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Laura M. Arcaro

Family Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Laura Cancilla

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Family law litigation, including divorce, paternity, alimony, child custody, and child support.

    15 years, 75 cases

  2. Family
    Family law litigation, including divorce, paternity, alimony, child custody, and child support.

    15 years, 93 cases

Attorney Laura Arcaro is a seasoned litigator and passionate advocate in the area of family law. As a founder of Arcaro Law Group in Fort Lauderdale, she has helped countless clients settle family disputes, including divorce, child support, domestic violence cases, and more, and has extensive knowledge of and experience with international child abduction and custody. We are results-oriented and dedicated to helping our clients move forward after the breakup of a marriage or relationship. Call Laura Arcaro for your child custody, alimony, divorce, child support, & other family law needs.

Attorney Arcaro graduated from Duke University after completing undergraduate studies in public policy and environmental science and policy. She has a Master of Health Administration from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and earned her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, graduating second in her class. She is a member of the Florida Bar and has a 5-star rating from her satisfied clients. 

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Arcaro Law Group
24 S.E. 20th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316

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Posted by Agnieszka | November 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Family case
I not only recommend attorney Laura Arcaro but I guarantee once you have used her service you too will look no further. She responds in an extreme timely matter, she is a very knowledge, trustworthy person. There is no other attorney that will work as hard for you. I used Laure for familycase , she is a wonderful attorney I could not have been happier and I will never go anywhere else. Thank you for all your work
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Posted by Jennifer | August 19, 2019
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Wonderful Experience
Laura Arcaro assisted our family during a very difficult time. She helped us navigate challenging legal and emotional situations in a very professional manner. She brings a very human approach to law that is not often easy to find these days. I would highly recommend Laura Arcaro if you are looking for a highly competent team who provides quick responses and brings in years of family law expertise.
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Posted by Galen | July 19, 2017
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Proper Guidance
From the onset of my separation from my spouse to the day in court, Laura guided me professionally every step of the way. Having never needing to use an attorney before, Laura assisted and educated me on the process. Most importantly though was her investment into my case. She understood that finances were an issue for me, but also convinced me to hold on to what was fair in the divorce process. To that end she walked a thin line of costs versus negotiation; and efficiently got me through the process with most of everything I wanted as part of the settlement. Would gladly recommend her services for anyone else going through this life change.
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Posted by XAVIER | May 18, 2017
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Do you want the best? You found it
My case of International Recovery of my daughter, I thought I would not achieve it, that was unattainable for me. I began the process with some pessimism until the day I spoke with Laura Arcaro. I remember textually many of her phrases, especially when she said "Ok, we do it", and calmness came. Everything happened as she said would happen, I was pleasantly surprised the way she got involved in my case. Excellent professional and an unforgettable human quality.
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Posted by Rasmus | December 28, 2016
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Trustworthy and competent
I am from Denmark, Europe. I have used Laura as my attorney two times. The first in an international abduction case, as my son had been taken to Florida by his mother. It was very easy to explain Laura my case and I felt right away that this was someone who knew was she was doing and would help me. What I noticed the most was her attention to detail. She made sure that everything was done the correct way, and that we were prepared for everything when the petition was made and when time came to go to court. In court she was very much on point, well prepared and we won the case and I was able to get my son back again. Laura helped me get my son back and has since then helped me once again. I can truly recommend Laura to anyone. I could not have gotten a more competent or more well prepared laywer. Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2015
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Patient, Dedicated, Detailed, Follows Through.
Laura Arcaro is knowledgeable and a talented attorney. Of equal importance she is flexible and always willing to accommodate my schedule needs. She showed great amounts of patience whenever I was slow to follow her advice or direction. I always felt Ms. Arcaro was devoting her full attention to me and my legal needs, identifying details and making double sure they were attended-to. Laura's dedication to following through and following up are impeccable.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2012
On top of things- trustworthy- hard worker
We spent over 50k on another lawyer who was a big talker and in the loop with the other attorneys on draining their clients for every penny. Laura is honest and does not accept BS from either party to include their attorneys or her own clients. Thanks to her hard work the kids are in a better position now than they have been in the last 7 years. Although the fight to "keep them grounded" is not over. I do see a light at the end of the tunnel. She is a good person. Not caught up in the circus loop of browards finest.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Arcaro Law Group, P.A.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Proskauer
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Chorowski & Associates
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
  • 2009 - 2010
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  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Master of Health Administration
  • 1998
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hague Convention international child abduction


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Dedication to Providing Legal Services to Low Income Community
  • Broward Lawyers Care
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • U.S. Department of State
  • 2014
  • Goodwin Scholar
  • Leo Goodwin Foundation
  • 2006
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  • Nova Law Review
  • The Illusory Imputation of Income in Marital Settlement Agreements: "The Future Ain't What It Used to Be"
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Broward Matrimonial Lawyers Luncheon
  • The Hague Abduction Convention: Post Judgment Remedies
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Laura
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Attorney Laura M. Arcaro. She is a strong advocate for her clients, and practices with great skill and integrity."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Laura is a very competent and diligent attorney. She works hard for her clients and strives to get the best results."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and ethical. Client's instantly feel comfortable with Laura, and her handling of their most intimate issues."
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Professional and helpful lawyer."

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Fort Lauderdale Family Lawyer Laura M. Arcaro
Laura M. Arcaro
Family Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 14 years