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Maritza Estevez-Pazos

Divorce and separation Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

5.0   44 reviews

also known as Maritza Pazos, Maritza Estevez

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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EXPERIENCED DIVORCE ATTORNEY AND FLORIDA SUPREME COURT CERTIFIED FAMILY MEDIATOR

Divorce and family law attorney, Maritza Estevez-Pazos, is the founder of Estevez-Pazos Law Firm, P.A.  She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2003 where she graduated Cum Laude.

Since 2004, Ms. Estevez-Pazos has been practicing exclusively in the area of Marital and Family Law zealously representing clients in divorce proceedings, post-judgment modification actions, paternity cases and the drafting and negotiation of premarital agreements.  In addition, Ms. Estevez-Pazos has served as mediator in numerous family cases  resulting in successful conflict resolution, and has represented a great number of clients who desire to stay out of court in the amicable resolution of their cases, either in a pre-filing setting, mediation or by way of negotation of settlement agreement.  She is also a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute.  Ms. Estevez-Pazos is a member of the Family Section of the Florida Bar and has been recognized for excellence as one of Florida’s Outstanding Lawyers by her peers.  She has also been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012 and 2013, and as a Florida Super Lawyer every year since 2014 through the present. Ms. Estevez-Pazos has also been a guest instructor at the University of Miami School of Law, has received the Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rating from her peers in the legal community, and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.         

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Location

Estevez-Pazos Law Firm, P.A.
135 San Lorenzo Avenue, Suite 650
Coral Gables, FL, 33146

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2023
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Honest, professional practice
I recently finalized my divorce process, and I retained Maritza Estevez-Pazos. She is smart, kind and honest and respectful towards the way I wanted to handle the entire process. I would definitely recommend! I feel truly blessed to have found this practice.
Posted by Jesus | August 23, 2022
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Best of the best in divorce
I was facing a challenging end to a 20-year marriage. Maritza took the challenge head-on very effectively and professionally. She was patient when necessary and kept me informed every step of the way. I am very grateful for her diligence, speed and results. I highly recommend Maritza!
Posted by David | March 28, 2022
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Highly recommend Maritza Estevez-Pazos
Divorce is a difficult process and Maritza was helpful, responsive, and professional. I highly recommend her if you decide to proceed with a divorce.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2022
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HIRE MARITZA! YOU WON’T REGRET IT!!!
If you need a divorce lawyer that will tell it like it is… Maritza is the lawyer for you! She is very professional and patient. If you have questions about the process, she will guide you and answer all your questions in a timely manner. She is very knowledgeable and will fight for you. Going through a divorce can be a very emotional experience, and Maritza is very understanding and helpful in putting things in perspective and making you feel at ease throughout the entire process. Hire her… you won’t regret it!
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Posted by Christine | November 16, 2021
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Thank you!
From our initial consultation, I felt immediately at ease. Maritza’s approach is clear, concise and she is approachable and makes you feel comfortable throughout a usually difficult process. Maritza and her team are efficient and I would definitely recommend her services to those in need. Thank you Maritza and team!
Posted by Jacqueline | March 4, 2021
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Supportive and Honest
Maritza was amazing through the process. She did not make any promises on things she couldn't and was very transparent. She was always available when I needed her and prepared. I honestly can't even express how grateful I am for her, this was a terrible time in my life and she was everything I could've hoped for and more.
Posted by Rodolfo | January 22, 2021
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Excelente profesional and human beings
Divorce above all is an emotional battle. I was confuse and full of resentment. Maritza too the time to understand me and guide me through the process. She made me trust her and her advice. Also, she was very eficiente using my time and helping me save money. I’m fortunate to had her legal advice during this emotional, economical and personal process
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Posted by isabel | July 1, 2020
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Excellent !
The choice to leave my marriage of almost 18 years and do life differently was not easy......divorce is NEVER easy. I cannot imagine finding a better lawyer. From the first consultation with Maritza, I knew she was one of those special people you meet with a blend of high integrity, a desire to help people, and a need to do the best job possible with the least expense to me. Definitely it was a Divine connection. I cannot recommend Maritza Estevez-Pasos enough. She kept me informed, supported me and always tried to help me save money. Maritza was always rational, always compassionate, and always had my back in negotiating with a very difficult, now, ex-husband. The only reason I made it through the divorce with my head held high was because of Maritza and her amazing team.
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Posted by David | April 14, 2020
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Cannot recommend her more highly
During a difficult time in my life, Maritza was the voice of reason. Her council was invaluable. I do not see how anyone could have possibly better helped me to cope with my issues and face them rationally, keeping my emotions at bay.
Posted by Melissa Medina | January 8, 2020
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Taking the Fear out of Divorce
I first consulted with Mrs. Estevez-Pazos after my husband of 8 years filed for divorce. I remember being very fearful of the outcome of my case and my future in general. Mrs. Estevez-Pazos patiently heard the details of my case and quickly dispelled my misconceptions. She detailed how the divorce proceedings would unfold. She explained what my rights were and what I would be entitled to. She had a practical and sensible approach to the process. As the case progressed, she was very attentive to my emails and phone calls. She would break down each situation presented in my case, explaining the pros and cons, as well as the implications of actions and motions. My case was finalized in November of 2019 and I was extremely pleased with the outcome. While no one really “wins” a divorce proceeding, I certainly feel like I won with an attorney like Ms. Estevez-Pazos.
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Posted by Yusimy | November 29, 2018
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Client
I hired Maritza Estevez-Pazos for a post divorce issue. She provided excellent service and paid attention to every detail. She and her staff operate the office in the utmost professional manner. She is highly experienced in the family law area and I will absolutely recommend her to other prospective clients. I am eternally grateful for the outcome of my case. Thank you Maritza!
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2018
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Made this process "painless"
Maritza was great to work with. I hired Maritza for a Prenuptial Agreement. She was always so detailed throughout the entire process and also found a way to make me feel at piece. I would recommend Maritza with my eyes closed.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2017
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THE BEST
I was referred to Maritza by a mutual friend and she was by far the best choice! Ultra professional, took the time to explain all the details (and processes) and was always accommodating and very respectful of my time. She always has her clients' best interests in mind. i highly recommend her!
Posted by Michelle | June 14, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer!!!
From the moment I realized divorce was my only option, I was completely intimated by the process. I didn't know where to begin, had never hired an attorney before, and was overwhelmed with the process. I have two minor children born from this marriage and wanted to make sure the lawyer I hired was working for my children's best interest, as well as mine. From the moment I sat in front of Maritza, I knew she was the right lawyer for me and my situation. Her knowledge, professionalism and confidence was exactly what I was looking for. Maritza made this process smooth, was quick to respond to any question I had, and was incredibly prepared at court. Every step in the process was communicated to me and I never had to ask where we were or what was next. Highly recommend, she made this experience so much more positive.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2017
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Divorce
Maritza is a great person. She helped me settle my divorce in about 3 months. She's very knowledgeable, professional and straightforward. She helped me understand the procedure and guided me to an amicable settlement. I am very satisfied with her and her staff at the office.
Posted by Peter | February 15, 2017
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Maritza Estevez-Pazos
Maritza is a true professional in her field. She is very dedicated to assisting her clients providing them with objective counsel. Her staff is very helpful and responds immediately to any questions or concerns you may have. I appreciated how organized and precise she was with my case.
Posted by Adriana | February 8, 2017
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Amazing Family Attorney.
Divorce is a choice. Either your choice or your partner choice. Whoever decided to divorce, the first action you need to do is sit down and accept the fact. Then, you will do your job hiring your divorce attorney. After I accepted my husband choice, I did my research for an attorney. I'm not an experienced divorcing woman. In fact, I never had the need to hire an attorney in my life before. I found Maritza Estevez-Pazos through the internet, and did my job screening her background and reading one single review in this site. I gave her a chance from what I read. And for my surprise, in our first meeting she exceeded my expectations. I knew from the very beginning she was the attorney I was looking for. (By the way I never told her that! Lol). My case is complex since there are immigration issues with a divorce and three American children. And I can say, that Maritza handled the entire process with an immaculate professionalism, she is extremely organized, she listens, she follows up her clients, she reads and answers emails, she calls. She uses all the mechanisms of communication with her clients. She answers questions. She explains the natures of her answers. She is simply an amazing attorney. She is not your counselor. She is your attorney and you need to trust in her experience as a professional of the law. If you are trapped emotionally in your situation, then find a counselor and let Maritza work for your benefits without giving her the responsibility to cope also with your emotions. That is what I did, and that is the result why Maritza did a brilliant job in my case. There is a lot good things to say about her, as a professional, as a mother, as a wife, as a daughter, as a daughter-in-law, as a sister-in-law, as a friend, as a human being. She deserves everything good because she works hard for that. She takes care about her clients. I'm a witness. I just simply want to say a big THANKS to Maritza. I know the planet is full of good attorneys but I must say I thanked God because I found her. I'm sure she deserves with you the same chance I gave her, to handle your choice or your partner choice...
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Posted by Carmen | February 2, 2017
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She is amazing!
I cannot say enough about Maritza. She is professional, kind, caring and will truly look out for your best interests. I completely trusted her and would highly recommend her to anyone going through a divorce. she will make you feel safe and cared for during a very difficult situation.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2016
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A knowledgable and compassionate lawyer. Highly recommend.
Getting separated or divorced is never easy but Maritza made the process much more bearable. Not only was she very knowledgeable about family law, she was also compassionate and insightful. I also appreciated her professionalism and responsiveness to questions I had throughout the process.
Posted by John | November 30, 2016
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5 stars!
Let's face it, contacting a Divorce Attorney is no one's idea of fun. I had an initial consultation with Maritza and she takes her time to explain the process and your options and additionally ease your mind. After the initial consultation I hired her as my Divorce Attorney and she had my best interests during this whole process and I highly recommend her. She and her staff were very professional.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Estevez-Pazos Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Padron & Estevez-Pazos, PL
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Padron Law Group
  • 2004 - 2011

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Florida International University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • Collaborative Family Law Institute
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • KidSide, Inc.
  • President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • FIU President's Council
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • KidSide, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
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Publications

  • The Big Kaboom Newsletter
  • The Truth About Alimony
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE on Work-Life Balance
  • Work-Life Balance for Female Attorneys
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (7)
Endorse Maritza
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Maritza is a talented and dedicated lawyer who is well respected in the legal community. She is passionate about her work, cares about her clients, and practices law with the highest levels of civility and professionalism."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Estevez-Pazos is highly regarded in the legal community and works diligently to achieve the best results for her clients. She is compassionate, smart, conscientious and professional. I highly recommend Ms. Estevez-Pazos."
Family Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Maritza is a smart, efficient, and professional lawyer who is a pleasure to work with and against on family law matters."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Estevez-Pazos. She is a highly regarded attorney in the Family law community."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Maritza Estevez-Pazos since our law school days! She is always professional and extremely knowledgeable. Her demeanor and positive outlook are great attributes to have in her field of law. I highly endorse Maritza!"
Family Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been opposing counsel in family cases against Maritza as well as served as a mediator for Maritza. I have always found Maritza to be well prepared, very knowledgeable with the current law and a strong advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Maritza Estevez-Pazos is an excellent attorney with whom I have had the pleasure to work with and I recommend her without hesitation. I look forward to the next case we have together."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her dedication to professional excellence as a family law attorney in South Florida that embraces a collaborative law approach."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working as co-counsel with Maritza. She is knowledgeable, organized, compassionate and a tough litigator. I would not hesitate to recommend Maritza."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Estevez-Pazos is a pleasure to work with and very professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a dedicated, intelligent, responsible, and professional attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Ms. Estevez-Pazos. She is professional, knowledgeable and ethical."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She knows the law, has years of experience and she will fight for her clients."
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Coral Gables Divorce and separation Lawyer Maritza Estevez-Pazos
Maritza Estevez-Pazos
Divorce and separation Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 20 years