Practice Areas

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As an Aventura Family Law attorney, Stephen H. Butter has been providing his clients with over fifty years of experience in Family Law, including Cooperative & Collaborative Divorce, International Divorce & Child Custody, Invalid Marriages & Annulments, Legal Separation, Property & Debt Valuation, Pension Division, Restraining Orders, Second Opinion Review and Prenuptial Agreements.

Child Custody

Stephen H. Butter helps his South Florida Family Law clients navigate the emotional and complex aspects of parental custody issues, including establishing Shared Parental Responsibility and a Parenting Plan, Child Custody in Divorce Cases, Father’s Rights, Child Abduction, Non-Parental Child Custody, Parenting Plan Modifications, Paternity and Parentage and Relocation.

Child Support

In almost all divorce cases in which children are involved, the issue of Child Support is paramount to insure that they will be taken car of. Attorney Butter provides experienced counsel in the areas of Child Support in Divorce Cases, Child Support Modification, Child Support Enforcement, Setting Child Support Obligations, and Post-Secondary Education Support.


Aventura Family Law attorney Stephen H. Butter is on the cutting edge of Family Law in respect to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law, particularly as it applies to defining a parent and what constitutional rights parents have including Divorce for Same-Sex Couples, Domestic Partnerships, Custody and Visitation Issues for children when a parent later comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender; family formation through adoption, foster parenting, sperm and egg donor insemination, and traditional and gestational surrogacy and Child Custody for Same-Sex Parents and Civil Relationships.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a pervasive problem throughout society, in all states. It affects men and women of any ethnic group, race, or religion; gay or straight; rich or poor; teen, adult, or elderly. As provided for in the Florida State Constitution under Section 741.28 , Domestic violence” means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member. If you are the victim of Domestic Violence, you do not have to remain silent.Get in contact with Attorney Butter for Protection Orders and to be informed of your legal rights.

Call Aventura Family Law Attorney Stephen H. Butter at (305) 333-7159 for legal services and make use of a free initial consultation.