For over 25 years, Maria T. Sallato has helped clients throughout Florida, the United States, and abroad.
Ms. Sallato is recognized as a specialist and is Board Certified in the area of Matrimonial Law. Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the area of Matrimonial Law and ethics in practice. Board certified lawyers are evaluated for Professionalism, tested for Expertise, and are considered as the highest level of competency and experience in their area of practice.
Ms. Sallato is highly rated in both legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell.
Ms. Sallato focuses her practice in family, and international family law where she provides knowledgeable advice and representation in helping her clients through a difficult time in their lives. First and foremost, she strives for an amicable and peaceful resolution of the issues between the parties. However, in the event that the matter is unable to be amicably resolved she is prepared and experienced to litigate the matter in Court.
Ms. Sallato is trained as a Collaborative Law attorney providing her clients a way of pursuing a peaceful resolution to their cases. Through Collaborative Law families can reduce the emotional stress and costs associated with extensive litigation.
Ms. Sallato handles international family law disputes and has successfully secured the return of children to their countries of habitual residence under the Hague Convention.
Ms. Sallato’s practice includes adoptions where she facilitates the formalization of the relationship between children and their prospective adoptive parents.
In her thorough practice of servicing the needs of the family, Ms. Sallato provides legal representation in matters involving the preparation of wills, probate of wills, and incompetence.
Born in 1954 in the country of Colombia
Resident of the State of Florida since 1974
Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991
University of Miami (Bachelor in Business Administration – 1980)
University of St. Thomas (Juris Doctor Cum Laude - 1991)
Board Certified in Matrimonial Law
Trained in Collaborative Law
English and Spanish.
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS:
The Florida Bar
The Texas Bar
Family Law Section
Collaborative Family Lawyers Institute
Board of Director for the Colombian American Bar Association