Paulina Forrest

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Law Office of Daniel E. Forrest, P.A.
 | 450 East Las Olas Blvd, Suite 1090
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-800-5000
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

An advocate for the civil rights of parents in Fort Lauderdale and throughout the state of Florida, Paulina Forrest is part of the Law Office of Daniel E. Forrest, P.A. She represents clients in family law matters, including termination of parental rights, dependency, adoption, divorce, custody and visitation, paternity, assisted reproductive technology, child abuse and neglect, cohabitation agreements, collaborative family law, gay and lesbian family law, child abduction, domestic violence, surrogacy law, and annulments.

Ms. Forrest is admitted to practice in Florida, and she attended the University of Central Florida for her undergraduate degree before moving on to the Florida Coastal School of Law, where she earned high honors and high distinction while obtaining a Juris Doctor. A member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce, she also teaches seminars and classes on the basics of mental health evaluations and shelter training.

A top family attorney in Florida, Ms. Forrest received an Avvo “Superb” rating and, for her commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, she earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Forrest also teaches classes on mental health, substance abuse and legal issues, and Testimony Training for Licensed Professionals.

One of Ms. Forrest’s passions is to reunite families that have been torn apart by substance abuse and mental health issues, built from her previous work assisting indigent persons and the most vulnerable populations in dependency cases. She is a passionate voice and advocate for the rights of those who are often ignored by society.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2018

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About Paulina Forrest

Admitted: 2010, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.forrestesq.com/Attorneys/Paulina-Forrest.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Florida, 2010

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Everything you need to know about mental health evaluations, OCCCRC
  • Shelter Training, the Basics and More , OCCCRC

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • O.G. v. Dep’t of Children and Families 2014 WL 5149083
  • C.P. v. Dep’t of Children and Families 56 So.3d 1193 (4th DCA 2014)
  • J.C. v. Dep't of Children and Families, 77 So.3d 1277 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011) (5th DCA 2011)
  • M.P. v. Dep't of Children and Families , 159 So.3d 911 (Fla 4th DCA 2015) (4th DCA 2015)
  • D.S. v. Dep't of Children and Families, WL 1810315 (4th DCA 2015)

Educational Background:

  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, B.A., 2007
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Office Location for Paulina Forrest

450 East Las Olas Blvd
Suite 1090
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-800-5000

 

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Last Updated: 7/12/2018

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