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Michael Costantino

About me

I am a Sole Practitioner of New Horizons Law. I focus solely on family and marital law. I represent people from all occupations and lifestyles. However, I believe it is my background, which gave me a sense of tolerance, compassion, and empathy, that has made me a better person and attorney.    

I was born and raised in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, New York. I had a fondness for airplanes as a child, and eventually studied aeronautics at Brooklyn Technical High School. I left Brooklyn a few days after I turned 18 to join the Air Force where I learned to repair radar equipment on jets, and then satellite communications equipment. In my twelve plus years with the Air Force, I had the pleasure to do some traveling, throughout the United States, Italy, Germany, Turkey, and Greece; and meet some interesting people. I learned the culture of these people, and enjoyed the diversity, not only of the culture of the locality I was placed into, but the diversity offered in the military itself. I left the military in 1993 and moved to Broward County.

My career path remained in the technical area, as I have a very analytical mind. Avionics is aircraft electronics, and is what I did for many years. While working in the aircraft industry, I achieved one of my childhood dreams and learned to fly, soloing on my 35th birthday.

However, in 2000 I decided to study the law. I hung up my shingle in July of 2004 after graduating from Nova Southeastern University in 2003 and have been practicing Family Law since then. A few years later, I returned to Nova Southeastern University, not as a student, but as a teacher. I am an Adjunct Professor in the Children’s and Family Clinic. My practice has since developed. However, I am not a firm with many attorneys. I am a “Sole” Practitioner and I answer to only you, and you work solely with me.


I am proud to say I am a grandfather of seven, and have been married to my wife, Nancy, since 1999. We are a blended family, and I understand the difficulties one experiences when raising their own children and the children of a spouse. 


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 45%
    12 years, 830 cases
  2. Child Custody: 21%
    12 years, 380 cases
  3. Child Support: 19%
    12 years, 380 cases
  4. Family: 10%
    12 years, 185 cases
  5. Adoption: 5%
    12 years, 75 cases



Hourly ($325/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Michael is a very competent and knowledgeable Family Law attorney. He tries to settle cases in order to avoid the financial and emotional costs of a trial, but if trial is inevitable he is a zealous advocate seeking to obtain the best possible result for his clients. Michael is also calm in the midst of chaos and easy to work with. I highly endorse him.


    Kenneth Kramer Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer.


    Brian Moskowitz Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

New Horizons Law, P.A.

2832 N. University Drive
Coral Springs, FL, 33065


FLMember in Good Standing200406/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mission United Veterans Pro BonoLegal Aid of Broward County2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
Top ContributorAVVO2011
The Air Force Commendation MedalUnited States Air Force1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Family Law AttorneyNew Horizons Law, P.A.2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorNova Southeastern University2007 - Present
Family Law AttorneyCostantino & D'agostino, P.A.2008 - 2010
Family Law AttoneyLaw Office of Michael J. Costantino2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember2009 - Present
Broward County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Anonymous v. AnonymousThe matter failed to settle at mediation and went to Trial before the General Magistrate. I was able to argue for and unequal distribution in the property granting the asset to my client as she wished.
Anonymous v. AnonymousI was able to obtain an injunction lasting several years for the minor child.
Anonymous v. AnonymousI prevailed and was able to get the Husband divorced without having to pay alimony.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2003