Dolly Hernandez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Miami, FL

Boyd Richards Parker & Colonnelli
 | 100 SE 2nd Street, Suite 2600
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-489-1222
Fax: 786-425-3905
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    An attorney at Boyd, Richards, Parker & Colonnelli, Dolly Hernandez focuses her practice exclusively on divorce and other family law matters. From the firm's offices in Miami, Florida, she provides representation to clients throughout Miami-Dade County and other parts of South Florida. Admitted to practice in Florida since 2002, Ms. Hernandez is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    A significant portion of Ms. Hernandez's client base is comprised of high net worth individuals whose marriages are coming to an end and who are thus having to deal with such divorce-related issues as the division of complex assets and debts, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. A forceful advocate on their behalf when litigation is necessary, her background in handling negotiations often allows her to help them come to an accord without having to undergo a protracted and divisive courtroom battle.

    In addition to her divorce practice, Ms. Hernandez regularly prepares and reviews prenuptial and post-marital agreements, and she has extensive experience in cases arising under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Her family law caseload has additionally encompassed paternity establishment and disputes, and she has assisted clients whose marriages have already been dissolved and who are now seeking the enforcement of or modifications to existing support and parenting orders.

    Her successful track record has earned Ms. Hernandez a great deal of recognition from her colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. In addition, she has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America list. Frequently asked to deliver presentations on family law topics, she is fluent in both English and Spanish and a 2001 graduate of the University of Miami School of Law.

    *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
    • 50%Family Law
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 20%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

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    About Dolly Hernandez

    Admitted: 2002, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/dolly-hernandez/168702

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide (2017-2020)
    • Listed in the Top 100: Miami Super Lawyers (2018, 2020)
    • Listed in the Top 50: Women Florida Super Lawyers (2015, 2018)
    • Super Stars 2017, South Florida Edition, Attorney at Law Magazine (2017)
    • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trends magazine (2017)
    • Listed in Florida Super Lawyers (2014-2020)
    • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law (2019, 25th Edition, 2020, 26th Edition)
    • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers in Miami-Dade County (2013)
    • 2017 Miami Superstar, Attorney at Law Magazine, 2017
    • Listed in Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2010-2012)
    • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Outstanding Subcommittee Chair-Family Law Litigation Committee, 2011
    • Business Leader Women Extraordinaire, 2012
    • Member, International Moot Court Board, University of Miami School of Law
    • Member of the President's 100, University of Miami
    • AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
    • Florida Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law, ALM, 2014
    • Attorneys to Watch in 2015, Attorney At Law Magazine, 2015
    • Top 100: Matrimonial and Family Law, Florida, The National Advocates
    • Top Lawyer Family Law, South Florida Legal Guide, 2017
    • ALM - 2012 Edition of South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers
    • Dean's Honor Scholarship, University of Miami School of Law
    • James A. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship, University of Miami
    • Assistant News Editor, The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami
    • Board of Directors, KidSide, 2014-2015
    • Board of Directors, Legal Services of Greater Miami, 2013
    • Top Up and Comers, South Florida Legal Guide, 2015
    • Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
    • Top Up and Comers, South Florida Legal Guide, 2016
    • Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2017
    • Florida's Minority Participation in Legal Education (MPLE) Scholarship, University of Miami School of Law
    • Departmental Finance Scholarship, University of Miami
    • 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers in Miami-Dade County, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2013
    • Rising Star, Daily Business Review, 2014
    • Board of Directors, Dade County Bar Association, 2015
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • Member, The American Society of Legal Advocates

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, 2011

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Section of Litigation, Member & Marketing Committee: Member (2018-2019)
    • Uniform Law Commission: Family Law Arbitration, Drafting Committee and ABA Section Advisor (2013-2016)
    • Dade County Bar Association, Chair of the Family Court Committee, (2013-2015)
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    • Co-Chair Raise the Bar, Women's Fund of Miami-Dade County, 2011
    • Vice Chair, Section of International Law, International Family Law Committee, American Bar Association, 2011 - 2012
    • Co-Chair, Hispanic National Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2012 - 2013
    • The Woman Advocate Committee, American Bar Association
    • Florida Bar, Rules & Forms Committee, 2008 - 2014
    • National Association of Women Lawyers, 2010 - Present
    • The Collaborative Family Law Institute, 2011 - Present
    • Co-Chair, Section of Litigation, Family Law Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, 2011 - July 2018
    • Co-Chair, Family Law Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2011 - Present
    • Subcommittee Chair for Programs and CLE, Section of Litigation, Family Law Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, 2009 - 2011
    • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
    • HNBA Co-Chair, Section of Family Law, 2012 - 2013, 2017-2018
    • Women's Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, 2010 - Present
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • Steering Group American Bar Association, International Law Section, 2013 - 2014, 2017-2018
    • Vice Chair, Section of International Law, International Family Law Committee, American Bar Association, 2012 - 2013
    • Vice Chair, International Family Law Committee, American Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section 2011 - 2013, 2014-2015
    • First Family Law Inns of Court
    • Hispanic National Bar Association, 2010 - Present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • American Red Cross: Greater Miami & the Keys Chapter, Board of Directors (November 2017-Present)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Chapter 3, “Jurisdiction, Venue, and Service of Process,” Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Florida Bar Practice Series, (13th Edition)
    • “Marital Settlement Agreements,” Lexis Nexis Practice Advisor (2016-2018)
    • Dolly Hernandez and Robert S. Jeffrey, Chapter 4, “Modification of Property Rights,” Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage, Florida Bar Practice Series, (12th Edition, 13th Edition & 14th Edition)
    • December 2013, Moderator of How to Litigate a Family Case, Dade County Bar Association
    • Dolly Hernandez & Cristina Bencomo, Chapter 3, “Jurisdiction, Venue, and Service of Process,” Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Florida Bar Practice Series, (12th Edition)
    • “Library of Florida Family Law Forms,” Daily Business Review Books (American Legal Media) December 2012
    • “The Limits of Electronic Discovery in Family Cases,” 2011 Annual Review, ABA Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee (American Bar Association, Chicago, Ill), Summer 2011, Vol. 7, No. 1 at 2
    • “International Custody Battles and Use of Article 13(b),” 2009 Annual Review, ABA Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee (American Bar Association, Chicago, Ill), Fall 2009, at 16
    • October 2011, Presenter, Florida Family Law Inn of Court, October Case and Hot Tip of the Month
    • February 2013, Moderator of Family Law Panel, Dade County Bar Association, Bench & Bar Conference
    • Telemundo, “Un Nuevo Dia,” “Prenuptial Agreements and Finances,” provided legal analysis on prenuptial agreements, March 27, 2018
    • December 2017, Moderator of ABA Roundtable, “Mining for Financial Information in a Divorce Using Personal Tax Returns”
    • July 2017, Speaker, Super Stars in Trial, Dade County Bar Association
    • July 2016, Speaker, Modern Families and Estate Planning, STEP Miami
    • September 2015, Speaker, Hot Topics in Alimony, Miami-Dade Legal Support Association
    • February 2015, Moderator of Family Law Panel, Dade County Bar Association, Bench & Bar Conference.
    • June 2014, Speaker, Hot Topics in Family Law, Miami-Dade Legal Support Association.
    • December 2017, Moderator of ABA Roundtable, “Mining for Financial Information in a Divorce Using Personal Tax Returns”
    • March 2018, Moderator of ABA Roundtable, “Damages Claims in Divorce Proceedings”
    • Moderator, ABA Distance CLE, "The Impact of Social Media on a Divorce Case: Big Brother Is Watching", September 2011
    • July 2018, Moderator of ABA Roundtable, “The Basics on Business Tax Returns”
    • August 2018, Moderator, "Damages Claims in Divorce Proceedings," Hispanic National Bar Association Roundtable.
    • Presenter, Florida Family Law Inn of Court, October Case and Hot Tip of the Month, October 2011
    • Moderator of Family Law Panel, Daily Business Review, View From the Bench, June 2012
    • A general overview for practitioners with practice points on drafting marital settlement agreements., Author, Marital Settlement Agreements, Lexis Practice Advisor, 2016
    • Dolly Hernandez and Robert S. Jeffrey, Chapter 4, “Modification of Property Rights,” Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage, Florida Bar Practice Series (12th Edition), 2015
    • Dolly Hernandez & Cristina Bencomo, Chapter 3, “Jurisdiction, Venue, and Service of Process,” Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Florida Bar Practice Series, (12th Edition), 2015
    • Dolly Hernandez, Chapter 3, “Jurisdiction, Venue, and Service of Process,” Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Florida Bar Practice Series, (13th Edition), Author, Florida Bar Practice Series
    • Dolly Hernandez and Robert S. Jeffrey, Chapter 4, “Modification of Property Rights,” Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage, Florida Bar Practice Series (13th Edition), Co-Author
    • Moderator of Family Law Panel, Dade County Bar Association, Bench & Bar Conference, February 2013
    • Dolly Hernandez and Effie D. Silva, "Community Organizations: How to Get Active," The Woman Advocate, American Bar Association, Chicago, Ill., Fall 2008, at 12
    • Dolly Hernandez, "International Custody Battles and Use of Article 13(b)," 2009 Annual Review, ABA Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, Chicago, Ill, Fall 2009, at 16
    • Family Law, Dolly Hernandez, "The Limits of Electronic Discovery in Family Cases," 2011 Annual Review, ABA Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, Chicago, Ill, Summer 2011, Vol. 7, No. 1 at 2
    • Dolly Hernandez, "Library of Florida Family Law Forms," American Legal Media 2012
    • Moderator, ABA Distance CLE, "Family Law Goes Global", July 2010
    • Moderator, Spellman-Hoeveler American Inn of Court, "The Impact of Family Law on Civil, Criminal & Bankruptcy Practice", May 2011
    • Moderator of Family Law Panel, Daily Business Review, View From the Bench, September 2011

    Educational Background:

    • University of Miami, Bachelor of Arts in Finance; Honors: Awarded the prestigious James A. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship, 1998
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    Office Location for Dolly Hernandez

    100 SE 2nd Street
    Suite 2600
    Miami, FL 33131

    Phone: 305-489-1222

    Fax: 786-425-3905

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