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Helen Caridad Costa

Divorce and separation Attorney at Miami Lakes, FL

5.0   29 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Helen

Learn Helen’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Collaborative Process Divorces & Child related matters

    30 years

  2. Family
    25%

    30 years

  3. Uncontested divorce
    15%

  4. Child support
    10%

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%

  6. Real estate
    5%
    Seasoned and knowledgeable in real property legal matters including title changes, title examination and real property closings.

    30 years

OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS AND REAL ESTATE WITH FOCUS IN THE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS.

I'm the attorney who understands clients and tries to simplify what oftentimes is overwhelming and just plain scary.  One of my strengths is making sure our clients are informed and understand their options and the legal process.  

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017
Top Contributor 2016
Top Contributor
2016

Photos and videos

Costa & Associates, P.A., Attorneys-at-Law
is a brother -sister team of attorneys to help your family.
Maurice R. Costa, Esq, & Helen C. Costa, Esq.
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Helen Caridad Costa

Reviews

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  29 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by P.M. | February 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gracias por toda su ayuda con mi caso
Le agradezco mucho de verdad toda su ayuda con mi caso… gracias por todo de verdad fue un honor para mí conocerla (Abogada Helen C. Costa) y que me haya encaminado en cosas de las que yo no tenía ni idea. P.M.
Posted by percio | January 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I would highly recommend Helen for consultation or hiring her. She is exceptional and really provides great information and covers all phases of the process. I left the conversation feeling great about the situation.
Posted by Chris S. | August 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong Attorney with lots of experience
Ms. Costa and her crew were excellent with my case. I highly recommend them. I had a previous lawyer who was horrible. I know the case was a challenge and my ex and her attorney were ridiculous, but once I used this firm, I was always part of the process and know I had strong counsel and sound advice. I highly recommend.
Posted by Priscilla | May 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience, Highly recommend!
If you're looking for someone who will serve you with honest guidance all the while providing you with options to find creative solutions for your case - I highly recommend you give Costa & Associates the chance to show you what they can do. Ms. Costa was my attorney through an extremely tumultuous case. I walked in a complete novice to the legal field and rather than take advantage of someone's pockets, Ms. Costa walked me through what to expect from beginning to end - she did not disappoint! Oftentimes, during holidays and after hours, Ms. Costa was available to support in urgencies - very rare to see now-a-days but an example to me of how committed she was to seeing me through. Our opposition was tough but we proved to be thoroughly prepared each time. The office is also a great team of professionals who take each case as their own and place a high sense of urgency to even the smallest gesture. I'd trust Costa & Associates again. Thank you Helen and team!
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pre Nup Agreement
Helen Costa Attorney provided me an excellent service. I have some real estates that needed some paperwork to make sure my kids will be protected 100% in the future. Mrs. Costa was the perfect lawyer’s choice to handle my needs. Her knowledge in family law & real estate are incredible! I learned a lot with her. She was taking the time to explain very detail the pros & cons in every single step we were doing. I truly recomend her Service. Great office staff, specially Alex Ramos. Thank you so much for your service!
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Posted by Yainet | August 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!!
Helen Costa was a beacon of hope to me and my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed distant. Not only was she able to defend my case properly, but her calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional support to myself when I needed it most. My children and I are eternally grateful for her service and I’d hire her again without doubt. I hereby recommend Ms. Costa without reservation.
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Posted by Oscar | March 8, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
EXCELLENT Consultantion!!
I had a Consultantion with office today and they provided me with EXCELLENT information about my case that has been a major problem for 5 years now. They are Confident and Clear on my next move. I will Retain them as soon as the Appeal becomes available. Thanks again for your Great work on my case. Oscar
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding, so incredibly knowledge!
I reached out to Helen for advice on a very time sensitive and delicate matter. She made herself available immediately to me and she was able to explain from A to Z all the angles of my case and how to proceed. She was extremely knowledgeable of the real estate and family law. Definitely I would give her a 10 over 10! Thank you Helen!
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Posted by Charles | November 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Helen and the team at Costa & Associates represented me well in my divorce. They always had my best interest in mind and moved the process along expeditiously and professionally. I am happy to recommend their services.
Posted by Jorge | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommended
Amazing services. Super reliable. They office was very professional during the entire process. I highly recommend her services. It was a pleasure being helped by her and her entire team of professionals.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Divorce!
Experiencing a challenging time in my life I hesitated for probably too long. It was refreshing to be greeted with professionalism and care. Making an appointment with the attorney was easy and the office manager was very helpful and calming. I highly recommend this attorney and office.
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs. RoverBenz
Costa & Associates, P.A. build a strong case, followed up and supported the case and myself all throughout. Helen C. Costa, Esq. is an honest and experienced attorney. Mrs. Costa along staff, Connie, Vicky, and Jessica; were available on a daily basis and responded directly to my questions promptly and professionally. They showed their best at all times. I would highly recommend and refer this firm to friends and family.
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Posted by Carlos | June 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Honest, Knowledgeable and Kind
What a blessing it was to meet Helen. She has been my attorney for the past 2 years. She's helped me with my real estate transactions as well as some family and general legal advice. Intelligent, knowledgeable and experienced, it is her human touch that sets her apart. Helen takes a genuine interest in your matter. She doesn't stop at the legal answer, she puts it in context for you and explains it until she's sure you understand it. The staff in her office is friendly and attentive.
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Posted by Merry | March 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She's a legal goddess
I found Ms. Costa through the Miami-Dade Bar Association Referral Service and it was worth the $50 fee. I was told that I would get a free 30 minute consultation but it last longer. I found Ms. Costa easy to talk to and after hearing me describe my situation--tenant/landlord dispute, she said she thought she could help me. I sent her all of the materials she requested, which she read over a weekend, and she sent me a schedule of her fees. As I live in New York and was using her services in Miami I thought her fees were quite reasonable. She and/or her staff made phone calls on my behalf and coordinated the work on repairing the damage to my apartment. My tenant had punctured the line to the air conditioning unit, took a light fixture from the bathroom area and left a general mess. We were able to work together via phone and email. When I had the opportunity to travel to Miami I made an appointment to meet Ms. Costa in person. In person she is very friendly and gracious. Unbeknownst to me she had arranged for me to meet a potential new property manager, a public adjuster ( who was able to get me more money from my insurance than I thought I would get), and conference called with the mold remediater. Before we wrapped up our meeting she took out a legal pad and enumerated all of the issues with the tenant. Then she wrote a letter to the tenant's attorney and I haven't heard another word from the tenant or her attorney. I never could have done this on my own and I am grateful for the help I received from Costa Lawyers.
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Posted by Lizett | September 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
I am so grateful for Helen and her team at Costa & Associates. She is really a fantastic attorney to work with. Professional, knowledgeable, friendly and a bargain for the quality of her service and experience. Helen left no stone unturned and really looked out for my children's best interest. Her team was always responsive and kept me informed every step of the way. Very professional. Looking for the right attorney can be a challenge, I'm so happy I found Helen.
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Posted by Tony | May 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!
Helen Costa is a great attorney and an even better human being. You feel welcomed from the moment you first walk in to her office. She has the amazing ability of making you feel comfortable in a stressful situation, as if you were just talking to a long time friend. She was very knowledgeable, always found the time to answer any of my questions and more importantly she made me feel confident throughout the entire process!! If you are looking for someone who will always have your best interest in mind, I highly recommend her!!
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Posted by Alex S | March 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helen Costa thank you for you help.
During that difficult time in my life I wasn’t very educated on the subject of “divorce”. Enter Helen Costa; who came highly recommended by an acquaintance. After our initial consultation, I KNEW she would be the best person to hire for my case. She is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of divorce proceedings; she quickly educated me about the process. She is very direct and to the point, no sugar coating on all legal matters. Helen was responsive, reassuring, and extremely accommodating. Her staff is top notch and very experienced. My many phone calls to her and to her staff with all the questions were always handled in an extremely professional way. The divorce was finalized in a very comforting way and I don’t think anyone else could have helped me as much as Helen Costa did. I recommend Helen Costa to anyone in need of an outstanding, accountable divorce attorney and I will continue to do so.
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Posted by Andrea | October 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SHE IS THE BEST
Best attorney ever ! Very smart, understanding and is very clear about everything. She doesn't stop until she gets you the solution you would like. She's very understanding about everything, she doesn't sugar coat anything and is straight forward with you in what you would be dealing with. Thank you so much for everything you did for me without your help I don't think anyone else could've gotten me a better solution to my case ! Would definitely hire her again !!!! Execellent attorney.
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Posted by S.S. | June 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney!!
From the moment I sat down with her for my consultation, I was blown away. She seemed very passionate and knowledgeable about family law. I wasted no time in hiring her and even though it was a long process dealing with the courts, to no fault of hers, I was highly pleased with her service and professionalism. Her staff is excellent as well. They always kept me in the loop as far as what was going on in the case. Highly professional and very friendly. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Divorce is very stressful. With Costa & Associates, the process was always straightforward,open and honest. Helen did a fantastic job in resolving my case quickly and to my best interest. Vicky was always helpful and informative. Helen was very easy to talk to. She represented me in court and prepared ahead which saved us from a possible court delay. She was honest and the entire office staff is always professional. I wish I would not have needed a divorce lawyer but since I did, I am thankful for her representation and forever grateful. I recommend Costa & Associates without a doubt. Sincerely, MS
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor Legal Studies Dept
  • Miami Dade College
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney & Partner
  • Costa & Associates, Attorneys at Law
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Florida International University
  • Masters Health Services Administration
  • 1993
  • University of Miami
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • MH
  • An adoption was awarded by consent and the two individuals are now legal parents to the child.
  • J.M. v E.R.
  • Established father's parental rights, sole cutosdy and sole decision making power for the children, limited and restricted visits for the mother and child support from the mother to the father.

Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Miami Lakes Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Top 100 Family Law Attorneys in Florida
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Lawyers for exceptional & outstanding client service
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Family Law Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Miami Lakes Excellence Award for Family & Divorce Attorney
  • Miami Lakes Small Business
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Legislative Update
  • Proposed Alimony & other law changes
  • 2017
  • Career Day
  • Practicing Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Helen
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of working with Helen on a very sensitive case where she was the Guardian Ad Litem. Helen's contribution to the case was invaluable and a very difficult situation was made manageable because of her amazing work."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Helen is highly respected for her legal skills in the Miami Lakes legal community. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked along side Helen on many occasions and have referred her clients due to her work ethic and always being responsive to clients. Never once has a former client of mine that I have referred to her complained one bit. Quite the opposite, always giving me thanks for referring her as a go-to family attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. Ms. Costa is a highly skilled and experienced family law attorney who is a fierce advocate for her clients!"
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Helen has exceptionally broad knowledge and expertise in the area of family law. Not only is she determined and dedicated to achieving the best results for her clients, but she does so in the utmost compassionate manner. Helen genuinely cares about the people she represents and I will continue to recommend her services to family and friends."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because of her dedication, commitment and knowledge. She is easy going and has a great work ethic. I fully recommend and endorse Ms. Costa."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Helen is a top-notch and caring professional who puts her client's needs first. She is a zealous legal advocate who knows how to wisely guide her clients through the painful process of divorce. I respect and endorse Helen Costa."
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