The workshop will include presentations by highly qualified professionals.
Melanie Martinez, CFP®, AWMA®, CDFA®
UBS Financial Services Inc.
Pursuit Wealth Management
“The pursuit of happiness is the purpose of life”
Overall, I’d have to say I’m not your typical advisor. My team and I feel it’s important to have a fresh perspective on the ever evolving industry we work in and we take pride in evolving with it over the years. Our primary focus is the clients and families we work with, not the money we manage.
In order for us to help our clients make the right choices we need to ask the right questions. Providing advice that’s all about the families we serve is what we do best. It all starts with a plan that we develop together as part of a strategy for managing our clients wealth and assisting them in their personal pursuit of happiness. Not just today, but in every stage of life and as it evolves over time. Planning is at the core of what we do and creates the foundation for our guidance going forward. As Certified Financial Planners® it’s our job to help you define where you are today, what you are looking to accomplish and understand the concerns that keep you up at night. We use that information to map out solutions to those problems and the most effective way to help you realize your dreams. Every life goal or underlying problem, no matter how large, has a solution. Our job is to uncover it.
Family Law Professionals
Victoria Calebrese, Esq.
Victoria Calebrese, P.A.
“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
Cynthia M. Pyfrom, Esq.
Cynthia M. Pyfrom, P.A.
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.
Law Offices of Plasencia & Associates
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
Andrea Hall, LCSW
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!
Lori Oberacker, MS, LMHC
Community Christian Counseling Center
(561) 622-5423 Ext 4
Lori holds a Master of Science degree from the Department of Counseling Psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has a deep heart for women in stage-of-life transitions. Her specialties include couples and family therapy, teen/young adults, anxiety, anger management, depression, stress management, relationship issues, separation, divorce, and spiritual concerns. Lori is certified as a (premarital/marital) Prepare/Enrich therapist and a Couples Communication counselor.