Vanessa Alexandra Vasquez de Lara

Vanessa Alexandra 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.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Area
  • Child Support and Custody
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Spanish
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President and Owner
Vasquez de Lara Law Group
- Current
Associate Attorney
Estefano & Associates, P.A.
Associate Attorney
Lanza & Bugay
University of Miami School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
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High Point University
B.S. (1999) | Business Administration and International Business
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Super Lawyers 2019
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers 2018
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers 2017
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers 2016
Super Lawyers
Distinguished Advocate of Pro Bono Commitment
Dade County Bar Association
Rising Star 2015
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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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
Websites & Blogs
Vasquez de Lara Law Group Website
Vasquez de Lara Law Group Blog
Legal Answers
48 Questions Answered

Q. Can a lawyer request 6 months worth of pay stubs less than 24hrs before a trial for divorce, child support, and custody?
A: Whose lawyer? Yours or the other side? Mandatory disclosure of financial documents is REQUIRED for both parties. The deadlines are within 30 days o the case starting. Therefore, it is very possible that these documents are overdue. Here's the form with the list of all documents required to be provided to the other side. Good luck.
Q. Father wants full weekend for 4th of july however the segment 4 of the parenting plan states one night per week
A: Holiday timesharing is in addition to regular timesharing, not a replacement. So if his regular overnight is from Friday to Saturday and the parenting plan says that 4th of July is from the 4th at 11am to the 5th at 11am, then he is entitled to both days. Good luck!
Q. How would I file for full custody of my child if I live in one state and they live in another?
A: Custody, parental responsibility, and a timesharing schedule can only be done in the state the child resides in. Therefore you need to file in New York and ask for a long distance plan or ask for the child to be allowed to relocate with you in Florida. Good luck!
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Contact & Map
Greenery Mall Offices
7700 North Kendall Drive, Suite 607
Miami, FL 33156
Telephone: (305) 596-9951