Daniel Forrest

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  • Divorce Attorney and Counselor at Law at Law Office of Daniel E. Forrest, P.A.
  • 450 East Las Olas Boulevard, Las Olas Centre Suite 1090, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2276
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DANIEL E. FORREST specializes in all divorce and family law matters, including paternity, premarital agreements, domestic violence, enforcement, contempt, alimony, child support, custody, visitation, parenting plans, time-sharing, equitable distribution, property division, restraining orders, mediation, and post-judgment modifications.

He is Board Certified in Marital & Family Law by The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

He is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.A., 2002) and Nova Southeastern University School of Law (J.D., 2006).

Mr. Forrest has received Martindale-Hubbell's esteemed "AV- Preeminent" rating, which recognizes lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

He has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® (“Rising Stars”) Magazine for 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, an honor afforded to no more than 2.5% percent of lawyers in Florida.

Mr. Forrest is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.

He was honored with the distinction of receiving 5.0 out of 5.0 Overall Peer Rating in Family Law, which is the highest possible ranking given by Martindale-Hubble and serves a testament to the fact that fellow attorneys consider Mr. Forrest at the highest level of professional excellence. Only a select group of attorneys are ever awarded with this premier distinction.

Mr. Forrest is a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, Broward County Bar Association, and American Bar Association.

He authored Chapter 2 (Grounds For Dissolution And Effect Of Fault) of the 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th Editions of The Florida Bar’s complete guide to dissolution of marriage, entitled, Florida Dissolution of Marriage.

He is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida, as well as the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of the U.S. District Courts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Mr. Forrest is a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association.

He has been a frequent guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University Law School’s Family Law Litigation Workshop.

He has lectured in the State of Florida as Faculty at the National Instiute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) on Depositions Skills.

Mr. Forrest was voted by his peers for inclusion in Florida Trend Legal Elite magazine as an Up and Comer for 2016.

His practice is fully devoted to complex marital & family law cases, allowing Mr. Forrest to offer clients the in-depth legal knowledge they may require.

His clients consist of successful professionals, physicians, athletes, entertainers, entrepreneurs, businesspersons as well as attorneys.

Mr. Forrest prides himself in his ability to settle sophisticated cases without the need for prolonged litigation. When the input of a court is necessary, however, Mr. Forrest has the experience, special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in law to achieve maximum results for his clients.

He has been evaluated by The Florida Bar for professionalism, and tested for expertise.

Mr. Forrest is recognized and certified by The Florida Bar as having the highest level of competency and experience in marital and family law. Mr. Forrest is competitive, but compassionate, and always strives to achieve the best results for his clients.

The Law Office of Daniel E. Forrest, P.A., offers professionals throughout South Florida the representation they need in high-asset divorce and other family law matters. Whether you are looking to protect investment property, your business or your relationship with your kids, it's important to work with an experienced Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer who can protect your rights in and out of the courtroom — especially an attorney who has spent all of his life in South Florida.

Areas of Practice (67)

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Child Custody
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Visitation Rights
  • Alimony
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Fathers Rights
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Torts
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Arbitration
  • Family Mediation
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • International Family Law
  • Interstate Support
  • Legal Separation Agreements
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Palimony
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Care
  • Child Protection
  • Community Property Law
  • Child Support
  • Child Welfare
  • Childrens Rights
  • Civil Unions
  • Day Care
  • Domestic Relations
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Grandparents Custody
  • International Child Abduction
  • International Child Custody
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Legal Separation
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • Annulment
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Third Party Custody
  • Post Nuptial Agreements

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
954-505-8733  Phone
954-800-5000  Phone
954-800-5000  Cell Phone
954-252-4095  Fax
University Attended:
Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2006; University of Florida, B.A., Pre-Law Honor Society, 2002
Law School Attended:
Nova Southeastern University, J.D., Moot Court Honor Society; Pro Bono Honor Society, 2006
Year of First Admission:
2006, State of Floirda, The Florida Bar; 2007, Northern District of Florida, U.S. District Court; 2007, Middle District of Florida, U.S. District Court; 2007, Southern District of Florida, U.S. District Court; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Family Law Section of the Florida Bar; Broward County Bar Association; Family Law Section of the American Bar Association; and American Bar Association
Reported Cases:
Hill v. Hill, 74 So.3d 1093 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2011)
( Board Certified in Marital & Family Law )
Hobbies & interests:
History, law, and politics.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (9 reviews)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 08/31/12 in Family Law

    He is not only a very ethical lawyer, he is a very good litigator and well respected

    He is not only a very ethical lawyer, he is a very good litigator and well respected Read less

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    Lawyer response:

    I keep a copy of the Rules of Professional Responsibility on my desk at all times. There is a difference between ethical and professional, and I always strive for the best.

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 10/29/12 in General Practice

    Excellent attorney

    Lawyer response:

    It's an honor to hear that another attorney respects my work.

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