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William Louis Gautier Jr.

Divorce and separation Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

5.0   19 reviews
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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%
    Divorce: Child Custody & Parental Responsibility: Visitation and time sharing: Child Support: Domestic Violent: Pre/post Nuptial agreements: Restraining Orders: Post Judgement Modifications: Family Mediation

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Child support
    20%
    Divorce: Child Custody & Parental Responsibility: Visitation and time sharing: Child Support: Domestic Violent: Pre/post Nuptial agreements: Restraining Orders: Post Judgement Modifications: Family Mediation

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Divorce: Child Custody & Parental Responsibility: Visitation and time sharing: Child Support: Domestic Violent: Pre/post Nuptial agreements: Restraining Orders: Post Judgement Modifications: Family Mediation

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    20%
    Divorce: Child Custody & Parental Responsibility: Visitation and time sharing: Child Support: Domestic Violent: Pre/post Nuptial agreements: Restraining Orders: Post Judgement Modifications: Family Mediation

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Family
    20%
    Divorce: Child Custody & Parental Responsibility: Visitation and time sharing: Child Support: Domestic Violent: Pre/post Nuptial agreements: Restraining Orders: Post Judgement Modifications: Family Mediation

    28 years, 1,000 cases

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Bill has practiced exclusively marital and family law since January 1997, 25 years. Bill entered the family law practice in order to help people through one of the most difficult times in their life, a divorce, paternity matter, or parental responsibility over a minor child, which includes the issues of child support, domestic violence, and adoptions. He genuinely cares about each client and advocates aggressively for their position. In January of 1997, Bill was fortunate enough to begin his legal profession by being mentored by his father, a seasoned and highly-regarded family law attorney.

Bill is an AV rated litigation attorney, Past President of the Family Law American Inn of Court, as well as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. His thorough understanding of the law combined with his litigation and mediation background allows him to serve each client well to resolve their case effectively and efficiently. This straightforward approach allows clients to move forward with their life post-divorce.

Location

Gautier & Hasty, P.L.
55 Merrick Way Ste 400
Coral Gables, FL, 33134-5126

Reviews

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Posted by Juan Albanes | April 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
One of best attorneys in Miami
Mr Gautier helped me in a very difficult divorce and children custody. He isnot only one of best in family law but also a very ethical, honest,sincere and human. He was with me during very difficult times and thanks to him my children are able to enjoy life and i got a life. Thank you Bill and keep it up!!
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Bill and his team are superstars!
I want to extend my most sincere gratitude to you all. This process has been unbelievably seamless due to all of your help and patience. I want to congratulate you all for your professionalism and will surely refer your firm in the future. You have all been amazing! And finally, a special thank you to Bill for your endless advice and time. All the best to you and thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by Jeff | June 11, 2020
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Truly the best!
Hiring Bill as my family law attorney was one of the best decisions of my life. He can highly recommended and has never let me down! He is excellent and rare balance of being extremely knowledgeable, open, honest and fair. Bill listens closely to his clients and their particular situations while drawing on his extensive experience to help navigate even the most difficult situations. I couldn't recommend anyone with higher regard for any of your family law needs.
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Posted by Krista | May 6, 2020
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William Gautier Jr Review
I have hired Mr Gautier and his Law Firm on 2 separate occasions. He has helped me kindly and efficiently with the child custody issue that have occurred. I honor his honest advice and that he has always put my child’s best interest in the forefront. I always recommend him to single mothers who may be looking for the same support and guidance that I received from Mr. Gautier and his assistants as well.
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Posted by Enrique | March 13, 2020
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Always striving to settle
I sought out Bill to help arrange the details of my separation (not married, with kids). I anticipated a confusing journey, since there was no paperwork to capture my relationship status. Right from the outset, Bill brought so much clarity to the process. Moreover, at every step along the way, Bill tried to settle the case and avoid unnecessary billable hours. During one of those attempts, we settled. It was the best outcome. I felt it was a painless short-cut. Thank you Bill for continuously checking into the possibility of settling with the opposing counsel. You never gave up, and now everyone is happy on both sides.
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Posted by Zoraida Gomez | March 4, 2020
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Miss
Bill Gautier is the greatest lawyer in Miami, he helped me with a difficult case, and I am grateful beyond words because he is very professional,an incredible human being, hard working lawyer that won't stop until he wins your case. He is a prominent lawyer, Bill will put his mind and heart in his work. And for that, I am eternally grateful.
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Posted by David | March 4, 2020
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One of a kind
There aren't enough adjectives to accurately describe my wonderful experience with Bill. Let's be honest, no one ever wants to need a lawyer but I can tell you first hand that Bill's attention to detail, his authenticity, sincerity, tenacity and unparalleled knowledge of the law is second to no one. Form the moment I met Bill my mind and anxiety was put at ease. Most lawyers sit in a room while you're exposing your soul and fears with this blank stare. Not Bill. He asked questions, he took notes, and you could tell that he was invested. I went through other lawyers over the years and Bill was the first and only lawyer that when all was said and done - I KNEW that everything that could be done was done. No stone was left unturned and no issue was left by the way side. If it was important to me - it was important to Bill. My only wish is that I had found him years go when I first went through my divorce. Thank you Bill for all that you have done.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2020
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Mr
I cannot say enough about Mr. Gautier and his entire office staff. He has provided great assistance and support through my divorce process. Mr. Gautier is an aggressive and very competent attorney while also a caring, compassionate and well grounded person. I also found him to be an attorney with great ethical and moral character. He is also an excellent trial attorney. I was impressed by the way he conducted himself in court. He was very professional, effective and thorough at every one of our hearings. He advised me in a level headed and way at every step of the way of the divorce process on the smartest and best course of action. He was always well prepared and ready to discuss my case. During difficult times in the divorce, I never had any issue communicating with him, even while he was on vacation, which was surprising to me. Mr. Gautier went out of his way on more than one occasion to assist me. When things changed and the issues got more complicated in my divorce, (I had health and medical problems during my divorce) he was always knowledgeable and ready to deal with the issues from a legal and moral standpoint and was supportive in in every way. His entire staff is also amazing and supportive, in particular I found Ms. Martin, his paralegal assistant, to be a very intelligent, caring and competent person. I believe I got the best possible results for my particular situation and I am grateful to have found Bill Gautier to help me through this extremely difficult process. He is an excellent attorney and a great person. I would highly recommend him to any prospective client.
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Posted by Tim | February 22, 2020
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Shared time/ Parental Responsibility case
Excellent lawyer. Bill did an amazing job with my case and enabled me to have shared time with my daughter. He not only calmed and reassured me everything would be ok, he educated me and helped me educate myself Thanks to Bill i have a wonderful life with my daughter.
Posted by Hima Acosta | February 21, 2020
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Mrs Acosta
the best lawyer, very professional, including all the office staff. I am very grateful, always did the best for me and my children. I recommend it 100%. It was my best decision for Mr. Gautier to be my lawyer
Posted by Richard h . Higgins | February 20, 2020
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Richard H . Higgins
Bill is an incredible lawyer .always well prepared ,aggressive saved the day with . my divorce I . ended up with custody of my son which many had advised not to even try as was a battle that couldn't be won .He was recommended . to me by one of the top divorce lawyers in the country that I couldn't afford , I very strongly recommend him & his staff we won in every way . few things were told were next to impossiable , I was blessed my divorce came out the way it did my son is 15 now in private school doing great
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Posted by Justin | September 9, 2016
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Excellent
I have my son thanks to Bill and Daniel. They were able to bring my son back from Tennessee to the state of Florida after I previously agreed to allow him to go to the state of Tennessee where he spent almost two years. They were able to bring him back to the State of Florida where I am now the residential parent. My son has the world at his fingertips, thanks to these two incredible lawyers!!!!
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Posted by Saskia D. Stamm | February 16, 2016
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You want the best? You found it!
Although all matters revolving children are each complicated in their own unique ways, our case is a shining example of the complexity of cases this team is capable of handling. I have come to know Mr. Gautier and his team very well over the last 4 years. Not only did he help us through the most difficult time in our lives, but he fought my case as if I were a part of his family. When Bill Gautier chose to take on my case, it was to ensure the protection of our (at the time) nonverbal 18-month old toddler. During my initial consultation with Bill he sat with me for over 4 hours noting every detail of my complicated case. He was very clear with me on the complexity of our case and of the outcome I could expect if I were to move forward. What truly impressed me, and gave me comfort that my child and I would be in the best possible hands, was that Bill informed me that under no circumstance would he accept dishonesty from his clients, nor would he jeopardize a case by being dishonest to a client or during legal proceedings. While opposing counsel continued to demonstrate unethical means to winning their case, Bill and his associate Daniel demonstrated their true and only definition of ‘winning’ was our daughter’s well-being, short and long term. Bill is honest, straightforward and ethical and his clients can expect no less! I highly recommend Bill Gautier. I completely trust his advice and the direction that he provided to me. I’m particularly awe struck by his intelligence, I was very impressed when the judge himself told me how great my attorney was. Bill and Daniels knowledge, constant support and remarkable problem-solving abilities are the reason that, what began with terrifying domestic violence allegations leading into a very complicated petition for modification, has resulted in our now 6-year-old child being able to freely receive the unconditional love of both her parents, equally. Thank you for all you have done for us!
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Posted by Carlos | May 14, 2014
Exceptional Family Law Attorney
Mr. Gautier is one the best lawyers in Miami. He helped me in a very difficult case and represented me with professionalism and apparent experience, combined with personal warmth and caring. I would recommend Bill to anyone in need of Family representation. Also, all members of his firm were the best.
Posted by Diana | January 8, 2014
If you need a lawyer for family law, Bill Gautier and his entire staff are the BEST!
In April of 2008, after a 17 year marriage, I faced one of the most difficult steps I would ever have to take in my life: getting a divorce. As a mother, I was especially concerned about my two small children, ages 8 and 10 at the time. I went to several consultations and left feeling distraught and confused. The attorneys had seemed rushed and uninterested. I continued researching attorney's online and on a message board I happened to read about Bill Gautier and something about what I read caught my attention. He sounded different from the rest, so I made an appointment for a free consultation. I was not disappointed. Bill sat with me for 3 hours getting every detail of my complicated case. He was completely honest with me about what kind of outcome I could expect. I felt like he would really have my back. I hired him and that is exactly what he and Sarah Sindledecker, his associate at the time, did. They fought for me and for my children at every turn, kept me informed at all times, and most importantly, I felt supported throughout a very difficult time. Bill Gautier is an attorney who cares about his clients. He is honest and trustworthy, two qualities that I valued most of all. Recently, my ex-husband presented me with a modification of child support and timesharing of the children. There was no doubt in my mind that if I was going to hire anyone, it was going to be Bill. He remembered my case, even 5 years later, he always kept in mind my financial situation and tried to keep costs down, and once again, I felt supported and confident that all would work out for the best. I was extremely impressed with his associate, Daniel Silver who, just like Bill, was caring and took a personal interest in my case. (Please read my separate review for him). Bill knows how to hire wonderful people! Thankfully, with some compromising, it all turned out okay, considering my circumstances. If you are looking for a trustworthy, honest attorney who will have your back, go to a consultation with Bill Gautier and you will experience this for yourself!
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2013
LINEBACKER IN THE LEGAL MINE FIELD OF DIVORCE-
Bill Gautier Jr., is magnificently protective of his clients. When a divorce was eminent and I just didn’t know who I could trust. I started asking friends, which turned into them asking their friends, and so on. I received several endorsements, made some calls, and just didn’t get the feeling I was being heard. Then I placed a call to the second to the last name on my list, (on a holiday no less, thinking I would leave a message and see what happens). To my surprise Bill answered the phone, I was stunned. I didn’t think any LAWYER worked when the courthouse is closed. We spoke for quite some time, me explaining my circumstances and he listening intently. I didn’t become a client until months later when all my options had been exhausted, trying to save a 16 yr. marriage. My circumstances are far different from the majority of his clients, as I am disabled. I worried how I was going to get to his office, how was I going to plan for the future, was he the right attorney for me? My fear quickly faded when he recognized the dilemma I was in and offered to come to me. Rather than making me jump through hoops to get to him. This, my dear reader, is the true measure of a man…he cares. While the proceedings propel me forward, and opposing council continues to interfere with negotiations of settlement. Bill Gautier Jr. and Daniel Silver both have my back. Final Judgment is just around the corner, the finish line is in sight. I will embark on a finer future than I originally anticipated, because of these two exceptional attorneys, men and linebackers in the mine field of divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2013
NO BS - If you want the Best, FORGET THE REST!
I simply can't thank Bill and Daniel enough! I had interviewed about 5 other firms, but really had no reason to select any of them. None of them stood out from the others, not too mention, I AM NO SAINT AND HAD ISSUES. A close friend referred Bill to me and said go see him tomorrow. I did, and THANK GOD! Excuse me, thank you Bill and Daniel. Let me share a play-by-play... i met with Bill and unlike the others, I immediately wanted him to represent me (even though I don't know that he was too thrilled at the prospect of representing me). We met 2 days prior to an emergency custody hearing where my X was trying to insist upon court appointed visitation ONLY. Bill listened to my story and truly assessed me for who I was/am. I scratched together as much as I could muster at the time since I was not the primary bread winner, and he agreed to handle the hearing--that was about all I had enough to contract him for "and we would see what happens from there." So we are walking into a situation that he assured me, at best we had about a 50/50 shot of coming out OK; but more than likely I was looking at a fraction of that in all honesty. Then he was allowed to speak. Let's cut to the chase... I walked out of the courtroom after not having seen my kids for the prior 4 months with 50% CUSTODY, and the judge was retaining the right to impose SANCTIONS on my X the next time she would walk into his courtroom! I HAD MY KIDS THE NEXT DAY! Thank you Bill. Thank you Daniel. About a month or so passed and my X fired her attorney and began interviewing new firms. The rest of the case followed suit... Bill and Daniel continued to wipe the floor with opposing counsel resulting in ANOTHER change of representation before the case was finally settled. At the end of the whole thing I am left with far more than I anticipated, but to be honest with you, that is not why I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, AND HIRE Mr. GAUTIER... Bill told me first meeting that if I was dishonest with him, he would fire me. Bill told me that, unlike many firms/attorneys, he really does care. Bill and Daniel were honest with me about EVERYTHING. (And after my X, I had become very good at recognizing a lie) Bill saw mistakes by opposing counsel at nearly every step; and almost like a fortune teller, was able to predict and proactively move with an efficacy of nearly 100% accuracy EVERY TIME! Enough... If you are looking for someone that will tell you as it is, If you absolutely need VERY talented and up to date knowledgeable lawyers, If you are looking for an extremely ethical, stand-up, NO BS Counselor, If you want the guy that will out-think, out-work, and out-smart the opponent; If you demand that your separation be fair and YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE, Then let me tell you, I found him, and Thank God for that because I have my kids as much as I could want and I was awarded exactly what I deserved! Do yourself a favor and go meet with Bill today. If you want to speak with me directly, ask the guys when you meet with them to call me and I will answer anything!
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Posted by Jorge | August 4, 2013
Excellent Counsel
I am very pleased with the service I received from Mr. Gautier and his firm. When I hired Mr. Gautier to handle my case early March of 2012, it seemed it would be an open-and-shut case. Once my initial filing for divorce was served, things rapidly deteriorated turning my case into a lengthy and very contentious fifteen months, all perpetrated by my now ex-wife. Mr. Gautier, Mr. Silver, and his whole support staff stayed on-point and always worked in my and my children's best interest. I was treated professionally and compassionately during one of the most difficult times in my life. Their commitment to my case was complete and total, even including times in which he, Mr. Silver, and his office staff were off on personal time. My case was settled satisfactorily avoiding a costly and lengthy trial. In addition to my divorce proceedings, Mr. Gautier and Mr. Silver aggressively and professionally handled a bogus charge against me by overturning that charge and having it dismissed as well as convincing the court to levy an order of no contact against the accusing party. I highly recommend this firm for its experience, its staff, and its professionalism.
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Posted by Fernando | May 9, 2013
None better! If you look hard enough, you might find one as good, but not better.
Gautier's Law firm exceeded my best expectations. I'm divorced for about 15 years. Seems like my case is always going back to court for an upwards modification. Mr. Gautier handled my last modification. It took about 7 months to reach a settlement. Everyone's situation is different, so you shouldn't look at my end results as guide. Instead consider the following. I got a hold of them every time I needed them. My communications were brief and direct and never stretched to increase my hourly charges. I was kept well informed of every communication with the opposing counsel. I promptly received copies of every paper filed. Everything was filed quickly and timely. They were very conscious of the cost of my case and often provided sound advice that would reduce or limit my total cost. Their knowledge of family practice is excellent. They communicate with other lawyers within the firm if needed to confirm the laws. When you hire Gautier, you don't hire one lawyer. You hire a lawyer firm. You have a team of lawyers and staff that work well together to achieve the best reasonable outcome. The above information is my reason for the title of this review. This is not one lawyer, but a knowledgeable law firm that works hard for you, keeps your cost low, keeps you inform, and makes every effort to provide an outcome that you are pleased with. To Bill Gautier Jr., Daniel, Lizbell, and everyone at Gautier and Hasty, I say thanks for everything and the outcome too :)
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Fautier & Hasty, P.L
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996

Associations

  • 200 Club of Greater Miami
  • Past President
  • 2001 - Present
  • University Club of Sout Florida
  • Past President
  • 1996 - Present
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Supreme Court
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is known in the legal community as being a great, effective litigator and zealous advocate for his clients. He is one of the most aggressive, yet highly professional attorneys I have worked against."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William Gautier, Jr. is known and recognized in the legal community as one of the top family law attorneys. I have known some of his clients and they all say that he keeps them informed, is on top of their cases, and fights for them in and out of court. I also know of his great reputation through other attorneys."
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Coral Gables Divorce and separation Lawyer William Louis Gautier Jr.
William Louis Gautier Jr.
Divorce and separation Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 27 years
Virtual consultation available