Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The path to justice is best travelled with a seasoned attorney in your corner. Richelle is that attorney. She capitalizes on her knowledge of the law and her innate ability to tailor a strategy unique to your circumstance.
Richelle has brought numerous appeals to the Florida District Courts of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court. She has prevailed in criminal appeals resulting in reversals of felony convictions and has laid the groundwork for statewide changes to the Florida Standard Criminal Jury Instructions. She has obtained reversals of alimony awards based on speculative future needs and expenses. She has procured reversals of equitable distribution awards that improperly penalize a spouse for using marital funds to pay for the attorney's fees and costs needed for an imminent divorce. She has overturned parenting plans that improperly rely on uncertain future circumstances to determine the best custody arrangement for a child.
Richelle remains committed to taking on appeals where justice has been denied by the trial courts, or where the law is in need of change to rightly deliver an equitable result to future litigants.
Richelle specializes in complex custody cases, whether it be the establishment of an initial custody arrangement, enforcement of an existing plan, a relocation, or the modification of custody following changed circumstance. We recognize the rights of both parents, but zealously advocate where one parent is better suited to provide for a child's best interest.
While primarily dedicated to appeals, Richelle takes on select custody cases where a seasoned advocate is absolutely essential to a child's best interest.