The best decision I made over the course of my marital separation and subsequent divorce was choosing Tova as my lawyer.
“The best decision I made over the course of my marital separation and subsequent divorce was choosing Tova as my lawyer.”
She was very supportive
I worked with Ms. Tova Verchow and had a truly positive experience. She was very supportive, offered great advice, and stayed consistently attentive, with great attention to detail.”
Completely satisfied with the result!
“I dealt with Abby Cohen at this prestigious firm, and was very pleased with her professionalism and strategy, which resulted in a winning case. She was very focused on my case, and was always available for consultation, and was very tough where she needed to be. Completely satisfied with the result! Thanks to you, Abby and your team for everything!”
Navigating High Asset Divorce
Adept at complex litigation, we handle cases that include privately held and publicly traded business interests, income and asset discovery and valuation, inheritances, classification of marital versus nonmarital property, and more. In high-asset cases, we work to preserve clients’ net worth, uncover hidden assets and income, and protect joint accounts from being depleted, among other actions.
We have the experience, drive, and dedication to handle the most contentious & complicated cases, offering the expertise of Board-Certified Specialists in Marital & Family Law. We believe clients are best served by effective, strategic representation that focuses on what’s most suitable to their specific circumstances, including short- and long-term needs and concerns.
When clients are best served by taking cases to trial, we litigate passionately and skillfully on their behalf. However, if we can save them time, money, and hassle by pursuing settlement, we will pursue a private resolution outside of court.
Dividing Marital Property
High-net-worth divorces can be exacerbated by complex business valuation issues and proper classification of marital versus non-marital property claims. For clients with highly valuable property and significant individual and marital investments, the divorce process can be more complicated, involving multiple concerns.
We are skilled in handling equitable distribution and high-asset divorces, having discreetly represented Fortune 500 business owners, politicians, entrepreneurs, celebrities, professional athletes, and other high-profile clients.
We maintain our reputation of being top-rated divorce and family law attorneys by defending our clients’ interests in high-net-worth asset division matters, including the equitable distribution of marital residences, vacation properties, investments, pension and profit-sharing accounts, and more.
Modifying Existing Orders
Situations change, including for divorced individuals. Settlement agreements and court decrees pertaining to alimony, child support, and other divorce-related issues may be open to modification in the event of substantial changes.
We offer counsel regarding the modification of existing orders under certain circumstances, including the acquisition of a higher-paying job, business reversals and retirement, and other unforeseen or unanticipated changes.
Modifications may include changes in spousal support (alimony), child support, or child-sharing agreements. Existing orders on timesharing may be modified as a result of changes in the child’s best interest. We assist clients in assessing the potential for success, the benefits and detriments, and the costs associated with such modifications. Our highly experienced attorneys have helped countless clients by reviewing, negotiating, and litigating post-judgment issues and modifying divorce decrees.
Alimony & Child Support
A great deal is at risk in high-net-worth and complex divorces, especially with respect to child support and/or spousal support (alimony or spousal “maintenance”). In such cases, we are widely known and recognized for our skills and results achieved for clients. We provide the attention, specialization, and confidentiality our clients have come to expect.
Under Florida law, both parents are responsible for child support, but one typically pays a prescribed amount to the other to care for children of a marriage. The state provides a formula that judges and attorneys use to determine a range for projected payments in typical cases; however, in cases of special circumstance, the prescribed payments could change. We help clients navigate the calculations and circumstances to best protect the rights of the children affected by the divorce.
Unlike child support, there is no formula to determine the amount of spousal support or alimony. It’s simply based upon the financial wherewithal of the paying spouse and the need and earning potential of the receiving spouse. A number of factors can be considered, including the duration of the marriage and the financial resources of both parties. Ultimately, the court can award alimony after exploring considerations such as the dependent spouse’s earning capacity, age and health of the parties, and how long the dependent spouse has been out of the workplace, among others. Whether a client is seeking to secure child support or determine the amount of spousal support, we offer strong, compassionate counsel and assistance to help ease the burden on spouses and minimize a divorce’s impact on children.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements allow a couple to determine the division of assets and debts, establish or waive support obligations, and protect the expectancies of their children from previous marriages. We guide clients in the negotiation and preparation of these agreements, along with other marital or property settlement agreements through mediation or as a consequence of litigation.
Whether an agreement is required before, during, or at the conclusion of a marriage, it often becomes a central blueprint by which the parties conduct their affairs for years to come. Trustworthy assistance during the negotiation of these agreements is paramount. We guide clients in negotiating and drafting agreements to achieve their goals and avoid any negative legal and financial consequences should circumstances change.
Protecting Parental Rights
No part of divorce requires more care than a child’s best interests. We handle all aspects of custody-related issues, including all matters related to parenting time, co-parenting plans, relocation, and more. We always strive to achieve amicable resolutions, while upholding the highest standard of careful, knowledgeable, and highly professional representation for clients and their children.
We work to ensure that all financial arrangements benefit the child while establishing a fair allocation of each parent’s responsibility to contribute to the support of their children. While, under Florida law, both parents ideally have equal say in how the child is raised, we help develop thoughtful parenting plans that outline both decision-making responsibilities for the child and the time the child spends with each parent.
Peter L. Gladstone Principal/Shareholder
Jeffrey A. Weissman Principal/Shareholder
David L. Hirschberg Principal/Shareholder
Denise L. Schneider Principal/Shareholder
Abigail M. Cohen Senior Associate
Casey A. Cusick Senior Associate
Joshua L. Plager Senior Associate
Tova N. Verchow Senior Associate
Board-CertifiedOur lawyers are experienced in sophisticated domestic relations matters, led by four board-certified attorneys in marital and family law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.
ConfidentialityThe firm is professionally admired for serving high-profile clients with the utmost discretion and confidentiality.
ReputationNamed “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for 2023, our firm received a Tier 1 ranking among family law practices in the Fort Lauderdale region, which includes Boca Raton.
ExperienceSince our firm's founding, our attorneys have earned respect throughout the legal community for high-quality work, exemplary ethical standards, and excellent results.
EquippedOur strategy is to find the best resolution, effectively and fairly, while being prepared to litigate if necessary.
CaringWe'll go above and beyond to seek resolutions that reduce emotional strain and suit our clients' needs.