Lawrence S. Katz has helped clients in Florida for 48 years, throughout the United States and abroad. He has earned an excellent world wide reputation for providing knowledgeable, quality representation.
As one of only a few attorneys in the country who handle complex international cases, Mr. Katz is committed to helping his clients achieve their goals.
Focusing on family law, complex jurisdictional issues, child abductions, and interstate and international family law, Lawrence S. Katz handles even the most complicated matters.
He served as counsel of record, mentored or consulted in more than 275 Hague Abduction Convention and child abduction cases.
Mr. Katz conducted the first mediation in a Hague case in a pilot program for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the U.S. Department of State in November of 2005. He continues to mediate and frequently lectures on the subject.
Attorney Lawrence S. Katz has represented parents looking to relocate with their children from Miami to other countries after divorce, such as Germany, France, Belgium, Israel and Canada . In one case, he was appointed by the court as a guardian ad litem and was responsible for drafting the portions of the agreement and the final divorce decree pertaining to relocation, jurisdiction and enforcement. In 2012, he testified as an expert and prepared the final judgment of divorce provisions for the court permitting a mother to relocate to Argentina with her two minor children. Mr. Katz has also published an article on the issue of international relocation.
Divorce and relocation laws vary among states, just as they do among countries. Mr. Katz frequently represents clients in interstate relocation cases, as well.
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