Family Law Carefully Safeguarding Your Rights and Interests Throughout the Process

Practice Areas

Serving Residents of the Fort Lauderdale Area & Beyond

If you're involved in a legal dispute, you deserve a lawyer you can trust to zealously advocate for your rights in the courtroom. For more than two decades, Attorney Stuart N. House has worked with residents of Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach to further their best interests in court.

Not only is Attorney House rated by Avvo as a 10.0 Suberb Top Attorney in Family Law and Divorce, but he's also achieved an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Attorney House's accolades are a testament to his work ethic and a reflection of superior legal acumen honed through years of experience and thousands of hearings.

When you work with Stuart N. House, P.A., you gain access to a team that understands every case is unique. We'll work with you to develop a comprehensive legal strategy tailored to your individual needs. Our family lawyer offers services in the following areas of family law:

Contact us online or give us a call at (954) 388-8443 to learn more about how we can help you with your family law case!

Our Practice Areas

Divorce (Contested, Uncontested & High Asset Divorce)

If you're going through a divorce, our team can help you understand how the divorce process stands to impact your life and will fight for your rights in the courtroom.

We offer support for the following kinds of divorce:

  • Contested divorce. If you and your spouse disagree on how to dissolve your marriage or have differing opinions on matters such as child custody, alimony, or property division, you have a contested divorce on your hands. We'll work with you to try and negotiate with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse to reach a mutually beneficial arrangement for both parties. If that isn't possible, we'll advocate for your best interests in the courtroom.
  • Uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse agree on how to dissolve your marriage, we can help you finalize the process and ensure the legal matters associated with divorce get handled properly.
  • High asset divorce. If you or your partner own valuable assets, the divorce process becomes more complicated. Courts strive to equitably divide assets between partners at the end of a marriage. Typically, individuals with valuable assets want to safeguard assets they have a personal attachment to. We'll help you understand the asset division process and protect your assets during your divorce.

No matter the circumstances of a divorce, the dissolution of a marriage is often a stressful, painful process for both parties. Our team will handle your case with care and compassion so you can get the fresh start you deserve.

Child Custody & Support

For any parent, the most difficult part of a divorce is often the child custody and support processes. You want the best for your child and trying to secure a custody and support arrangement that's fair and equitable for both parties can be challenging.

Our team has the tools to help you navigate your child custody and support case. If possible, we'll work on your behalf to help you and your ex develop a parenting plan that serves the best interests of your children. If an arrangement can't be reached, we'll fight for your parental rights in the courtroom.

When we handle child custody and support cases, our mission is simple. We take the burden of these legal matters off your shoulders so you can focus on what's important: taking care of your children.

Alimony (Spousal Support)

Depending on the circumstances of your marriage, you may want to request alimony from your spouse; alternatively, your spouse may ask you to pay spousal support on their behalf.

The outcome of your alimony arrangement could impact your financial stability. Courts take several factors into account when determining alimony, including the income of each spouse, their contributions to the marriage, and how employable each part is post-marriage. We can help you understand how an alimony arrangement could affect you, and help you seek a fair alimony arrangement given your circumstances.

Property Division

Property division is often the most financially impactful process that occurs during a divorce. The outcome of your property division case could make your future more economically stable, or lead to financial instability for years to come.

During the property division process, the court attempts to equitably divide property between both parties—but that doesn't always mean assets and liabilities get split 50/50. For example, if one party obtains sole custody of any children involved in the divorce, the court may award that party the entirety of the marital home to help them care for the children.

The property division process is complicated. We'll help you understand how to value your assets and liabilities and will help you pursue your best interests in your property division case.

Domestic Partnerships & Unmarried Couples

Parties who are unmarried or engaged in a domestic partnership have different rights than a legally married couple. If you cohabitate with a partner and are unsure of how certain laws may affect you, we can help you understand how to proceed with your case.

Father's Rights

Many fathers feel as though processes such as child custody and support favor the mother in Florida. At Stuart N. House, P.A., our firm is a staunch advocate for father's rights.

If you're a father concerned about unfair treatment by the courts or feel your status as a father unfairly impacted your case, contact our firm. We can help you understand your rights as a father and represent your paternal rights in the courtroom if necessary.


Establishing paternity is essential for a variety of reasons. For example, in Florida, fathers have a responsibility to contribute to the care of their children. Establishing paternity can allow a single mother to obtain child support from the child's paternal father. Additionally, knowing the status of the child's paternal father could provide valuable information for the child, such as medical records indicating possible future medical complications.

We'll work with you to establish paternity for your child, so you can ensure the father plays an active role in their child's life.

Domestic Violence

Suffering from domestic violence can be a traumatic experience. If you are abused or threatened, you need protection. However, many victims find the process of pursuing a restraining order and tackling a domestic violence case in court stressful when combined with the trauma of abuse.

At Stuart N. House, P.A., our family law attorney has over two decades of experience helping individuals obtain protective orders for domestic violence issues. We'll handle your case with empathy and compassion and fight zealously for your rights in the courtroom.

Stuart N. House, P.A., is committed to serving residents of Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach.

The Stories That Matter Most

Get to Know Us Through the Eyes of Our Clients
  • “My Divorce process was long and stressful and my kids had to face so much turmoil. Stuart being a family man first put the best interest of my kids first and demanded to see a righteous end to my ...”

    - Damien A.
  • “I hired Stuart to settle my divorce of my long-term marriage. Stuart is a great professional attorney. A great person. He supported me the whole way through the difficult process. He helped win a very ...”

    - Jim
  • “Hands down best family lawyer in the Broward County area! Stuart is very professional and Has been nothing but very attentive to my case. He has been my lawyer for some years now and I wish I would ...”

    - Alex
  • “I was helping my cousin who was served with divorce papers after 22 years of marriage. She was so distraught, she asked me to find her a divorce attorney experienced in both mediation and court trials ...”

    - Bob H.
  • “Stuart House recently handled my alimony modification and reduced my payment by 2/3 by trial!!! His trial abilities surpassed my expectations as he was both knowledgeable of the law and argued with ...”

    - Howard E.

Why Hire Us?

Providing Unmatched Experience
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  • Dedicated to Client Satisfaction
  • Over 29 Years of Legal Experience
  • Handled Over a Thousand of Cases

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