Family Law & Divorce Attorney

Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton | Deerfield Beach

Arica Braaten - Braaten Law

Meet Arica

Arica is a native of Minnesota but moved to South Florida in 2002. Before relocating, Arica attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a B.A. in sociology, emphasizing law, criminology, and deviance. Go gophers!

Arica graduated from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University earning her Juris Doctorate. While in law school, Arica was a board member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, a junior staffer for ILSA (Journal for International and Comparative Law), and an Executive board member for the law center’s chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

Upon graduation and passing the Florida Bar, Arica opened her own family law office in Florida. She now has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Pembroke Pines.

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Practice Areas

Divorce - Braaten Law


Experienced Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer Arica L. Braaten will help you successfully navigate the emotional process of divorce, known in Florida as dissolution of marriage.

Alimony or Spousal Support - Braaten Law


Fort Lauderdale alimony lawyer Arica L. Braaten will work with you to ensure you receive or pay fair alimony, sometimes referred to as spousal support.

Child Custody - Braaten Law

Child Support

Fort Lauderdale child support attorney Arica L. Braaten can help you establish child support and modify or enforce an existing order for support.

Time Sharing or Parenting Plan - Braaten Law

Time Sharing

Work with Fort Lauderdale family law attorney Arica L. Braaten to develop your “parenting plan,” which is now required by Florida courts.

Paternity - Braaten Law


If you need to file a paternity action, Fort Lauderdale family law attorney Arica L. Braaten is here to help.

Domestic Violence - Braaten Law

Domestic Violence

Family law attorney Arica L. Braaten, P.A. will work hard for you to defend against false accusations and protect victims of domestic violence.

Post Judgement Proceedings - Braaten Law

Prenuptial Agreements

For help with Fort Lauderdale prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, turn to the family lawyers at Braaten Law.

Relocation Lawyer


Whether you want to relocate with your minor children or you’re trying to prevent your spouse from doing so, Braaten Law is here to help.


Braaten Law - 5 star rated

“I hired Ms. Braaten to assist in an adoption. She handled everything, from the initial filing through the final hearing with the judge and all the parties in-between, making the entire process painless for me. She was quick to communicate with me when necessary and always responded in a timely manner if I had any questions. She was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her for any future needs.”

D. Howard

Braaten Law - 5 star rated

“If you are looking for an attorney who’s going to listen, care and help you than Arica is the person you need. As well as making you feel better about one of the worst things someone can go through she is honest with you up front. She will not simply take a case to have a client. She told me honestly and up front what the situation was and what she could do and what she would advise I do. I can not say enough to thank her for the complete sense of relief she brought to me knowing she was the one advising me. I have never felt a need to even question her about any part of my divorce case.”

Melissa Z.

Braaten Law - 5 star rated

“I appreciated Arica’s thoroughness and attentiveness. She truly made an unpleasant situation much less painful for me. I felt that she cared about my priorities and my needs. She was compassionate and patient with my situation and questions through the entire divorce. 10/10 would get divorced again.”

Ashley B.

Arica Braaten is rated 4.7 out 5 stars on Google.

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