Divorce & Family Law Attorney
Arielle Capuano centers her practice on divorce, custody, and family law matters, with a focus on children’s issues. Her family law experience ranges from uncontested divorces to complex divorces, high asset divorces, high profile divorces, private divorces, same-sex divorces, marriage contracts, adoptions, paternity, custody, post-judgment modifications, enforcement and contempt, relocation, domestic violence, dependency, and more.
Advocacy & Recognition
Arielle advocates for children in and out of the courtroom. Arielle currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Voices for Children of Broward County, and was honored in 2016 for her contributions as a Founding Board Member. Arielle is also a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 17th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County. Through her work with Voices and the Guardian ad Litem Program, Arielle has helped effectuate positive change in the lives of thousands of local at-risk children.
As a result of her commitment to the legal profession and her community, Arielle has been selected to the Super Lawyer Rising Star List by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Arielle has also been rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has a rating of 10/10 on Avvo, among other awards and recognitions.
Mediation & Trial
Arielle is a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and is passionate about empowering clients to preserve the family’s resources and relationships by coming to their own terms whenever it is possible. However, she understands that a peaceful resolution is not always possible and is prepared to zealously and aggressively advocate before the Court. Arielle is of the strong belief that each case is unique, requiring its own initial and ongoing strategic assessments as to what process and steps are best for each client.
Arielle understands the time-sensitive and delicate nature of family law issues, especially when dealing with such significant matters as relocation, impaired parents, substance abuse, addiction, parental kidnapping, and supervised visitation. She can navigate a client through difficult and emotionally-charged issues, while always remaining focused on what is best for the client and the client’s children. Arielle offers her clients an unwavering commitment to professionalism, representing her clients’ interests fiercely from the inception of the family law action or litigation, through discovery, negotiations, mediation, and trial.
Professional & Charitable Associations
– Voices for Children of Broward County, Chair of the Board of Directors
– Guardian ad Litem Program, 17th Judicial Circuit, Volunteer Guardian ad Litem
– Florida Bar, Family Law Rules Committee, Member
– Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Children’s Issues Committee, Member
– Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Rules and Forms Committee, Member
– Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Litigation Support Committee, Member
– Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Membership Committee, Member
– Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
– Broward County Bar Association, Social, Sports & Goodwill Committee, Member
– Broward County Women Lawyer’s Association, Women Leaders in the Law Committee, Member
– Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Member
– Women in Business & Law, Member
– Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association, Member
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Arielle obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Advertising & Public Relations from the University of Central Florida. Arielle received her Juris Doctor from Florida International University College of Law, where she was actively involved in the leadership of the Board of Advocates, the Negotiation Team, and other student associations. Before co-founding Levinson & Capuano, Arielle gained significant practical and courtroom experience at a small family law firm and then a general practice law firm.
“Arielle Capuano is professional, hard-working and dedicated. She worked very hard to get the best outcome in my case and was very successful. I was very pleased with Arielle’s representation and highly recommend her services.” – Divorce Client
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