Life’s New Chapter

Life's New Chapter


Life’s new chapter starts in Family Court. Divorce, paternity and other family court legal proceedings can be painful, expensive and devastating to children. Property issues can be complicated and assets difficult to value. Family conflict is delicate and emotional.


Life’s new chapter starts when either you want to move on or your spouse or partner wants to move on. I will give you a realistic assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Friends, family, clerks, paralegals and judges can offer basic information but cannot give you legal advice. I advise you and guide you through each aspect of your case. Make the best possible decisions to ensure your protection and the protection of your children’s best interests, whether your case is simple and uncontested, complex or hostile. Know your legal rights and responsibilities. Administrative Orders, Statutes and Rules must be strictly complied with or you may lose certain rights forever.


I have represented clients in family court for 24 years. I am your ally to help you protect your interests and your children’s interests, at the negotiation table and in the courtroom at trial. I will give your case personal care and individual attention.

My office is conveniently located downtown West Palm Beach, Florida near the Central Palm Beach County Courthouse. Litigation can affect you and your children permanently. Call 561-820-0811 or email to arrange a confidential consultation with Doreen M. Varela for the professional advice you need to make the best possible decisions for your future.


  • Divorce (contested and uncontested)
  • Modification of Custody, Child Support, and Alimony Orders
  • Paternity
  • Mediation
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions (also known as Restraining Orders)
  • Criminal Domestic Assault and Battery
  • Marital Agreements
  • Contempt/Enforcement of Existing Custody, Child Support, and Alimony Orders
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Probate
  • Guardianship

The hiring of an attorney is an important decision not to be made based on advertising alone. Ask us to send you written verification of Doreen M. Varela’s qualifications.This website is for informational purposes only and is no substitute for legal advice from a competent family law attorney.  


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