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Cindy S. Vova

Divorce and separation Attorney at Plantation, FL

4.8   42 reviews

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About Cindy

Learn Cindy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    28%
    When a marriage reaches its end, divorce may be the right choice. We help make the process smooth from the inception through after the final judgment. We encourage amicable resolutions and alternatives to court, but when there are no alternatives, we are vigorous advocates. Our team assists with financial, emotional and children's issues, allowing our clients to make knowing and informed decisions. Whether you have a traditional marriage or a same sex union, your case is our top priority.

    39 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Family
    19%
    Our firm handles all areas of Family Law in addition to those listed separately, including: including:› Collaborative Law › › Paternity › Postnuptial agreements Call us if you don't know what category your case fits in.

    39 years, 500 cases

  3. Child support
    15%
    Raising a child is not an easy job on any level, but without monetary support from both parents makes a difficult task monumental. Both parents have an obligation to pay child support whether in a separation, divorce or paternity matter. Florida's child support guidelines can be confusing. Numerous factors are used to reach a number. We work diligently to make sure the support you pay...or receive is correct. Then we use all means to ensure you receive the court ordered support.

    39 years, 300 cases

  4. Child custody
    10%

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    Congratulations! You're getting married! Who wants to bring up a prenuptial agreement? YOU! Many people believe that just because you have an asset before marriage it stays separate if you divorce. That is not really true. A prenuptial allows couples to decided what will and what will not become a marital asset as well as protects assets for each party's separate children. You have auto, life and property insurance-get marriage insurance too. If you're already married- we draft postnuptials.

    31 years, 80 cases

  6. Alimony
    8%

  7. Mediation
    5%
    Attorneys provide advocacy to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your divorce, paternity or other family law matter. They cannot guarantee a result. Judges listen and decide-with no room for negotiation. You're stuck with their decisions. As a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator since 1997, I have the knowledge and empathy to help you reach a fair and creative solution to your case...one that you have a hand in creating. Whether you have counsel or not I can resolve your case

    26 years, 200 cases

  8. Domestic violence
    4%

  9. Uncontested divorce
    1%

   There is no substitute for experience. Cindy S. Vova has practiced law in South Florida since 1984. She possesses the knowledge and front-line know how to make a difference in your case.  

      She founded her firm, the Law Office of Cindy S. Vova, P.A., in 1992 on a heritage rooted in ethics, integrity and honor. As the principal of the firm, Cindy strives to smoothly and skillfully resolve all types of family conflicts with the least possible level of animosity and the highest degree of professionalism, particularly when there are children involved. 

   Attorney Cindy S. Vova founded the firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida after eight years of working with some of South Florida’s most prestigious law firms, and after becoming a parent herself. As a boutique firm, concentrating on all aspects of family law, we pride ourselves on the genuine care, concern and commitment that we apply to every family law problem.

    Understanding that frequently traditional and customary methods in resolving family law disputes are adversarial, and therefore often inadequate, our firm devote significant time and employ creative methods in exploring alternative approaches for resolving family law disputes including mediation and collaborative law.


 
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Licensed for 38 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/23/2022
State GA
Status Inactive Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Cindy

Cindy S. Vova
8551 West Sunrise Blvd., Suite 301
Plantation, FL, 33322
Law Office of Cindy S. Vova, P.A.
2385 NW Executive Center Drive
Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL, 33431
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  42 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Very pleased with the excellent service and professionalism provided by attorney and staff.
Posted by Eddy | December 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional!
Ms Vova and staff went above and beyond expectations in helping me through a difficult process. Her recommendations and guidance were right on and she helped me navigate through everything. Highly recommended and would use her again if needed
Response from Cindy Vova December 7, 2021
Thank you, Dr. Eddy. Your kind words mean a lot to us. We always strive to deliver the best advice hand tailored to our clients to get them through tough times.
Posted by Paul | November 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Everything one would want in a Divorce Atty.
You have been everything one would want in a Divorce attorney. Professional, creative, protective and fair without the hostile attitude of so many Divorce attorneys. Thank you!
Response from Cindy Vova December 7, 2021
Thank you, Paul. We are pleased that we were able to get you through what could have been a difficult process. Having you as a client, with the right mindset, made this a smoother process as well. Glad we could help amicably resolve this matter for you.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2021
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Alimony Modification
I was sued by my ex husband to significantly lower permanent alimony Ms Vova and her able assistants walked me through the process was honest and upfront with possible outcomes while keeping the costs down to fight this action I would definitely recommend her to anyone in the same position Many thanks to Cindy Ann and Jacklyn
Response from Cindy Vova April 8, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased that we were able to help you get to a favorable outcome. -Cindy Vova
Posted by thomas | February 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Family Law Lawyer in South Florida
I hired Cindy to prepare my prenuptial agreement and also for my divorce. My ex-wife shopped the prenup to 10 lawyers locally and none of them could pierce the prenup. Cindy then finished my divorce in less than 60 days. Cindy was well prepared, responded to calls and emails in a timely fashion, and diligent in getting everything done. I would recommend Cindy to everyone and this comes practicing trial lawyer.
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Response from Cindy Vova February 4, 2021
Dear Thomas: Many thanks for your kind words. I always strive to give my all to each client as I know going through a divorce is a difficult and stressful situation. However, having responsive and nice clients like you make the job easier. -Cindy Vova
Posted by Jennifer | January 12, 2021
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Honest
I worked with Ms. Vova in 2016 in my divorce case and she was so kind and caring throughout the process. She was so patient with me every step of the way and she truly protected me. Highly recommend.
Response from Cindy Vova January 13, 2021
Dear Jennifer: Thank you so much for your kind words. We know how tough it is to go through a divorce and we always try to make our clients feel at ease. I hope everything is going well. -Best wishes, Cindy Vova
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Permanent Alimony revision
I contacted Cindy to assist in reducing my permanent alimony payments due to a reduction in my earnings. She was very professional and helpful and was able to cut my payments in half. She was very strait forward and truly had my best interest in mind. I would recommend using Cindy for any of these types of needs as she is absolutely the best!!
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Response from Cindy Vova February 10, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words, We always strive to keep our clients informed and get the job done as effectively and efficiently as possible. Glad we were able to get such positive results for you!
Posted by Alix | September 4, 2020
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Family Case/Child Timesharing
Cindy is a great professional and very honest. From the beginning, she took the time to guide and explain to me the possibilities of my case. She was very clear, direct, and without promises, which I appreciated very much. Cindy maintained perfect communication, follow-up, and kept me informed of all developments during the process. I consider Cindy a very responsible person, with a lot of talent and professionalism.
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Posted by Julie | July 6, 2020
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Thank goodness for Cindy.
Cindy is professional and compassionate and thorough. She even worked some nights and weekends and communicated promptly. Cindy practiced patience when explaining to me how the process works as I found it intimidating. Cindy is very personable and has a sense of humor which helps with the tension and stress experienced through the process. Ann is wonderful as well!!!
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Posted by Virginia | April 14, 2020
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Excellent without a doubt!
Being my first (and I hope last) divorce, I needed guidance on every step. Cindy and her very able Assistant, Ann, where beyond excellent. Calls were returned promptly, explanations were clear, and guidance was there whenever I needed it. I even got counselling on "be patient" which, in the end, was exactly what I needed to do. The outcome on my behalf was very favorable, and the charges reasonable and always explained clearly. By the end of the 6 month process, I felt like I was saying good-bye to a great new friend. I would recommend Cindy Vova to anyone facing a divorce. Virginia Forster.
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Posted by Donna | February 27, 2020
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Excellent Family Law Attorney
Cindy represented me when I was seeking an alimony modification. I had been poorly represented by a previous attorney during my divorce and what I liked about Cindy is her honest and candid advice. She expertly guided me throughout the process and I felt confident that I had the best attorney for my situation. Ten years later I consulted her again because I am certain she is the best attorney to handle complicated family law matters. I highly regard and value her legal expertise.
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Posted by Shamieka | October 15, 2019
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The best divorce lawyer
Attorney Vova is quick and efficient. She exceeded my expectations and my divorce was finished quickly. As a disabled veteran her fees are affordable. She’s professional but shows genuine concern. The best decision I ever made.
Posted by Cindy | June 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wish we would have found Cindy Vova earlier!
Prior to working with Cindy Vova's office I had another lawyer for a simple step-parent adoption case. After a year of working with the other lawyer, she told me she could no longer manage my case. My husband and I began scrambling looking for a new family lawyer in the area that would hopefully be able to get the job done soon before the signed consent from the other parent expired. After meeting with 3 lawyers in the area,Cindy Vova's office blew us away. They did their homework before our meeting, which showed us they were about business, so we signed our retainer agreement at our initial consultation. Within 6 weeks of signing our agreement, we had our final hearing and were able to FINALLY have closure on our step-parent adoption case. Some of the things that really stood out about Cindy Vova's office versus others we have interacted with include transparency about cost/billable hours, professionalism, and attention to detail. Overall, the office was very helpful and got the job done, which is what we were looking for. I wish we would this office earlier to avoid the wasted time and money with our initial lawyer.
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Response from Cindy Vova June 14, 2019
Thank you, Cindy, for your kinds words. We are so happy that we helped make your family whole. My firm strives to complete cases for our clients as expeditiously as possible and be sensitive to our clients' needs. We wish you and your entire family much health and happiness! Warm regards, Cindy Vova
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2019
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Always one step ahead....
Cindy helped me get an order so my wife could not leave with our daughter out of the county/state. She always stayed one step ahead and made sure all the correct actions were taken throughout such a difficult and complex process. Its clear that Cindy is an expert in Family Law and can be trusted. I was unable to afford counsel, she has helped me gratuitously to navigate my divorce. Experience Matters!
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Response from Cindy Vova September 14, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words.
Posted by Alcineia | January 28, 2019
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The best!
I am very happy that i decided to choose Cindy Vova to do my divorce. I did interview several attorneys but unfortunately was not so confident until i retained her and saw how fast Cindy Vova and her office did work for me. I was impressed with that because many lawyers want to delay even more the process to just make more money. Ann and Mariam also were so helpful and accessible all the time. Cindy was also amazing in court and made me feel that i was with a very supportive and dedicated attorney to my side. She is really a different, special attorney. I always felt she had my best interest and was not just trying to make money. This was the worst time of my life but i am glad i fired my last attorney and retained Vova's office. Phone calls, emails, texts were answered immediately. I could not have asked for a better attorney. I highly recommend Cindy and her staff and i will use her again if needed! Alcineia
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Posted by Amy Ferranti | November 29, 2018
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Readoption for our international adoption
We hired Cindy Vova to handle readoption for our international adoption. The process was handled ina professional and timely manner. Cindy was knowledgable and so pleasant to work with. She felt more like a friend to us and made the finalization of our adoption a day to remember. I can sincerely recommend this kind professional.
Posted by Tina | November 7, 2018
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Superb service with favorable results
Attorney Cindy Vova provided excellent services while exhibiting extreme care, fantastic follow through and attentiveness in her work. She has professional support staff, always returns messages/calls in a prompt manner and is honest and fair. She resolved our issue in a timely fashion and represented us in court with the utmost professionalism and clear knowledge of the judicial system. Our family highly recommends the Law Office of Cindy Vova.
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Posted by Mingo | November 7, 2018
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Caring Family Law Attorney
Cindy handled my divorce and did so in a caring and concerned fashion. She is very knowledgeable about the law in divorce, but she also tried to present many options to me that not only made the process less expensive, but also encouraged my former spouse and I to come to a resolution that was in the best interest of our children. I have referred Cindy to many other people going through divorces, and I will continue to do so in the future.
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Posted by Andres | September 17, 2018
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Professional
Cindy is a very professional lawyer and has helped my court situation experience flow as smooth as possible. Cindy and her firm are very understanding and are always willing to answer all my question. Completely recommend Cindy's services as I will not hesitate to seek for her firm again.
Response from Cindy Vova September 18, 2018
Thank you so much Andres! Glad we could help. I know how difficult it is for every client going through a family law issue, and we try our best to get each client through his/her situation in the most expeditious and cost effective manner, while trying to achieve a fair outcome and allow folks to move on with their lives. Let us know if you need anything else. We are always here for you and all of our clients. -Cindy Vova
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Posted by Maria | June 22, 2018
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Highly recommended family lawyer
I am very pleased with Cindy Vova and her staff’s legal services. In the most difficult time of my life, Cindy provided me with professional and compassionate legal advise. This past year started with an unexpected separation which caused intense emotion. Cindy, along with her staff, Anne and Mariam, welcomed me and listened to me. Cindy helped me put my emotions aside and make important decisions to protect myself and my family. She told me what my options were and what to expect through the entire divorce process. She and her staff were always available when I had questions or concerns. Finally, Cindy communicated professionally and timely to all the legal procedures and maintained a fair and amicable atmosphere during the entire process. I have heard of other lawyers who delay the cases to rack up fees and this did not happen with Cindy Vova. She proceeded as quickly as possible but with careful review of all documents, so I felt her fees were fair and appropriate. She fought for my rights but she respected how far and how hard I wanted to push back against the other party. For me it was money well spent to know that my divorce was handled properly and respecting my wishes. I have recommended Cindy to several friends who are considering legal action in their marriage and she has provided clear and concise advise to them as well. I will continue to highly recommend Cindy Vova to any friend or acquaintance that needs family legal help.
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Response from Cindy Vova June 24, 2018
Thank you, Maria. Your kind words really mean a lot to me. It is our office's goal to help nice people (our clients) through tough times as expeditiously and fairly as possible. As I promised and you now know, there is life after divorce! -Cindy Vova
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-395 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Cindy S. Vova, P.A.
  • 1992 - Present
  • Associate
  • Therrell Baisden & Meyer Weiss
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Fine Jacobson Schwartz Nash & Block
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Atkinson, Diner, Stone, Mankuta & Ploucha, PA
  • 1984 - 1988
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Education

  • Emory University
  • LL.D. - Doctor of Laws
  • 1984
  • University of Miami
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1979
  • University of Miami
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration- Magna Cum Laude
  • 1978

Associations

  • Broward College Economic Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Agency Relations Committee, Jewish Federation of Broward
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar Rules and Forms Committee
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Equitable Distribution Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Women's Executive Counsel, Jewish Federation of Broward County
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • JAFCO
  • Godparent
  • 2010 - Present
  • Broward County Matrimonial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Attorney
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • United Stated District Court of Appeals, Southern District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee B
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Recent Changes in Florida Alimony Laws
  • 2010
  • Guest lecturer
  • Wearing Many Hats as a Sole Practitioner
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (10)
Endorse Cindy
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Cindy is a wonderful and very knowledgeable attorney. She has a holistic approach to her cases. It is an invaluable experience learning from her."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Cindy Vova as both a public sector Family Law Attorney and as a private attorney in Family law matters. Cindy exhibits the type of professionalism, expertise, and collegiality which is in short supply these days. I highly endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.I have worked closely with her on several occasions. She is a professional that is well respected in the legal community and by my staff."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cindy has helped many people in this community in tough times of desparate need and gotten them through crisis and can do the same for you. I would certainly call him for my own family's issues should they ever arise."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Ms. Vova for over ten years. She is an experienced family law attorney who ensure that her client receive personalized attention. She is well respected in the family law community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy is a smart and passionate family law attorney. I have referred clients with divorce and other family law issues to Cindy and will continue to do so in the future. I strongly endorse Cindy and her firm."
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