How Melissa Helps Clients
Melissa Acosta Rodriguez focuses her practice on matrimonial and family law matters. She has extensive experience working on complex and highly contested cases involving divorce, paternity, spousal support, child support, timesharing, relocation, domestic violence, complex property distribution, marital agreements (pre- and post-nuptial) and post-dissolution issues. For over 12 years, Melissa honed her legal skills at a well-respected boutique firm handling multifaceted domestic and international family law matters for high-net worth clients. Having primarily practiced in South Florida, she is knowledgeable of family law issues unique to an international clientele including multi-country litigation and jurisdictional issues. Melissa has litigated numerous divorce cases involving large marital estates and routinely works with highly qualified experts and other professionals to achieve the best results for her clients.
What Clients Can Expect
Melissa is passionate about helping families and individuals move past conflict and regain control of their lives. She works diligently to meet the client's needs and determine the best course of action for their case, whether it’s litigation or settlement. She believes the key to successful outcomes is detailed preparation, strategic planning and accessibility to her clients. Her aim is to provide practical legal advice, effective advocacy and compassion during difficult times.
As a family lawyer, my goal is to secure the most favorable outcome for the client by carefully evaluating their circumstances and developing a tailored legal strategy; and, more importantly, executing that legal strategy in a responsible manner - considering the emotional and financial well-being of all involved.
Outside the Office
Melissa was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She is of Cuban descent and fluent in Spanish. Outside the office, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and indulging in Miami’s eclectic food scene. She loves traveling to unique destinations, hiking/outdoor adventures and is a proud supporter of the U.S. National Parks.
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2002, honors
University of Florida, B.S., 1999, honors, Business Administration, Finance
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
The Florida Bar, Family Law Section Member
Cuban American Bar Association
Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Dade County Bar Association
Junior League of Miami
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami, Former Member, Young Philanthropists for Sylvester
Junior League of Miami, Former Member
Saint Louis Covenant School, Development Ministry and Literary Lunch Committee Member
Saint Louis Catholic Church, Camillus Casserole Ministry
Girls Scouts of Tropical Florida, Volunteer and Leader