process demands they make major life decisions. My role is to advocate with good judgement and a commitment to helping clients recover their peace of mind.”

Angela is a skilled trial lawyer who has litigated all varieties of family law issues. She thrives in the courtroom, where she has earned a reputation for tenacious representation. Angela specializes in high-conflict custody cases and complex property-division matters.

“Family law is rarely winner takes all. Our record in the courtroom allows us to really push for our clients in negotiating settlements. And a good settlement is usually the best outcome for all involved.”

Angela is trained in collaborative divorce and offers it as an alternative to contested divorce litigation. She has also served as a pro bono guardian ad litem for the 17th judicial circuit in dependency matters and has been appointed as a guardian ad litem in family cases. Angela shares her expertise by teaching and sitting on panels for seminars by the Broward County Bar Association
Angela first experienced divorce as a child and later as a parent who earned full custody of her daughter. Understanding how legal issues impacted the direction of her life, Angela switched careers and dedicated herself to family law. As a full-time single parent, Angela undertook an intensive five-year program in which she earned a Philosophy Degree from UCLA and her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law. She moved to South Florida, and guided by a client-centered philosophy, opened Neave Family Law. Angela balances her work ethic and capacity for mastering complex legal work with large measures of empathy and respect.

“Issues of family law often put clients in a state of crisis at a time when the legal process demands they make major life decisions. My role is to advocate with good judgement and a commitment to helping clients recover their peace of mind.”

Angela is a skilled trial lawyer who has litigated all varieties of family law issues. She thrives in the courtroom, where she has earned a reputation for tenacious representation. Angela specializes in high-conflict custody cases and complex property-division matters.

“Family law is rarely winner takes all. Our record in the courtroom allows us to really push for our clients in negotiating settlements. And a good settlement is usually the best outcome for all involved.”

Angela is trained in collaborative divorce and offers it as an alternative to contested divorce litigation. She has also served as a pro bono guardian ad litem for the 17th judicial circuit in dependency matters and has been appointed as a guardian ad litem in family cases. Angela shares her expertise by teaching and sitting on panels for seminars by the Broward County Bar Association
Growing up with a physician father, Marta was imbued early in life with a desire to help others in distress. Her empathetic demeanor compelled Marta to further focus on those less fortunate. As a result, Marta spent most of her 16 years of family law experience working in public service for Coast to Coast Legal Aid South Florida, where she rose to the level of Deputy Director.

"I relate to my clients’ struggles, and I find it very rewarding to do everything in my power to help them recover their sense of security and optimism about their future.”

While at Legal Aid, Marta specialized in helping survivors of intimate-partner violence navigate the divorce process. Her compassionate nature, coupled with an incisive legal mind, make Marta an ideal advocate to handle complex divorce and child-custody proceedings.
The nature of her work also led Marta to spend a great deal of time in front of family court judges throughout South Florida. In the process, Marta earned a reputation for being meticulous in her preparation and a tenacious advocate on behalf of her clients. She is well-known and respected for her candor and integrity.

“It makes a difference when members of the judiciary know they can trust you. Effectively sharing the myriad facts and issues with the courts, and doing so in a way that is open and honest, helps secure the best possible outcome in each case.”

A native Floridian, Marta received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her law degree from Nova Southeastern University. She is a first-generation Cuban-American, and is fluent in Spanish.
Possessed of a strong sense of community service, Marta is a member of the Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition, the Florida Statewide Fatality Review Team and is an appointed member of the Broward County Commission’s Human Rights Advisory Board.
As the daughter of two judges, Rachel knew two things early in life: That she wanted to follow in her parents’ footsteps, and that real-life courts had little in common with courtroom dramas.
Rachel saw how often the smallest details of a case, and of case law, played a key role in the outcome. That informed Rachel’s focus on research and writing in her academic and early professional career.

“It’s our job to know every detail of law that can help our clients get what’s important to them.”

Rachel’s studious nature is accompanied by her calm disposition. Her ability to remain centered puts clients at ease and makes her effective in situations of high conflict.

“It’s important to be really good listener… to understand both the facts and what someone really wants from their case. That allows us to focus on each client’s goals and help them get through it in the best emotional and financial health.”

Rachel graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a degree in psychology. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from UF’s Levin College of Law. In law school, Rachel interned for The Honorable Alfred Horowitz of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, where she developed a passion for family law.
Rachel is a member of both the Florida Bar and the Georgia Bar.
Judith is the Neave Family Law Group’s paralegal and file clerk. She is also the first point of contact for most clients. Judith’s engaging personality and memory for names and personal details enables her to connect with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds.

“I like getting to know our clients and explaining every step of the process they’re facing. The issues are often difficult, so I try to make the process they’re going through easy to understand.”

Judith’s over 15 years of experience in family law have made her expert at navigating South Florida’s family court system and ensuring that clients don’t encounter any procedural snags.

“The only legal work we do here is family law, and I love it. It’s personal and meaningful work for me. I don’t think there’s anything more important than making a positive difference in the lives of people and their children.”

For the first half of his professional life, Russell was a skilled tradesman by day and a professional musician by night. His meticulous dedication to craft earned him success in both endeavors.
But it was his ability to put a smile on the face of clients and fans alike that gave him his greatest satisfaction. So when a serious injury forced a mid-life career switch, Russell knew what direction he wanted to take.

“My desire to help people steered me towards law. Knowing the impact divorce and custody issues have on people for the rest of their lives, I gravitated towards family law. I’ve never once doubted that decision.”

Russell graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2008 with a BS in Legal Studies. As a Florida Registered Paralegal for 17 years, he has helped people solve problems in virtually every area of Family Law.
Growing up with a physician father, Marta was imbued early in life with a desire to help others in distress. Her empathetic demeanor compelled Marta to further focus on those less fortunate. As a result, Marta spent most of her 16 years of family law experience working in public service for Coast to Coast Legal Aid South Florida, where she rose to the level of Deputy Director.

"I relate to my clients’ struggles, and I find it very rewarding to do everything in my power to help them recover their sense of security and optimism about their future.”

While at Legal Aid, Marta specialized in helping survivors of intimate-partner violence navigate the divorce process. Her compassionate nature, coupled with an incisive legal mind, make Marta an ideal advocate to handle complex divorce and child-custody proceedings.
The nature of her work also led Marta to spend a great deal of time in front of family court judges throughout South Florida. In the process, Marta earned a reputation for being meticulous in her preparation and a tenacious advocate on behalf of her clients. She well-known and -respected for her candor and integrity.

“It makes a difference when members of the judiciary know they can trust you. Effectively sharing the myriad facts and issues with the courts, and doing so in a way that is open and honest, helps secure the best possible outcome in each case.”

A native Floridian, Marta received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her law degree from Nova Southeastern University. She is a first-generation Cuban-American, and is fluent in Spanish.
Possessed of a strong sense of community service, Marta is a member of the Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition, the Florida Statewide Fatality Review Team and is an appointed member of the Broward County Commission’s Human Rights Advisory Board.
As the daughter of two judges, Rachel knew two things early in life: That she wanted to follow in her parents’ footsteps, and that real-life courts had little in common with courtroom dramas.
Rachel saw how often the smallest details of a case, and of case law, played a key role in the outcome. That informed Rachel’s focus on research and writing in her academic and early professional career.

“It’s our job to know every detail of law that can help our clients get what’s important to them.”

Rachel’s studious nature is accompanied by her calm disposition. Her ability to remain centered puts clients at ease and makes her effective in situations of high conflict.

“It’s important to be really good listener… to understand both the facts and what someone really wants from their case. That allows us to focus on each client’s goals and help them get through it in the best emotional and financial health.”

Rachel graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a degree in psychology. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from UF’s Levin College of Law. In law school, Rachel interned for The Honorable Alfred Horowitz of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, where she developed a passion for family law.
Rachel is a member of both the Florida Bar and the Georgia Bar.
Judith is the Neave Family Law Group’s paralegal and file clerk. She is also the first point of contact for most clients. Judith’s engaging personality and memory for names and personal details enables her to connect with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds.

“I like getting to know our clients and explaining every step of the process they’re facing. The issues are often difficult, so I try to make the process they’re going through easy to understand.”

Judith’s 15 years of experience in family law have made her expert at navigating South Florida’s family court system and ensuring that clients don’t encounter any procedural snags.

“The only legal work we do here is family law, and I love it. It’s personal and meaningful work for me. I don’t think there’s anything more important than making a positive difference in the lives of people and their children.”

For the first half of his professional life, Russell was a skilled tradesman by day and a professional musician by night. His meticulous dedication to craft earned him success in both endeavors.
But it was his ability to put a smile on the face of clients and fans alike that gave him his greatest satisfaction. So when a serious injury forced a mid-life career switch, Russell knew what direction he wanted to take.

“My desire to help people steered me towards law. Knowing the impact divorce and custody issues have on people for the rest of their lives, I gravitated towards family law. I’ve never once doubted that decision.”

Russell graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2008 with a BS in Legal Studies. As a Florida Registered Paralegal for 17 years, he has helped people solve problems in virtually every area of Family Law.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • L.
    Angela Neave is an excellent attorney and was there for me every step of the way. She was there to listen, advise and help me through a difficult time in my life. Angela bills fairly and was worth every penny! Ms. Neave was recommended by a friend and I am so glad I chose the Neave Family Law firm, who I will also recommend to my friends. Her staff is excellent, and appreciate all the support Judith provided, as well.
    L.
  • G.
    Angela has been extremely helpful in resolving my child support case. She is an excellent lawyer and a wonderful person to work with.
    G.
  • C.
    Angela Neave was absolutely the best! She was there for me when my wife took my kids away. She explained everything that we needed to do and was there for me step by step all the way until we signed the divorce papers. I can’t say enough, she was always available to answer my questions and she made sure I had all the information to make informed decisions. I hope I never have to use her again but if I do, I will not hesitate to call Angela. She is there to work for you not to just collect from you. She eased a lot of the stress I had on me in a really trying time.
    C.
  • A.
    Very happy with the work of the firm and Angela’s attention to detail. Would definitely recommend!
    A.
  • P.
    I’ve received exceptional care, respect and value from everyone in her office. They’re capable, smart and helped me reach the goals I’ve set for my post marriage life.
    P.
  • B.
    Angela has handled any divorce related issues for me for years and has always been professional and successful. I would highly recommend.
    B.

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Your personalized experience begins with your first phone call to Neave Family Law.
Call (954) 981-2200 to schedule your free consultation today.

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Your personalized experience begins with your first phone call to Neave Family Law.
Call (954) 981-2200 to schedule your free consultation today.
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