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Kristin Rae Padowitz

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

4.8   21 reviews

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Kristin Padowitz has devoted her practice of law to helping those in need of a family attorney. Kristin eagerly advocates on behalf of her clients in need of a family lawyer in the areas of divorce, child custody, responsibility and support, alimony, equitable distribution, restraining orders and domestic violence, among others. Kristin not only utilizes her abundant legal experience in the representation of her clients, but also her kindness, compassion and humanity when it is needed most. But make no mistake – Kristin Padowitz has built her reputation within the legal community as an aggressive and talented trial lawyer who is not afraid to take a case to trial. Where circumstances require, for example, in a highly-contested divorce case, Kristin Padowitz provides zealous representation and is fierce in the court room.

Licensed for 23 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Kristin Padowitz
12 SE 7th St #700
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Kenia | January 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kristin Padowitz
A special thank you to Kristin for all her hard work during this challenging divorce. She had a friendly personality and showed excellent professionalism. She was very efficient in communicating step-by-step things that took place and expectations. She worked hard and fought hard for her clients!
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
Amazing lawyer helped my family a lot and she will do the same for you families.
Posted by Cayetano | December 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Kristin is so helpful and got everything done so quick! So glad I hired her.
Posted by Savita | October 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Kristin was very professional and handled my situation well. Very detailed and got the job done!
Posted by Raymond | September 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would recommend Kristin Rea Padowitz
I recently needed a family attorney for my daughter and found Kristin Padowitz who has excellent credentials, an expert who specialize in divorce and child support among other that pertain to family matters, Kristin guided our entire family and devoted her time that made us feel like we were her top priority throughout the process, but more importantly she was fair, very compassionate, detailed and made sure that we had a solid plan to overcome this unfortunate incident. I’m not sure if I could ever repay Kristin enough, for she brought a calmness to our entire family. I hope no one else has to go through a divorce and the issues that surrounds it, but if you are in this situation, I would recommend Kristin... “She gets things done, knows the law and has a Heart of Gold”. Thank you so much Kristin
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Posted by LeAnn | March 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Kristin did a great job, was very professional, and completed the paperwork as I needed.
Posted by Lindsey | February 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and compassionate
Process was very easy with Kristin. She answered all questions thoroughly and was always available for a phone call, text, or email. Very responsive and let me know where we stood in the process. Also she's compassionate given circumstances of needing services. Highly recommend
Posted by Kevin | February 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Kristin Padowitz
Kristin Padowitz was very pleasant to work with. On our first phone call to inquire about her services, she answered the phone! It took a minute to realize we were talking to the actual attorney. She answered all our questions, even took multiple phone calls from us. She was knowledgeable and helpful in heading us along a difficult path. She responded to us by phone calls or texts quickly. We were very pleased by her help and we had a positive outcome!
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Posted by Michelle | January 4, 2022
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Divorce Representation
I can't say enough about Kristin and her office. She is an A+ in professionalism and the way she truly made me feel like family was overwhelming! I was a wreck trying to find someone local to represent me and I could not have been more blessed to have found her. I felt completely at ease after our first conversation. She PERSONALLY took each call, email, and text and if she couldn't respond right away, she let me know when I WOULD hear back. My ex tried to cause more strife along the way but Kristin stood firm and represented me in such a way that I am forever grateful for her support! I wasn't just a client. Her compassion and empathy for what I was going through won't be forgotten but when she needed to be tough, she was the one I wanted in my corner. She is BAR NONE the best in her field and gets 5 stars from this thankful gal! Could not have done it without her! P.S. Her assistant is an absolute pleasure to work with, as well !
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Posted by Robert | November 26, 2021
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Excellent Service
Kristin Padowitz was very efficient, professional, responsive and and handled my request immediately. I highly recommend her and her staff.
Posted by Paul | August 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer
Kristin was professional and handled the matter efficiently and explained the process so everything was understood easily. P. Brennen
Posted by Stacie | August 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney & Highly Recommended
Law Office of Kristin Padowitz, P.A. is great to work with. Kristin is very professional, responsive and explained everything in detail keeping me informed throughout the process. Kristin and team are easy to work with, highly efficient and helpful. I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Kristin is amazing. She is very professional, very responsive, you can call her at any time and she assists you right away. She is the lawyer to go for if you strangling with custody issues. She helped me with my issue in no time.
Posted by Jason | April 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helped when no one else would.
She helped when no one else would. My divorce was already filed. I had questions and concerns about my agreement. My previous lawyer would not help and most lawyers did not respond or said they do not handle post agreement. She not only responded quickly, but took the time I needed to review my current agreement, explain what I did not understand, listen to all my questions and concerns, and gave me an honest opinion. Not often do you find someone who will tell you, it is not worth the fight or cost when they stand to make the money. I highly recommend her and will use her if ever I need someone. I can not thank her enough for all she did.
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Posted by Maggie | October 8, 2020
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Child custody
Kristin is amazing, compassionate and caring. We had a very challenging case and through it all, we won our case. She is very detailed and attentive in her work. I would highly recommend Kristin for your family law needs.
Posted by Benjamin | April 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
10/10 would definitely recommend.
I hired Kristen to handle a basic time sharing modification. In the middle of working on that everything went totally sideways. A simple modification turned into an emergency removal with CPIS getting involved due to the actions of my kids' mother. During this extraordinarily stressful time Kristen was kind, compassionate, and above all professional. She easily coordinated several witnesses, filed multiple emergency motions, all the while keeping me reassured and informed about the process. Kristen fought for what was in the best interest of my children and we got the result we were after. Even if everything hadn’t gone in our favor, I'd still hire her again.
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Posted by Ben | December 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Kristin
I had a total loss theft claim on my 2017 landrover sport. State farm was giving me a very hard time with the claim. At one point I casually mentioned that I wanted to consult with my attorney when it was first initiated and they absolutely stone walled me and would not even speak to me any further. After a few months of desperate attempts myself trying to get help from anyone at state farm I decided to hire Kristin to officially represent me in the claim. Well upon resolution not only did she get them to cover the claim, the amount they paid out was far more than expected and for that I am truly grateful. Fantastic attorney and you absolutely cannot go wrong using her services.
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Posted by JAMES | November 20, 2019
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James Bridger
Kristin's performance in handling our legal needs was simply OUTSTANDING! She was efficient, to the point, and truly took our personal concerns to heart. We could have not been more pleased with the handling of our case. THANK YOU KRISTIN!!!!!!!
Posted by Thomas | May 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
No one like Kristen
I have been dealing with a case that has been very difficult and challenging and Kristin has been very understanding and willing to help me get results she is very caring and compassionate an has a great work ethic and takes pride in her cases and knows them in an out. If you want results Kritstin will get them it may take time but Kristin won't leave your side.
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Posted by Debra O | April 30, 2019
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Amazing and understanding
I hired Kristin Padowitz to help me with my divorce case and frankly did she have her hands full with me. Between what I wanted and what my ex wanted seemed to change every five minutes and she went along with it in the most professional manner. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. She listened to my needs as well as then wants of my ex and helped me reach a place that could work for us both. She fought for me every inch of the way and that's what you should get out of a lawyer. One who understands, listens and communicates and is willing to goto bat for you. Divorce is hard enough as it is but having a lawyer take the drama away from you and put it into her plate was key to helping me stay sane in an insane time.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Kristin Padowitz, P.A.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing partner
  • Kenneth Padowitz, PA
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Broward County State Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2017
  • Public Defender
  • Broward County Public Defender's Office
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Florida Department Of Transportation
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Guardian ad litem
  • 17th Judicial Circuit Of Florida
  • 1997 - 1997
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Seventeenth Circuit Grievance Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2019 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Weston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Federal Bar Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Broward County Women Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association (Broward County chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • B'nai B'rith Justice Unit
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, she is fantastic, passionate and experienced."
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Fort Lauderdale Divorce and separation Lawyer Kristin Rae Padowitz
Kristin Rae Padowitz
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 23 years
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