South Florida Lawyer Focused on Achieving Family Law Solutions

30 Years of Providing Straightforward Guidance and Dependable Representation

Guidance you can trust

At the Law Offices of John Elias, we understand that choosing a family lawyer in south Florida is a very difficult and important decision. The outcome of your case will likely affect the rest of your life. Having an experienced lawyer in your corner can have a large positive affect on the decision of your case and possibly the rest of your life. We will be completely honest and upfront about what to expect from your case and treat you with the respect and the compassion that you deserve.

John Elias has devoted the last 30 years to ensuring that families get a fair decision in your case. Through being extremely knowledgeable in family law and the south Florida court system, John Elias has gained the ability to set and achieve your goals. John Elias will be by your side every step of way to offer the support that you need both in and outside of the court room.

Contact me at 954-392-1501 or 305-558-4933 for an informative assessment of your family law concerns. I have offices in both Pembroke Pines and Miami Lakes.

Practice Areas


Adoption is a blessing that can provide people with a wonderful addition to their family and children with a new environment to grow and prosper. However, it is essential to have an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer walking you through every aspect of the adoption process and minimize the chances of complications hindering the adoption process.


You deserve fair and equitable alimony payments in order to protect your standard of living. For over 30 years, my legal practice has been dedicated entirely to family law. I am extremely familiar with the local legal system and will provide you with an honest assessment of what you can expect.

Child Support

Child support is calculated based on a formula that takes a number of factors into account. At the Law Offices of John Elias, I help divorcing and unmarried parents in South Florida receive fair child support awards. I will go to painstaking efforts to ensure that the other parent of your child or children is not hiding income from you and that you are being treated fairly under the law. I will also ensure that if you are the payor spouse that you end up paying an amount that is fair and reasonable under the law.


Undergoing a contested divorce can throw a person in a whirlwind of emotional and financial uncertainty. It is a momentous transition for any person to undertake. Which is why you need an experienced divorce lawyer. At the Law Offices of John Elias, located in Pembroke Pines and Miami Lakes, I’ll help smooth your transition into your new life by providing informative and dependable legal representation and divorce attorney services.

High Conflict Divorce

Prematurely ending a marriage in divorce can be a very difficult process, especially when the divorce is riddled with conflict. Which is why you need an experienced divorce attorney. The conflicts typically arise from several topics, custody, child support, property division, and spousal maintenance (alimony). There are also a wide variety of legal requirements, practical concerns, emotional difficulties, and more that arise from a high conflict divorce along with the contentious relationship.

High Asset Divorce

The divorce process is rarely a simple or easy process, which is why you need a tenured high asset divorce lawyer on your side, like John Elias. Even if your divorce is uncontested and the two of you can work together easily. Having a high net worth automatically makes your divorce more complicated. The ensuing legal issues and financial concerns can be burdensome if you don’t have the right divorce lawyer working with you.

Domestic Violence

I have extensive experience representing both sides in cases relating to domestic violence. I have helped spousal abuse victims obtain restraining orders and assisted in the prosecution of their abuser. I have also helped people who have been wrongly accused of domestic violence defend their rights in court. My meaningful experience on both sides of the isle allows me to anticipate the strategy the other side will use and provide you with effective legal representation.

Family Law Appeals

Although appealing a family court ruling can lengthen a legal dispute, it may be a necessary step in righting a wrong that will affect your future for years to come. At the Law Offices of John Elias, I am one of the few firms in Pembroke Pines and Miami Lakes that has extensive experience successfully handling family law appeals and/or defending against them.

Termination of Parental Rights

Cases regarding the termination of parental rights occurs during the adoption process or when Child Protective Services (CPS) believes a parent has abused or neglected a child or children. These cases are very complex and are ultimately decided by what is in the best interests of the child or children.

Time Sharing & Parenting Plans

When establishing a time sharing and parenting plan, it is essential to consider how legal proceedings can affect your child or children’s well-being. At the Law Offices of John Elias, located in both Pembroke Pines and Miami Lakes, I have over 30 years of experience devoted entirely to family law and will take special care to protect your child or children’s best interests.