Attorney at Law
Member of the Florida Bar
Member of the Texas Bar
Board Certified in Marital and
Family Law
Divorce Attorney Miami


For more than 30 years, Maria T.  Sallato has helped clients in Florida, throughout the United States, and abroad.  She has earned an excellent reputation for providing knowledgeable, quality representation in complex international cases.

Ms. Sallato dedicates 100% of her practice to Matrimonial law and complex international custody cases and is recognized as a specialist in the area of matrimonial law. In 2009, Ms. Sallato became Board Certified in Matrimonial and Family Law.

Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the area of Matrimonial Law and ethics in practice. Board-certified lawyers are Evaluated for Professionalism, tested for Expertise and it is the highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys in their area of practice.

Ms. Sallato is highly rated in both legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Sallato focuses on international family law, complex jurisdictional issues, child abductions, and interstate and international family law, where she handles even the most complicated matters. She has secured the return of children from the United States to Australia, Ecuador, and Brazil. She has represented clients involved in international custody disputes with England, and on numerous occasions with Colombia.

Ms. Sallato has also been instrumental in preventing the return of children to various countries under the Hague convention.

Born in 1954 in the country of Colombia
A resident of the State of Florida since 1974
Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991

University of Miami (Bachelor in Business Administration – 1980)
Juris Doctor from the University of St. Thomas in 1991- Cum Laude
Trained in Collaborative Law

English and Spanish.

The Florida Bar
The Texas Bar
Family Law Section
Collaborative Family Lawyers Institute
Treasurer for the Colombian American Bar Association

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