Richard D. West Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© 

Richard D. West has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Family Law, Collaborative Family Law, Family Law Arbitration, and Family Law Mediation. This is the sixteenth consecutive year that West has received this esteemed selection.Since it was first published in…

What is a No-Fault Divorce?

 A no-fault, or uncontested, divorce is a type of divorce that allows one spouse to file for divorce without blaming the other or indicating that it was either spouse’s fault. In other words, you don’t have to prove any grounds to get a divorce.

IAFL Applauds Recognition of LGBT Rights in the Asia Pacific Region

IAFL Applauds Recognition of LGBT Rights in the Asia Pacific RegionThe International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) recently released a statement in conjunction with the IAFL Asia Pacific Chapter welcoming and applauding four major developments in recognition of LGBT rights in the Asia Pacific region. The IAFL especially welcomes these measures in the Asia Pacific…

Richard West Selected to The Top 50 Orlando Super Lawyers List in 2019

Richard West Selected to The Top 50 Orlando Super Lawyers List in 2019 West Family Law Group is pleased to announce that Richard West has been selected to the Top 50 Orlando Super Lawyers List. Attorneys are chosen annually via a patented selection process that involves peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations for Super Lawyer…

State Department’s Restriction on G-4 Visas

The State Department’s restriction on G-4 visas prevents members of the LGBTQ community from many countries from living and working in the US. We agree with the IAFL and AAML that it is discriminatory and erodes the civil rights gains of recent years.Please contact your legislators to protest this unfair restriction: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officialsTo read the IAFL and…

2018 Florida Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Listings

Richard West was recently named in the Top 50 of all lawyers in the state in the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list; selection is by statewide voting of Florida lawyers.  He was included in the Top 100 list in 2016 and 2015. He is Board Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Florida Bar…

Richard West Speaks at FACP 6th Annual Conference May 19

After litigating financially complex and high asset divorces for over 25 years, Board Certified Specialist Richard West was one of the first lawyers in Orlando to use collaborative law to help clients successfully move on with their lives, with as little emotional and economic harm to their families as possible. He will conduct a workshop…

Richard West Speaks May 10 at ABA’s 2018 Spring CLE Conference

Technology is a key factor in making a family law practice successful. On May 10, Richard West will share his insights on ways attorneys can manage their practice and communicate with clients, taking advantage of tech tools that streamline daily operations. He is on the Plenary CLE Session Panel “Work Smarter, Not Harder” at the…

Richard West Speaks May 4 at AAML Florida’s 40th Annual Institute

Board Certified Specialist Richard West is committed to paying it forward. He frequently shares his experience and knowledge about family law matters, collaborative law approaches and law practice management with his colleagues to help them provide exceptional service to their clients. Richard and Valuation & Litigation Services’ Adam Magill will conduct an interactive session on…

Orlando Magazine, 2018 Best Lawyers

Richard West was named one of Orlando Magazine’s 2018 Best Lawyers in this month’s issue. For over 13 years, other Orlando area attorneys have selected him to this list for his work in marital and family law. Inclusion is based on a peer-review survey asking established local lawyers to name top practitioners in their particular…