The workshop will include presentations by highly qualified professionals.
“The pursuit of happiness is the purpose of life”
Family Law Professionals
“My approach to law is simple, I see what needs to be done and do it. My goals are to preserve the family’s emotional and financial assets, to avoid costly litigation and to settle all matters through mediation with as little court intervention as possible.”
Victoria Calebrese, a board certified marital & family law Attorney is the founder of the law firm of Victoria Calebrese, P.A. who focuses on the family and preserving that family. She focuses on providing a high level of service to her clients. She also combines extensive traditional litigation experience with an emphasis on settlement and mediation for effective representation.
- Dissolution of Marriage
- Post Judgment
- International Child Abduction
- Child Custody Post Judgment
- Enforcement Proceedings
- Modification of Alimony & Child Support
- Mediation Visitation Time Sharing
- Domestic Violence
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Board Certified Marital & Family Law
- Certified Family Law Mediator
- Certified to argue before the United States Supreme Court
- State Bar of Florida, 1984
Membership of Professional Associations
- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow since 1994)
- American Bar Association
- International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow since 1997)
- Palm Beach County Bar Association
- 1981 BBA – cum laude, University of Miami
- 1984 JD – summa cum laude, Nova Southeastern University
Awards & Recognitions
- Listed in “Best Lawyers in America”
- Listed as a “Florida Super Lawyer” – in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine (2006 – 2010)
- Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
Originally from Frankfort, Kentucky, Cynthia attended Palm Beach Community College on a scholarship and then graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2004, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Certificate in Women’s Studies. Cynthia has been employed in the legal field since 1997 and began working in Matrimonial and Family Law in early 2005. She realized her passion for family law and decided to pursue her law degree in 2009, at which time she began attending Nova Southeastern University in the Evening Division while maintaining full-time employment.
While in law school, Cynthia was a member of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court team for two years in a row as a competitor. During the second year, she was team Co-Coach, traveling to Vienna, Austria to compete against 281 international law schools. Through hard work and dedication, her team placed 52nd (the best placing Nova Southeastern has had since being involved in this Moot program). The team also received an Honorable Mention for Best Team Orals.
Cynthia graduated with her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, in December 2012 and became a licensed attorney on April 16, 2013. In January 2014, Cynthia established her own family law practice to further her passion of assisting clients with family law matters. “I enjoy being a Family Law Attorney because I view it as an opportunity to help my client transition from one stage in their life to another happier stage. It’s all a matter of perspective.”
As an adopted child whose parents subsequently divorced when she was eight (8) years old, Cynthia draws from her personal experiences which allow her to passionately and empathetically represent her clients through all facets of family law matters. Cynthia is dedicated to and passionate about her career, providing her clients with undivided attention and personal service. Call (561) (203) 5940 to schedule your consultation today.
Suzanne Schachter, Esq.
Suzanne Schachter was born and raised in Wellington, Florida and has extensive ties to the equine community. Suzanne earned her Juris Doctorate from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University. While in law school, she gained valuable experience working as a law clerk in a Plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In 2014, Suzanne proudly joined Plasencia & Associates, where she has focused her practice primarily in the areas of family law. Since that time, she has proudly represented litigants going through very difficult times in their lives. More specifically, Suzanne deals heavily in the areas of divorce, domestic violence, adoption, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, child support matters, time-sharing/custody matters and juvenile dependence. Her practice focuses on providing an elevated and detail-oriented level of service to each client.
Mental Health Professionals
Hi, I am Andrea Hall founder and owner of Path 2 Progress, a service which offers families and individuals a safe place to seek support, and gain tools necessary to be successful in taking the first steps towards a positive change. I graduated from Alabama A&M University with my Bachelor of Science degree in social work.
With a passion for people, and a desire to specialize in therapy, I continued my education by pursuing a master’s degree in clinical social work at Barry University. Following the completion of those degrees, I gained 13 years of experience providing therapy and intervention to individuals, families, couples, and groups on a professional level. In addition to providing therapy, I have worked for many non-profit organizations in the South Florida region, and have developed multiple children, family prevention, and juvenile delinquency programs, including one that is tracked and studied by the State Legislature.
My experiences have given me the opportunity to continuously develop through providing training and clinical supervision to clinicians, presenting to and collaborating with the local and state stakeholders, teaching at a well-known University, and providing on-site supervision for student interns. This, partnered with my roots in providing in-home therapy, and my high end substance abuse treatment experience, has instilled in me a keen understanding and knowledge that emotional turmoil, family conflict, stress, addiction and relationship challenges are often a familiar part of the human experience.
I believe strongly in empowering people to engage in self-discovery and connect with the answers that lie within themselves. Being self-driven and highly motivated, I strive to lend my support in achieving and promoting success for those around me. Let me assist you in taking the first step on your personal path to progress today.
Artemis Paschalis, MS, LMHC
Biography coming soon!